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Old December 8 2013, 09:22 PM   #33
Hober Mallow
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Re: J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay hired to write Trek 3 with Orci

Cyrus wrote: View Post
For the record I wasn't bitching, just surprised.

This actually reminds me of the writing gang for TVH. Similarly a writing duo with no previous credits was hired to work on the script for that movie, and it turned out fine (one of my favorite trek movies). Though I suspect Nick Meyer did most of the writing, as will probably be the case here with Orci.
Didn't Nick Meyer write the entire second act?
Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
Wasn't it only yesterday people were chanting, "Give us someone new!" and "No more Lindeloff, no more Kurtzman!"?
I'd rather have Lindelof than Orci. Lindelof did some good stuff on LOST. I've never seen anything Orci has ever written that I thought was any good.
JWPlatt wrote: View Post
I want my prime universe back.
There's no such thing. Rick Berman's version of Star Trek is no more or less valid than JJ Abrams' version of Star Trek.

If enough of their audience say the same thing, do you think the producers, director and writers would listen to them? Or just go ahead with what they deign to give them? Sadly, I am sure of the latter. They know better what's good for the audience than the audience themselves.
I've been watching Trek since before TNG, and though I'm not a fan of Abrams movies, the very last thing I want is to go back to Berman Trek. I can see it now, yet another spinoff series featuring Captain Jebediah Nobodygivesash*t of the U.S.S. Continuity Porn. We can call it, Star Trek: Beating a Dead Horse. Screw that. Give me Kirk, Spock, the Enterprise, and a good reboot which keeps these characters alive and relevant. Rick Berman's version of Star Trek was merely one version; it had its day, but that day is done. Thank God.
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