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# 19
11-16-2012, 09:23 AM
Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
I suppose if you accept this biographical detail, it also helps explain why J.J.-verse Kirk is so different, having been born in space and raised in Iowa.

JJ Trek is so different because JJ Abrams is admittedly not a Trek fan. Which is why his movies crap all over the franchise. He's a Star Wars fan.

"Look, Star Wars is one of my favorite movies of all time," Abrams told Hollywood Life when asked about the rumors [of directed the Disney Star Wars films]. "I frankly feel that -- I almost feel that, in a weird way, the opportunity for whomever it is to direct that movie, it comes with the burden of being that kind of iconic movie and series. I was never a big Star Trek fan growing up, so for me, working on Star Trek didn't have any of that, you know, almost fatal sacrilege, and so, I am looking forward more [than] anyone to the next iterations of Star Wars, but I believe I will be going as a paying moviegoer!"