Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bruce Greenwood Says Pike is an Essential Component to the Trek Franchise, Wants Pike to Get Out of the Wheelchair in Star Trek XII

Q: Do you know if you’re going to be in the next Star Trek?

BRUCE: I know that I don’t know.

Q: We know they’re still writing it.

BRUCE: (raises his voice, teasing) How do you know that?!

Q: Maybe not “still” writing. Maybe they’ve yet to “start” writing it.

BRUCE: You’re not going to trap me into saying anything about their writing it. (Laughs) I’m joking. I don’t know. I hope so.

Q: I want to know if Captain Pike is still there.

BRUCE: I think Captain Pike is an essential component to the whole franchise. I think there should be a whole offshoot of Pike’s adventures.

Q: You had plenty of them leading up to his initial appearance once in the series so…?

BRUCE: There’s nothing that says Pike can’t get up and out of that wheelchair, get his own ship and go off on some adventures of his own. I’m now an admiral but I just want to get out of the wheelchair.

Q: It’s the future. They can do that.

BRUCE: I know. I had a long conversation about that with J.J. (Abrams) early on because he wanted the hair to go [white]…because in the script it says the hair goes all white. I said (crying) “Do we have to get so Malcolm McDowell about it?”