WATCH: J.J. Abrams & George Takei Talk ‘Into Darkness’ on ‘Facebook Live’

On Monday, Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams and Original Series star George Takei appeared on Facebook Live. Hosted by Andy Samberg, Abrams answered questions from users of the social network live from Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California while Takei joined from New York.

Questions for Abrams ranged from his favorite character to which department he would like to be a part of if he was aboard the Enterprise. Abrams also discusses his approach to the film and his hope to appeal to both longtime Star Trek fans along with a mainstream audience.

Andy Samberg interviews J.J. Abrams on Facebook Live
Andy Samberg interviews J.J. Abrams on Facebook Live

“We didn’t make this movie for Star Trek fans. We made this movie for moviegoers.” Abrams told Samberg.

Takei, who currently has more than 4 million Facebook fans, discussed social media’s impact on a film like ‘Into Darkness’ and where he sees the Star Trek franchise going from here.

George Takei on Facebook Live
George Takei on Facebook Live

Watch the video below.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood and Alice Eve, will be in IMAX, 3D and 2D theaters everywhere on May 16th.

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