Sci Fi fans, especially those who are into Star Trek, are always hungry for information. They want every single bit of information regarding their favorite franchise, and ever since the sequel for J.J. Abrams’ successful Star Trek movie reboot was announced, said fans have been trying to get their hands on more information, from the villain to even the color of Kirk’s shirt.
The problem with the above is that Abrams is renowned for being secretive about his projects, and it seems to be a policy that writer Damon Lindelof agrees with:
“The audience needs to have the same experience that the crew is having,” he explains. “You’re Kirk, you’re Spock, you’re McCoy, so if they don’t know who the bad guy is going to be in the movie, then you shouldn’t know.
“It’s not just keeping the secret for secrecy’s sake,” he continues. “It’s not giving the audience information that the characters don’t have. [Giving away the villain would give audiences] a five-second rush of exhilaration followed by four months of being completely and totally bummed out.
“They can’t tell anybody else, and when it gets revealed in the movie it will have been spoiled for them. That’s why they’re called ‘spoilers,’ they’re not called ‘awesomes’.”
Via: Hero Complex