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Damon Lindelof

  1. Damon Lindelof on Women in Star Trek Into Darkness

    Today in things that make us scream incoherently

    "Why is Alice Eve in her underwear, gratuitously and unnecessarily, without any real effort made as to why in God's name she would undress in that circumstance? Well there's a very good answer for that. But I'm not telling you what it is. Because... uh... MYSTERY?" - Star Trek Into Darkness writer Damon Lindelof writing probably the most idiotic thing he could write in a letter to MTV. They had asked, "I feel like I have to start with the biggest mystery/conversation that's surrounded the film from the get go. Why is Alice Eve in her underwear at one point?" Because, well, that is an incredibly relavent question to ask. I mentioned it briefly in my non-TMS review but really, I could have gone on for pages about it. Eve's character of Dr. Carol Marcus was touted to have incredible intelligence, though instead of allowing her to use it to effect the plot, she was used as the most blatant eye-candy I've seen in a long time. We see this kind of thing a lot in Hollywood, sure, but the scene in question was akin to an actor holding up and verbally speaking the name of a can of Coca-Cola during a scene about cats or general surgery. And for a writer to respond to serious criticism in such a flippant manner is disappointing to say the least. Not to mention what he said when asked about a rumored shirtless scene for Benedict Cumberbatch's character:

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  2. Hangout With J.J. Abrams, Astronauts, and Cast of Star Trek Into Darkness Today at Noon

    Today at 12:00 PM EDT J.J. Abrams and the cast of Star Trek Into Darkness will have a Google Hangout with astronauts, including Chris Cassidy, one of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station who recently went on a space walk to fix an ammonia leak on the station. You can watch the whole thing right here, and we even have the details on how you can try to get a question in.

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  3. Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland Casts Its First Actress

    The Future Is Now!

    Tomorrowland is a movie shrouded in secrecy, being put together by Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof, two names that many folks would follow to any movie theater even if they weren't working together. We're interested in it not the least because if rumors are to be believed, while George Clooney and Hugh Laurie are playing major characters, neither are playing the lead. In fact, the lead, and both of the two remaining main characters will be played by young women. Those rumors stand supported with the announcement of Raffey Cassidy in the role of a butt kicking robot girl.

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  4. Star Trek Into Darkness‘ Writer On Why We Must Remain In the Dark About the Villain’s Identity

    KHAAAAAN

    Damon Lindelof has heard our demands to know the true identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's villain in Star Trek Into Darkness. And he's looked down and whispered "No." In his own words, here's why maintaining the Cumbervillain's Cumbersecrecy is so important:

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  5. Bird and Lindelof’s Tomorrowland Seems to Have Some Cool Lady Characters in It

    The Future Is Now!

    It doesn't take much to make our ears perk up and pay attention to a movie, and the possibility of some cool ladies in a movie is definitely one of those things. Cool being an, admittedly, simultaneously very broad and very specific definition. Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof have been teasing their upcoming Disney project for months now, first under the working title 1952, before the film's actual title was revealed to be Tomorrowland, after the themed attraction at many Disney parks. They even went so far as to reveal a mysterious image of a suitcase full of random stuff, so that the internet could go crazy identifying it all and wondering what it might mean. Clearly somebody out there knew what the movie was about, since Hugh Laurie and George Clooney are both attached to the movie. And now, thanks to casting info, we might have a clue to what it's all about.

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  6. Damon Lindelof Commiserates With The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara Over Network Woes

    Oh Hollywood

    Late last year we learned AMC's The Walking Dead was going to lose its second showrunner, Glen Mazzara. While everyone was dying to know why someone creating a successful show for the network would leave (or told to leave), Mazzara was fairly tight-lipped on the subject. To fans it made no sense and perhaps that's why he was asked about it at a National Association of Television Program Executives panel with Damon Lindelof. Read on for what he had to say about his departure as well as how Lindelof could relate. 

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  7. Popular Science Picks the 2012 Movie With the Sloppiest Science

    she blinded me with science

    Science in sci-fi movies is rarely all that accurate. We get that. It's OK. Space battles wouldn't be nearly so visually interesting if there weren't any impossible explosions taking place in a vacuum. But some movies take their disregard for the basic principles of science to the next level. And according to Popular Science, the worst perpetrator from 2012 is…

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  8. Damon Lindelof Won’t Be Back to Spread Confusion in the Prometheus Sequel

    It Came From Outer Space

    Ridley Scott's going to have to find himself a new writer to (hopefully) explain all those crazy plotholes in the Prometheus sequel, because Damon Lindelof has officially taken himself out of the running. Lindelof, who rewrote Jon Spaiht's original Prometheus script (which had facehuggers galore and a chestburster sex scene), told Scott that he'd be unable to commit to writing the Prometheus sequel because he has so many other projects in the works.

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  9. Brad Bird’s Unnamed Sci-Fi Film Gets a Name Switch, Flirts With George Clooney

    Cautiously Optimistic

    Look, this will all make sense in a moment. Brad Bird, see, the guy behind The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, Ratatouille, and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, is working on this unnamed science fiction film, according to Hollywood buzz. Written by, yes, Damon Lindelof, it's currently running with the code name 1952, understood to be a codename that may or may not have anything to do with the actual content of them movie. The movie was also briefly known as Tesla, which, again, may or may not actually be related to the subject of the movie. Who is currently related to the movie? George Clooney.

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  10. Inquiring Minds Want To Know If J.J. Abrams & Jon Favreau Want In On Star Wars VII

    May The Force Be With You

    For a whole generation of nerds directors, Star Wars is the Holy Grail. They've probably dreamed about it, brainstormed what they'd do if it was handed to them, but never did they think it would become reality. Thanks to Disney buying LucasFilm, now it is. Reporters have been scrambling to get quotes from any number of people but someone finally managed to track down both J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau, and more to get their thoughts. 

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