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Old January 26 2013, 11:42 PM   #406
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Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars

I have no great love for J.J.'s take on Trek, but I think he's actually a great choice for Star Wars.
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Old January 26 2013, 11:51 PM   #407
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I have no great love for J.J.'s take on Trek, but I think he's actually a great choice for Star Wars.
My thoughts too. He's obviously a huge fan and used Star Trek as a stepping stone to the kinda film he'd like to make.

The big question is... will he do the entire sequel trilogy?
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Old January 26 2013, 11:55 PM   #408
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Look, I can't believe we're even seriously having this conversation. Printed book sales are declining every year. Not to mention that 1 in 20 books sold last year in the UK were 50 Shades of Grey. Not exactly a great sign?
And you don't think that has anything to do with the emergence of tablets, e-readers, or people reading books on their telephones?

The truth is, "average adults" read more now than they have at any time in the last 100 years. But "reading" encompasses a broad range of things--everything to blogs to online news articles to posts on message boards. And, these days, fiction has taken a back seat to non-fiction material, but that's been true for most of the life of the printed page. Fiction didn't really start to become popular until the mid to late 19th century.

And even so, people now read more fiction on average than they did in the 80s and 90s.
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Old January 26 2013, 11:56 PM   #409
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It largely depends upon the circles one hangs in. In mine, everyone has hundreds of books.
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Old January 27 2013, 12:01 AM   #410
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Just got back from the bookstore. What did I miss?
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Old January 27 2013, 12:02 AM   #411
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Just got back from the bookstore.
What a loser.
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Old January 27 2013, 12:09 AM   #412
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Just got back from the bookstore.
What a loser.
I parked two blocks away and wore dark glasses. Hopefully
no one I know saw me enter the place.
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Old January 27 2013, 12:11 AM   #413
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Just got back from the bookstore.
What a loser.
I parked two blocks away and wore dark glasses. Hopefully
no one I know saw me enter the place.
Oh, one of those bookstores.

I'm still carrying my Borders Rewards card around in my wallet.
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Old January 27 2013, 12:17 AM   #414
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Dare I admit I set foot in a Barnes & Noble yesterday?

I was pleased to see a nice floor display for STAR TREK books.
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Old January 27 2013, 12:30 AM   #415
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Just great. I bet he's going to completely fuck with my head now, by producing the kind of Star Trek film I've always wanted... frustratingly set in the Star Wars universe. Amazingly fawned over by everybody except, hiliariously, the Jedi hardcore who'll be bitterly complaining all about the canon violations and plotholes. You honestly couldn't make this shit up, no matter how hard you try!
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Old January 27 2013, 12:31 AM   #416
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Now Shadows of the Empire....there's a terrific SW novel.
The only Star Wars novel I read was one about an alien invasion - I cannot remember the name but it was dreadful and I never finished it. I swapped it with someone for a Parker novel - I got the better end of the deal.
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Old January 27 2013, 12:47 AM   #417
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But since we know this is an Abrams movie, shouldn't that poster say Episode 07?
You keep making this joke, and it keeps not being funny.
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Old January 27 2013, 01:30 AM   #418
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Now Shadows of the Empire....there's a terrific SW novel.
The only Star Wars novel I read was one about an alien invasion - I cannot remember the name but it was dreadful and I never finished it. I swapped it with someone for a Parker novel - I got the better end of the deal.
Vector Prime, perhaps? I know that book turned a lot of people off the EU--actually, I stopped following regularly cause of New Jedi Order.
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Old January 27 2013, 01:39 AM   #419
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The big question is... will he do the entire sequel trilogy?
It should be Favreau for Ep.VIII and Whedon for Ep.IX.
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Old January 27 2013, 02:38 AM   #420
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Not at all. I said many have social skills problems. I myself am autistic and I don't think I have any problems interacting with people in the real world.
You're very lucky. I'm in the same boat but I have atrocious social skills and am therefore fair game for abuse. You have like... the best of both worlds by being autistic and being able to function socially with no problems at all.
Hmm. Okay, a lot of things are making a lot more sense.

How can one dispute that most people don't read books? Simple enough - by meeting people, getting to know folks, observing the world, paying attention to what actually goes on.
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