To those who mock 'Star Trek' he's the epitome of the original series' low budget badness. To fans, he is a mighty reptilian warrior whose brawn was bested by Kirk's brain on one of the best episodes of television ever.
He is The Gorn! And, if the news out of E3 is any indication, he may be in the upcoming 'Star Trek' sequel.
The most surprising thing about Paramount acquiring the rights to Jonathan Tropper's novel 'One Last Thing Before I Go' is not the price tag (a million bucks is pretty normal for a Hollywood bidding war) nor the fact that the book won't even be on shelves until August (countless books have been optioned prior to release). It's the fact that JJ Abrams, known to most audiences for dabbling in science fiction and action, will be producing this "...moving, funny look at one broken family's attempt to reconnect -- without destroying each other in the process."