‘Star Trek 3′: Roberto Orci Wants to Direct

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by HaplessCrewman, Apr 22, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. BigJake

    BigJake Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2013
    Location:
    No matter where you go, there you are.
    Basically I could live happily without ever again hearing another supposedly grown-ass man with the literal means at his disposal to cry himself to sleep on a pile of money complaining about the ravages of the "snarky Internet fanboy." Just @!#% a whole bunch of that.
     
  2. Noname Given

    Noname Given Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 22, 2001
    Location:
    None Given
    Interesting viewpoint since what were discussing is Orci's choice of a word. ;)
     
  3. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    Morrowind
    Or Data's head.
     
  4. Ovation

    Ovation Vice Admiral Admiral

    Seconded. And I enthusiastically endorse the movie title suggestion. :techman:
     
  5. saddestmoon

    saddestmoon Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Location:
    New Zealand
    ^^^ Thirded! :bolian:
     
  6. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    alt.nerd.obsessive.pic
    Fourthed!
     
  7. BritishSeaPower

    BritishSeaPower Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Star Trek The Government is Out to Get You A Film by Roberto Orci.
     
  8. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Location:
    Ohio, USA
  9. BigJake

    BigJake Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2013
    Location:
    No matter where you go, there you are.
    Alrighty then.

    Interesting: the first time I've seen the film called a product of Paramount and Skydance. I never heard of Skydance before this very minute.
     
  10. Kruezerman

    Kruezerman Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Location:
    Meatloaf with Macaroni and Cheese
    They were a part of the team on ID.
     
  11. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Location:
    Terra Inlandia, Kelvin timeline
    They were also on the credits for STID, apparently filling the same role that Spyglass Entertainment did for the 2009 film.
     
  12. Timby

    Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2001
  13. Trek4Ever

    Trek4Ever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2005
    Location:
    Florida and Beyond
    Great going Paramount :rolleyes:. Just proved beyond shadow of a doubt that you don't give a shit about Trek. For the 50th anniversary you hire someone who hasn't even directed a TV show to helm a big league franchise.

    After being underwhelmed by the last few movies Orci scripted, for the first time in my life I will be skipping a Trek film during a theatrical run.
     
  14. Timby

    Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2001
    Well, let's be fair: Paramount doesn't give a shit about Star Trek beyond "How much money can it make us?" (Which, from a strictly business perspective, is how it should be.)

    And, in equal fairness, Orci isn't writing this one, only the story.
     
  15. Kruezerman

    Kruezerman Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Location:
    Meatloaf with Macaroni and Cheese
    God, do I hear a five year old echo in here?

    Back to lurking *hides*
     
  16. BritishSeaPower

    BritishSeaPower Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Well, that's disappointing.
     
  17. Tosk

    Tosk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2001
    Location:
    On the run.
    That's right...but funnily enough, the guys actually writing it have zero credits to their name/s. So it will be interesting to see what happens when you hand a big-budget sequel over to an untried director and untried writers.
     
  18. Devon

    Devon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
  19. StarMan

    StarMan Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Well, we can only hope for the best.
     
  20. BigJake

    BigJake Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2013
    Location:
    No matter where you go, there you are.
    I think it's pretty much what needed to happen.

    Certainly it's a golden chance for Orci, his moment to rise to the occasion, produce something genuinely brilliant and either silence or convert the naysayers. Speaking as one of the naysayers, I hope he manages it; I never have nor ever will root for someone to fail to entertain me.

    Meanwhile, if he produces something passably mediocre but profitable, the naysayers can resign themselves once and for all to JJ-and-Not-So-Silent-BobTrek being the shape of the franchise for the next generation. And everyone can hopefully finally relax and take a little of the edge off.

    And if he goes down in flames, then we can all start arguing about the next incarnation of Trek, and my Draft Oliver Stone campaign can really get off the ground.

    There's basically no downside here; every possible outcome produces either better Trek, more closure or more possibility. I'm interested to see which way it goes.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2014
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.