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Justin Lin on his high-octane, diversity-fuelled Star Trek reboot

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Troy Schindler
Jul 11, 2016 15:33
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It's spindly, that diagonal piece leading up to the saucer section, vulnerable.

After making his name with the indie hit Better Luck Tomorrow, he supercharged the moribund Fast & Furious brand into cinema's most inclusive, multibillion-dollar global franchise.

The sci-fi blockbuster would have to get from script to special effects at warp speed.

Lin kept thinking of how, when he was a child, his father would come home from his 12-hour workdays and they would watch reruns of TV's most diverse show - one of the only to feature an Asian American actor George Takei .

Instead of recycling old enemies as in the controversial yet wildly successful Star Trek Into Darkness , he wanted to take away every familiar comfort of Starfleet, the bridge and the recent films to "make the characters as raw as possible," Lin says, "and build them back up."

He wanted to refocus the franchise on how the crew would react as underdogs, in an unfamiliar world, facing unknown enemies.

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