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Old January 25 2013, 02:51 AM   #91
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Who should replace him for the third film?
But why assume at this point that he'll need replacing?
We've already seen the glacier pace J.J. movies at..

Even if Paramount were somehow okay with this

I'd say its a given

The question now is does STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS just become a big star wars commercial?

all the press and promotion for the film is just gonna be questions about JJ leaving for star wars.

I'd say Paramount has to be pretty pissed.
You make a good point. He is going to be asked about Star Wars at every single interview he does for Into Darkness from now on. Will take some of the buzz away from Into Darkness for sure. On the other hand maybe more people will see it because of the Star wars hype?? That is what Paramount has to hope for anyways.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:05 AM   #92
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Something is very wrong here. Having JJ direct Star Wars has nothing to do with artistic preference. This is about getting OUR money, boys and girls. I'm thinking they're trying to get the most out of the science fiction buck these days and trying to turn Star Trek fans into Star Wars fans and visa versa.

They want the two fandoms to be interchangeable so both studios get the most out of the sci-fi fans wallets.

I dunno. I've got a very bad feeling about this.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:07 AM   #93
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They want the two fandoms to be interchangeable so both studios get the most out of the sci-fi fans wallets.
They should have always been. The only reason they aren't already is because of stubborn fandoms. Trek and Wars have always been two sides of the same coin.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:08 AM   #94
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I wonder if he'll say "This movie isn't made for Star Wars fans."



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Old January 25 2013, 03:09 AM   #95
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Who the fuck wants to celebrate their fiftieth birthday? I didn't.
This year is Doctor Who's fiftieth anniversary and the BBC have been commissioned an anniversary special for the day it originally aired, a drama about how Doctor Who was created, stories for each Doctor every month on the big screen at the BFI (which, so far, have each sold out before the day of the event), different stories for each Doctor every month on BBC America (the first time Classic Who's aired on the channel), short stories for each Doctor released as eBooks to later be collected in a physical anthology, re-released books for every Doctor with new covers, and much more that hasn't even been announced yet.

Anniversaries mean something. It's a matter of pride, of accomplishment, that something can endure and still be remembered and loved and treasured 50 years after it's released. There's plenty of successful shows in the 60s that have faded into obscurity, but the fact that Trek is still here, still loved, that people still know Kirk and Spock and new adventures featuring them are still made. This SHOULD be something to be celebrated and rewarded and cherished. To compare it to the unfortunate habit of human beings getting self-conscious about their youth and futility and getting closer to death, as Bashir and Garak discussed in a DS9 actually, is insane. It's not a physical person worried about getting old. It's an artistic property that endures and lingers.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:09 AM   #96
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Something is very wrong here. Having JJ direct Star Wars has nothing to do with artistic preference. This is about getting OUR money, boys and girls. I'm thinking they're trying to get the most out of the science fiction buck these days and trying to turn Star Trek fans into Star Wars fans and visa versa.

They want the two fandoms to be interchangeable so both studios get the most out of the sci-fi fans wallets.
What's the worst that can happen? You go see a Star Wars film? A Star Wars fan checks out a Star Trek film? Studios do want the most people to come see their films. Unless, of course, you're Rick Berman.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:12 AM   #97
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I can understand both sides of the argument. But it is his choice AND we need to hear from him. Not Orci, not the tabloids, him.

He will hopefully outline his plans for the future.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:19 AM   #98
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No, you guys are being too naive. There's more to this.

And no Star Trek and Star Wars are not the same thing and they should never be.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:22 AM   #99
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I wonder if he'll say "This movie isn't made for Star Wars fans."

You only missed that joke by about 80 posts.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:23 AM   #100
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No, you guys are being too naive. There's more to this.

And no Star Trek and Star Wars are not the same thing and they should never be.
What more is there too this? Studios are looking to make money and JJ makes money. He's probably a better fit for Star Wars than Star Trek.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:25 AM   #101
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Something is very wrong here. Having JJ direct Star Wars has nothing to do with artistic preference. This is about getting OUR money, boys and girls. I'm thinking they're trying to get the most out of the science fiction buck these days and trying to turn Star Trek fans into Star Wars fans and visa versa.

They want the two fandoms to be interchangeable so both studios get the most out of the sci-fi fans wallets.

I dunno. I've got a very bad feeling about this.
Honestly, I don't see the big deal. At any given point, creative folks are going to have multiple fires in the iron and work on a variety of different projects with a variety of different partners, sometimes even in the same genre. Doesn't mean they're all interchangable.

I mean, look at comic books. The same writers and artists go back and forth between Marvel and DC all the time. Jack Kirby, Marv Wolfman, John Byrne, Frank Miller, etc. Doesn't mean Superman is going to turn into Spider-Man and vise versa.

In the end, it's just a matter of logistics. If you can manage two franchises at once, more power to you.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:28 AM   #102
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BTW y'all, with Abrams on board the movie has been renamed Star Wars Episode 07.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:30 AM   #103
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I'm thinking they're trying to get the most out of the science fiction buck these days and trying to turn Star Trek fans into Star Wars fans and visa versa.
Well, obviously. It's something they should have been doing from the beginning. Why wouldn't the Star Wars filmmakers want Trek fans to watch their movies and visa versa? If you're making an outer space adventure movie, wouldn't you want to try and attract people who are already fans of other outer space adventures?
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Old January 25 2013, 03:31 AM   #104
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There is one potential positive to this. Hopefully the NEW director of the next Trek film will give us a proper Engineering set.
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Old January 25 2013, 03:32 AM   #105
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And no Star Trek and Star Wars are not the same thing and they should never be.
Really? My bad. So which one is the silly space adventure with a swashbuckling leading man who fires laser weapons and chases after green-skinned dancing aliens?
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