Which means, of course, that all of the loose plot holes left in all [coughcoughcough] movies will be left right where they are. I kid, I kid! I’m sure that J.J. Abrams will do a perfectly fine job. Of course, you know me and movies; I simply do not have a refined enough palate to detect even the most blatant overtones of cinematic vinegar.
I wonder what Disney plans to do, after this last trilogy is over. I assume that they’re going to try to do something like a live-action Star Wars Rebels or Clone Wars, because of all the people that will line up to throw money at them for that. But once the Solo flick is in the can, what’s left? …Strike that, I know what I want. I want a live-action Knights of the Old Republic. I deserve this, in fact.
‘This’ being the problem that there are two franchises, and only one JJ Abrams.
See, I don’t know which side I identify with more, because it depends on circumstances. I watched both Star Wars and Star Trek. I read the ST books, not the SW ones. I play the SW video games, not the ST ones. I know the back-story to ST better than I do SW; I know how to roleplay a SW character better than I know how to roleplay a ST one. I’m torn even when it comes to the franchises themselves: I love the ST reboot because it’s deliberately evocative of TOS, but SW desperately needs a reboot, if not a a finger-down-the-throat purge.
There is going to be a tremendous amount of bitching, moaning, whining, yelling, thoughtless ranting, thoughtful ranting, justifiable complaints, baseless complaints, and pretty much an open state of kanly among the science fiction community over every. Single. Scrap of news that comes out between now and opening night.
We’re all going to be there opening night anyway.
Sometimes between now and then, JJ Abrams will get caught – seriously, he keeps trying to keep a lid on it, publicity-wise – doing something very decent for somebody wrt access to his Star Wars movie.
PS: Reading the stories on this… dammit, Cloverfield deserves more love. I had fun watching that flick; I always wanted to know what it was like to have a worm’s eye view of a Godzilla attack.
I am in the Army and currently deployed to Kuwait. We have a movie theater on post that shows “second run” movies, meaning that we get the movie about a week or two after they are released in the states. At times, a special effort is made to show the movie here on the same date it is released in the states. With that being said, I was shocked to see the movie schedule that was published for the first half of April. According to this schedule the new Star Trek movie will have a “special premier” on April 11th. I found it very hard to believe that we would be able to view a big “summer time blockbuster” movie that won’t premiere in the States for another 27 days.
Sure enough, the movie actually did get played today and I was able to get in to see it not just once, but twice. Not only did the movie arrive in Kuwait, but J.J. Abrams and most of the “bridge crew” cast (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Eric Bana and Karl Urban) were here as well.
“All parties, by the way, absolutely detest answering questions on this subject, knowing any response they give will spawn headlines and inevitably get them yelled at by somebody”
The above is from this article speculating – speculating! – that the upcoming release of the new Star Trek movie could result in a reboot of the franchise for television. I don’t know what I’m grimacing more at, though: the thought of what the author called “Gossip Girl in Space”(both I and Allahpundit winced at the trailer, which makes this allegation altogether too horrifyingly believable); or the first line of the article, which claims that faster-than-light travel is theoretically possible [UPDATE: unless it doesn’t; see comments below]. I am given to understand that this is wrong in a fashion that makes physicists gibber; I look forward to testing that in the near future*.
Canceled Enterprise or no, there’s money in Star Trek. It’ll be back. Whether it’ll be back in the highly bizarre – if not really implausible – fashion suggested above is another story.
*Yes, I know about tachyons. That’s why the physicist is gibbering.