Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."
Shatner is a lot more self-aware and self-deprecating than Takei's smug media persona would have you believe.
What has Takei to do with anything in this thread? If you've got a beef with George or his "media persona," go start your own thread in a forum which is appropriate to that topic.
As for literary criticism in general: I have long felt that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel or a play or a poem is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.