I think we all know that the popular fan opinion of Star Trek Into Darkness is less than positive. Well let’s just admit it, many of you thought it sucked the big one. In fact, at the recent Creation Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, Into Darkness was voted the worst Trek film ever. Period.

Now filmmakers and actors have feelings too, so when a big group of people says that something was the “worst ever,” you have to imagine that there’s going to some hurt feelings. Simon Pegg‘s already had a pretty strong reaction to the fan backlash, but we haven’t heard from either director J.J. Abrams or any of the film’s co-writers. Until now.

In response to a recent Trek Movie article about how Star Trek is broken, and how the franchise might be fixed, co-writer Roberto Orci had an entirely different point of view on the future of Star Trek, as well as his own work, Into Darkness. For instance, don’t you ungrateful Trekkies realize that you’re acting like spoiled kids?

I think the article above is akin to a child acting out against his parents. Makes it tough for some to listen, but since I am a loving parent, I read these comments without anger or resentment, no matter how misguided.

Yeah! And by the way, the last two Trek movies, ironically the same ones Orci co-wrote, have been the most well-received critically and commercially.

Having said that, two biggest Star Treks in a row with best reviews is hardly a description of “broken.” And frankly, your tone and attitude make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future. As I love to say, there is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don’t.”

And finally, well, I’ll Orci take it from here…

“STID has infinitely more social commentary than Raiders in every Universe, and I say that with Harrison Ford being a friend. You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the [#@&!]-ING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of shitty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: [#@&!] OFF!”

Clearly, he’s a people person. Still, I think the public reaction to Star Trek Into Darkness has been, perhaps, a bit overblown, and I’d hardly call it the worst Trek movie ever, and if you do still think it is, you’ve probably forgotten about The Final Frontier. But I digress. 

Anyway, you can decide for yourself when Star Trek Into Darkness comes out on Blu-ray on Tuesday. In the meantime, sound off with your own Into Darkness hate below.

Source: Blastr


So The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey made a lot of money overnight Thursday, and with this being Saturday now, we can only assume that a great many more of you have now also partaken in the experience and checked out the film. Of course you probably read Mel Valentin’s review of the film, and some of you didn’t like what he had to say about it. Right now you’re probably wondering, I wish there was some space on Nerd Bastards where I could launch my approval and/or disapproval of the film….

Well welcome to space!

Tell us now, what did you think of The Hobbit? Was it too long for you? Did your mind wander? Was it bad ass beyond belief? Did the 48 FPS make you hurl? Did it give you the bends? Does director Peter Jackson still have the touch? The power, if you will? Will this Hobbit trilogy be as *ahem* precious to you as Lord of the Rings? And are you now certain that you can’t wait till next December for the next chapter? Or may you want to leave a call with us to wake you up when you can just get the whole thing on Blu-ray and be done with it?

Answers to these questions – and many more unasked questions – can be posted below.