Skip to comments.William Shatner Says J.J. Abrams Is Being A Pig [VIDEO]
Posted on 02/11/2013 6:24:43 PM PST by EveningStar
William Shatner is a man who has never been shy about expressing his opinion of Star Trek Into Darkness (and future Star Wars: Episode VII) director J.J. Abrams. During a recent press junket to promote Escape From Planet Earth, the original Captain Kirk had a few words for Abrams.
During the interview, Shatner discussed Abrams along with his thoughts regarding the possible homogenization of the science-fiction film genre.
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I hope he said “ get a life”
Shatner is a witty guy. Sounds like dry humor to me.
Go away Shatner, aren’t there Beatles classics you haven’t recorded yet? We can’t wait to hear more of your, uh, singing.
Isn’t he a little too porky to be calling anybody a pig?
He turns 82 on March 22. Still pretty sharp.
I liked Star Wars 1 - the original. The two that followed were marginal, and the clips I’ve seen of the prequels kept me out of the theaters. Star Trek TOS was good for its time, and better than most of what followed. The rebooting is too juvenile and cartoonish. The TV series had higher standards for plots. Well, mostly. But the people who watch those movies aren’t exactly military veterans who might question a 20 year old in charge of a star ship.
” Shatner discussed Abrams along with his thoughts regarding the possible homogenization of the science-fiction film”
I think they already did that with the actor playing the new Spock.
(I know, I know - it was a joke)
The Empire Strikes Back is far and away the best Star Wars movie, better even than the original.
You’re right about the prequels though. They’re terrible.
I think you’re probably right
Could maybe pass for late 50's - early 60's.
True, but I'd like to add the cinematography was miserable. The lens flare and hand held camera scenes, something genuinely new and developed and seen in Firefly and Battlestar Galactica used to be "spice" added in small doses. There was far too much of both all through the movie to the point where I was getting nauseated.
“Shatner is a witty guy. Sounds like dry humor to me.”
Yeah he’s kind of known for that.
I don’t know...Does Abrams *really* want to start a war with God?
Finally someone who feels the same way about Star wars as I do. Star wars has to be without a doubt one of the most overrated movie franchises in history. The concept was phenomenal but the execution was horrendous. The first movie in 1977 was great, but the other two in the early 80s were ridiculous. Like you said, cartoonish...puppets and cartoons. Oh yes and Teddy bears. They had to throw Teddy bears in as well but call them “Ewoks”. And the ones later on in the 2000s were horrendous.. All that money and they couldn’t even hire someone who could act for the lead part. I just do not get the obsession for Star wars at all. Now Abrams is supposedly doing a new one with all the original actors from 1977, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher (who now looks like Mike Bloomberg in drag) and Harrison Ford who I believe is 70 now. Sounds like a pathetic attempt to cash in to me.
Star Wars after the first one, just became a vehicle to sell merchandise......Mel Brooks nailed it in “Spaceballs”.
Did Lucas fail to recognize your credentials as "Grand Jedi Master Yoda"?
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