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Old January 25 2013, 09:55 PM   #256
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Re: Abrams turns Star Wars because of his "loyalty" to Trek

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Old January 25 2013, 10:13 PM   #257
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I just always assumed a nerd was a nerd. If you like spaceships and aliens and crazy adventures, you'll probably like both Trek and Wars and BSG and Firefly and all sorts of other things. You might not like ALL of them, but it's not like there's some huge dividing line that separates all the different fandoms.

That's basically my attitude, too. I mean, sure, I have my preferences and some shows and movies hook me more than others, but I'm essentially an omnivore. I've never seen the point of pitting one franchise or "fandom" against each other.

Same thing, professionally. Today I'm working on LEVERAGE. Next week I'll probably get back to STAR TREK or SUPERMAN or maybe something else altogether.

So, yeah, the idea that you need to be "loyal" to one franchise over all the others just sounds like crazy talk to me.
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Old January 25 2013, 10:42 PM   #258
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I have no problem with Star Trek/SW mxing people involved if the people were competent. I'm a fan of both. Having the director of the worst thing to be called Star Trek ever directing SW, however, is just about the worst thing that could happen to SW.
A good rule of thumb: if your sentence has the words "worst" and "ever" in it, it's probably not worth typing.
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Old January 25 2013, 10:56 PM   #259
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Re: Abrams turns Star Wars because of his "loyalty" to Trek

I love Star Wars just as much as Star Trek.

Fucked up that the same guy is going to get to destroy both of them.
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Old January 25 2013, 10:59 PM   #260
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I love Star Wars just as much as Star Trek.

Fucked up that the same guy is going to get to destroy both of them.
I don't know. It may give the opportunity to those of us who are too emotionally involved in those franchises (sometimes to a vitriolic point) to get some perspective and do something more productive with our lives.
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Old January 25 2013, 11:04 PM   #261
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Perhaps.

I love Star Trek. I like Star Wars, off and on.

J.J. Abrams saved Star Trek from the dustbin. Hopefully he can make a Star Wars movie worth sitting through again - something that hasn't been true since 1980 at the latest.
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Old January 25 2013, 11:14 PM   #262
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Well I greatly enjoyed all six Star Wars films and was surprisingly underwhelmed by the last Trek outing, so I'm gonna have to go ahead and be concerned.
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Old January 25 2013, 11:15 PM   #263
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Re: Abrams turns Star Wars because of his "loyalty" to Trek

Is it just me or is there a lot of hyperbole and melodrama being thrown around here?

Again, bottom line: a guy who directed a couple of movies in one series is also going to direct a movie in another, similar series. This may or may not impact his ability to direct yet another movie in the first series.

That's all.

It's an intriguing new development, but probably nothing to get worked up about.
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Old January 25 2013, 11:20 PM   #264
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Is it just me or is there a lot of hyperbole and melodrama being thrown around here?
Yes, that is almost unheard of.
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Old January 25 2013, 11:39 PM   #265
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Old January 26 2013, 12:11 AM   #266
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Having the director of the worst thing to be called Star Trek ever directing SW, however, is just about the worst thing that could happen to SW.
But there are no plans to have Shatner direct SW, so everything should be fine, eh?
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Old January 26 2013, 12:18 AM   #267
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Having the director of the worst thing to be called Star Trek ever directing SW, however, is just about the worst thing that could happen to SW.
But there are no plans to have Shatner direct SW, so everything should be fine, eh?
Hey, that's not fair! Shatner didn't direct "Spock's Brain."
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Old January 26 2013, 01:13 AM   #268
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I'm optimistic about this movie mainly because they hired Arndt first, and had him do a detailed story treatment (maybe even a script) before they hired a director. That tells me they're just looking for someone who can do dynamic visuals, more of a hired gun, rather than a director who's going to help craft the story itself.

That tells me they're doing it the right way. Story first. Then hire a well known geek director who loves Star Wars. JJ isn't producing, he isn't making it "his" story. He's just stepping in to direct. Works for me.
I agree it's nice they're focusing on getting a good script first, but I have a hard time believing Abrams still won't have a huge influence on the story. Like Spielberg, he's just got too strong a style and personality, and enjoys the process too much to ever be a simple hired gun on something.

And being a huge fan, he's probably got a laundry list of stuff he's always wanted to put in a SW movie as well.
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Old January 26 2013, 01:22 AM   #269
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Perhaps.

I love Star Trek. I like Star Wars, off and on.

J.J. Abrams saved Star Trek from the dustbin. Hopefully he can make a Star Wars movie worth sitting through again - something that hasn't been true since 1980 at the latest.
So you like four hours of Star Wars?
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Old January 26 2013, 01:23 AM   #270
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Re: Abrams turns Star Wars because of his "loyalty" to Trek

Star Trek was always my first love, but it didn't stop me from seeing Star Wars 23 times in the theaters lol... and DS9 is my favorite post-TOS series but I also deeply adore B5. No dividing line here.
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