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Infern0 July 23 2013 02:35 AM

Terrible News, Abrahms might be quitting Star Wars to return to Trek!
 
If the rumours on the IGN front page are true.

apparently Abrahms as thrown a hissy fit over Star Wars being shot in the UK, and wanted production moved to L.A so he could be near his family. WHAT!

Anyway they rightfully told him that wasn't happening and so now he might quit Star Wars and just stick with Trek.

Worst thing that can happen imo, he's perfect for Star Wars. He did good with Star Trek 09, Into Darkness was passable but for the next one I want someone who can write an intelligent story, something that makes you think.

sttngfan1701d July 23 2013 02:49 AM

Re: Terrible News, Abrahms might be quitting Star Wars to return to Tr
 
Christ. I am so sick of this anti-Abrams stuff. Will you guys just get over it? The man and his team successfully revived a DEAD franchise.

If he does or doesn't direct the next Star Wars and does return to Trek, or whatever happens, we should be thanking him for making Star Trek globally popular again. Making a movie is not easy. Making a big budget movie is not easy. Plenty of people do it and the movies flop. Abrams delivered two qualified successes. Can we just be grateful and stop with the "ZOMG this is TERRIBLE!" stuff?

Nerys Myk July 23 2013 02:55 AM

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Infern0 wrote: (Post 8417245)
If the rumours on the IGN front page are true.

apparently Abrahms as thrown a hissy fit over Star Wars being shot in the UK, and wanted production moved to L.A so he could be near his family. WHAT!

Anyway they rightfully told him that wasn't happening and so now he might quit Star Wars and just stick with Trek.

Worst thing that can happen imo, he's perfect for Star Wars. He did good with Star Trek 09, Into Darkness was passable but for the next one I want someone who can write an intelligent story, something that makes you think.

Who's "Abrahms" and what does he have to do with Star Trek and Star Wars?

Infern0 July 23 2013 02:57 AM

Re: Terrible News, Abrahms might be quitting Star Wars to return to Tr
 
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sttngfan1701d wrote: (Post 8417290)
Christ. I am so sick of this anti-Abrams stuff. Will you guys just get over it? The man and his team successfully revived a DEAD franchise.

If he does or doesn't direct the next Star Wars and does return to Trek, or whatever happens, we should be thanking him for making Star Trek globally popular again. Making a movie is not easy. Making a big budget movie is not easy. Plenty of people do it and the movies flop. Abrams delivered two qualified successes. Can we just be grateful and stop with the "ZOMG this is TERRIBLE!" stuff?

So what you are saying is that I should be thanking him even though I didn't really like his movies, because they "made money"

That doesn't really make sense to me. I think there are a lot of directors who could have done what he has done, and a fair few who could have done better. And I want to see them get the chance.

DalekJim July 23 2013 03:01 AM

Re: Terrible News, Abrahms might be quitting Star Wars to return to Tr
 
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sttngfan1701d wrote: (Post 8417290)
Abrams delivered two qualified successes. Can we just be grateful and stop with the "ZOMG this is TERRIBLE!" stuff?

Why should I take satisfaction that a group of rich people I don't like have managed to score more money?

Nerys Myk July 23 2013 03:02 AM

Re: Terrible News, Abrahms might be quitting Star Wars to return to Tr
 
What does this have to do with Star Trek Movies I-X? Perhaps you should ask a mod to move it?

Nerys Myk July 23 2013 03:05 AM

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DalekJim wrote: (Post 8417341)
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sttngfan1701d wrote: (Post 8417290)
Abrams delivered two qualified successes. Can we just be grateful and stop with the "ZOMG this is TERRIBLE!" stuff?

Why should I take satisfaction that a group of rich people I don't like have managed to score more money?

Who's asking you to do that?

Infern0 July 23 2013 03:08 AM

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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 8417356)
] Who's asking you to do that?

The fellow who is saying we should be "grateful" that the AA-Trek films were successful at the box office.

DalekJim July 23 2013 03:10 AM

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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 8417356)
Who's asking you to do that?

...

The poster I was quoting. He said that people who dislike the current popcorn action movie direction should just be grateful it's making money. Which strikes me as a weird attitude. I'd rather the last movie tanked at the box office, yet was thought provoking and interesting.

BillJ July 23 2013 03:11 AM

Re: Terrible News, Abrahms might be quitting Star Wars to return to Tr
 
I liked the Abrams films, so this would be good news.

sttngfan1701d July 23 2013 03:14 AM

Re: Terrible News, Abrahms might be quitting Star Wars to return to Tr
 
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DalekJim wrote: (Post 8417377)
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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 8417356)
Who's asking you to do that?

...

The poster I was quoting. He said that people who dislike the current popcorn action movie direction should just be grateful it's making money. Which strikes me as a weird attitude. I'd rather the last movie tanked at the box office, yet was thought provoking and interesting.

Grateful it revived a dead franchise. Made it relevant again.

Infern0 July 23 2013 03:16 AM

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sttngfan1701d wrote: (Post 8417401)
Grateful it revived a dead franchise. Made it relevant again.

Relevant yes, in a nice mainstream popcorn-action movie way.

Like I say it'd be nice to see someone who can make a film more in the spirit of Star Trek now.

DalekJim July 23 2013 03:17 AM

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sttngfan1701d wrote: (Post 8417401)
Grateful it revived a dead franchise. Made it relevant again.

Well, I really like ENT S4 and think it resembles solid Star Trek a lot more than STID does.

Popcorn shlock with a fucking white Khan is hardly an exciting direction for the franchise? Are we that defeated?

Nerys Myk July 23 2013 03:19 AM

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Infern0 wrote: (Post 8417371)
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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 8417356)
] Who's asking you to do that?

The fellow who is saying we should be "grateful" that the AA-Trek films were successful at the box office.

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DalekJim wrote: (Post 8417377)
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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 8417356)
Who's asking you to do that?

...

The poster I was quoting. He said that people who dislike the current popcorn action movie direction should just be grateful it's making money. Which strikes me as a weird attitude. I'd rather the last movie tanked at the box office, yet was thought provoking and interesting.

Which is a different thing than "taking satisfaction that a group of rich people I don't like have managed to score more money."

DalekJim July 23 2013 03:19 AM

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Alright.


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