Friday, January 25, 2013

Please let the rumors about J.J. Abrams be true

When I read yesterday that Disney was close to securing their new director for the much anticipated seventh installment of the Star Wars series, I was intrigued. When I discovered that this mysterious person may in fact be J.J. Abrams, I had this reaction:
I can wear spandex!
OMG I wanted to say "THIS IS THE MOST AMAZEBALLS THING I"VE HEARD IN LIKE EVER!!!"

This is just the present I wanted one week after "Fringe" (the genius series by J.J. Abrams) came to an end. Everything that J.J. touches is just better. He's kind of like nutella. You can put nutella on anything and it becomes instantly better (well most things).
Just look at Star Trek. I know there are some that think that the series isn't better under J.J., but I think those people are dumb. After the Voyager returned from the Delta quadrant with all of that Borg technology, there was nothing left to do. They had quantum torpedoes and ablative hull shielding that could withstand basically anything. And Janeway destroyed the Borg Queen in one of the most spectacular and well written time-travel episodes ever. So yeah...it was too good, and really left nowhere to grow unless Star Trek wanted to go up against super villains on an every day basis which would diminish all of that amazing technology and get boring (not to mention silly and expensive).

So J.J. rebooted the series by having his own bit of time travel (which is entirely in the spirit of Star Trek). And (spoiler alert) he blew up Vulcan, thereby creating an alternate timeline in which anything can happen.

Huzzah for J.J.! You are so smart.

So what will Mr. Abrams bring to Star Wars? Well I'm thinking we won't see anymore Jar Jar Binks. What we will see are glorious lightsaber battles because J.J. understands Star Wars. He knows that every guy in the audience got wet when Darth Maul's dual lightsaber blazed to life in his hands. I think we'll see new force powers too. And maybe he'll explain where the purple lightsaber came from, eh? That would be really cool.

Thank you Disney. I trust that you will create a whole new generation of Star Wars fans. And that, my friends, is a good thing to do. :)

Have a great weekend.

32 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Gosh. If J.J. is doing that I think I may just have to bite my tongue and forget about my hatred for Star Wars. He'll make it worth watching.

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  2. Just so long as Star Trek doesn't suffer as a result though. I'd rather the great Star Trek movies continue than see another Star Wars film.

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  3. I love Abrams. I did a post once with a video of him doing a Ted Talk. He's brilliant.

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  4. We live in exciting times :) Whoohoo!

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  5. It seems a bit of an odd choice since he's already doing Star Trek. Still, I think he's probably one of the better choices out there. I heard Ben Affleck was also in the running. Now that would have been a boldly going where Ben Affleck hasn't gone before.

    mood

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  6. Okay, got an error when I left the comment. If it shows up later, sorry. :)

    I would be ecstatic if JJ took over Star Wars. The last Star Trek was my favorite Trek movie of all time. He's awesome.

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  7. I think he'd be perfect for it too. I know he said he'd not interested in doing Star Wars because of his loyalty to Star Trek, but I'm sure if enough Disney money is waved under his nose he'd forget all that loyalty.

    I'd be torn, I actually like the Star Trek universe and would be bummed that he left it... but whatever happens I'm sure I'll be seeing something from him I'll enjoy.

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  8. I wasn't really all that excited about the new Star Wars movies until I heard about J.J. Abrams's involvement. Now I will definitely be there.

    I mean, the guy made me love Star Trek. I want to see what he'll do with Star Wars.

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  9. Ha, I'm one of those dumb people who did not like his Star Trek reboot. Mostly because it was more like Star Wars than Star Trek, so maybe this is a good idea. That said it seems so uncreative, which is par for the course in Hollywood. It's like if they decided to just hire Christopher Nolan or Josh Whedon for every superhero movie from here on out because Batman and the Avengers made tons of money.

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  10. I remember that moment in the nutty professor

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  11. Michael, your excitement is palpable!

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  12. No more Jar Jar Binks...we can only hope! :)

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  13. Between The Force Unleashed, KOTOR, and KOTOR II, you should know where all the lightsaber colors come from. You know the difference between a Jedi Sentinel, a Jedi Consular and a Jedi Guardian right?

    Anyway, nerdiness aside, JJ Abrams should make a great Star Wars. I saw the preview for the new Star Trek when I went to see The Hobbit, and it looked amazing.

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  14. It does sound promising... but I don't want to get my hopes up. We'll see.

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  15. imdb has him listed as the director. Not a rumor. imdb is usually pretty up on this stuff, so I think we can expect to see him directing.

    As long as there's no red matter, I'll be good.

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  16. I thought I was the only one who disliked Jar Jar, him and that tall whiny robot ... Oops, maybe I am. :)

    Spandex, really?

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  17. No more cute, fuzzy, annoying creatures! Please, JJ!

    I love the new Star Trek. I thought he did a phenomenal job with it. I'm excited about the second. Can't wait.

    Now I might actually look forward to another Star Wars. I'd like to see less cute and more grit.

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  18. That's fantastic news. I'm currently watching old episodes of Alias and so now I can watch the old with hope for the new.

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  19. I'm in awe of J.J. Abrams. When Super 8 was released I watched an interview with him on Charlie Rose, and he talked in depth about how emotions guided all his storytelling and what his characters would do. Brilliant.

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  20. I was excited by the news, too. Let's hope it's true! :-)

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  21. My sentiments exactly about Nutella.

    Now all J.J. has to do is direct a Mass Effect and/or Halo movie and he will be worshiped by sci fi fan everywhere for eons to come (myself included). :)

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  22. I wish they gave the job to Andrew Stanton... but I have nothing against Abrams either even though it is weird that he is now directing two of the biggest sf rival projects ever.

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  23. Happy you're happy Michael...

    You have a great weekend too!

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  24. Hey, I'm a girl and I got all kinds of excited seeing that dual light saber! I'd love for J. J. to do Star Wars, I can't wait!

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  25. I guess we'll have to wait and see but it sounds like great possibilities.

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  26. Abrams' STAR TREK is the very best TREK, the very best TREK can be -- and I can't wait to see the next one! But wait. You mean Disney isn't having the JOHN CARTER director take over the next STAR WARS? Bummer...

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  27. I sure hope it's true. I'd given up hope

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  28. When I heard this, I did my very best happy dance.

    So sorry that I wasn't able to post during your blog tour. I got pretty sick that week. So I will be posting it Monday morning. Late, I know.

    I apologize.

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  29. I've got mixed feelings about Abrams, but no mixed feelings about how he handled the Star Trek reboot. I thought it was brilliant. Good fun exactly in the spirit of original Trek.

    I would love to see him take on Star Wars. (I would love to see someone more quirky like del Toro take on Star Wars, but that's my fantasy world.)

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