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J.J. Abrams Talks Leaving ‘Trek” for ‘Wars’

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No matter what he does, good old J.J. Abrams just can’t seem to get a break.  First people yelled at him for what he did to Star Trek.  Then people got irate when it was announced he would be taking a shot at bringing Star Wars back to the screen.  Now, people are giving him beef because he won’t be doing any more Star Trek, accusing him of taking off because he likes Star Wars better.  So what does he have to say about that?  Check out his response below:

When talking with PBS, Abrams had a few words to say regarding the situation:

“That’s crazy. I would say this: as someone who has become a late in life Trekkie, I really think there’s room for both these things. It’s funny because Star Trek in some ways informs Star Wars. We did Star Trek…my love of Star Wars, the energy of it and sort of the comedy and rhythm of it I think affected Star Trek. There such different worlds though. The stories, the characters, the universes. One is sort of our future, much more science based in theory. Star Wars is like a fairy tale that happens to take place in space. They’re very different beasts.”

Well, it does seem a bit dodgy of an answer, but give the guy a break already.  What director wouldn’t jump at the chance to play with two of the biggest sci-fi properties that ever existed?

For a full look at everything Abrams had to say about stuff and things check out the complete interview:

 

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