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Old May 14 2013, 05:31 AM   #62
trevanian
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Re: How Much Does JJ Abrams Know About Star Trek

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
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There's a line from The Music Man about " knowing the territory ". Robert Wise didn't know it;Nicholas Meyer did. Does Abrams? I think he has a limited understanding of Trek, akin to someone who has just learned a new language, but hasn't spoken it their whole life
IIRC, Nick Meyer knew next to nothing about Star Trek and was not a fan of the show before getting the job to direct TWOK.
In the instance of TWOK, the 'territory' is not TREK specifically, but rather Meyer's ability to embellish and invigorate existing characters created by others (a la Holmes in 7%) and to successfully reestablish the Hornblower-in-Space notion that had occasionally floundered and more recently been lost at sea.
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