In early September, I wrote an article called “Why I Believe in JJ Abrams” (for The Force Awakens) you can read it here. In this post, I talked about the Prequel hate atmosphere there had been especially with the SDCC video reel. Today, I’d like to add something to it. Mike Jones (@TexanDMVLyfter) from Twitter sent me 2 links from FuriousFanBoys that dealt with JJ comments towards the PT.
GB: “Star Wars” vs. “Star Trek” is sort of a classic Beatles vs. Stones debate for sci-fi fans of a certain age. You have said you wanted to infuse your “Trek” revival with some lessons learned from the George Lucas universe. Can you talk about that?
JJA: Well, I’m just a fan of “Star Wars.” As a kid, “Star Wars” was much more my thing than “Star Trek” was. If you look at the last three “Star Wars” films and what technology allowed them to do, they covered so much terrain in terms of design, locations, characters, aliens, ships — so much of the spectacle has been done and it seems like every aspect has been covered, whether it’s geography or design of culture or weather system or character or ship type. Everything has been tapped in those movies. The challenge of doing “Star Trek” — despite the fact that it existed before “Star Wars” — is that we are clearly in the shadow of what George Lucas has done.
Abrams is eager not to criticise the more recent movies and suggests that he may need to tread a careful line not to alienate fans of the originals and the younger fans of the prequels.
He said: “A lot of kids who saw all the prequels when they were young really do identify with those movies as much as my generation identified with the originals.”
This shows once more that we won’t be disappointed by J.J. Abrams with The Force Awakens, he embraces both the PT & the OT which is a good sign.