Or vice versa? That's what I want you to be thinking about when
you watch Star Trek Into Darkness this weekend. Enjoy!
Neighbor: Is there a murder in your film?Nikki: Uh, no. It's not part of the story.Neighbor: No, I think you are wrong about that.Nikki: No.Neighbor: Brutal fucking murder!Nikki: I don't like this kind of talk;the things you've been saying.I think you should go now.Neighbor: Yes. Me, I... I can't seem to rememberif it's today, two days from now, or yesterday.I suppose if it was 9:45, I'd think it was after midnight!For instance, if today was tomorrow, you wouldn'teven remember that you owed on an unpaid bill.Actions do have consequences. And yet,there is the magic. If it was tomorrow,you would be sitting over there. Do you see?
Buzzfeed: Let’s talk about some specifics. The crime that sets things off is a serial killer who impales his victims on antlers. We then see that imagery a lot. How did you arrive at it? And how did you think about showing it?
Bryan Fuller: In Red Dragon, there were a few pages about the Minnesota Shrike. And the Minnesota Shrike was a serial killer who was murdering young women in the Minnesota area. That was about as much as we knew from the books, so it was about coming up with a striking visual motif that could also serve as a psychological time bomb for Will Graham. If we’re going back to root inspirations for impalations on antlers, there are quite a few horror movies where we’ve seen antlers used as weapons in one way or another. For me, it was as a pre-pubescent lad in the Pacific Northwest, watching Tobe Hooper’s Salem’s Lot in the late ’70s, and being terrified when James Mason picks up a man and trots over to a wall of antlers and impales him. That image stuck with me as a 7-year-old. "