"It’s definitely a character that will make fans of TOS excited. Think along the lines of Harry Mudd or Trelane or Gary Mitchell or the Talosians or the Horta. Actually it’s one of those that I named. "
Well, if you really want to parse the sentence, you could interpret this as: the "one" he named is the "character that will make fans of TOS excited." Not necessarily one of the itemized list.
Either that, or he was just fracking with us -- 'cause what are we gonna do about it?