Trekmovie.com had a recent article with Joseph Dickerson's ideas on what is wrong with the new movies and some ideas on how to fix em. ...that would be the end of the story, except, that Roberto Orci (co-writer and producer of both recent Trek movies) decided to show up and um...
Ahmed: "If you are the real Bob, I say this, you guys didn’t listen to the fans before & will always do what the studio want; which is a movie that has more action & less thinking.
So, the tone & attitude of the article doesn’t mater one bit.
Four years was wasted, I just hope you are not going to waste more time before we see the 50th anniversary movie."
Roberto Orci: "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?"
Ahmed: "I’m sorry but what plot ? Khan was found & used by Section 31 & then he put his own people in the torpedo to save them or whatever & the rest of the movie follow in the same illogical way.
No disrespect to you guys, STID made tons of money but it was worse than ST09 in many aspects."
Roberto Orci: "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 FUCKING 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: FUCK OFF!"
Followed later by Mr. Orci "apologizing" for telling a fan to fuck off:
"YOu know I love you all. Every one’s in a while, even Spock loses his cool;)"
Hat tip to the daily dot for their write-up.