Friday, March 9, 2007

J.J. Abrams Wired

Wired news reporter Kim Zetter interviews J.J. Abrams, though I have to wonder why Zetter bothered given that Abrams is remaining tight-lipped on the new Trek Film. Basically nothing is revealed in the interview that hasn’t been officially announced (or leaked) elsewhere. Yes, we already KNOW it’s going to be about the early days of Kirk and Spock (Shatner blabbed that months ago), and we already KNOW Abrams is going to direct it (Paramount officially announced that), yes we already KNOW who the scriptwriters are (we found that out when Rick Berman’s bunch were shut out of the project).
I know some people think Abrams is going to breathe new life into Star Trek, other people positively cringe at the thought of him being involved. Personally, I’m adopting a wait-and-see on this project. I like Lost for the most part, I have yet to actually see Alias, but those I know who are into that show seem to really love it (I was waiting for the entire series to be released on DVD and then I planned to watch the whole thing - something I haven’t done yet as I don’t have the spare cash to buy it and I’m hoping one of my friends who has been collecting the DVDs will loan them to me), like most people I had no interest in MI:III - though I think Tom Cruise going bonkers had more to do with that than Abrams. Going back to Felicity, I remember I watched the first season but quickly lost interest and now I can’t even recall what it was about - other than a young woman named “Felicity” and that it’s ratings slumped after she got a haircut, leading me to believe the most compelling aspect of the show was the star’s long curly locks (shees!).
So will J.J. Abrams RUIN or RESSURECT the Star Trek franchise? Guess we’ll have to wait and see - and hopefully whomever gets cast in the lead roles won’t “find religion” and publicly go nuts before the movie release, and let’s pray Abrams won’t decide a youthful Spock needs a crazy new hair-do that fans view as a hair-don’t, and especially let’s hope their Starfleet shuttle isn’t brought down on a wierd, uncharted planet dotted with abandoned, underground hatches left-over from some clandestine “Section 31″ experiment that produced an evil entity in the form of a dark cloud that kills people in the jungle. No, wait, now that I think of it that last one sounds like it COULD have been an episode of Star Trek. *shrugs*

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