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Matt McGloin

Bob Orci F-Bombs Star Trek Fans: There Is A Reason Why I Get To Write The Movies And You Don't



First, let's get this out of the way: Just because something is a commercial hit doesn't necessarily mean that it's any good.

And that goes both ways; something could be really good and not necessarily sell.

That said - and not saying it applies to any of the Abrams Star Trek movies - writer Bob Orci sounds off on the faboys' opinions of Star Trek Into Darkness.

If you are a Marvel Cosmic fan, I guess it's akin to if Bendis sounded off on the DnA Guardians of the Galaxy readers.

Star Trek fan site, TrekMovie, wrote up an article how to fix the new franchise. Well, that didn't sit well with Bob Orci, a frequent visitor to the site.

Orci responds in the comments to the article as well as to some of the fans (via JoBlo):

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.

I guess one of the fans ended up getting under Orci's skin by comparing Star Trek Into Darkness to Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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!

Orci also sounds off when some fan offers his own opinion on what would be best for Star Trek.

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?

Bob Orci: writer of Star Trek, Van Helsing, Sleepy Hallow, Amazing Spider-Man, Fringe, Mission Impossible, Transformers.

Fans: writer of worthless comments that bug a Hollywood writer/producer.

Is there a meme for that?