This whole thing about the Star Terk director J.J. Abrams taking over Star Wars keeps making me want to make an amalgamation of the two series’ names, but then all you get is either Star Trek or Star Wars (or maybe Star Wrek — actually, that’s pretty good; I’m now making that the title of this post — just give me a sec… okay, now I’m back).
Anyway, this just seems so wrong. Star Trek and Star Wars are too separate things — in fact, nerds have written many theses explaining the differences of the two series — so it’s just seems so wrong for one person to be running both. They just should not have the same feel at all — nothing the same. Though Ace makes a good point:
This will be J.J. Abrams second effort at a Star Wars film.The first was called “Star Trek,” and was released in 2009.
— InnocuosPictureGuy69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 24, 2013
I mean, the Abrams Star Trek was a fun film, but it’s wasn’t Star Trek. It was the Star Trek characters in an action film of lens flares and explosions and nonsense red matter. But I’m fine with that. I just don’t want that also for Star Wars. I want something new and exciting — not a slightly different flavor of something we already got.
So I’m against this. And really, one guy controlling both of the biggest nerd franchises seems like something the government needs to get in there and break up. That’s too much power over pasty, overweight guys who have never touched a woman.
Hurm… though if Star Wars was controlled by J.J. Abrams from the beginning, we would never have gotten that stupid midi-chlorians explanation for the Force. Though we also never would have found out what the Force does at all.