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2013-01-24 07:45:01 PM  
This is not good news. Star Trek was just okay. Slick, pretty, ridiculous (Spock just happens to be on that ice planet?!?), and bland. Everything he does is just okay (although never saw Alias). I don't get the geek adoration. And the pretentious, smug, aren't-I-so-farking-clever secrecy/hints around his projects is just annoying. Remember the buildup to Cloverfield, and then we got Cloverfield? I was hoping for Brad Bird or Joss Whedon, someone with as much soul and heart as brain.
 
2013-01-24 07:45:33 PM  

skinink: Damn. I was hoping that Lucas would diect more Star Wars movies, because the series definitely needs more Stepin Fetchit and Jewish caricatures.

Star Wars is dead.


Fun fact: If not for Star Wars, no one under 40 would ever have heard of Stepin Fetchit.
 
2013-01-24 07:49:51 PM  

dajoro: This is not good news. Star Trek was just okay. Slick, pretty, ridiculous (Spock just happens to be on that ice planet?!?), and bland. Everything he does is just okay (although never saw Alias). I don't get the geek adoration. And the pretentious, smug, aren't-I-so-farking-clever secrecy/hints around his projects is just annoying. Remember the buildup to Cloverfield, and then we got Cloverfield? I was hoping for Brad Bird or Joss Whedon, someone with as much soul and heart as brain.


I don't know if the Force can repel lens flare, but it sure as hell can't repel butthurt.
 
2013-01-24 07:52:16 PM  
the most important part of that article was where it mentioned that george lucas would not be writing the script.
 
2013-01-24 07:54:09 PM  

NegativeChirality: I hate hate hate hate JJ Abrams.

Star Trek was a farking shiat movie. Yes, it had the characters right, but literally every major plot event occurred with the help of some kind of deus ex machina.


No one cares about your opinion. No one. On the planet. At all.
 
2013-01-24 07:54:58 PM  
fark, this means Damon Lindelof is directing Star Trek 3
 
2013-01-24 07:59:14 PM  

moothemagiccow: fark, this means Damon Lindelof is directing Star Trek 3


Well, he's promised there won't be any time travel.
 
2013-01-24 07:59:38 PM  

Mazzic518: Osomatic: Bathia_Mapes: While I know he didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting the gig, I dearly would have loved seeing Kevin Smith as the director.

Yeah, but then it just would have been a bunch of Stormtroopers sitting around talking.  (I kid because I love.)

  We could have seen the funerals for all the contractors from the second Death Star :)


Heh! Yep
 
2013-01-24 07:59:45 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Abrams did great with the 2009 Star Trek (suck it trekkies), and he'll do fine with this.


I'd consider myself a huge fan of both franchises, so I have no problem saying YOU PEOPLE biatchING ABOUT LENS FLARE CAN JUST SFTU, STAR TREK (2009) WAS A GREAT MOVIE.

It was way more faithful to its IP than the vast majority of nostalgia porn movies (looking at you, Transformers and G.I. Joe). I never noticed the lens flares until you assholes started biatching about it, and even now it's not distracting at all. If this is true, fine. I'll see the product in theaters and make my decision. I have a feeling Abrams will be more sensitive to the EU than most other directors. There's just as much of a chance that it's an unfounded rumor - in which case, oh well, another round of gnashing and wailing of teeth.

And for the record:

Before 2009, the last Star Trek movie that didn't suck ass was Generations. No, First Contact was terrible. It ruined the Borg, and it was clear Spiner was out to lunch during filming. Frakes did a decent job directing, but he's a much better television director.

There was nothing wrong with Cloverfield that couldn't have been fixed by buying a goddamn tripod. No, it's not cool and edgy to make it look like "authentic camcorder footage". If your movie makes me sick to my stomach when a pint of whiskey and six straight hours of Descent II can not, then you've farked up in cinematography.

The discussion of Star Wars will inevitably lead to mentioning Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy. These books are good; biatching about the Chiss, ysalmiri, or "LOL EXTRA VOWELS" is idiotic, and you should feel bad.

/UNC_Samurai signing off and headed for the tub.
 
2013-01-24 08:00:08 PM  
Well, you KNOW this guy will be in it.

www.tvedge.net
 
2013-01-24 08:00:31 PM  

LDM90: skinink: Damn. I was hoping that Lucas would diect more Star Wars movies, because the series definitely needs more Stepin Fetchit and Jewish caricatures.

