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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

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Old October 14 2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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Has JJ Abrams ever watched any star trek episodes or movie?s

I just have a quick question I read how all of the writers and some of the cast in star trek into darkness have rewatched star trek episodes and movies to help them prepare for writing or acting in the movie. My question is has JJ Abrams ever watched any of the movies or any episodes because I think star trek 2 would turn out better if he did becuase we all no what happend to star trek nemesis because the director had never watched any star trek in his life.
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Old October 14 2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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Has JJ Abrams ever watched any star trek episodes or movie?s
Yes. He has.
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Old October 14 2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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Re: Has JJ Abrams ever watched any star trek episodes or movie?s

Yes, he definitely did his homework. I'm pretty sure he saw the entire original series and the TOS movies before making his version of Star Trek. IDK about the other series'.

You can tell just by watching the movie. There was one little tiny scene, when Pike launched the shuttle, he moved the throttle levers in exactly the way Spock did when he launched in "The Galileo Seven"
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Old October 14 2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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Re: Has JJ Abrams ever watched any star trek episodes or movie?s

I doubt so....he once admited that it was star wars he loved.
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Old October 14 2012, 09:29 PM   #5
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Re: Has JJ Abrams ever watched any star trek episodes or movie?s

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I doubt so....he once admited that it was star wars he loved.
I love Star Wars. I've seen the 1977 film over one thousand times.

I've also seen every Star Trek episode and film, a few episodes hundreds of times each. What's your point?
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Old October 14 2012, 09:45 PM   #6
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Of course he watched some (if not all) of TOS and the movies. Whether he paid any attention or not is anyone's guess.
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Old October 14 2012, 09:58 PM   #7
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I doubt so....he once admited that it was star wars he loved.
I love Star Wars. I've seen the 1977 film over one thousand times.

I've also seen every Star Trek episode and film, a few episodes hundreds of times each. What's your point?

Point is, there are many star wars fans that hate trek and vice versa.
JJ once joked about hating trek and calling himself a star wars fan boy.
Many trek fans who hate the 09 film and hate star wars have accused JJ Abrams of turning star trek into star wars.
Do you see where I am going with these?

I for one like both but after the 09 star trek film and the kind of shady star wars prequels. I am feeling trek more these days.

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Old October 14 2012, 10:13 PM   #8
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Re: Has JJ Abrams ever watched any star trek episodes or movie?s

this video is funny

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Old October 14 2012, 10:22 PM   #9
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Re: Has JJ Abrams ever watched any star trek episodes or movie?s

I think STXI suggests he watched episodes such as Journey to Babel.
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Old October 14 2012, 10:34 PM   #10
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Point is, there are many star wars fans that hate trek and vice versa.
No wonder science fiction fans are viewed by many as a bunch of nerdy 12 year olds. Harlan Ellison does not approve!
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Old October 14 2012, 10:40 PM   #11
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serenitytrek1 wrote: View Post
I doubt so....he once admited that it was star wars he loved.
I love Star Wars. I've seen the 1977 film over one thousand times.

I've also seen every Star Trek episode and film, a few episodes hundreds of times each. What's your point?

Point is, there are many star wars fans that hate trek and vice versa.
JJ once joked about hating trek and calling himself a star wars fan boy.
Many trek fans who hate the 09 film and hate star wars have accused JJ Abrams of turning star trek into star wars.
Do you see where I am going with these?

I for one like both but after the 09 star trek film and the kind of shady stars wars prequels. I am feeling trek more these days.
Yeah, I saw where you were going the first time. It's never made much sense.

Every new incarnation of Star Trek has had its share of detractors among fans, starting with the animated series, and continuing with Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979, right on through Enterprise and nuTrek.
"All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again." — The nuBSG Sacred Scrolls
or is it Ecclesiastes 1:9:
"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun"

As for your two camps of fans, all I have to say is that Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are awesome.
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Old October 14 2012, 10:42 PM   #12
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Re: Has JJ Abrams ever watched any star trek episodes or movie?s

Robert D. Robot wrote: View Post
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Point is, there are many star wars fans that hate trek and vice versa.
No wonder science fiction fans are viewed by many as a bunch of nerdy 12 year olds.
That sort of silly behavior is hardly limited to sci fi fans. Plenty of david letterman fans hate jay leno and vice versa, plenty of seinfeld fans hated friends and vice versa, plenty of marvel fans hate dc and vice versa, plenty of fans of one particular band hate some other particular band due to some stupid rivalry... etc etc etc

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Harlan Ellison does not approve!
Harlan Ellison is hardly a model of mature/professional behavior. He has behaved as petty as anyone.
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Old October 14 2012, 11:00 PM   #13
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Re: Has JJ Abrams ever watched any star trek episodes or movie?s

^ Oh, actually I totally agree with you, Mr Homm. I almost included a line in my earlier post comparing certain silly scifi fans to certain silly sports fans.

... and the line about Harlan was a joke. Someone once posted a picture of Ellison who was peering out at you and chewing on his glasses with that particular phrase written over it. The image seemed oddly appropriate at the time when I posted.

I just fail to see the logic in assuming (as one poster stated) that J.J. must never have watched any Trek because he once admitted that it was Star Wars that he loved.

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Old October 14 2012, 11:21 PM   #14
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As for your two camps of fans, all I have to say is that Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are awesome.
Beautiful!

I enjoy both Star Trek and Star Wars. I love both my Mother's sister and my Dad's sister. I like both apple pie and chocolate pudding. I don't feel the need to have to either choose or exclude options to put order to my universe.
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Old October 15 2012, 01:33 AM   #15
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Re: Has JJ Abrams ever watched any star trek episodes or movie?s

Well the last movie did come off as a Star Wars style script involving the TOS cast.
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