In a move that can only be described with expletives or Yiddish, it was
announced Thursday that "Star Trek Into Darkness" filmmaker J. J. Abrams will be directing the next installment of Star Wars.
After Jedi-mindtricking his way into creative control over the two most prized properies in science-fiction, Abrams is now strutting across the universe, swinging his Death Star-sized chutzpah from galaxy to galaxy.
However massive the achievement, the franchise-gobbling filmmaker still has to face the loyally fixed and
ready to fight fan bases as they attempt to adjust to the unfathomable force disturbances and countless continuum rifts caused by this development.
The chaos plays out online as competing convention culture and cherished legacies smash into each other like angry asteroids. It's Starfleet on Skywalker, Empire against Enterprise and no shortage of phaser fire for the newest captain of the proverbial ship.
Space separatists, be warned. Nothing brings people together like a common enemy.
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On behalf of all Star Wars fans, we extend the hand of friendship to Star Trek fans everywhere. The Force choking hand of friendship.Death Star PR
Real fans know all of Star Wars is just a prequel to Star Trek.LOLGOP
Well it looks like JJ Abrams is going to be the catalyst of this fast-approaching Nerd Civil War. #StarWars #StarTrekPat Moody
New: Will Abrams ruin Star Wars like he did Star Trek?: With the leaked news that J.J. Abrams will be d... http://bit.ly/W80NgP #WIRightjames wigderson
Hee hee.. Star Wars fans. I can't believe there are still Star Wars fans.Honey Laura Clark
Day 2 thought (that I'm sure many had Day 1): Using JJA for Star Trek 2 publicity is going to be very awkward for Paramount.Ben Fritz
Not to panic any Star Wars fans, but the "J.J." in J.J. Abrams stands for "Jar Jar."Rex Huppke
Director JJ Abrams Set to Ruin New 'Star Wars' Movie - SAN NARCISO, Calif. (Bennington Vale Evening... http://j.mp/WSSDXA #BilderbergersBilderberg Watch
I'm probably the only person NOT excited about Abrams doing Star Wars. He ruined Star Trek for me & I'm scared he's going to ruin this too.Heather
so JJ Abrams is directing the new Star Wars? and he is directing the new Star Treks? yeah that's not gonna piss fans off or anything lol.windsweptginger
I hate this whole star wars fans of to hate star trek and vice versa. Why can't people just enjoy them both?Ryan Geraghty
For all Star Wars fans. So basically everyone http://pic.twitter.com/tvJsiwVAJanine Hawksworth
"Hello JJ? This is the Devil. Please check your inbox. xo-D" #STARWARS #JJABRAMSemma caulfield
With Star Wars settled, now we can all focus on how weird it is that Sam Raimi is directing a sequel to The Wizard of Oz.Bill Mudron
The fact that JJ Abrams is directing the new STAR WARS will ruin years of work by nerds differentiating between it and STAR TREK... #OhWellSean Page
JJ Abrams doing very well at Nerd Franchise Pokemon.Jamie McKelvie
jj abrams shouldn't ruin it or else....*knuckles crack #starwars http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/star-trek-director-j-j-abrams-talks-call-221511526.htmlZayib Hamin
Great choice to direct #episodeVII JJ. watch out for #Trekkies going nuts... Finally a non Lucas #StarWars !Alejandro Torres
jj abrams... is gona ruin star wars..Matthew
Umm isn't there an unwritten rule that Trekkies DO NOT touch Star Wars? #conflictofinterest http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/jj-abrams-set-direct-next-star-wars-film-exclusive-74596kaitlyn bullen.
JJ Abrams has killed Star Trek & now he is on to kill Star Wars. http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/01/24/j-j-abrams-star-wars/Henry Chelune Jr
Going out tonight to find some trekkies and mock them because JJ is now with the Wars baby...Sean Fav
Meet the man who will ruin Star Wars.... http://fb.me/1XCeotQy9Jack Heine
#berespectful Trekkies and search your feelings on your way to the LIght Side... #starwarsLeia Organa Solo
7 Reasons J.J. Abrams Will Ruin Star Wars and Your Childhood http://www.bite.ca/bitedaily/2013/01/7-reasons-j-j-abrams-will-ruin-star-wars-and-your-childhood/ via @BiteTVSteve Patrick Adams
Disney is going to ruin Star Wars...I know it...and it burns my soul deeplyRalphael de la Gheto
I'm a big Star Trek fan but my standards for "betrayal" are a bit higher than this.Ben Fritz
JJ Abrams is directing the new star wars?! What does this do to the star wars/star trek war?Court
Wow, JJ Abrams now gets to ruin both the Star Trek AND Star Wars movie franchises. #StarWarsEpisode7Kevin
Hey Trekkies! Y'all still believe J.J.'s official "not true" denial about Khan not being your bad guy? I've never lied to you. Just sayin'.elmayimbe
JJ Abrams is directing Star Wars VII. URGE TO KILL RISING.Eric Fuchs
Hey, everybody. What did I miss?Damon Lindelof