Star Trek and Star Wars editor Maryann Brandon was onstage after the Pollock Theater screening of the 2009 Star Trek feature to talk about her career in film and her work in the Star Trek galaxy.

The Star Trek franchise has captured the imagination of audiences for over fifty years using a blend of spacefaring high-adventure and futuristic, utopian themes. In 2009, J.J. Abrams refreshed and extended the Star Trek series with the series’ eleventh film. The new Star Trek centers on young versions of James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto), who must lead the untested crew of the USS Enterprise to bring down Nero (Eric Bana), a time-traveling Romulan who killed Kirk’s father and now threatens the United Federation of Planets. This new chapter lives up to the franchise’s reputation for assembling talented ensemble casts, and showcases Abrams’s intuitive knack for pacing and spectacle.

Editor Maryann Brandon joined Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan for a post-screening conversation.

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Source: https://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock-events/star-trek-2009/

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