While Star Wars fans are mostly pleased with J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars Episode VII, where does that leave Star Trek fans? Well, he might not be turning his back on Star Trek 3 just yet, according to a Q & … Continue reading

J.J. Abrams Talks ‘Star Wars’, Says He Is Still In The Running For ‘Star Trek 3′

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While Star Wars fans are mostly pleased with J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars Episode VII, where does that leave Star Trek fans?

Well, he might not be turning his back on Star Trek 3 just yet, according to a Q & A that he had recently with Playboy.

Regarding whether the new Star Wars film would prevent a return to Star Trek, Abrams said, “No. I would say it’s a possibility. We’re trying to figure out the next step. But it’s like anything: It all begins with the story.”

Playboy told Abrams, (earlier on in the interview) that the two universes needed to look different, to which Abrams responded:

As with anything, because these are very different worlds, they shouldn’t feel the same aesthetically. They can’t…But again, I don’t apply aesthetics first and fit a movie into that aesthetic. If I had come into ‘Star Trek’ with those eyes, I would probably have been paralyzed. The advantage here is that we still have George Lucas with us to go to and ask questions and get his feedback on things, which I certainly will do. With ‘Star Trek’ it was harder because I wasn’t a ‘Star Trek’ fan; I didn’t have the same emotional feeling, and I didn’t have Gene Roddenberry to go to. But I came to understand the world of ‘Star Trek’, and I appreciated what fans felt and believed about this universe and this franchise.

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Abrams is a good pick to direct this movie. He made a Star Trek movie that was pleasing to non-Star Trek fans and he has stated before that growing up, he was a Star Wars fan.

I can only imagine how great his Star Wars vision could be.

You could do a lot worse than Abrams. A lot worse.

SOURCE: Playboy

  • SequenMaster

    Sorry JJ but you do not understand Gene Roddenberry Star Trek… and Speilberg would never so an interview for trash like playboy. FAIL!

  • beane2099

    I won’t say you’re wrong, cause you’re entitled to your opinion and all. But I think JJ’s Trek is better than what Berman and co were cranking out for years on end.

  • http://twitter.com/FewdioPaul Paul Hungerford

    “At the end…”

  • SequenMaster

    Sure, I was just talking about Roddenberry though. Without Roddenberry’s style of writing and storytelling Star Trek is just a generic space adventure. JJ’s similarities to what Roddenberry did are surface level at best.

  • beane2099

    I agree with you there, but that’s also partly why I liked Trek ’09. If they’re not gonna follow Roddenberry’s vision anyways, at least make it entertaining. The first five minutes of Trek ’09 was better than Generations-Nemesis put together (especially Generations).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kurt-G-Buttstadt/1350935288 Kurt G. Buttstadt

    Star Trek was the first Star Trek movie I likes AND didn’t fall asleep to. The Peace-Corps version of Star Trek is too boring for summer blockbuster season.

  • Grey_Pilgrim

    My, aren’t we puritanical. Playboy has scored hundreds of high profile interviews over the years. I think the only group that needs to avoid being interviewed by Playboy is politicians. This country is way too neurotic about sexuality.

  • jamthemaj

    love jj’s stuff! except for lost. uh oh did i say that? haha in my defense, i only saw the finanle.
    anyway, loved his trek, and can’t wait for into darkness and episode VII!

  • SequenMaster

    I got nothing against nudity when it is natural mature and non exploitive but playboy is complete trash from every aspect. Speilberg never did an interview for them, he is complete class.