Lindelof Talks “Star Trek 2”, Klingon Spotted

There’s going to be many a debate in coming days over Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and how much it succeeds and/or fails based on the script by “Lost” producer Damon Lindelof.

Lindelof himself has been doing many an interview for the film and has touched upon one of the other projects he’s involved in a few times – J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Trek” sequel.

Lindelof tells Collider that one way this film is bigger and different than previous ‘Trek’ on both film and television is that the sets are now connected, thus giving a better impression of being onboard a working vessel.

“One of the things that we did was we connected all the sets, so you can just basically follow the actors off the bridge, into a turbo lift, down, walking through a plaza, into the med bay as opposed to [having to] cut every time you do that, because when we were shooting on the Paramount stages we just didn’t have the money to connect all the sets. So the first day that I actually walked on the Enterprise, you walked through the Enterprise and it’s a very insular experience of like, ‘Wow I’m actually on a starcraft.'”

He also has nothing but praise for the film’s villain, “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch, whom he says gives “an iconic film performance and one of the best sci-fi performances that I’ve ever seen. And not even having seen the movie yet, just sitting there in video village with the headphones on.”

In other Trek news, Abrams appeared on the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night where, over his right shoulder, he gives us a first look at the Klingons in the new film (as you can see in the photo above).

Sadly the photo only showcases the same helmet seen in an extended deleted scene on the Blu-ray for the first film rather than giving us a glimpse of the iconic aliens and a possible new look for them in the rebooted Trek-verse.

Don’t expect much of a change of visual appearance though. Roberto Orci recently revealed in a Q&A with TrekMovie that the Klingons will still have the ridged foreheads of old.

He says the title for sequel is still being debated, the first teaser trailer he hopes will be “very soon”, and the decisions are being made now as to what, if anything, will be done at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego.