Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vulcan Female with Major Role in Sequel?

An article from the New York Times talking about how Hollywood has embraced the iPad, a possible nugget of information was revealed about the sequel to Star Trek. In a meeting about Star Trek 2, Roberto Orci was described as using the iPad in a "meeting [last month in Hollywood] with the producers J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk, and his fellow writer Alex Kurtzman, jump-started the discussion with an iPad slide show, showing stills from the first film, snapshots of potential locations and a photo of a suggested actress for one of the roles. On the woman's photo, he had used his iPad to paint on a Vulcan ear."

On the surface the news is really shrug worthy since the script is in the very early stages of development but it gives you an idea of what could be a major character in the film since it is unlikely that a meeting like that would waste time on minor characters. Current speculation has offered that maybe this Vulcan female will be the ST2.0 universe versions of T'Pau (a once leader of the Vulcans), T'Pol (character from Star Trek: Enterprise), Lt. Saavik (the woman from Star Trek 2 and 3) or even T'Pring (from Amok Time who was Spock's arranged marriage).

Personally, I still keep thinking that the writers and Abrams want to blaze their own trail and create original major characters. Any nods to the Prime universe will through minor characters and references to events as part of the overall story. Thanks to Brian for the link.

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