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Which top hollywood director can do a better job?

PhantomCrunk007

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Report this Jun. 11 2010, 5:33 pm

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J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ?

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

ANY Director could do a better job than MR. ABRAMS..
ANY.. ?:eyesroll:

Seriously?

You think a director like Uwe Bowel can do a better job?

Maybe, but I'd give it to Speilberg, or Chris Nolan they know sci fi and wouldn't make Star Trek SILLY or goofy.
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You are really diluted if you think Spielberg or Nolan wouldn't do the SAME exact thing with Trek. One of your complaints is that Trek shouldn't be mainstream, yet you picked probably 2 of the most mainstream directors out there.

You truly have no clue what you're talking about.

rocketscientist

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Report this Jun. 11 2010, 7:40 pm

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J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ?

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

ANY Director could do a better job than MR. ABRAMS..
ANY.. ?:eyesroll:

Seriously?

You think a director like Uwe Bowel can do a better job?

Maybe, but I'd give it to Speilberg, or Chris Nolan they know sci fi and wouldn't make Star Trek SILLY or goofy.
(NO 17 year old navigators) ;)

So no Wesley Crushers?

SpaceTherapist

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Report this Jun. 12 2010, 12:57 am

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Quote (RomulanFan @ June 01 2010, 12:54 pm)
J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ?

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

ANY Director could do a better job than MR. ABRAMS..
ANY.. ?:eyesroll:

Seriously?

You think a director like Uwe Bowel can do a better job?

Maybe, but I'd give it to Speilberg, or Chris Nolan they know sci fi and wouldn't make Star Trek SILLY or goofy.
(NO 17 year old navigators) ;)

So no Wesley Crushers?

Checkmate! ;)

Kirk_vs_Kahn

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Report this Jun. 12 2010, 4:56 am

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Quote (DammitJim6200 @ June 09 2010, 9:49 am)
Quote (RomulanFan @ June 01 2010, 12:54 pm)
J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ?

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

ANY Director could do a better job than MR. ABRAMS..
ANY.. ?:eyesroll:

Seriously?

You think a director like Uwe Bowel can do a better job?

Maybe, but I'd give it to Speilberg, or Chris Nolan they know sci fi and wouldn't make Star Trek SILLY or goofy.
(NO 17 year old navigators) ;)

So no Wesley Crushers?

Lol. Nice :-)

AtoZ2

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Report this Jun. 12 2010, 6:36 am

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Quote (DammitJim6200 @ June 09 2010, 9:49 am)
Quote (RomulanFan @ June 01 2010, 12:54 pm)
J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ?

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

ANY Director could do a better job than MR. ABRAMS..
ANY.. ?:eyesroll:

Seriously?

You think a director like Uwe Bowel can do a better job?

Maybe, but I'd give it to Speilberg, or Chris Nolan they know sci fi and wouldn't make Star Trek SILLY or goofy.
(NO 17 year old navigators) ;)

You are really diluted if you think Spielberg or Nolan wouldn't do the SAME exact thing with Trek. One of your complaints is that Trek shouldn't be mainstream, yet you picked probably 2 of the most mainstream directors out there.

You truly have no clue what you're talking about.

Your just figuring that out now?

challengerdyer

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Report this Jun. 12 2010, 1:22 pm

Personally,  I would have liked to see what LeVar Burton could have done with STAR TREK: NEMESIS.  He has directed some TERRIFIC episodes.  For that matter, Roxann Dawson, too.



JJ Abrams gave us a BLOCKBUSTER STAR TREK MOVIE!  What the heck are we COMPLAINING about NOW!?

So, basically, no matter how great the movie, no matter how good the story, no matter how much it makes, WE , collectively as STAR TREK fans will never be happy with what we have.  SHAME ON US!

Narada

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Report this Jun. 12 2010, 1:35 pm

I relate with your feelings here challengerdyer. I do not understand the problem. This poll features great directors but Abrams is also very talented and gave us a successful Star Trek movie. I look forward to the sequel and hope they will write the script soon!

Swidden

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Report this Jun. 12 2010, 6:20 pm

Quote (RomulanFan @ June 02 2010, 8:54 am)
J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ¿

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

Not many would want to make the attempt I think.

Frankly, Lucas' directing skills are not what they used to be. He has spent most of his career running ILM at this point. He's more of a technician. And, even Empire Strikes Back, arguably the best of that franchise was directed by someone other than him.

With Abrams (and his associates by extension) they at least made a real effort to show respect to the Trek franchise (even if some people are not happy with the whole alternate timeline thing). There were some glitches (e.g. Delta Vega's proximity to Vulcan) but probably mostly as a result of the ever popular invocation of creative/artistic license.

Now, if another big shot director comes in and shows at least the same level of respect for the source material odds are you'll get a decent film like the last one.

All in all this is a fair question because it is a safe bet that after 3 films, or so, Abrams and company are likely to move on to other things. If the rebooted franchise is something the studio wants to keep going they'll likely look for a way to continue it (Maybe by then they'll figure they need a TNG reboot...)

Swidden

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Report this Jun. 12 2010, 6:22 pm

Oh, by the by, keep Emmerich away from it. He and Devlin have never had an original idea (some of the real old timers here know what I mean...)

Narada

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Report this Jun. 13 2010, 11:50 am

Quote (Swidden @ June 12 2010, 6:20 pm)
Quote (RomulanFan @ June 02 2010, 8:54 am)
J.J. Abrams is by far the most successful Star Trek director of all-time. No matter how you crticize him, $257 million at the box office is pretty darn good. ?

So my question is which top hollywood director can do a better job than J.J. Abrams with Star Trek? The obvious names are Lucas, Cameron, Spielberg, etc.

Not many would want to make the attempt I think.

Frankly, Lucas' directing skills are not what they used to be. He has spent most of his career running ILM at this point. He's more of a technician. And, even Empire Strikes Back, arguably the best of that franchise was directed by someone other than him.

With Abrams (and his associates by extension) they at least made a real effort to show respect to the Trek franchise (even if some people are not happy with the whole alternate timeline thing). There were some glitches (e.g. Delta Vega's proximity to Vulcan) but probably mostly as a result of the ever popular invocation of creative/artistic license.

Now, if another big shot director comes in and shows at least the same level of respect for the source material odds are you'll get a decent film like the last one.

All in all this is a fair question because it is a safe bet that after 3 films, or so, Abrams and company are likely to move on to other things. If the rebooted franchise is something the studio wants to keep going they'll likely look for a way to continue it (Maybe by then they'll figure they need a TNG reboot...)

:cool:  :logical: Good comments.

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