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Old January 28 2013, 08:04 PM   #460
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Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

DalekJim wrote: View Post
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.
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