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Orci Joins Power Rangers Movie Creative Team July 15, 2014

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Roberto Orci is currently co-writing the script for the 2016 Star Trek movie, but he has other projects going like the new TV series Matador (premiering tonight). And he just added another project to his plate – helping bring The Power Rangers back to the big screen. Details below.

Orci joins Power Rangers movie

According to an exclusive report in The Hollywood Reporter, Roberto Orci has joined the creative team for the upcoming Lionsgate Power Rangers film. Orci will be executive producing the film and be developing the story with X-Men First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, Miller and Stenz will then pen the script on their own.

According to THR, the new movie will "completely re-envision the Rangers, a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world."

The Power Rangers franchise began in the 90s with a children’s TV series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," that mixed english-speaking footage and footage from an earlier Japanese TV series "Super Sentai." The series has spawned multiple TV shows since, including the currently running Power Rangers Megaforce. There were also two modest budget feature films: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997). That second film was a financial disappointment, grossing less than $10 M.


Trailer for 95′s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

The Power Rangers film is the first new feature film Orci has joined through his new Sneaky Shark production company – formed after he and his longtime writing and producing partner Alex Kurtzman went their separate ways for feature films (they still work together through their K/O Paper Products company on TV projects).

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1. Time For A Muffin - July 15, 2014

I hope they don’t change a single thing from the 1995 movie.

2. Harry Ballz - July 15, 2014

Oh, for the love of………how about doing ONE thing at a time and doing it WELL?

3. IDIC Lives! - July 15, 2014

#2 Mr. Ballz
AGREED!

4. CmdrR - July 15, 2014

Why do I get the feeling there are several barrels of money buried in the desert, a crushed RV, scores of corpses, and copious notes on chemistry… all trailing behind Orci.

Sir, PLEASE focus. Stop saying yes to the latest zeppelin full of dough until you have some of these projects completed.

5. NuFan - July 15, 2014

Congratulations, Bob!

6. Ahmed - July 15, 2014

@2. Harry Ballz

Jack of all trades, master of none!

7. Ahmed - July 15, 2014

@4. CmdrR

“Sir, PLEASE focus. Stop saying yes to the latest zeppelin full of dough until you have some of these projects completed.”

To be fair, he did say no to ASM 3 & left the project last week.

8. I am not Herbert - July 15, 2014

…now THIS is more his speed! =D

I’m not a HUGE fan of Power Rangers, but hope he doesn’t screw it up… =(

GO, GO, POW-er RAN-gers!! =D

9. Finnigan - July 15, 2014

How underwhelming.

10. Yeah yeah - July 15, 2014

After ASM 2, Mr. Orci was very, very smart to move away from ASM 3.

Methinks G. Del Toro Disease is catching in Hollywood. How many projects are too many?

Like HB said above, “Oh, for the love of………how about doing ONE thing at a time and doing it WELL?”

I think Mr. Orci will do well with his Trek script. I have faith. As long as it’s not a John Logan “let’s be a fanboy about everything AND the kitchen sink” in this production…

11. Harry Ballz - July 15, 2014

@6

Okay, Ahmed, I’ll bite. Is that comment directed at me or Orci?

12. Ahmed - July 15, 2014

@10. Harry Ballz

Orci. He is THE Jack of all trades in Hollywood, not that it a bad thing by itself but the amount of different projects that he works on at the same time is insane.

13. CmdrR - July 15, 2014

Sneak Peak of MMPR:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAVLY2T8LEw

14. Phil - July 15, 2014

Sorry, I don’t have kids at home anymore. A darker, conspiracy driven MMPR movie is of no interest…..

15. Vultan - July 15, 2014

The baddie will be a large robotic Khan.
Played by Sam Worthington.

16. Trekbilly - July 15, 2014

Ugh…not again. That last movie was WRETCHED!!!!

17. Oscar - July 15, 2014

Transformers, Gijoe trek and now Power Rangers, next year, He Man and his pals movie…ah, mr Copycat…and mindless action movies …a love story…
And this boy is the Supreme Courtr of ST…

Sorry, Gene, future is not what you wanted

18. The Keeper - July 15, 2014

No offence to any Orci fans, but this project is more defiantly his speed and level of competence.
The Power Puff Girls should be his next gig.

19. Son of Jello - July 15, 2014

18. The Keeper – July 15, 2014

“Power Puff girls” thanks for the laugh but Orci is a guy and a Bronie so its M.L.P. for the next movie

20. Son of Jello - July 15, 2014

Are we doing this again?

21. Darkthunder - July 15, 2014

Gotta agree with Mr Ballz here (and I rarely do). Quality over Quantity, Mr Orci. Spreading himself around like he does, none of the projects he’s involved in, end up being of particularly high quality. Star Trek Into Darkness being a notable example, seeing as half the movie was a ripoff on Wrath of Khan.

