Seeerious stuff is best served with a saucy side dish. The main course here are the quotations transcribed from the “Legacy” feature on the DVD; the side dish are my somewhat frivolous sidenotes. I think this is called popularising science. Or scientifying popular TV? Also, I’m boring myself to death right now 🙄 .
Raw and Vulnerable
Alex Kurtzman (producer): The first thing that Alex brings to the role is real credibility when it comes to leadership…. There’s also something very raw and vulnerable about Alex and I think that makes him human and accessible.
*jumping in* Me: ^^ THIS ^^ ACA!!
Warm and Fuzzy
Roberto Orci (producer): And then the hardest part … is when you’re doing the kind of genre comedy-action, where the stakes are real, but the characters are warm and they’re funny, they banter. Doing that right is tricky.
*jumping in* Me: Scott’s furry chest always makes me feel warm and funny. Alex’s anything always makes me feel warm and fuzzy. That much to wordplay. Now, will you please remove your clothes off your anything so that we could play for real 😛 ?
Apex and Climax
Question: So this is the beginning of a powerful relationship here?
Alex: Right here?
Scott: The beginning? You caught us in the middle.
Alex: You’re in the middle. You’re at the apex of it.
Alex: Can a relationship have an apex?
Scott: I think so, yeah.
Alex: I think this one does.
*jumping in* Me: I dunno about your relationship, but ours would sooner have a climax than an apex. You’re welcome to check on this fact anytime. And double check. And triple check. Andcetera.
Peter Lenkov (producer): I felt like Alex is an action hero. And I remember seeing Alex in that full-dress uniform with the hat, and Len and I looked at each other and said, “That’s our guy.”
*jumping in* Me: Who T F is Len?? But more important, Dear Atplenkov, I appeal to you as the producer to produce Alex also other than fully dressed, so as to enable him to display the full extent of his assets. Acting assets, that is. 😈 *cough cough cough*