Re: Could we Trekkers have saved the Trek XI script? [SPOILERS]
Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof are dyed-in-the-wool Trekkies.
Difference being they were on a team that included people who'd never experienced Trek, or very little, so it provided for a good balance between the two points of view.
Another big difference is that Orci and Lindelof have the professional skills, judgment and experience
doing this kind of work not to let their fandom push them off-kilter.
Saying that they are Trekkies in response to Elton's point that fans shouldn't be participating in making the movie is somewhat akin to responding to someone who doesn't think the average football fan should be an NFL coach by pointing out that John Madden is a football fan, too.
Fair enough, but it still invalidates the point of, "Trekkies should never ever ever
be allowed to make a Trek film". You're right, though, that these people are professionals. Much more than can be said for the armchair "screenwriters" around here.
"So, the Enterprise is on its maiden voyage, has it? She is one well-endowed lady. I like to get my hands on her ample nacelles if you'll pardon the engineering parlance." Montgomery Scott
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