Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
For Star Trek to succeed overseas, it had to become less Star Trek. Star Wars has never had to become less of what it was to succeed overseas. Star Wars succeeds because it's not overly philosophical. Star Wars is about the struggle between the forces of evil and the forces of good, which can be easily understood in any culture.
Now that I've seen it, and have also had time to mellow, to really think about it, I now find it absolutely, unbearably repulsive in every way except for some of the acting. - about The Wrath of Khan. Interstat, Issue 62: 1982