[video] ‘Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen’ Writers Talk Themes, Sequels

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via MTV

SANTA MONICA, California — As far as summer 2009 is concerned, the red-hot writing pair behind “Star Trek” aren’t finished with us yet. Their second strike hits soon with the June 24 blockbuster “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” and these days the screenwriting duo are dreaming about further blurring the lines of pop-culture.

“I’d love to write a scene where Spock meets Optimus Prime,” Alex Kurtzman laughed. transformer_2

“I guess we did,” his partner Roberto Orci revealed, making reference to the “Transformers” character who uses TV and radio signals to speak. “Because at one point we have Bumblebee [in the new film] using audio from ‘Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan.’ “

It’s a sly follow-up to Bumblebee’s sampling of “Trek” actress Nichelle Nichols in the original “Transformers” film — and one of many pop-culture touchstones the duo had in mind while constructing the eagerly anticipated film.

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