9.20.2012

john cho talks star trek, go on, and the further adventures of harold & kumar



IGN recently posted a good interview with John Cho, who talks about working on the upcoming Star Trek sequel (without giving away any secrets), his role on the new NBC comedy Go On with Matthew Perry, and that Harold & Kumar animated series he's got in the works with Kal Penn.

Here's the first part, where he talks about the potential crazy animated adventures for Harold and Kumar ("Harold and Kumar Go to Space"?): John Cho Talks Go On and Harold and Kumar's Animated Series.
IGN: It seems like with animation, the sky's the limit. You can pretty much do whatever you want.

Cho: Yeah. I was saying when we were pitching it, I was telling [Harold and Kumar creators] John and Hayden, our pitch should just be "Harold and Kumar Go to Space," "Harold and Kumar Go to Hell," "Harold and Kumar Go to the American Revolution." I mean, that could be the whole pitch. Anything’s possible. I think 90 percent of the appeal of our series is "Harold and Kumar Go to..." It’s just something that is familiar and promises entertainment.
In part two, he's sworn to secrecy about the Star Trek sequel, but he does talk about getting the Enterprise gang back together:
IGN: Having gotten the origin story out of the way, was it exciting for you to say, “Okay, here’s what these guys are like now that they are a functioning unit”?

Cho: You know, I think J.J. and I had a conversation about that. That was the difficulty of the first movie, getting all these narratives started. There’s a larger narrative of the story, and then there’s all these origin tales -- not just for the unit, but for each particular person. I think this movie is different from the first one in that we can get started on the story right away. It feels to me -- having read it and having done it -- like a more expansive story because we can devote more screen time to it
Go On airs Tuesday nights on NBC. Star Trek Into Darkness (yes, that is the sequel's official title) is set to hit theaters May 17, 2013.