Commentary: Trek Stars 20: Bustin' Lindelof's Chops / by Trek fm

Lindelof Part 1: Trek.

In 2007, J.J. Abrams was handed the keys to the Star Trek franchise. He quickly assembled a “Supreme Court” of collaborators which included writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, executive producer Bryan Burk, and producer Damon Lindelof.

With Lindelof’s background as a television writer, most notably the creator of Lost, it was clear that his role on Star Trek would be a creative one. With Lost now behind him, Lindelof has joined Kurtzman and Orci as the franchise’s newest writer for Star Trek Into Darkness.

This week, Max and Mike begin a new series on Lindelof’s career as a movie writer. In Part 1, we are joined by Robert Reyes to look at Lindelof’s work in Trek. We discuss Lindelof’s time on Lost, Abrams’s reasons behind hiring Lindelof as a producer on Star Trek, whether or not the 2009 film lives up to the standards of the franchise, why the Lost team was chosen to reboot Trek, what our expectations are for Into Darkness, and of course, whether or not the new film’s villain is Khan.