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Star Trek
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Oct 8, 2009
J.J. Abrams – Star Trek

Q1: You said that you wanted the hardcore fans to still like your take on Star Trek. How did they react to the film? Did they give you a lot of feedback?
J.J.: For the most part, the hardcore fans were okay with the movie. They are a very vocal and passionate group. I was warned time and again by many people to be careful, and that I must be terrified, because I was doing Star Trek. It was a little nerve wracking, mostly because people kept warning me about the fans, but the fans seem to really embrace it, and I give complete credit to the cast, who managed to take over these iconic roles, even for people who didn't know Star Trek well. Everyone sort of knew Kirk and Spock, and Chris Pine, Zachary (Quinto), Simon (Pegg), John (Cho), Anton (Yelchin), Karl (Urban); the whole group just embodied these people in a way that made it safe for new audiences and existing fans to embrace those characters. And finally, because Leonard Nimoy was in the film, he, ...

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