HOLLYWOOD - Chris Pine, who portrays Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness, said that he had so much fun making the motion picture that he almost felt guilty taking the fantastic amount of money he was paid.
Speaking with Pomona Vox of Silver Screen Showcase Magazine Pine compared the enjoyment he had making the film to the feeling Kirstie Alley would have if she was locked up in a Keebler Cookie factory overnight.
Miss Vox spoke with Zachary Quinto who portrays Spock in the film. He said that he loved the experience except that on the second day of shooting he developed a second degree ear infection due to the Vulcan ears that he had to wear.
It appears that the fake ears were made with a byproduct of Tabasco Sauce which Quinto is allergic to.
He told Miss Vox that the original title of the film was Star Trek: The Landing Strip, but it was changed when producers felt that the sexual connotations of the title would discourage some parents from letting their children see the movie.
Simon Pegg who stars as Scotty said that the director had to shoot his infamous nude kitchen scene 17 times because he kept saying, "Pass the butter for me biscuit please" instead of the actual line which was "Please pass the butter for me biscuit."
Pegg laughed when he said that in the scene in which Spock is shaving he somehow forgot to put on one of his ears. And apparently the director and everyone else failed to notice. He said movie goers will probably notice it because it makes Spock look rather lopsided.
Benedict Cumberbatch who stars as Khan told Miss Vox that the movie was filmed on location in Iceland due to the fact that many parts of Iceland greatly resemble outer space.
He said that the volcano in the movie was actually constructed using about 2 tons of lava from the infamous Washington state volcano, Mt. Saint Helens.
Cumberbatch pointed out that the props department had some problems because for some inexplicable reason the red lava kept turning green.
A geologist was brought in and he said that it has been his experience that when fake volcanoes are constructed in Iceland the red lava tends to turn green within 9 seconds.
The director solved the problem by using several gallons of red food coloring.
SIDENOTE: The music for Star Trek Into Darkness was co-written by Adam Lambert and Mick Jagger.