J.J. Abrams On The Role Of The Klingons In STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Director J.J. Abrams discusses Klingons and the significance of Alice Eve's Carol Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness with MTV. The director says you won't need to be familiar with the back story of the Klingons to understand their role in the film.

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By Mark Julian - 2/19/2013



Chatting with MTV, director J.J. Abrams discussed the inclusion of Klingons and a possible love interest for James T. Kirk in his second Star Trek outing.



On the Klingons.
"We shot some stuff that had klingons in it and then we ended up cutting the scene so it's a deleted scene on the dvd but they are back in this one. Their role in this is definitely adversarial and you'll see how that plays out. But you don't have to know about any preexisting stories to watch this film. "

On Carol Marcus played by Alice Eve.
"Wouldn't [Chris Pine] like that [having Alice Eve as a love interest]. [Kirk] meets [Carol] fairly early on and again- she plays a science officer, she's someone who is part of the adventure and it's an action-adventure movie so once that gets going it's a difficult thing to park the story and say 'lets do a romantic interlude.' But her role is important, she wouldn't be in the movie otherwise."



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Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: May 17 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto John Cho, Peter Weller, Karl Urban and Chris Pine
Directed by: JJ Abrams
Written by: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Damon Lindelof (screenplay),Roberto Orci (screenplay), Gene Roddenberry (tv series "Star Trek")
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.



Source: MTV
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marvel72 - 2/19/2013, 6:24 AM
TheFascinatingMan - 2/19/2013, 6:24 AM
That stinks.

I wish I was a Klingon.
mowood28 - 2/19/2013, 6:35 AM
I am looking forward to this. I loved the original Klingons, and loved the Next Generation Klingons even more. Now I am excited to see what JJ Abrams bring to them considering for amazing his first Star Trek film was.
dracula - 2/19/2013, 7:08 AM
the klingons should be the villains of star trek 3
they should then do a next generation trilogy with
1st Film Ferangi
2nd Film Q
3rd Film Borg
Opt1mu5Pr1m4l - 2/19/2013, 7:21 AM
Ka-pla!
Tainted87 - 2/19/2013, 7:28 AM
@dracula...
Why on Earth would you want the Ferengi as villains?
MatchesMalone1989 - 2/19/2013, 7:31 AM
So we have Klingons. and KAHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MatchesMalone1989 - 2/19/2013, 7:37 AM
hopefully khan has a evilgasm in this film to.

Greengo - 2/19/2013, 7:39 AM
So WTF does this mean??

So are they in it or not? If it's a deleted scene that would mean they are NOT in it.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/19/2013, 7:42 AM
hes going to put them in starwars
jmunny - 2/19/2013, 7:44 AM
Think that's the Botany Bay being discovered at 0:56 in the trailer. Would be pretty cool.

If BC is Kahn, I'm okay with that (except for him not looking anything like a Kahn Noonian Singh). I understand that the studio needs to make money and the best way to make a lot of it is to have recognizable characters. I figure the more they make, the more *quality* sequels we'll get.
Tainted87 - 2/19/2013, 7:49 AM
I'll be so happy when this movie finally comes out, then people can shut up about the Cumberbatch [not] playing Khan...
jmunny - 2/19/2013, 7:53 AM
there sure are a lot of people jumping off of cliffs, starships, etc. in Abrams' Trek Universe.
MatchesMalone1989 - 2/19/2013, 8:02 AM
@tainted87

This is better then....HARRISON!!!!!!!!!!
Facade - 2/19/2013, 8:23 AM
Very much a fan of Abrams Star Trek.
Rowsdower - 2/19/2013, 8:31 AM
I'd like to see a modern version of the Andorians.

Just put in a badass Andorian character somewhere.
Greengo - 2/19/2013, 9:08 AM
@MrMxyzptlk thanks for clearing that up for me : )

This movie is gonna be so [frick]ing awesome
Shadowelfz - 2/19/2013, 10:00 AM
Awesome! I loved what he did with Romulans in the first one so I can't wait to see what's going on with the Klignons.

Also I have to agree with Tainted, Dracula. Ferengis? What are they going to do try to buy the federation? Why not have the Dominion?
CaptainSpain - 2/19/2013, 10:00 AM
Abrams' klingons? Not klingons but CLOWNS...

Ludicrous and pathetic design.

Mask are for cowards,not for warriors.
LP4 - 2/19/2013, 10:34 AM
@CaptainSpain- They look like warrior helmets to me
ScabbyJ - 2/19/2013, 2:13 PM
"Carl Marcus"
Pooh - 2/19/2013, 2:19 PM
I tend to agree that masks are for cowards, not Klingon warriors.

These Klingon guys might just end up in the next Star Wars movie. Who knows.

DS9 had a lot of great stories about Ferengis, like in the episode 'The Magnificent Ferengi'. Some very interesting characters.
Tainted87 - 2/19/2013, 3:28 PM
Of course they are interesting, but they are NOT an adversarial race that poses any kind of galactic threat to the Federation.
TheSuperguy - 2/19/2013, 3:41 PM
Wondering what the title of STAR TREK 3 will be?
TerminalVoyd - 2/19/2013, 7:04 PM
@CaptainSpain -

"Abrams' klingons? Not klingons but CLOWNS...

Ludicrous and pathetic design.

Mask are for cowards,not for warriors."

Masks? I see helmets. But they cover their faces, gotcha. Hmm, let's see....







And just because...



Cool. Glad that's settled. Moving on.....




ThaReaperAssassin - 2/20/2013, 3:03 AM
/\/\/\/\ yup. agreed.
Pooh - 2/20/2013, 11:18 AM
I could see Klingons wearing a burial mask. That's about it though.
Pooh - 2/20/2013, 11:26 AM
But I guess Klingons did fight the treacherous, masked Breen, and there is "no greater honor than victory".

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