Star Wars is dead.

Fun fact: If not for Star Wars, no one under 40 would ever have heard of Stepin Fetchit.


How aboit Élan Sleazebaggano?

In all seriousness, Star Trek was a great space action popcorn flick. It sucked as a Star Trek movie. The good news is that Star Wars is a space action popcorn flick. Imokaywiththis.jpg
 
2013-01-24 08:01:04 PM  

WTF Indeed: I can't decide what will be the best part of the new movies. Watching them, or watching the nerds flip out on every development that leads up to them waiting in line at midnight to see them?


Then pouring over every rumor, script leak and behind the scenes photos. Then debating 18 hours a day about plot development then after watching it say that it sucked cause it was predictible and had no surprises.

And damnit poonesfarm, that pic got a laugh out of me.
 
2013-01-24 08:03:18 PM  

Shadowtag: NegativeChirality: I hate hate hate hate JJ Abrams.

Star Trek was a farking shiat movie. Yes, it had the characters right, but literally every major plot event occurred with the help of some kind of deus ex machina.

No one cares about your opinion. No one. On the planet. At all.


It was a crappy Star Trek movie. Lots of plot holes and bad science and stuff that just didn't make any sense. It was fun, but Star Trek is supposed to be more cerebral than that. Star Wars, on the other hand...
 
2013-01-24 08:03:30 PM  
Star Trek (2009) was pretty much on par with the prequels. Look at the fight above Vulcan and the fight above Coruscant, you could've spliced scenes from the two movies together and no one would be able to tell. Did love the way Enterprise moved though
 
2013-01-24 08:07:34 PM  
can we get Cumberbatch as a dark Jedi/Sith lord?
 
2013-01-24 08:08:30 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Bathia_Mapes: Osomatic: Bathia_Mapes: While I know he didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting the gig, I dearly would have loved seeing Kevin Smith as the director.

Yeah, but then it just would have been a bunch of Stormtroopers sitting around talking.  (I kid because I love.)

I feel he has a lot of love for the original trilogy and would try to undo the damage that Lucas did with 1-3.

Kevin actually loved the prequels.

He firmly believed it was George Lucas toy box, and enjoyed the story Lucas wanted to tell.

So did I. And I was a fan from 1st run of Star Wars- before any chapter added to the crawl.


Oh yeah? Well, you and Kevin Smith are both idiots.
 
2013-01-24 08:09:32 PM  
Did anyone mention that J.J. Abrams uses too much lens flare yet?
 
2013-01-24 08:13:45 PM  
As one of the few people on the site who A: doesn't hate the prequel trilogy and feel like it raped their childhood and B: didn't give a good goddamn about the lens flare in Star Trek, I'm ok with this.
 
2013-01-24 08:15:19 PM  
Has anyone posted any Star Wars lens-flare pics?

\absolutely on board for a J.J. Abrams Star Wars flick....
 
2013-01-24 08:19:55 PM  
home.comcast.net
 
2013-01-24 08:22:03 PM  
I saw the story and thought to myself, "The Fark headline will say something 'lens flare' something. It'll probably be a good one despite the overused meme."

I came home and checked Fark just to see this headline.

/leaving disappointed
 
2013-01-24 08:24:11 PM  
Thrawn's trilogy would make a terrible set of movies because NOTHING HAPPENS.
 
2013-01-24 08:30:49 PM  
 
2013-01-24 08:37:54 PM  
Ambiguous sources = bullshiat.
 
2013-01-24 08:41:28 PM  
From a very old Fark photoshop contest (March 2002)

writersgallery.com

Seems appropriate.
 
2013-01-24 08:49:44 PM  

knoxvelour: can we get Cumberbatch as a dark Jedi/Sith lord?


I'd also accept Anna Torv as Mara Jade.
 
2013-01-24 08:52:23 PM  

knoxvelour: can we get Cumberbatch as a dark Jedi/Sith lord?


Maybe even a Sith Lord who can summon the ghosts of the dead, a necromancer, if you will.
 
2013-01-24 09:12:39 PM  

dajoro: This is not good news. Star Trek was just okay. Slick, pretty, ridiculous (Spock just happens to be on that ice planet?!?), and bland. Everything he does is just okay (although never saw Alias). I don't get the geek adoration. And the pretentious, smug, aren't-I-so-farking-clever secrecy/hints around his projects is just annoying. Remember the buildup to Cloverfield, and then we got Cloverfield? I was hoping for Brad Bird or Joss Whedon, someone with as much soul and heart as brain.


Really? You never tumbled to the plot point that Nero dumped old Spock on that moon so he could watch? He only said "I won't kill him, I'll make him watch" when old Spock arrived in his spinny-top-thing ship.

Brad Bird can remake the prequels. And Joss Whedon should direct every super hero movie (at least every Marvel team) for the rest of his life.

Abrams is a better choice than Peter Jackson, too.
 
2013-01-24 09:13:21 PM  
At least it isn't M. Night Shymalnainan.

/ASK ME WHAT IT MEANS! ASK ME WHAT IT MEANS!
 
2013-01-24 09:13:24 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Bathia_Mapes: Osomatic: Bathia_Mapes: While I know he didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting the gig, I dearly would have loved seeing Kevin Smith as the director.

Yeah, but then it just would have been a bunch of Stormtroopers sitting around talking.  (I kid because I love.)

I feel he has a lot of love for the original trilogy and would try to undo the damage that Lucas did with 1-3.

Kevin actually loved the prequels.

He firmly believed it was George Lucas toy box, and enjoyed the story Lucas wanted to tell.

So did I. And I was a fan from 1st run of Star Wars- before any chapter added to the crawl.


Even Jar Jar? You actually liked Jar Jar!?
 
2013-01-24 09:15:29 PM  
God, I hope this is wrong.
 
2013-01-24 09:18:08 PM  
MY headline was better: "From the director of Star Trek... STAR WARS!"
 
2013-01-24 09:18:10 PM  

sleeper2995: Darth_Lukecash: Bathia_Mapes: Osomatic: Bathia_Mapes: While I know he didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting the gig, I dearly would have loved seeing Kevin Smith as the director.

Yeah, but then it just would have been a bunch of Stormtroopers sitting around talking.  (I kid because I love.)

I feel he has a lot of love for the original trilogy and would try to undo the damage that Lucas did with 1-3.

Kevin actually loved the prequels.

He firmly believed it was George Lucas toy box, and enjoyed the story Lucas wanted to tell.

So did I. And I was a fan from 1st run of Star Wars- before any chapter added to the crawl.

Even Jar Jar? You actually liked Jar Jar!?


Lucas originally had no plans to include Jar Jar in the subsequent prequels; he had written that one-off character completely out.

It was constant and impassioned letters from Darth_lukecash that led Lucas to rewrite him back in.
 
2013-01-24 09:24:39 PM  

Shadowtag: but literally every major plot event occurred with the help of some kind of deus ex machina.


No one complained about that with Lord of the Rings.
 
2013-01-24 09:32:42 PM  
I like JJ, but I don't like the fact he is now at the helm of both of the biggest sci fi space franchises. Some variety there would be nice.

Mugato: Shadowtag: but literally every major plot event occurred with the help of some kind of deus ex machina.

No one complained about that with Lord of the Rings.


Very true.
 
2013-01-24 09:32:56 PM  

Mugato: Shadowtag: but literally every major plot event occurred with the help of some kind of deus ex machina.

No one complained about that with Lord of the Rings.


I did. Lord of the Rings was pretty terrible. It really should have been split into six or seven movies.
 
2013-01-24 09:33:04 PM  
Great_Milenko:
Abrams is a better choice than Peter Jackson, too.

Oh definitely. Otherwise we'd have each of the sequels split into 3 different movies. We'd be at Star Wars XV by the end of it.
 
2013-01-24 09:33:19 PM  
www.upl.co

fark that no talent hack. Get an original idea.
// hates shaky screen.
 
2013-01-24 09:34:19 PM  

sleeper2995: Even Jar Jar? You actually liked Jar Jar!?


As a character I had no problem with him.  My only complaint was the actor used a voice that was hard to understand, especially with the strange dialect the Gundians had

LDM90: skinink: Damn. I was hoping that Lucas would diect more Star Wars movies, because the series definitely needs more Stepin Fetchit and Jewish caricatures.

Star Wars is dead.

Fun fact: If not for Star Wars, no one under 40 would ever have heard of Stepin Fetchit.


The prequels are exactly like the Tree in Empire Strikes Back

Luke: "What's in there?"
Yoda: "Only what you take with you."

Aliens are not even human, or even the color of any human. Jar Jar and Watto were archetypes, butt they sure in the hell weren't any racial stereo  types. The fact you bring that up means you are bringing your own baggage with you.

Jar Jar was played by Ahmed Best, a black man.  You tell HIM he was a racist. Lucas allowed all the actors to portray the character as they wished-he's not known for being very hands on as a director.

The prequel also had Samuel Jackson as the baddest mother farkin' Jedi ever.
 
2013-01-24 09:37:31 PM  

Mugato: Shadowtag: but literally every major plot event occurred with the help of some kind of deus ex machina.

No one complained about that with Lord of the Rings.


Are we talking about the movie added or what was in the plot originally?  Since Tolkien was trying to copy the epic poems stories, he also copied the elements of them, including dues ex mahina.
 
2013-01-24 09:38:37 PM  
I love Brad Bird's animated work, but Ghost Protocol was at best a meh movie. The final fight scene in the garage just went on way too long, I didn't need to see 20 minutes of Cruise's saggy bare chest at the beginning, and in real life the movie would have ended this way: Russian sub launches nuke at San Fran, the Sea Wolf or Los Angeles sub shadowing immediately sinks the Russian boomer, and the combination of the two gets all the Russian and American birds flying as the First Strike retaliation protocols go into effect in a matter of minutes as both sides react before they can figure out who fired the first shot of WW3. There's realistically no way the US is going to let a nuke bounce off the Transamerica Pyramid like that.
 
2013-01-24 09:39:46 PM  
Darth_Lukecash

Jar Jar was played by Ahmed Best, a black man. You tell HIM he was a racist.

Your point is that blacks can't play racist sterio types? *scoff*


Lucas allowed all the actors to portray the character as they wished-he's not known for being very hands on as a director.

That line might almost work if the DVD extras didn't show g.l telling best how to walk and talk.
 
2013-01-24 09:41:16 PM  

moothemagiccow: fark, this means Damon Lindelof is directing Star Trek 3


That means we'll get a 4th, because the man doesn't know how to write a proper
 
2013-01-24 09:43:08 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Mugato: Shadowtag: but literally every major plot event occurred with the help of some kind of deus ex machina.

No one complained about that with Lord of the Rings.

Are we talking about the movie added or what was in the plot originally?  Since Tolkien was trying to copy the epic poems stories, he also copied the elements of them, including dues ex mahina.


Name one instance of deus ex machina from the books not involving Tom Bombadil. You can't because that's the only one. The movies on the other hand had plenty of DEM because they couldn't take the time to flesh out minor characters and other background.
 
2013-01-24 09:43:17 PM  
Look. THIS SHOW had f**king lens flare:

nerdsoftheroundtable.files.wordpress.com

They practically invented lens flare. They had lens flare on their title sequence. If it was in space and a star was involved, then it's going to have lens flare.

Was it still an awesome series? Yes.
 
2013-01-24 09:43:18 PM  
www.upl.co
 
2013-01-24 09:44:49 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Mugato: Shadowtag: but literally every major plot event occurred with the help of some kind of deus ex machina.

No one complained about that with Lord of the Rings.

Are we talking about the movie added or what was in the plot originally?  Since Tolkien was trying to copy the epic poems stories, he also copied the elements of them, including dues ex mahina.


You guys contractually required to circle jerk in every Star Wars thread ever or something?

/Only trolls and water heads say they like the prequels
 
2013-01-24 09:46:36 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Are we talking about the movie added or what was in the plot originally? Since Tolkien was trying to copy the epic poems stories, he also copied the elements of them, including dues ex mahina.


I never read the books, I'm talking about the movies. "Hey, we're in a big battle and we're all going to die. Wait, here comes some elves around the hill to save the day! Here's another battle and we're all going to die but wait, there's some ghost army that  Aragorn forgot he had up his ass. The Hobbits are dying in the volcano but wait, here are some eagles that could have done something all along to save them....and so on.
 
2013-01-24 09:49:29 PM  

blue_2501: Look. THIS SHOW had f**king lens flare:

They practically invented lens flare. They had lens flare on their title sequence. If it was in space and a star was involved, then it's going to have lens flare.

Was it still an awesome series? Yes.


To be fair, it was the 90s, and all that CGI stuff was new and shiny, and Photoshop had not yet run lens flare into the ground.

/Still a great show, though
//It even had Bryan Cranston as a Ranger
 
2013-01-24 09:50:32 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
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