In what's looking to be the latest strange example of sneaking in vague new information on J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Trek sequel while promoting new technology, the New York Times featured a piece on the iPad and somehow provided something for genre fans to ponder today. In the story covering the new Apple product, the story snuck in how producers and writers for Paramount Pictures' planned 2012 sequel sent photos to each other of an actress featuring those quirky Vulcan ears.
Whether that implies we could be receiving a new love interest towards Zachary Quinto's Spock in the next installment or whether will see the pointy-eared return of a certain Vulcan female from the TOS theatrical franchise, we'll leave such theories to you fans to guess upon. Here's the information from the Times piece...
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.
What do you think? Sound off below with your thoughts. Abrams is expected to begin production sometime early next year with hopes to have it in theaters June 29, 2012. The confirmed returning stars include; John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin.