4:22 pm - 01/26/2013

Force of nature JJ Abrams goes from Star Trek to Star Wars, fans fight in cyberspace

In a move that can only be described with expletives or Yiddish, it was announced Thursday that "Star Trek Into Darkness" filmmaker J. J. Abrams will be directing the next installment of Star Wars.

After Jedi-mindtricking his way into creative control over the two most prized properies in science-fiction, Abrams is now strutting across the universe, swinging his Death Star-sized chutzpah from galaxy to galaxy.

However massive the achievement, the franchise-gobbling filmmaker still has to face the loyally fixed and ready to fight fan bases as they attempt to adjust to the unfathomable force disturbances and countless continuum rifts caused by this development.

The chaos plays out online as competing convention culture and cherished legacies smash into each other like angry asteroids. It's Starfleet on Skywalker, Empire against Enterprise and no shortage of phaser fire for the newest captain of the proverbial ship.

Space separatists, be warned. Nothing brings people together like a common enemy.


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morgan90 26th-Jan-2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of

"Fans felt like Star Trek belonged to them, and now the studio has turned it into something people will actually like"

Edited at 2013-01-26 09:55 pm (UTC)
britt_m_89 26th-Jan-2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
ffs you can be a fan of both. I have been for years.
enamored 26th-Jan-2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
this, 100%. jfc.
kronprinsesse 26th-Jan-2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
This x infinity.
fred2265 26th-Jan-2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
zeonchar 27th-Jan-2013 12:52 am (UTC)
forgethissmile 27th-Jan-2013 01:48 am (UTC)
RIGHT? But then I like the Packers AND the Patriots.
heliophyte 27th-Jan-2013 02:14 am (UTC)
I agree, but I always assumed anyone who was a fan of both definitely felt that one of them was better
wauwy 27th-Jan-2013 03:52 am (UTC)
This is the true truth.

(The truest truth is that Star Trek is better, fufufufufufu)
poop_of_death 26th-Jan-2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
omg put nerd alert tag plz
age_of_green 26th-Jan-2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Did not know we had that tag, making use of it.
mynamehere07 26th-Jan-2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Is there really a bitter rivalry between the two fandoms? /dumb on these things.
isuspectnargels 26th-Jan-2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
apparently so. this is all new to me despite being involved in both for almost my entire life.
365reasonswhy 26th-Jan-2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yes. In ye olden days of the interwebz when there were only like AOL and Compuserve and maybe Genie and Prodigy, you had to basically declare yourself for a side. There were Star Wars vs. Star Trek vs. even X-Files of all things wars that were really bitter. It's so bizarre to me but it's basically just a bunch of old fart instigators who just can NOT let it go.
mynamehere07 26th-Jan-2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
I bet shit got real in the icq chats and the listserves.
theblackwidow 27th-Jan-2013 12:16 am (UTC)
lol the X-Files
wauwy 27th-Jan-2013 03:53 am (UTC)
lolling ashamedly at this truth...

I used to fight on the side of Trek BUT... I was also 12 years old. So.
sarantsatsral 26th-Jan-2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yes there is. But there is also plenty who love both, myself included. It is all pretty funny though when it comes down to it.
miakun 26th-Jan-2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Nah not really, it's more of a running in-joke. There are sections that got pretty hardcore back in the day, but I think in general there are a lot of multifandom fans, so live and let live.
evett 26th-Jan-2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
365reasonswhy 26th-Jan-2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Everyone needs to take it like stride like Kevin Smith. Have a smoke and chill out about it.

zombie 27th-Jan-2013 02:35 am (UTC)
Flawlessly put.
_scarlett_icons 26th-Jan-2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
I've never really liked Star Wars. The original 3 were okay but the last 3 weren't anything I'd sit through again.

As for Star Trek, I've been a huge fan of TNG for many years. Never really liked TOS though, I don't know why.

sandstorm 26th-Jan-2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
I wish I was more involved in one or both of these universes so I could jokingly stick to friendly rivalries with people I knew.
realizes 26th-Jan-2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
When I was 9, I was a massive, raging Star Wars fan. I've always been a very casual Trek fan, but its never my thing. I had been wanting Steven for so long and now we're so close yet so farr!!
sandstorm 26th-Jan-2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
I've have a biography (ish) about the early days of Star Trek and watched a bit of TNG, but that's it.

Waiting for the first Star Wars movie to play on cable...
isuspectnargels 26th-Jan-2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
who. the fuck. cares.
genbu_no_miko24 26th-Jan-2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
The whole rivalry is so old and stupid.

/fan of both
isuspectnargels 26th-Jan-2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
it's embarrassing and childish
365reasonswhy 26th-Jan-2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
MTE. It always has been embarrassing and always will be.
jesustolemybike 26th-Jan-2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
idc, i think this is so awesome. love them both.
ljubavirakija 26th-Jan-2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
FFS. You can be a fan of both.

This stan war is so damn stupid
wasabi_girl1 26th-Jan-2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
Ugh I am so sick of this "rivalry" I love both, I'm a fan of sci-fi therefore BOTH. APPEAL. TO. ME! rme
bodyline 26th-Jan-2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
Elijah Wood's tweet about it made me chuckle.
britt_m_89 26th-Jan-2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
What was it?
bodyline 26th-Jan-2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
'The Flare is strong with this one.'
xmyviolentheart 27th-Jan-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
How did I not know Elijah had a twitter?
ohmyjetsabel 26th-Jan-2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
I haven't been keeping up with this, but the last I read, JJ was swearing up and down he'd never take this on. Oh welp.

I loved his ST though.
britt_m_89 26th-Jan-2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling he said that because at the time he was in negotiations so he couldn't really say anything lol.
ohmyjetsabel 26th-Jan-2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. He was really convincing and I was sort of bummed, so it's a nice surprise.
evett 26th-Jan-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
maybe JJ will end the star trek vs star wars feud
superdogbiter 26th-Jan-2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
yeah and maybe world peace will be acquired in 10 minutes
evett 27th-Jan-2013 12:39 am (UTC)
true but think about the argument that will happen. If a trek fan says the star wars movie sucked then they are blaming the director who also directed what they like. It is a no win situation.

Edited at 2013-01-27 12:40 am (UTC)
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