Abrams Directing Star Wars

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

  1. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    And when the Abrams response you've quoted in part above goes on immediately to say:
    "If you’re a fan, we’ve got one of the writers who’s a devout Trekker, so we were able to make sure we were serving the people who are completely enamored with `Star Trek.’ But we are not making the movie for that contingent alone."
    his intended meaning is quite plain, and it's not at all a brush-off of Star Trek fans. I don't have any trouble imagining that Abrams will take a similar approach to making a Star Wars movie - it won't be made just for them, but at the same time he's going to make efforts to include lots which those fans will enjoy seeing.
     
  2. The Wormhole

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    -Romulans are known to have inteligence operatives among their enemies, and Shinzon's age corresponds with when Picard was either at the end of his time commanding the Stargazer or after it was lost. We know being captain of the Stargazer made Picard a name, Geordi read about him in the Academy.

    -Picard shaved his head when the pictire was taken.
     
  3. SantaEddie74

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    Yeah, I suppose so.

    The movie just does such a pitiful job of explaining most things....that's my main nitpick.
     
  4. Keeper

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    ^Isn't that called Treksposition, (trek+exposition) something I thought we (mostly) all were happy to see so greatly reduced in ST09?

    Anway, some thoughts from reading upthread. Overheard, (by me) of father of family just before screening of ST09 started: "This movie better not turn my son into a nerd" (I turned around aiming a stern glare directly at him, he flashed an embarrassed smile which said, No offense intended. Not sure which of us won that encounter.)

    I liked Batman Forever, Batman Begins, TDN. I hated Batman & Robin, TDNR.

    INS was an expanded NG episode. I've gone back and forth over NEM, some viewings I can get into it but others, I shut it off.
     
  5. thumbtack

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    FTFY
     
  6. King Daniel Beyond

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    http://trekweb.com/articles/2013/01...e-Star-Wars-Fans-Proud-with-Episode-VII.shtml
     
  7. Keeper

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    *walks away with underwear pulled over head

    JJ cackling maniacly behind me* lol
     
  8. Amasov

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    He wants to do the SW fans proud, but not us Trekkies. The nerve.

    Incidentally, are Orci and Kurtzman attached in any capacity?
     
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  9. King Daniel Beyond

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    Bad Robot are co-producing SWVII.
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    I've always thought of the stereotypical basement-dwelling fan as being like Bigfoot. Maybe he exists, but I'm not sure anyone has ever actually seen one.

    Most of the Trekkies I know have jobs and kids and mortgages like everyone else.
     
  11. Ovation

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    Yes. The nerve of someone answering a question in a non-identical way to a similar question. Why, one would think he did it deliberately to rub Trek fan's faces in his clearly evident contempt for Trek and all it stands for. :rolleyes:
     
  12. SantaEddie74

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    Disney and Lucas are really pushing ahead with the new film. As of today the further 3-D releases of the prequels have been postponed or cancelled.

    No news about the Original Trilogy in 3-D being nixed, but the dates were never set anyways.
     
  13. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Abrams on Trek: "I'm not making this for the fans!"

    Abrams on Wars: "I want to do the fans proud."


    :guffaw:

    Well as I'm a fan of both franchises at least he cares about... half of me?
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Yeah, right.

    He's given us a lot better than anyone had any right to expect, given the extraordinarily damaged state of the Star Trek franchise in 2006.

    You're lucky Paramount didn't license the thing out for a cheapo comedy with Jack Black as Kirk and Ben Stein as Spock.
     
  15. Crisp Crinkle

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    Thanks.

    Now that's one more reason for me to wake up screaming at night.

    Given the success of Galaxy Quest, you gotta wonder whether that sort of idea was seriously considered.
     
  16. Admiral Buzzkill

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    It would help if Trek fans would ever get over being butthurt about the fact that Star Wars has been, by far, the premier space science fiction franchise in the theaters since 1977. The least successful of the six Star Wars films made almost 100 million dollars more worldwide than the most successful Star Trek movie.

    As far as people buying tickets to the movies are concerned, for over thirty years Star Trek has been in second place - and for most of that time a distant second.
     
  17. SantaEddie74

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    And even domestically The Empire Strikes Back made $34 million more than Trek '09. Empire is the least successful SW film in American cinemas.
     
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  20. thumbtack

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    The public perception of us annoys me, too. But I don't pretend it's not there.