Exclusive: Damon Lindelof Talks STAR WARS, the Future of LOST, PROMETHEUS, Twitter, and the STAR TREK Sequel

     July 25, 2011

Damon Lindelof comic con interview slice

At this year’s Comic-Con, I was able to get some time with Damon Lindeloff.  Since I knew Christina was also going to participate in a press conference with him for Prometheus (read it here), I decided to use my limited time to ask other questions.  Some of the things we talked about were Star Wars (would he be willing to make a Star Wars movie if George Lucas asked), the future of Lost, Twitter, what should people be looking forward to about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, what’s the status of the Star Trek sequel, and would he want to be involved in a new Star Trek TV Show.  Here’s a choice quote on Trek sequel:

“I feel like the bar we’ve set for ourselves is that it has to be better than the first movie.  It has to justify itself for being a sequel and it has to go in a direction that you don’t entirely expect, but feels familiar enough to sort of honor the forty years of tradition that people have invested in this incredible pop culture phenomenon.  The challenge is immense and all I can say is…we’re on it.”

Hit the jump to watch the video interview.

Finally, a huge thank you to Damon Lindelof for giving me some extra time and also for making one of my favorite shows.

Damon Lindelof

  • Star Wars t-shirt talk
  • :50 – If he was asked to do Star Wars, would he do it
  • 3:25 – How much times does he think about it before he tweets
  • 5:05 – Prometheus talk. What should people be looking forward to…”it’s designed to make people think…and I hope it does.”
  • 7:35 – Alien Harvest question.  After asking it…my friend told me it’s a script going around the net that is fake.  He wanted me to get him to say it was a fake
  • 8:00 – How is the Star Trek sequel coming along. Says it’s now his full time job and that J.J. is also just doing Trek 2 right now.  Also says, “I feel like the bar we’ve set for ourselves is that it has to be better than the first movie.  It has to justify itself for being a sequel and it has to go in a direction that you don’t entirely expect but feels familiar enough to sort of honor the forty years of tradition that people have invested in this incredible pop culture phenomenon.  The challenge is immense and all I can say is…we’re on it.”
  • 9:38 – If he was asked to do a Star Trek TV show would he do it

And if you missed it, here’s the first official image from Prometheus. You can also read Adam’s write up of the Prometheus Comic-Con panel here.

prometheus-image

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