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"I went and read the script at Bad Robot, and it was really a privilege to be able to read it from beginning to end [without interruption] [....] It became very clear what the story was in my head, because I read it in one sitting," Eve reminisced. (chuckling) You of little faith! (Star Trek Magazine issue 172, p. 72) According to Lindelof, deciding whether to dedicate this film entirely to the fallout of Vulcan's destruction, or letting it simmer for another film, was an important decision. The ensuing fight halts when two Klingons hold Kirk to the ground and put a rifle to his head. Remembered Damon Lindelof, "When he first pitched it, we all got quite a laugh." Spock tells Kirk he saved the ship. (Empire, issue 287, pp. "So, I destroyed Alcatraz, even though I love it," he conceded. Kirk out. They depart and proceed to Qo'noS. Pike reveals Starfleet gave the Enterprise back to him. On 30 April 2012, it was reported that Benedict Cumberbatch's role in the film was that of Khan Noonien Singh. He then insists they open one of the photon torpedoes to find out exactly what is inside. He reveals that Khan is none other than Khan Noonien Singh, the most dangerous adversary ever faced by the crew of the elder Spock's Enterprise; Khan is, according to Ambassador Spock, brilliant, ruthless, and will not hesitate to kill every single crew member. In the alternate reality, the USS Enterprise was sent to survey the planet in 2259, where the crew discovered a volcano was going to erupt and render all life on the planet extinct. I thought that was wholly the appropriate tone for a second film. "That's when Damon came back and reared his ugly head and said, 'OK, now that we have that, is there any reason why we cannot bring Star Trek history into this?' He then breaks Carol's leg, and crushes Admiral Marcus' skull, prompting a horrified scream from Carol. ("The Enemy of My Enemy", "Featurettes", Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray special features), The priority Khan gives to his crew, which he refers to as his "family," was inspired by a monologue Khan voices in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan about having lost twenty members of his crew, including his wife. Where do we want to take these men and women? Admiral Marcus was deliberately referenced in the debriefing scene, in order to establish the character at a relatively early point in the film. To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves. Two weeks later, Kirk wakes up in a hospital bed in San Francisco. (Star Trek Magazine issue 172, p. 23), Chris Pine additionally approved of this film as a sequel. Whereas there was really only one story we felt we could tell in the first one, there were a million in the second." Lindelof accounted for this by saying, "Kirk is, you know, fixed in a gravitational field, here." ", "That was an epic beating." (Star Trek Magazine issue 172, pp. It is a Dreadnought-class, twice as big, three times as fast, and far more heavily armed than the Enterprise. Isn’t that amazing?'" "J.J. stood by his commitment to use that system, but we couldn't operate the cameras the way we do normally." He inspected some of the stations on the bridge, sat in the command chair, was announced as a "guest of honor" by J.J. Abrams, and gave a speech to the shooting company. (Star Trek Magazine issue 171, p. 32), Since J.J. Abrams wanted the script of this movie kept secret as much as possible, the film's screenplay was released to the cast very soon before the film was to enter production, the start date being in January 2012. How do we make it better, more emotional, and with more drama, action and impossible odds?" Khan's dedication to his "family" and to their protection, as an understandable motive for the character, "was something we felt we could not change about Khan on any level [....] That was going to perfectly mirror in our minds Kirk's arc, and the idea that he doesn't quite understand what it means to be a captain yet," said Alex Kurtzman. Khan says he committed his terrorist acts on the assumption that his crew had already been killed. And (Empire, issue 287, p. 92), Clearly, Simon Pegg considered this "a great story." "We felt like we couldn't avoid Khan," explained Damon Lindelof. J.J. Abrams and the film's writers, with some convincing by Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, decided the scene wasn't necessary and took it out. Directed by Kirk takes up a phaser rifle from a fallen security officer and attacks it from the side to little effect. [38] "I think we were waiting for a homerun script, and J.J. was undecided," explained Sulu actor John