I have but one tip to Mr Orci, for “Star Trek 3″ (technically Star Trek 13, which does not bode well):

BE ORIGINAL!

22. NCC-1701-LOLZ - July 15, 2014

Hollywood’s capacity to turn anything with a recognizable brand name into a summer blockbuster never ceases to amaze me. I’m looking forward to “Snuggies: The Movie” or “The Revenge of Alf”. Maybe Orci can write those as well, I just hope he finds a franchise suited to his level of writing talent, which is none.

23. Phil - July 15, 2014

@22. Well, they will turn it into a movie. I doubt anyone is thinking this is blockbuster material….

24. Son of Jello - July 15, 2014

But your OK with me calling bob orci one of these.http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/rise-of-the-bronies/

But legitimate criticism that reflects what is already being said is to much for you. So given an option you would rather see Bob as a Bronie doing things like this “Yeah, I’m a Bronie”Fist-bumps are exchanged and both say; “Bro-hoof”. Dressed up like this. http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/rock967online.com/files/2013/03/bronie.jpg&imgrefurl=http://rock967online.com/this-bronie-is-why-nobody-takes-your-hobby-seriously/&h=477&w=640&tbnid=e9UyXc95AsqFOM:&zoom=1&docid=0zDQ0aU-oakGdM&ei=mBbGU62QFcXLsASN0YH4DQ&tbm=isch&client=firefox-a

So my question is what are you moderating for? Iv never had a problem with bad language as being a reason I see it other posts. And being insulting of Bob Orci is Ok because you didn’t have a problem with the M.L.P. joke in post. (look at the picture again)

19. Son of Jello – July 15, 2014

18. The Keeper – July 15, 2014

“Power Puff girls” thanks for the laugh but Orci is a guy and a Bronie so its M.L.P. for the next movie

(look at the picture again)

Seeing that got thru and is Ok you need to allow my post about “Whats up Bob” Its funny topical and gets to the point. There is no reason not to post it.

25. AJ - July 15, 2014

How unimportant.

26. Son of Jello - July 16, 2014

Great another franchise with decades of history that he can f__k up. Good luck with that bob.

Power Rangers

“completely re-envision the Rangers, a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world”

Star Trek

“completely re-envision the Enterprise crew, as group of high school kids who are infused with cool but must work as a team if they have any hope of saving the world”

You just don’t give a sh-t do you?

Power Ranger

The Power Rangers franchise began in the 90s with a children’s TV series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” that mixed english-speaking footage and footage from an earlier Japanese TV series “Super Sentai.” The series has spawned multiple TV shows since, including the currently running Power Rangers Megaforce. There were also two modest budget feature films: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997). That second film was a financial disappointment, grossing less than $10 M

Star Trek

The Star Trek franchise began in the 60s with a children’s TV series “Star Trek TOS,” that mixed english-speaking aliens and people and ideas from an earlier American TV series “Wagon Train.” The series has spawned multiple TV shows since, including the currently canceled Enterprise . There were also six modest budget feature films: Star Trek: The Movie (1979) and Star trek the wrath of Khan (1982). That second film was a financial success, grossing more than $78 M.

See what I did there Bob? I did jack sh-t.

27. Nemesis4909 - July 16, 2014

I actually think this guy has a list of things that I enjoy and is systematically setting out to ruin them one by one. Perhaps this is a paranoid delusion or perhaps it’s true but Star Trek, Spider-Man and now Power Rangers, what’s he going to tackle next?

Also, nice to see that he’s still signing up for every project going without giving any real care or attention to any of them. I can see why he keeps getting hired because for some reason his dreck makes money but they’re rarely critically acclaimed or really enjoyed by many who actually see them. He writes soulless, formulaic garbage that is easily forgettable. I wonder what “ideas” he’ll bring to the table on Power Rangers, I’m actually terrified of the prospect. He couldn’t even remember that Kirk was born in space on that movie that he wrote.

In short, I don’t like this guy and don’t want him working on anything. At least Spider-Man is now safe from him, there’s a small victory.

28. Lame - July 16, 2014

‘Orci’
‘Creative team’

there’s a laugh. Have fun at the sausage factory.

29. Oscar - July 16, 2014

27.
He has not «ideas», he is not even a mediocre creator, he is a copypaster, an arrogant copycat…and intolerant, if you say his script is pure garbage, he insults you…fan buy ticket, he insults fans …( cheer leaders not included).

Sideshow Bob…

30. Oscar - July 16, 2014

27.
He, you know, he is only Sideshow Bob

31. Disinvited - July 16, 2014

#22. NCC-1701-LOLZ – July 15, 2014

Now you’ve done it. Haven’t you ever heard the old Hollywood dictum, “If you say it out loud, they will steal it.”?

