Sam Neill as Weir in Event Horizon
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Event Horizon’s Star Trek 'Slander' Had Trek Execs Freaking Out
Paul W.S. Anderson's sci-fi horror film "Event Horizon" takes place in 2047, when humanity is experimenting with faster-than-light travel using a dimensional portal.
The twist is that the portal takes the experimental ship through Hell, resulting in evil being attached to the Event Horizon when the team of astronauts goes to investigate it.
Anderson talked with Variety about the film, revealing that Paramount executives were shocked and concerned about it since they also produced "Star Trek."
He shared, "Someone actually said to me, 'We're the studio that makes 'Star Trek!"' [...] They weren't only horrified by my movie; they felt I was besmirching 'Star Trek' somehow."
While "Star Trek" is usually inspiring with aspirational characters in a utopian world, the violent and gory "Event Horizon" ends with the idea that Hell is closer than you think.