Prometheus scribe Damon Lindelof has spoken of his “incredible” experience on the Star Trek 2 set after having penned the script for JJ Abrams.
Speaking to Collider, Lindelof said “there’s certainly an instinct to just go bigger in the second movie”.
“One of the things that we did was we connected all the sets, so you can just basically follow the actors off the bridge, into a turbo lift, down, walking through a plaza, into the med bay as opposed to [having to] cut every time you do that, because when we were shooting on the Paramount stages we just didn’t have the money to connect all the sets,” he said.
“So the first day that I actually walked on the Enterprise, you walked through the Enterprise and it’s a very insular experience of like, ‘Wow I’m actually on a starcraft.’”
The writer also talked about what it was like to see all the actors at work again. He continued: “And then when you see all the actors again, and Kirk in his yellow — which we only really see at the very, very end of the first movie — and start playing those interactions between he and Bones, he and Scotty, Spock and Bones, etc. And then bringing in some new blood, Alice Eve is awesome.”
Here is a link to the full interview: http://collider.com/damon-lindelof-star-trek-2-sequel-interview/170602/