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Old September 16 2008, 01:59 AM   #1
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Kurtzman And Orci Say 'Star Trek XI' Most Like 'The Wrath of Khan'

Star Trek XI co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci drew inspiration from The Wrath of Khan when penning Star Trek XI, finding it most like their movie.

As reported by, when asked which of the previous ten movies was most like Star Trek XI, at first, Orci wasn't sure how to answer the question. "In some ways, it shares the spirit with so many of them and in some ways it's...I don't know."

Kurtzman thought about the question and said, "Tough question to answer, just because there are so many different things. I guess the best way for me to answer is I can tell you that the movie for me that affected me the most as a kid was 'Wrath of Khan.' And that movie stood out for me because it had an unbelievable bad guy and the stakes just never felt higher."

Orci agreed, adding, "And every character was at their most actualized. It really had the classic delivery for every character, they are finally their full selves in that movie I think, more than any of the features."

"And obviously the relationship between Kirk and Spock in that movie was as good as it gets," said Kurtzman. "So, I think, that must have, or that contributed to our approach."

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