Orci Drops Trek 2 Character Hints

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by TrekToday, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. indranee

    indranee Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2003
    Location:
    Warrrrrrrrrshington, DC
    Rand is back on the table?!?! Where did they say that? That's awesome. The two canon characters I, at least, want to see the most are Rand and Chapel.

    And, hmm, the whole leather-clad thing could mean Khan, could it not?
     
  2. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    She does, doesn't she?

    [​IMG]

    Those are the two I wanted to see the most as well. They were a big part of the show, so it would be a shame to see them left out again. Rand appears in the comics and her beehive is a lot smaller. It's more like hair done up in a cone than a big beehive. You could say she's been modernized, but she's still recognizable as Janice Rand.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. TorontoTrekker

    TorontoTrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Also, from what I recall reading, Urban is a fan of the show from way back. I don't know how much of a Trekker Simon Pegg is, but he's also a long-time science fiction fan (actually, "proud flag-waving geek" would be a better description :) ). So it wouldn't surprise me if either of them were prone to joking around in interviews, pretending to give away information and then pulling back to tease us.

    In fact, it wouldn't shock me at all if either of them were reading all the speculation online and laughing at how we're tying ourselves up in knots trying to figure out the identity of the guest characters and the plot of the movie.
     
  4. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Location:
    #istandwithcbs
    Here's a thought - STXII is a Trek movie, which means it's all going to be canon. So Bob could be bullshitting us again. They could be original and later he's say, "But of course they're canon, they're characters in a Trek movie"
     
  5. Trekkie2

    Trekkie2 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Location:
    Same place, different universe
    This is a snippet from the article about the interview he gave stating which characters would not be in the movie.

    ' “All I can say is that when I did that radio interview I had just been doing 22 hours of press. I had just got off a flight from New Zealand…,” said Orci.'


    I might have missed it, but did Uhura have a slicked back, long ponytail in TOS? Did any of the female characters wear that wierd bun on a stick (which by the way, I hope they lose)?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 17, 2012
  6. Devon

    Devon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    I just explained this to you earlier in the thread, in fact it's quoted at the top of the page.

    Also Orci has just declared the Comics canon, which he semi-declared a while back anyway, which should take care of the Gary Mitchell speculation once and for all.
     
  7. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    Per Ardua
    Christopher pretty much nails this one on the head over in Trek Lit: only the tie-ins are required to follow that decree, the movies can contradict the "canon" comics any time they like.

    But it does bring up great fodder that the movie and Countdown contradict each other and yet are both canon. And so is Nero's 25 year journey to meet V'ger. :lol:

    I think he was joking about the comics being canon...
     
  8. ralph

    ralph Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Location:
    Brazil
    Alice Eve as Rand makes sense. I remember now that Eve appeared in a photo dressed in overalls. she works in Starfleet. probably as a crew. I saw a nurse in Star Trek in white clothes.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012
  9. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2010
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    I'm not so sure...

    http://trekmovie.com/2012/07/17/exc...l-declares-movie-tie-in-comics-game-as-canon/
     
  10. Trekkie2

    Trekkie2 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Location:
    Same place, different universe
    What? I was addressing a question asked by another poster. It seems to me that anyone doing an interview after 22hrs of press, flight, or sitting on the toilet, is not his right mind to be doing another interview right behind it and give correct information. I hope I have explained it to you.
     
  11. Pauln6

    Pauln6 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Location:
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Not TOS, but there are a few bun-heads in the background of the movie.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 17, 2012
  12. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Yea, sitting on the toilet for 22 hours would definitely wear someone out and make their interview afterwards unreliable :alienblush:
     
  13. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    Per Ardua
    Or it may make them slip-up in a way that they wouldn't otherwise...
     
  14. Devon

    Devon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    Bob Orci was not doing "22 hours of press." He was taking the piss out on Karl Urban's very similar quote from a few days before. Hence Anthony following up with "Nice callback."

    It definitely explains this article title:
    http://trekmovie.com/2012/07/15/dam...nd-title-for-star-trek-sequel-without-acolon/
    Damon Lindelof talks about struggle to find title for Star Trek Sequel (Without a Colon.)
     
  15. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1999
    Location:
    Tatoinne
    My favorite suggestion so far. All the Khan/Mitchell/not Khan/not Mitchell gabble is distraction.
     
  16. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Location:
    Star Trekkin Across the universe.
    Their not canon.

     
  17. Trekkie2

    Trekkie2 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Location:
    Same place, different universe
    The comics are a tie-in to the movie, but I'm not sure I buy them being canon. Any which way, I wasn't counting on Mitchell, coming back from the dead and being the villain.

    Orci did that interview with AICN amost two weeks before Urban got this wild hair up somewhere and decided to pull our legs.
     
  18. Devon

    Devon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    What interview with AICN are you talking about?
     
  19. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Christ, people!

    Cumberbatch is not Gary Mitchell. Take that to the bank.
     
  20. indranee

    indranee Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2003
    Location:
    Warrrrrrrrrshington, DC
    the 2009 movie is on FX right now.

    jes sayin...