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Old November 5 2013, 03:55 AM   #46
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Re: Joe Cornish To Direct STAR TREK 3?

You're welcome, BigJake. Thanks for summarizing the relevant portions.

I've never heard anyone say anything but nice thing about J.J. Abrams. I wonder if there is any truth to him having a big ego, being smug, being hard to work with, etc. as that one guy says on the podcast.
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Old November 5 2013, 04:20 AM   #47
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Given the reports of Abrams getting frustrated over CBS not stopping TOS merchandise like he demanded, there could be some truth to the whole big ego/smug/hard to work with angle to it. It's the first I have ever heard of this, and I usually hear nothing but nice things from everyone to the point he's mentioned by his first name "Oh J.J. is such a great guy, J.J. is a visionary, J.J. walked my dog". I think many tend to forget that for a long time before he gained such a huge fan-base over ALIAS and LOST that Abrams had largely been known as "Jeffrey Abrams", just another Hollywood hack writer and executive that helped churn out some of the most generic product of the 90s that included "Regarding Henry, "Gone Fishin'" and "Armageddon".

Of all his work, I think I only genuinely liked the pilot of LOST, the only episode he directed for that show. In fact, that was the only work I've seen of his when it was announced that he was gonna work on STAR TREK, so I had some high hopes, especially after the Berman & Braga years. Then I saw his other work... Can't say I was impressed.
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Old November 5 2013, 04:57 AM   #48
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Like most, I also first came to know J.J. Abrams through Alias (with I enjoyed) and later Lost. I did not stick to the end with Lost - and I guess I am lucky I didn't considering it's notorious reputation.

Maybe J.J.'s personality is more akin to Stan Lee's - a writer who is equally adept at co-creating classic superheroes and self-promotion.
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Old November 5 2013, 01:56 PM   #49
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Given the reports of Abrams getting frustrated over CBS not stopping TOS merchandise like he demanded...
I'm pretty sure TrekMovie ran an article that pretty much debunked the above.

But if it is true, I can understand where Abrams is coming from (even if I disagree). He would essentially be competing with TOS merchandise, which he probably saw as a bad thing.
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Old November 5 2013, 07:48 PM   #50
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Like most, I also first came to know J.J. Abrams through Alias (with I enjoyed) and later Lost. I did not stick to the end with Lost - and I guess I am lucky I didn't considering it's notorious reputation.
Abrams had virtually nothing to do with LOST after the first couple of seasons. The show was Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse's baby.
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Old November 5 2013, 08:28 PM   #51
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Given the reports of Abrams getting frustrated over CBS not stopping TOS merchandise like he demanded...
I'm pretty sure TrekMovie ran an article that pretty much debunked the above.

But if it is true, I can understand where Abrams is coming from (even if I disagree). He would essentially be competing with TOS merchandise, which he probably saw as a bad thing.
Same here, I think both sides are very understandable. CBS has a cash cow, why throw it out? Abrams wants to set up his own brand, why confuse it with an older one? He probably would have had a lot more freedom starting a TV show with new characters instead of having to license older ones. Given how audiences bought up the two nuTrek films, I think he would have been able to pull it off on TV, incorporating the jovial tone and sense of fun that attracts viewers. And nobody can tell him what he can and cannot do.
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Old November 6 2013, 07:38 AM   #52
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Re: Joe Cornish To Direct STAR TREK 3?

I just remember when Aliens 3 was directed by someone who hadn't directed a feature film before.

I want Ridley Scott. Not that he'd ever agree to do it
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Old November 6 2013, 11:12 AM   #53
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Nicholas Meyer had directed only one movie before doing Trek. I am not that crazy about him as a director (like him better as a writer), but many Trek fans seem to worship him.
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Old December 10 2013, 02:14 AM   #54
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Variety is reporting that Joe Cornish no longer attached to Trek 3:

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/st...ci-1200927608/#
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Old December 10 2013, 02:39 AM   #55
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Bring back Leonard Nimoy, I bet he would do it if the price was right.
Or David Carson who directed STNG Yesterday's Enterprise.
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Old December 10 2013, 02:47 AM   #56
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As to J.J. Abrams being high on himself ... Welcome to Hollywood! I hope the next movie is as fresh and different to the past two as EMPIRE was to STAR WARS. Another director, other than J.J. might just accomplish that. I loved that J.J. brought a "no rules" aspect to the reboot and though I would like this, very much, to continue ... it would be great to see the series take a surprise turn! It's nice to add to the pot, you know?
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Old December 10 2013, 04:44 AM   #57
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Variety is reporting that Joe Cornish no longer attached to Trek 3:

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/st...ci-1200927608/#
Sounds like he read the script and bailed.
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Old December 10 2013, 04:54 AM   #58
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Bring back Leonard Nimoy, I bet he would do it if the price was right.
I bet he wouldn't.
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Old December 10 2013, 05:01 AM   #59
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The usual reaction of sensible people to an Orci script.
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Old December 10 2013, 05:18 AM   #60
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And we wouldn't be getting TOS and TNG on blu ray or any Prime Trek tie in novels if Abrams had it his way. That waters down his brand. Good thing that CBS essentially told him to fuck off. Apparently you can't do JJverse fan films. So if Abrams was in full control, they'd probably stop stuff like Phase II or Renegades as well.
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