July 16 2024

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Shatner: Thumbs Up For Abrams

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The original series’ William Shatner is full of praise for Star Trek into DarknessJ.J. Abrams.

In a radio interview, Shatner complimented Abrams’ movie-making abilities and expressed confidence in Abrams’ other sci-fi project, Star Wars Episode 7.

“J.J. is a terrific director, and he gives you a great ride,” said Shatner. “He knows how to make the movie large with the special effects and everything. And that’s going to be wonderful.”

“It’s going to be wonderful for both franchises. He certainly has enlivened Star Trek. I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s going to do because he’s going to do something different, that’s for sure.”

“There are very few people who can make those kinds of movies, to have the sensibility. He’s got a lot of wonderful people around him. He’ll make a fabulous movie.”

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10 thoughts on “Shatner: Thumbs Up For Abrams

  1. What? No negative comments when someone deeply connected to Star Trek praises JJ’s work? 🙂

  2. Hell, Nimoy was actually IN the lousy thing but I don’t hold it against him, either.

  3. Better Abrams praised than Vic Mignogna, Michele Specht, John Broughton, Michael Bednar and those other degenerates at Farragut Films. Those people deserve the fans scorn for all of the illegal antics they have pulled.

  4. I am also looking forward to what comes next in the Star Trek movies. JJ is also very good and strategic with marketing and promoting his movies because the last 2 Star Trek movies had attracted larger audiences than the previous ST movies..

  5. It’s interesting to see what Shatner praises and what he does not. He praises the ride, the excitement, the enlivenment; large, big, special effects. He doesn’t mention the story, the characters, dramatic tension, or the skill of the actors, things that have been important to him before. He’s praising it for what it is: cotton candy. Sweet going down but insubstantial and ephemeral.

  6. I agree. While it may not be the Star Trek we were accustomed to previously, it’s still entertaining and enjoyable for me. It has helped to introduce Star trek to many people that hadn’t been interested in it before. Some of these people have even gone back to take a look at the previous series and films which is fantastic.

  7. “He knows how to make the movie large with the special effects and everything.”

    Yeah, I’m sure that’s pretty much the only thing he knows.

  8. I respect Bill’s previous comments about one guy controlling both ST and SW more. Oink! Oink! Oink!

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