Monday, April 27, 2009

Abrams on Trek Deleted Scenes

Turns out there are a few deleted scenes that will have to wait until the DVD/Blu-ray release to be seen according to director JJ Abrams via TrekMovie. Most of the removed scenes (some seen in the trailers) are Kirk, Spock and Nero's back stories.

For Kirk and Spock, the stories involve some childhood scenes including the birth of Spock with Winona Ryder (Amanda) and Ben Cross (Sarek). There was also a scene with Kirk's abusive uncle that probably helps explain the chip on his shoulder. For Nero, the lost scenes mostly involve his escape from the Klingon Prison Planet Rura Penthe (last referenced in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country). The story beat is still in the movie but more as a passing reference then a specific scene.

Below are two videos were Abrams talks about the cut footage. The first one he references baby Spock and the second is Nero's prison break.

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