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Old May 14 2013, 05:36 AM   #63
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Re: How Much Does JJ Abrams Know About Star Trek

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They may not have known a lot up front, but they did the proper research. Go read the old interviews and they'll talk about how they went back and watched the show--a lot. They just didn't egotistically move forward with their vision without knowing what came before. Sure, they changed things, but they were mindful of what they were changing.
And Orci & Kurtzman watched the shows and one of them is a fan of Trek Lit. I don't think geek cred is a barometer of whether someone is capable of making a good movie.

John Logan was a big fan...

I blame Berman.
There's enough blame to go around to encompass Baird, Berman and Logan. I think Berman was wrong in his creative calls maybe three-quarters of the time for 15 years or more, but on NEM, the lion's share belongs to Logan's actor-pandering shitwork and Baird still not acknowledging he has never had any business being on a set directing live-action.
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