Cho. Spock warns Kirk not to interfere, lest he incur their wrath and Uhura's. Right now, I am failing." Suddenly, somebody shoots down the Klingon patrol; it's Harrison, armed with a rapid-fire rifle and a larger beam cannon. John Cho (Star Trek Magazine issue 172, p. 83), Witnessing this film come to fruition delighted Simon Pegg. [60] She later remembered, "It was great for me to step on the bridge." "There were many iterations of it [....] It felt like we needed to add some elements of tension [...] [and] the story needed to be a little bit more complicated." Again! Kirk returns to the bridge with Uhura in a turbolift. (Star Trek Magazine issue 172, pp. (Star Trek Magazine issue 172, p. 14), J.J. Abrams felt green screen was "obviously" necessary in this film. ", "Tell me more about this volcano. He referred to the movie's script as "good." During these dates, base camp was set up at Grand and 8th Ave. [106], According to a crew member, the production would, after the Los Angeles shoot wrapped, head to the San Francisco area for the final week of filming. Kirk promotes navigator Pavel Chekov to chief engineer, since he has been shadowing Scotty recently, and tells him to put on a red shirt and head to engineering. Chekov assures Kirk he will try his best to repair the engines before they return. [90] "The idea of throwing the IMAX cameras around was a huge challenge," Cinematographer Dan Mindel recollected. "So, that was one of the most, sort of, fun puzzles to put together in the movie, because we always loved the notion of their having to secretly get onto the [Vengeance]," J.J. Abrams explained. Nimoy enthused about the film itself, "It’s hard not to enjoy this movie. At the very heart of it, it's something far more human, which is a testament to the writers." Kirk and Spock head to Starfleet Headquarters, and they tell Admiral Marcus where Harrison ended up: Qo'noS, the homeworld of the Klingon Empire. (SciFiNow, issue 80, p. 023), During the extended interim which preceded the making of this film, Sulu actor John Cho was, in his own words, "preparing myself to be pleasantly surprised when I read it." Orci explained, "The freedom to do anything now, even if canon prohibited it before, was terrifying [....] We had to be rigorous so we had to make sure that a) we all liked it and b) it passed the test of sitting on a shelf for a while." [85], This was the first official 3D Star Trek production and the first 3D film that Bad Robot Productions worked on. "Star Trek Into Darkness" is the sixteenth episode of the third season of film review web series Half in the Bag, and 53rd episode in the series overall. "I didn't get to spend much time with Simon Pegg, or even with Chris Pine this time [....] But what I lost with the familiar, I gained in working with Benedict [Cumberbatch], which was significant. She lets on that she and Spock have been having problems recently as well. Did you hear that? "The process was both extremely laborious and more precise than we ever imagined," explained Bryan Burk. If you want to know why I did what I did, go and take a look." [30] During production, the film was code named "Project HH". The movie's soundtrack was released by Varèse Sarabande Records. It’s definitely not my Star Trek, it’s very different. [83], As for his decision to use IMAX in particular, J.J. Abrams was inspired by having worked with Director Brad Bird on Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, one of only a few recent blockbuster films which had employed IMAX. That's how we approached it, and God bless Damon for going down that road," Orci gratefully said. (SciFiNow, issue 84, pp. ", "Alright, let's go get this son of a bitch. ("enhanced commentary", Star Trek Into Darkness (digital) & Star Trek: The Compendium special features) J.J. Abrams admitted, "The truth is that no one resonated like Khan. [48]. (Empire, issue 287, p. 91), On Thursday 2 February 2012 and Tuesday 7 February 2012, Headquarters Casting, owned by Carla Lewis, sought background performers for the Star Trek sequel. The film's writers then adopted this notion. ... What was the third one? The choice Abrams made was influenced by him looking closely at modern films which used the two formats. There will always be those who mean to do us harm. [168], Believing they had made this film sufficiently different from the earlier one, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman responded by insisting that this film is not a remake and that at no point during the lead-up to it's release did they refer to it as a remake. In your travels, did you ever encounter a man named Khan?" "Ultimately, that would have been devastating for us and for people who loved the first movie," Alex Kurtzman remarked. She was pleased Simon Pegg was there, because they were already familiar with each other. [62] [63] The real identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's character was revealed in late April 2013. Orci added, "We haven't had a deadline yet, and that is why we keep not finishing it. Upon realizing that Kirk can be saved, Spock regains his emotional control and finishes Khan with an uppercut, knocking him out. ", "It's hard to get out of it once you've had a taste, isn't that right Mr. He helps Kirk and Khan board via the airlock and together they overpower the crew and take the ship. A shuttle piloted by Sulu and Uhura delivers Spock into a volcano with a device that will prevent an eruption that would wipe out the planet's civilisation but his safety cable snaps. Hopefully, I came up with something more than just bad guy music for him." 042 & 043), Devising how to quickly and covertly transfer Kirk and Khan from the Enterprise to the Vengeance turned out to be an enjoyable challenge. For me, it was about focusing on each character's storyline and making sure that when I'm writing for them it's appropriate, and not just me saying, 'I want to write a big piece of music' [....] Hopefully, the steady ramp up for the audience is exactly that: a steady ramping up to an emotional climax." The team grew from that point on, Abrams later explaining, "Everyone, with very few exceptions, came back for the sequel." In the scene's original version, Pike himself took the Enterprise away from Kirk and then tried to be fatherly to him. "Oh, you are smart, Mr. "Let's hope it doesn't, sir." You know why? (Star Trek Magazine issue 172, p. 55), On the contrary, Alice Eve referred to the way the cast and crew treated her as "incredibly welcoming and gracious." [81] He also opted to shoot the film in a hybrid mix of IMAX and Panavision anamorphic 35mm. "No, it wasn't." In agreement with Kurtzman, Abrams professed, "It's very anti-Roddenberry." So it was quite a luxury to be able to think about a story that we'd talked about through the entire time. Instead, Spock elects to beam down to Earth and take Khan out. Two days later, it was reported that the absence of an actor to play the film's main antagonist and the fact the movie was intended to enter production the next month meant J.J. Abrams and Paramount were hurrying to find a suitable actor who could portray the villain and commit to a six-month shoot, between January and June 2012. For example, the UK edition of the film used "The Rage That's In Us All", by Bo Bruce, while the Australian version was "The Dark Collide" by Penelope Austin. A shuttle of highly trained officers is on its way to your location. I spent all my time just laughing." [3], The dynamics between the crew were discussed in the early conversations, with the writers deciding "in the first series of meetings for the second movie," as worded by Damon Lindelof, that they would continue to develop the relationship between Kirk and Spock. It felt like that would have been a hugely missed opportunity." It was really fascinating to me, because in some ways you expect an interesting plot, thrilling action, and fun, but going deeper in that fashion is not necessarily expected. Kirk accepts, then attempts to knock Harrison out by punching and beating him repeatedly, none of which has any effect on him whatsoever. Later, Damon Lindelof recalled thinking, "That should be the catalyst for everything that happens in the second movie [...] so we need to talk about that and understand what the ramifications are moving forward." I think I'm as eager as any fan of the first film is to see how it all comes together. "We walked away with a really great-looking film," he remarked, "which was necessary in order to top the first one." [20], In February 2011, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof announced they were in the process of writing the script for the film and had relocated themselves to a hotel room for five weeks in order to better do it without any distractions. We all felt very vigilant about protecting this thing that meant a lot to all of us." (Star Trek Magazine issue 172, p. 45) Both the cast and their director also felt it was important to maintain humor in the script. What is that even like? Kurtzman remarked, "You certainly can't fault us for not taking the time to consider our choice [of whether to include Khan] – some people may disagree with the choices that we made, but we did not go into it blindly [....] And people seem to like it, which is the most gratifying thing, because we made it for people." 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