Re: New Federation Captain Cast for 'Star Trek XI'
<p>Unlike many past <i>Star Trek</i> movie captains who were weak or flawed, such as Terrell (<i>Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan</i>), Esteban (<i>Star Trek: The Search for Spock</i>) and Harriman (<i>Star Trek: Generations</i>), this unnamed captain will be strong and heroic. "Being a captain in Starfleet should be a special position and we don’t feel that another captain has to be diminished in order to elevate Captain Kirk," explained <font color=yellow>Robert Orci</font>, co-writer and executive producer of <i>Star Trek XI</i>. "If you are a captain in Starfleet you are a cool mother f—er."<p>
Terrell was hardly weak or flawed.
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