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.
On behalf of all Star Wars fans, we extend the hand of friendship to Star Trek fans everywhere. The Force choking hand of friendship.— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) January 25, 2013
Going out tonight to find some trekkies and mock them because JJ is now with the Wars baby...— Sean Fav (@Seanfav1) January 25, 2013
The fact that JJ Abrams is directing the new STAR WARS will ruin years of work by nerds differentiating between it and STAR TREK... #OhWell— Sean Page (@spager45) January 25, 2013
Hey Trekkies! Y'all still believe J.J.'s official "not true" denial about Khan not being your bad guy? I've never lied to you. Just sayin'.— elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) January 25, 2013
Hey, everybody.What did I miss?— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) January 24, 2013