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January 25th, 2013, 00:41
Apparently, J.J. Abrams, who previously said he wasn't interested, is going to be the director for Star Wars: Episode VII after all.

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-…221511526.html

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/articl…xclusive-74596

Me thinks this is a HUGE mistake…
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January 25th, 2013, 01:02
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Apparently, J.J. Abrams, who previously said he wasn't interested, is going to be the director for Star Wars: Episode VII after all.

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-…221511526.html

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/articl…xclusive-74596

Me thinks this is a HUGE mistake…
For once I agree. Both the screen writer and director are a mistake. Time will tell though.

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January 25th, 2013, 01:19
What's wrong with JJ Abrams? He's a great director. Star Trek was very well done and Into Darkness looks great. We need more Star Wars like a hole in the head but that's another topic. Plus Lucas was dragging the universe into the abyss.

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January 25th, 2013, 03:15
I think they could have done a lot worse. Star Trek was excellent.
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January 25th, 2013, 04:09
Star Trek was a good action flick but the problem with ST movies is they are too long in between - 6 TOS movies < 72 tv shows whose purpose was to be a backdrop for serious Science Fiction stories. Of course, the only good TNG movie was First Contact which could have won the oscar for best screenplay. The reboot is going to suffer the same problems.

I hope Abrams goes back to the roots of Star Wars - no not the "first trilogy" - the thing that made the first movie great in 1977: it was a tribute to the movie serials of the 1940's (So was Indiana Jones). That's the real reason it was titled #4; not because there were any sequels or prequels planned. He should stylize it after the Flash Gordon clones - like they did in STVoyager - and not on the pervailing Star Wars lore.

Or if he doesn't, he should at least make Kevin Anderson a screenwriter and a consultant.

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January 25th, 2013, 04:20
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
For once I agree. Both the screen writer and director are a mistake. .
Originally Posted by rjshae View Post
I think they could have done a lot worse. Star Trek was excellent.
It's going to be a hell of a lot better than the last three movies, that's for sure. And I haven't seen Oblivion yet, but Michael Arndt did a solid job as a writer on Little Miss Sunshine, Brave and Toy Story 3, this guy is much better than Lucas, and J.J. Abrams is a better director.
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January 25th, 2013, 09:24
I am clearly out of touch with geekdom - I didn't even know a new episode was planned.
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January 25th, 2013, 09:24
I consider this good news actually. I really liked his new Star Trek approach. I'm actually pretty excited about SW7 now.

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I am clearly out of touch with geekdom - I didn't even know a new episode was planned.
Disney bought LucasArts a while back, and announced 3 new movies in the same process.
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January 25th, 2013, 09:25
Originally Posted by GhanBuriGhan View Post
I am clearly out of touch with geekdom - I didn't even know a new episode was planned.
Sorry, but I'm going to have to ask for your geek membership card back.
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January 25th, 2013, 10:14
Ehm ok.

Thanks for crushing all my hopes for a good SW entirely

Star Trek was a piece of shit - and the less said about LOST and JJ Abrams the better.

The man represents everything that's bad about modern Hollywood.
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January 25th, 2013, 10:18
Originally Posted by countchocula View Post
sorry, but i'm going to have to ask for your geek membership card back.
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January 25th, 2013, 10:31
Your proposal is acceptable.
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January 25th, 2013, 10:52
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January 25th, 2013, 10:57
Wow, no need to worry about geekcards I see
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January 25th, 2013, 11:01
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Actually it was a reference to the first Men in Black movie, when the bug collects his Edgar costume.
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Actually it was a reference to the first Men in Black movie, when the bug collects his Edgar costume.
I go out, I work my butt off to make a living, all I want is to come home to a nice clean house with a nice fat steak on the table, but instead I get this!
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o.O

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January 25th, 2013, 16:07
Then again, there's a kind of symmetry to it all. He destroyed Star Trek - and now he'll destroy what's left of Star Wars. He's like the EA of movie directors
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January 25th, 2013, 16:14
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Star Trek was a piece of shit
And what were Insurrection, Nemesis and Undiscovered Country?

Before the Abrams movie, the last good Star Trek was The Search for Spock. Voyage Home was not bad. The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek the Motion Picture were excellent. The others were crap IMO. Rick Berman was running the franchise into the ground.
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January 25th, 2013, 16:19
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And what were Insurrection, Nemesis and Undiscovered Country?
The Undiscovered Country was one of the best Treks. I liked Insurrection - but Nemesis was awful.

Before the Abrams movie, the last good Star Trek was The Search for Spock. Voyage Home was not bad. The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek the Motion Picture were excellent. The others were crap IMO. Rick Berman was running the franchise into the ground.
I disagree quite severely, but that's the way of subjective opinions.
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