STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Screenwriter Has Meltdown, Tells Trekkies To "F*ck Off!"
Bob Orci, who co-wrote Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) drop by the website, TrekMovie.com, to respond to an editorial, "Star Trek is broken – Here are ideas on how to fix it," written by Joseph Dickerson.
A large portion of Star Trek fans have begun to express their displeasure with J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness. Just last month, fans attending the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention voted it the worst in the franchise, while a gathering of Trekkies at a Seattle convention only ranked it 6th best.
Last week, Joseph Dickerson of TrekMovie.com posted an editorial entitled: “Star Trek is broken—Here are ideas on how to fix it,” which focused on some of the major complaints that Trekkies have had with J.J. Abrams' Star Trek universe, and especially the last film, Star Trek Into Darkness. This didn't sit well with Roberto "Bob" Orci, who was a co-writer of the past two Star Trek films. He added his two cents in the comment section, which you can read below.
310. boborci - September 2, 2013
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.
Having said that, two biggest Star Treks in a row with best reviews is hardly a description of “broken.” And frankly, your tone and attidude make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future. Sorry, Joseph. As I love to say, there is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don’t.
Respect all opinions, always, nonetheless.
312. boborci - September 2, 2013
308. Ahmed, I wish you knew what you were talking about. I listened more than any other person behind the Trek franchise has EVER listened. And guess what? Glad I did becuase it lead to 2 biggest Trek’s ever.
You think action and thinking are mutually exclusive. Ok, then. Pitch me Into Darkness. Pitch me the plot, and let’s comapre it to other pitches. Go ahead. Let’s see if you actually understood the movie. Tell me what happened?
318. boborci - September 2, 2013
312 Shitty Dodge. STID has infinetly 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 [frick]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: F*CK OFF!
398. boborci - September 2, 2013
don’ take me too seriously. if you’ve been on this board for the lar 5 years (as I have beeb) you know that twice a year I explode at the morons. today, there seemed to be a congregation, so it seemed like a good time.
you are the most listened to fans ever. That doesn’t mean you will get is to do what you want. just means what I said: I listened. Then we decided, having heard as many opinions as possible. To paraphrase of one of my great and beloved heroes, George W. Bush, “we’re the deciders….
1437. boborci - September 7, 2013
Joseph, Wanted to make something clear in the middle of this moment. I hold nothing against you. I have loved Trekmovie from day one, and your article does not change that. I respect the site even more for that. And I hope some remember that out of the thousands (literally) of valuable interactions I’ve had here with great Trekkieas, my inelegence represents less than one percent of my interactions.
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STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS was directed by J.J. Abrams ("Super 8"), from a screenplay written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Returning for the sequel are Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zoë Saldana, and Anton Yelchin. Joined by new cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller.
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