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Old 11-22-2008, 03:59 PM
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I've been reading around a lot of sites about how JJ likes Star Wars over Star Trek, or how JJ hates Trek. I got news for ya: Nicholas Meyer, the director of Star Trek 2 and Star Trek 6. When he was approached to direct Star Trek 2, his immediate reaction was: 'I've never watched Star Trek, I don't even know what it is. It's a guy with pointy ears, yeah?'

Nicholas Meyer knew nothing about Star Trek when he directed Star Trek 2, and what did we get? Undoubedly the best Star Trek film, and one of the greatest Science Fiction films of all time. You don't have to be a Trek fan to make a good Trek movie ok.. In actuality, it seems that non-trek fans should be the prefered directors for Trek movies, as seen by Star Trek 2 and 6. The only really good Trek movies directed by someone involved with Trek was 4 and First Contact. 3,5, and Generations were good, but they weren't revolutiary the way 2 and First Contact was.

JJ will revolutionize Trek, it is guaranteed.

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Old 11-22-2008, 04:01 PM
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Total agreement. Trek needs new blood and Meyer is a great example.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:11 PM
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Total agreement. Trek needs new blood and Meyer is a great example.
Meyer! That's who it was. In another thread I was trying to remember what other director resembled the "new blood" approach.

Thank you.

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Meyer! That's who it was. In another thread I was trying to remember what other director resembled the "new blood" approach.

Thank you.

Carry on.
What you forget is Gene was alive & Nichols did not try to
reimagine the franchise tossing out everything GR did to make it his own.

so your example FAILS
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:02 PM
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Hear hear! Besides, what person in their right mind would take on a project they hated? That doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:03 PM
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Gotta agree, 2 will always be my all-time favorite!
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:37 PM
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Nicholas Meyer knew nothing about Star Trek when he directed Star Trek 2, and what did we get? Undoubedly the best Star Trek film, and one of the greatest Science Fiction films of all time. You don't have to be a Trek fan to make a good Trek movie ok.. In actuality, it seems that non-trek fans should be the prefered directors for Trek movies, as seen by Star Trek 2 and 6.
Or maybe it just means that Nicholas Meyer should be the preferred director for Star Trek films. :P

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JJ will revolutionize Trek, it is guaranteed.
Revolution is not always a good thing. What Trek needs is not a revolution but a course correction back to its roots.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:51 AM
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Revolution is not always a good thing. What Trek needs is not a revolution but a course correction back to its roots.
Funnily enough, J.J agrees with that, he wants to refocus Trek back to it's original aspirations. He's even said as much.
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I loved Myer's Trek and no doubt that J J's will be a great addition into the Star Trek univese,maybe more a Star wars guy he'll make a great film none the less.
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The other example is Baird... :S
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