New Star Trek Character Revealed in Production Meeting?

Though the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek won’t arrive until June 2012, production meetings have already started for the project. In a Sunday article of The New York Times about the advantageous uses of Apple’s iPad in Hollywood, it revealed a specific character that was brought up in a discussion between J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman among others.

Last month at a meeting in Hollywood, it was time to plot out the sequel to “Star Trek,” last year’s blockbuster reboot of the sci-fi franchise.

The attendees all brought smartphones — gadgets far more powerful than the videophones imagined by the “Star Trek” writers 40 years ago. Bob Orci brought something the writers back then could only dream of: an iPad.

Mr. Orci, meeting with the producers J. J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk, and his fellow writer Alex Kurtzman, jump-started the discussion with an iPad slide show, showing stills from the first film, snapshots of potential locations and a photo of a suggested actress for one of the roles. On the woman’s photo, he had used his iPad to paint on a Vulcan ear.

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Source: The New York Times