“That’s not true, THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE!”
The breaking news of last night was that J.J. Abrams, who is responsible for rebooting Star Trek, and the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness is apparently now set to direct Episode VII. What has happened to Hollywood over the past few years? Abrams is a decent enough director, with Super 8 (2011) under his belt, but in TV land, Lost, Fringe and Alias were miles away from justifying their hype as far as I’m concerned.
As a Trekkie, Star Trek (2009) was not the unbridled success that many thought but it has certainly introduced a legion of new fans and reinvigorated the franchise after the unfairly criticised Star Trek Nemesis (2002) and Star Trek: Enterprise saw the end to 15 year “Next Generation era”. but he also ran roughshod over the series’ concepts and delivered a tone which I still feel is shy of Gene Roddenberry’s
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