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#1    ExpandMyMind

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

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If you weren’t thrilled about J. J. Abrams’ interpretation of the Star Trek franchise, and also weren’t thrilled about the third Star Wars trilogy being in development, then boy, do we have some bad news for you. It would seem J. J. Abrams is slated to direct the next Star Wars, Episode VII.
The third trilogy in the famed trilogy of trilogies was announced last October when Disney purchased Lucasfilm for a little over $4 billion in cash and stock. The new entry is set for a 2015 release, with Michael Arndt (of Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine fame) penned in to write the script.
Love him or hate him, J. J. Abrams has seen enormous success in recent years, whether he was bewildering fans with Lost, revitalizing the Star Trek franchise, or producing a love note to old Godzilla movies. Now, with another Star TrekStar Trek Into Darkness– releasing on May 17, it would seem Abrams has control over the two most famous star-prefixed franchises in media.

http://www.geek.com/...-trek-20130124/


I hope this is for real!


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

Star Wars, the real Star Wars, has been dead for 20 years. So has Star Trek.

You can flog a dead horse, turn it over and flog it some more. But it's still a dead horse.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

so lifhtsbaers generating lens flare here we come!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

Dead or not, there are lots and lots of Star Wars and Star Trek fans. I suspect Mr. Abrams has gotten himself far more of a 'cash cow' than a 'dead horse'.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

View PostLilly, on 25 January 2013 - 12:11 PM, said:

Dead or not, there are lots and lots of Star Wars and Star Trek fans. I suspect Mr. Abrams has gotten himself far more of a 'cash cow' than a 'dead horse'.

Money, of course, being paramount makes all sell outs OK. Or buy ins.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

I enjoyed JJ Abrams take of Star Trek.  I am willing to give this a go too, Star Wars was my first big movie hit I am one of those geeks that have seen it more times than I am willing to admit and would watch it again in a heartbeat - or anything even remotely related to them.  He will receive hate mail tho if he messes it up, possibly even from yours truly.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

View PostAntilles, on 25 January 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

Star Wars, the real Star Wars, has been dead for 20 years. So has Star Trek.

You can flog a dead horse, turn it over and flog it some more. But it's still a dead horse.

This is a matter of opinion. And it is an opinion held by a minority of people.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

This is going to be awesome. Lets hope J.J.A captures the feeling from the original 3 movies.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan but I find it silly to continue the series, especially with the gigantic expanded universe from the books that may get 'erased canonically' because of this silly cash cow movies. But hey, whateva, no one can make me watch it and make them part of my 'personal cannon' so to those who'll enjoy, good on ya for not having a stick up your butt like me. :3

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

Sulu armed with a lightsaber battling The Smoke Monster. MAKE IT HAPPEN ABRAMS!


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

Never mind, I did it myself.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

View PostHasina, on 25 January 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan but I find it silly to continue the series, especially with the gigantic expanded universe from the books that may get 'erased canonically' because of this silly cash cow movies. But hey, whateva, no one can make me watch it and make them part of my 'personal cannon' so to those who'll enjoy, good on ya for not having a stick up your butt like me. :3
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:05 PM

Just my opinion... But considering the second set of movies, they probably can't hork this one up much worse.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:49 PM

View Postrashore, on 25 January 2013 - 11:05 PM, said:

Just my opinion... But considering the second set of movies, they probably can't hork this one up much worse.

Revenge of the Sith is my second favourite Star Wars film, behind Return of the Jedi and only slightly ahead of The Empire Strikes Back (which itself.is only slightly ahead of A New Hope).


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:05 AM

View PostAntilles, on 25 January 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

Star Wars, the real Star Wars, has been dead for 20 years. So has Star Trek.

You can flog a dead horse, turn it over and flog it some more. But it's still a dead horse.

Sometimes the dead horse is more entertaining than the live one. Neither series is dead. The Star Trek reboot was great. Trekkers who think otherwise are delusional with selective memories. I'd be happier with Joss Whedon, but I don't think this is a bad move at all. Certainly better than letting George Lucas further ruin the series.

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