J.J. Abrams talks 'Lost' and 'Star Trek'

TV Guide catches up with multitasker J.J. Abrams, peppering him with questions about Season 3 of Lost and his upcoming Star Trek movie. The writer-producer-director is tight-lipped about whether it’s true that Star Trek XI will reboot the film franchise with a story about Kirk and Spock’s days at the Starfleet Academy, but he did offer a mild spoiler about Lost, so skip the rest of this post if you don’t want to know.

Abrams’ spoiler relates to everyone’s favorite doomsday button-pusher: ”Desmond will definitely be back,” Abrams says. ”He’s not dead.” That’s unfortunate news if you’re PopWatch reader Charlie, who would like to see Henry Ian Cusick star in the forthcoming Michael Hutchence biopic instead of remaining stranded in the hatch. But it’s good news for Lost fans, so let’s celebrate: kick back, crank up the Mama Cass tunes, and inject yourself with serum, brother.

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  • V.M.L.

    YAAAAAY!!!!!! DESMOND IS MY HOMIE!!!!!!!!!! If I had my own talk show, he should be on it and we would talk about ice cream, pizza, socks, our favorite Disney Princesses, etc!

  • ep sato

    I can’t wait for Lost’s Season 3. But I think Abrams is an IDIOT for taking on an odd # Star Trek movie. He’d be better off letting Jonathan Frakes, William Shatner, or some other ex-cast member write and direct what is guaranteed to be the next crappy Star Trek movie. In the meantime, Abrams could script a movie for Roddenberry’s better series, the long running and recently cancelled Andromeda. Now, THERE’s a franchise waiting to happen!

  • Ray from PA

    I have to admit, I haven’t really been a fan of Star trek since The wrath of Khan. I always thought that it had alot of potential, but only really lived up to it with the second movie and certain original episodes. But after what Abrams did with MI:3 (in my opinion, the most well written, acted, directed, suspenseful action movie in recent memory, even with the unfortunate presence of ElRon Cruise) and the LOST pilot episode, I can only imagine what he’s going to do with Star Trek. We’re about to see action, suspense and character development on a level that the franchise has never seen before. I know what a huge fan of classic television he is, so he probably knows these characters inside out, which makes him more qualified than anyone to write the next movie. He also knows what a fanbase is and what they expect. My only regret is that we have to wait until summer ’08.

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