Today's spoilers include McG talking Terminator Salvation, Orci and Kurtzman talking Star Trek, Transformers 2 comics hints and Dragonball insights. Plus a startling Terminator: SCC clip! And spoilers for Caprica, Lost, Fringe and Smallville.
Talking to Wired, director McG explains that Moon Bloodgood's character represents a glimmer of goodness amongst the ruins. When Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) arrives in 2018, everything is destroyed. "Yet he finds kindness in an old woman who gives him food, the courage of a young boy and the warmth of a woman, played by Moon Bloodgood," says McG.
Also, the whole third act of the movie is about whether we can trust technology: "John Connor has got to trust Marcus.... The fundamental mythology of the film is that John Connor and Marcus Wright have got to keep Kyle Reese alive so he can go back in time to impregnate Sarah Connor, to give birth to John Connor who will save us all from the tyranny of Skynet." [Wired]
Co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talk more about the characters. All the cool characteristics of Kirk — his brilliance, his distaste for any authority other than his own, his improvisation, his fearlessness and his libido — will all be in the new Kirk, even though he's the lump of clay that will later become a great starship captain. Also, we'll see right away how Bones and Kirk became friends, and how Bones developed a grudging respect for Spock. But it sounds like they see Bones as the one who steps in when the great opposites of Kirk and Spock come into conflict. (I'm paraphrasing slightly) [Sci Fi Wire]
The last issue of the movie's prequel comic is out, and it includes a few hints for the movie. Like, the U.S. military has a fragment of the Allspark, and they're keeping it in a containment unit which looks a lot like this mysterious picture. Some new Autobots have received the beacon call Optimus Prime sent out in the first movie, and we meet Sideswipe, Arcee and the ice cream truck. The company McClaren Robotics, featured in the new movie, is a U.S. government front for cleaning up all evidence of alien presence in the aftermath of the Transformers' fight scenes. And at the end of the comic, Optimus calls for the team to go to Shanghai, and you can see Demolishor on the monitor. [TFW2005]