Abrams Directing Star Wars

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Kamdan, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm so lucky to have befriended a real life Patrick Bateman online :). Complete with Genesis signature ;).

    Myself, I just find it hard to interact with people. I can write really well and am getting excellent grades at university but sometimes simple things like a phone call can be nigh on impossible.

    Yeah, I did specify that I meant geeks. The wider audience wouldn't know what the fuck those books were about.
     
  2. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    I've heard of it by way of hanging around this place, but I've never read it and haven't the vaguest notion of what it's about (other than it's something Star Wars and some people have said they thought it was good.)

    However, we at least seem finally to be sort of lurching back in the general direction of the topic, so keep that up, everyone.
     
  3. Nagisa Furukawa

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    For nobody would understand! And you kill what FEAAAR! AND YOU FEEAAAR WHAT YOU dooon't uuuunderstand.
     
  4. DalekJim

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    The Second's Out version of Supper's Ready is pretty much as good as music gets.

    Yeah, I'm kinda burnt out on that discussion. I don't see how it matters if the books are famous or not? I just think they're a great basis for a new trilogy. Audiences don't have to have read them to enjoy an adaptation.
     
  5. Nero's Shadow

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    I'm happy with JJ decision to direct Star Wars episode 7 I was a bit shocked on Disney taken over the franchise and was a bit un interested but it's lifted my eyebrow like Spock so good luck to him and his cast and crew.

    Also he did pick some really good actors for the Star Trek reboot and hopefully fingers crossed the next movie will be amazing !! And hopefully he will have time to direct the 3rd film !!!
     
  6. jayrath

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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.
     
  7. DalekJim

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    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?
     
  8. CorporalClegg

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    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.
     
  9. Ovation

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    It largely depends upon the circles one hangs in. In mine, everyone has hundreds of books.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Just got back from the bookstore. What did I miss?
     
  11. SalvorHardin

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    What a loser. :cool::p
     
  12. Nerys Myk

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  13. Franklin

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    Oh, one of those bookstores. :cool:

    I'm still carrying my Borders Rewards card around in my wallet. :(
     
  14. Greg Cox

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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.
     
  15. ChristopherPike

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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! :guffaw:
     
  16. JoeZhang

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    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.
     
  17. RoJoHen

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    You keep making this joke, and it keeps not being funny.
     
  18. SeerSGB

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    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.
     
  19. Set Harth

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    It should be Favreau for Ep.VIII and Whedon for Ep.IX. :techman:
     
  20. Admiral Buzzkill

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    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.