Interview: Star Trek Screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
by Alex Billington
May 4, 2009
After finally seeing Star Trek, and in honor of its release this weekend, I sat down with screenwriters Roberto Orci (left) and Alex Kurtzman (right) at their offices on the Universal lot. First things first, yes, that's an actual Tron arcade machine in the background. There's no hiding from the truth, these guys are as big of geeks as everyone else (they had a life-size Han Solo frozen in carbonite statue in the other corner). I've interviewed Bob and Alex before (here), but I was excited to catch up with them again to talk about J.J. Abrams' Star Trek after having seen it and to discuss the plot and the development of their screenplay.
Watch our interview with Star Trek screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman:
Warning: There are some spoilers, so please come back after May 8th if you don't want to know anything about any of the story elements. Nothing will be ruined, however, their are minor spoilers we talk about.
This interview was shot using my Flip Mino camera. This was hands down one of my favorite interviews that I've ever done, just because I got to spend so much time delving into the story and the minds behind two of the most prominent writers in Hollywood. As I already mentioned in my review (and this interview), I was quite pleased with their script for Star Trek. I really do enjoy the scripts that these two write, especially because they makes for such great cinematic entertainment, even if they doesn't necessarily win an Oscar. Don't forget that J.J. Abrams' Star Trek hits theaters everywhere on May 8th. It's definitely worth seeing!