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Old 26-01-2013, 14:28
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Isn't that enough? Those elements comprise the bulk of the stories.
Well, it's not enough really, not when you start off by saying they share a lot of similarities. But anyway, lets look at those two.

Space setting: just because share a setting does not mean they are similar. In Star Trek the reason for being set in space is scientific exploration, that informs the parameters and tone. For Star Wars it's, well, there is no specific reason really, it's simply backdrop.

Fast paced action: Star Wars is full of magic and wizards using their powers. There are no supernatural elements in Star Trek, the action is just a bunch of humans using whatever human skills they have. Again, parameters are set, creating a clear distinction between the two.

I can see how someone doing a crossword, not really paying attention and looking at the screen every now and then might think their similar.

As I said, I could be wrong. But I won't be surprised if Abrams steps down from Star Trek after his 2nd movie to concentrate on the Star Wars trilogy.
You cold be right. Maybe he does maybe he doesn't. If he doesn't step down though, I personally have every confidence in his creative ability to handle both.
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Old 26-01-2013, 14:41
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The Star Wars and Star Trek universes are very different creatively. Star Trek is what I would call science-fiction, Star Wars is more science-fiction fantasy.
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Old 26-01-2013, 14:54
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I've watched Star Trek for countless years and have seen all the Star Wars movies You don't need to tell me what they're about. As far as JJ Abrams version of Star Trek goes it's more in line with a Star Wars movie (sans fantasy element). In fact the Star Trek movies have never been a good representation of Star Trek as a whole because they're usually more action orientated rather than cerebral like the tv shows. In that way, and in my opinion, they share similarities with the big blockbuster Star Wars movies. Obviously I can tell the differences but there are enough similarities that there could be a creative conflict for a director in charge of both properties. It's like having the same person in charge of EastEnders and Coronation Street. Both have similarities but many differences. But there is a danger they could become diluted by having the same person overseeing them. That's all I was getting at when I asked if Abrams would continue with Star Trek now he has Star Wars to contend with.
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Old 26-01-2013, 15:15
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“There were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to Star Trek, and also just being a fan, I wouldn’t even want to be involved in the next version of those things. I declined any involvement very early on. I’d rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them.”

— J.J. Abrams on being offered the role as directing Star Wars Episode VII, Empire magazine Feb 2013
Well, that is an interesting quote.

It makes you wonder what made JJ Abram$ change his mind.
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Old 26-01-2013, 15:22
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I've watched Star Trek for countless years and have seen all the Star Wars movies You don't need to tell me what they're about.
It's only a discussion mate, take it easy.
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Old 26-01-2013, 15:54
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Old 26-01-2013, 16:11
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Old 26-01-2013, 16:22
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Well, that is an interesting quote.

It makes you wonder what made JJ Abram$ change his mind.
Perhaps he was lying, if he knew at that time he'd have been subject to a non-disclosure agreement so couldn't say anything. Maybe he was trying to play Disney for creative control. Maybe Disney got desperate...
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Old 26-01-2013, 16:53
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Well I'm very happy with the appointment of JJ Abrams as the director.

Roll on May 2015
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Old 26-01-2013, 17:52
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Do you think it's a safe bet to assume regular JJ Abrams collaborator Michael Giacchino will take over scoring duties and replace John Williams?
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Old 26-01-2013, 18:30
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Just read in The Sun (yes i know) Episode VII features Darth Maul, so its a prequel to Phantom Menace? Are they on about the Thrawn Trilogy?
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Old 26-01-2013, 18:35
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Just read in The Sun (yes i know) Episode VII features Darth Maul, so its a prequel to Phantom Menace?
Darth Maul is alive. The dark side of the force, fuelled by his hatred, kept him alive. How and if they fit him into the new movie is something else entirely.
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Old 26-01-2013, 18:40
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Darth Maul is alive. The dark side of the force, fuelled by his hatred, kept him alive.
I understand they brought him back for the animated series "The clone wars" but never watched that. Wonder how his absence during episode IV- VI will be explained.
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Old 26-01-2013, 18:52
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I understand they brought him back for the animated series "The clone wars" but never watched that. Wonder how his absence during episode IV- VI will be explained.
Who knows. He's still very much on the go in the Clone Wars causing all sorts of mayhem, but as we never see him in Episode 3, something must happen at some point that would explain his absence. Although tbh, at this point I'm just taking stuff like Maul being in the next movie with a pinch of salt, I'm happy to just wait and see what's what nearer the time.
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Old 26-01-2013, 19:01
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Who knows. He's still very much on the go in the Clone Wars causing all sorts of mayhem, but as we never see him in Episode 3, something must happen at some point that would explain his absence. Although tbh, at this point I'm just taking stuff like Maul being in the next movie with a pinch of salt, I'm happy to just wait and see what's what nearer the time.
I agree, but there is going to be so much speculation over the next two years i just hope films not a huge letdown like The Phantom Menace
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Old 26-01-2013, 19:36
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Surely he cannot do that badly lol
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Old 26-01-2013, 19:40
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People are laughable.
So many people have slagged George Lucas off through all the prequels and his tinkering of the original trilogy.......
Someone completely new is having a go and people STILL moan.....before its even been made.

Mind-boggling!
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Old 26-01-2013, 19:43
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I wish disney would wait 5 years and approach James Cameron to do it. Star Wars deserves someone of his calibre at the helm.
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Old 26-01-2013, 19:47
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It's not like Highlander has a whole heap of credibility to begin with, downhill after the first one is putting it mildly.

Any remake is unlikely to be worse than 2.
A pile of dog shite served, steaming hot, to every cinema goer would be better than Highlander 2.
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Old 26-01-2013, 19:48
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I think its a good choice myself and I look forwards to seeing what he can do.
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