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this MIGHT not be shit.
Big fan of his his work - with the exception of lost which I never really gave any time to.
i think this is good news, personally. surely they'll be better than the last three.
and that he didn't really like star wars?
but he did say he didn't want to
“I quickly said that because of my loyalty to Star Trek, and also just being a fan, I wouldn’t even want to be involved in the next version of those things. I declined any involvement very early on. I’d rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them.” guess they eventually offered him enough money.
of Chewbacca literally shitting money upon Jar Jar Binks in front of a massive screen playing slow mo footage of George Lucas's neck
Soundtrack by Clint Mansell
a little person dressed as Yoda breakdancing badly (shot on Super 8) to a MIDI version of the Star Wars theme played entirely by Abrams.
is revamping Star Wars.
Can't we get some cunting diversity?
every time i see that jj abrams is involved in something i can't help but think how much better josh wheadon would have done it
I could imagine whedon doing good Han Solo banter but he would also have the bad guys doing his irony thing which just wouldn't seem right
It'll just look and feel exactly like Star Trek.
I dunno super 8 managed to recreate an 80s feel quite accurately hopefully he will try similar
Also hope it's a little bit grubby. Star Trek is pretty sterile but I suppose it always has been.
I look forward to seeing it, whilst fully expecting it to be awful. Super8's a great film, mind you, so he could definitely do a job if he wanted to.
Can imagine Lucas still exerting considerable influence from the sidelines and presumably Disney are at the very least going to insist on something that's heaving with toy tie ins.
he's clearly a massive player in the industry, yet he's actually directed like... four or five films? Two of them being Star Trek.
I'm not a fan of it but i can appreciate how it was marketed and it had a lot of people excited about it. Even things like Breaking Bad/The Wire which most people would say are better didn't/don't get the same attention as Lost did. You can argue this is down to budgets and stuff but a hell of a lot of people watched it and enjoyed it and bought the boxsets. So I guess Hollywood see him as some sort of TV revolutionary and hope that he can do the same in the films.
which was pretty popular and ran to four or five seasons.
imagine Lost helped though, his first direction job was Mission Impossible III in 2006, which was a couple of years into the show's run.
(although really he had very little to do with Lost past it starting, but y'know)
I don't think that Star Trek: The Apple Store Generation has the feel of a Star Trek franchise - those could have been any spacemonauts flying any old spaceship and it would've been exactly the same.
One of the things that I enjoy so much about things like Star Trek and Star Wars is that they fully inhabit all of their tropes and flesh out their own universes - JJ's reboot took it not so much to a different Star Trek universe but to a blandly generic sci-fi one where any old shit could happen because who cares.
THe old star trek films were mostly rubbish and the new ones seem to be respectful of the older films whilst still seeming fresh.
his general point is that Star Trek is more about 'ideas' and the Abrams one is basically Star Wars / any generic SF action movie. which I can see. but it's also why I don't really like Star Trek and do like Abrams' reboot.
Lose the mate daniel.
(it's not theo is it?)
thoroughly entertaining, but so far from the enjoyment I get out of TNG and DS9.
There will always be haters.
has produced a ton of stuff. His name hasnt really been tarnished yet. Done a lot of cgi-heavy stuff. Probably seen as the safe option.
he seems much more of a behind-the-scenes facilitator type guy, yet he's been handed several absolutely huge franchises to direct from it.
I suppose it would be asking too much of them to choose someone a bit interesting like Whedon or Del Toro.
doing the face when he uses the force to whack some wise guy from the fuckin' dark side, jeez.
that's too perfect. I can picture him with the green make-up and ears, complaining about having to deal with the freakin' dark side at his age.
I imagine they want Whedon's attention firmly focussed on the next Avengers film.
Brian Wood, who wrote the finished-and-excellent DMZ and the ongoing-and-excellent The Massive comics has just started writing a new Star Wars ongoing comic.
It'd be pretty sweet if he was involved in the writing somehow...
I bought one with high hopes as I really like wood's work, but I was quite disappointed. It is weird as everthing I have read about it is glowing but it just really didn't seem very star warsy, characters and dialog didnt seem right and the art in places was very ropey. I'll probably buy the next few issues and see how it goes.
On the subject of brians and comics, anyone reading brian vaughan's comic 'Saga' that is really great, seems like a more star warsy firefly
I read the first volume of Saga about an hour ago on this train I'm on. Wonderful stuff, so happy to have BKV back writing a monthly <3
it is rare that a comic will be so good that I will read it as single issues come out, but I even ended up spending over £10 for an issue 7 on ebay, not for collecting reasons but just because I couldn't wait to read it.
I've just ordered the massive buffy season 8 'library edition' that he wrote some of, might have to go back and finish ex machina too
but I was a little disappointed with the end. like, it was good and all, but it was essentially just another story, and it really lacked that thing in Y where all of the arcs built together to a climax.
still, he did write Y, and not everyone can strike absolute gold all of the time.