Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars
ST09 was better than any of the Star Wars movies in my opinion, so JJ is going to have to do a lot to top himself and STID.
Some new comments from Burk
Given that the Gene Roddenberry series debuted in 1966 and we've just had a huge Bond 50-year anniversary celebration - has Paramount been talking to you about making a 2016 release date for the next Star Trek film?
"We're definitely talking about the next one, but we haven't talked about a release date. We don't want to wait four years, the same amount of time between the last one and this one, but it's going to be a big year to celebrate, hopefully."
So Bad Robot will still be able to balance working on both Star Trek and Star Wars?
"Yeah. Obviously they're completely different universes, they're completely different films. The only thing in common is the word 'Star', which is why we're going to do the Ringo Starr movie as well. We'll corner the market!"
I actually found this pretty amusing.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan