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Old June 15 2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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has a Trekkie ever directed a Star Trek film before?

R Wise - was a highly respected director but most certainly wont have been a fan of the show/trekkie (think I read somewhere his wife had to tell him to make sure Spock was included in the movie)

N Meyer - hardly knew what Trek was about before he got the job. most certainly NOT a trekkie

Nimoy - cmon, you think the guys actually in Trek are fans?

Shatner - see above

Carson - doubt he was a huge fan (don't remember reading interviews with him around the time saying he was a huge fan or anything)

Frakes - see Nimoy/Shatner (& I don't think Frakes was a trekkie prior to TNG either)

Baird - didn't even know who the characters were!

JJ - publically stated he wasn't a fan (more a Star Wars/Twilight Zone fan)

so basically with Orci this will be the first time a full on bone fide TREKKIE will be directing a Trek movie...im kind of excited! imagining a lot of callbacks/nods/references/easter eggs, plus maybe Patrick Stewart and TNG (flashback? flash forward?), Shatner (the holo scene Orci wrote for ST09)
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Old June 15 2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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Re: has a Trekkie ever directed a Star Trek film before?

I picture the end scene of TMP, but instead of Decker and Kirk, it's between Orci (in uniform) and Abrams (dressed as Han Solo):

"JJ, I want this. As much as you wanted Star Wars, I want this!"
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Old June 15 2014, 11:36 AM   #3
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Re: has a Trekkie ever directed a Star Trek film before?

Thing is, big SW fan? Sure bring it on, you get it. The history, the canon, the need to create new within the rich history of the old. I think we got that, and I think SW is going to get that too.
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Old June 15 2014, 01:50 PM   #4
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Re: has a Trekkie ever directed a Star Trek film before?

No Trekkie may have ever directed a film, but a couple of Trekkies have written (assuming they consider themselves Trekkies....they certainly considered themselves fans at the very least).

Ronald D. Moore (Generations, First Contact, and I believe Insurrection), and John Logan (Nemesis).
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Old June 15 2014, 06:32 PM   #5
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Re: has a Trekkie ever directed a Star Trek film before?

martok2112 wrote: View Post
Ronald D. Moore (Generations, First Contact, and I believe Insurrection), and John Logan (Nemesis).
Insurrection was a Michael Piller joint.
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Old June 15 2014, 08:22 PM   #6
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Re: has a Trekkie ever directed a Star Trek film before?

And Piller was pretty much more like Nick Meyer in a sense, not knowing too much about Trek prior to being hired for TNG.
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Old June 15 2014, 09:03 PM   #7
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Been quite a while since I watched Insurrection...thanks for the clarification.
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Old June 16 2014, 06:20 PM   #8
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Re: has a Trekkie ever directed a Star Trek film before?

King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
I picture the end scene of TMP, but instead of Decker and Kirk, it's between Orci (in uniform) and Abrams (dressed as Han Solo):

"JJ, I want this. As much as you wanted Star Wars, I want this!"
That mental image has had me chuckling for the last day or so. I hope Orci doesn't get pissy and curse at the commentors on Trekmovie.com again when they critique his directing. Don't feed the trolls, man...
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