Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars
Well, I'd say in popular culture Star Trek fandom is associated with intelligent geekiness whereas Batman is thought of as more immature and manchild-ish.
Neither are very "highbrow" but that's my point.
Well I think you're way overestimating the esteem that Trek is held in. Much of the press surrounding Trek 09 was incredulous that Abrams was able to revive such a moribund and tired property and make it fun and watchable again. Whatever 'highbrow' credit that Trek had was spent a long, long time ago.
Some say that he haunts the halls of the Top Gear production office and that, if you listen closely, you can hear his wails around Gambon.
All we know is that he's not The Stig, he's The Stig's drowned predecessor.