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Old January 25 2013, 01:42 AM   #78
Greg Cox
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Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

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JJ has officially lied to Star Trek.

That's it, I'm boycotting.
I'm only calling for a boycott if JJ doesn't say the following when it comes to directing the new Star Wars film.

"I am not making this for Star Wars fans. I am making this for movie fans."

Since he's an outspoken fan of Star Wars and NOT a fan of Star Trek, I highly doubt he'll say anything as condescending towards his fan favorite franchise.

Why take any of this so personally? Nobody got "lied" to in any way that matters, except in the sense that somebody changed their mind or wasn't at liberty to reveal what was really going on behind the scenes at the time. It's just business, not a personal affront.

And I'm not thin-skinned enough to find anything "condescending" about that earlier comment. Abrams was absolutely right. STAR TREK is not just for Trekkies only, and never has been. You need to appeal to the general audiences, too. What's wrong with saying that?

Plus, hypothetically, why couldn't Abrams do STAR TREK and STAR WARS and--who knows?--maybe James Bond or Jurassic Park or Doctor Who as well?

He's not married to STAR TREK. He's allowed to see other people.
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