Next, STAR TREK movie is going where they’ve never gone before: Melmac.

32. Mad Mann - July 16, 2014

Wow, this might make a profit of a single dollar.

Whatever happened to the View-master movie?

33. Phil - July 16, 2014

@29. Boy, you must be patting yourself on the back, complementing yourself on how clever you are….

Tell you what, seeing how you seem to be marginalizing the work producers, writers, and directors do, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is and try it yourself? If, as you say, it’s all ‘cut and paste’, you should be a master at this. It’s time to put up or shut up.

You’ve already been warned for trolling, so go ahead, keep calling posters here who don’t quite agree with your view of current AND FUTURE Trek cheerleaders. Flaming other commentators isn’t looked kindly upon, either.

34. Buzz Cagney - July 16, 2014

Hey, Orci is making hay for himself and his family while the sun shines. Can hardly blame a man for that. But we really need him to not fcuk the next Trek up. I don’t give a crap for Mighty Morphin Powered Spiders or whatever the hell other cartoon crap he wants to do as long as he gets Trek right.

35. Ahmed - July 16, 2014

Suggested future projects for Bob:

The Girl from Tomorrow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzkh0d9ro54

M.A.N.T.I.S.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ-3syEwWAk

Automan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOn0m9m6gPU

36. Mike Barnett - July 16, 2014

There are a lot of people here that think they’re funny, but they are actually proving that they are pathetic losers. Yeah, you know who you are. How about getting back to us when you have something constructive to add to the conversation instead of repeating the same old, same old, blah blah blah, yada yada, etc.

37. Ahmed - July 16, 2014

@36. Mike Barnett

Why so angry ? You should listen to Master Yoda & relax!

Yoda: “Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Yoda: “Beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will”

May the force be with you :-)

38. boborci - July 16, 2014

34. Copy that.

39. Silvereyes - July 16, 2014

38 boborci

I’m glad you said that…

40. Son of Jello - July 16, 2014

38. boborci

“Copy that”

No sh-t Bob, Can you do anything else?

41. Vultan - July 16, 2014

#40

BUUURRRNNN!!!

42. boborci - July 16, 2014

40. Yes.

43. Harry Ballz - July 16, 2014

It’s funny how “copy that” rhymes with “copy cat”.

Just sayin’………………….

44. Admin - July 16, 2014

REMINDER: All TrekMovie commenters should show respect for each other. Be they famous or not

Also posting all the copy from articles from other sites is not allowed

45. Vultan - July 16, 2014

Yep, but a good burn is a good burn. He kinda walked into that one.

46. Boborci - July 16, 2014

45. True:)

47. Son of Jello - July 16, 2014

34. Buzz Cagney – July 16, 2014

He may have meant that literally.

Bob goes to a studio and pitches this

Its about this guy who is kinda a teenage James Cagney. And he has these ideas for a movie and he uses the “internet” so he would have his own computer, lap top and at least 2-4 isomthings. And because he is some kind of tech kinda nerd they walk everywhere so lot of billboards. And hes got a bit of the Cpt Kirk about him when it comes to women http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608033581101351395&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0 like in this scene.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VuIShM5kAQ&feature=kp “a little nod to my ST fans he thinks quietly to himself”.

Now he has established a relationship and has a girlfriend things start to happen. He makes contact with of all people a “Movie Producer” they begin talking on “the internet” and they both have the same ideas for a movie and they go on to make it and they become rich and famous and doted on by everyone. And its got robots that turn into aliens and f–king explode for no god damned reason randomly thru out the movie.

Studio. Can we ditch the plot and story and have him just control the robots with his computers and phones. Who did you say was playing the girlfriend.

Bob. F–k I dont care its not even my idea I just know where your office is.

Studio: here bob have some money

Is that what you were saying yes to.

48. Ahmed - July 16, 2014

Kurtzman is working on relaunching Universal monster movies, Orci is not involved anymore after the breakup with Kurtzman.

Here is the link according to the new rule :-)

===========================
Universal Taps Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan To Relaunch Classic Movie Monster Franchises

http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/universal-classic-movie-monsters/

49. Vultan - July 16, 2014

Here’s an article from last year, an interview with Damon Lindelof, that gives some insight in how blockbuster movies are written today. It contains such gems as this:

“It sounds sort of hacky and defensive to say, [but it’s] almost inescapable,” he continues. “It’s almost impossible to, for example, not have a final set piece where the fate of the free world is at stake. You basically work your way backward and say, ‘Well, the Avengers aren’t going to save Guam, they’ve got to save the world.’ Did Star Trek Into Darkness need to have a gigantic starship crashing into San ­Francisco? I’ll never know. But it sure felt like it did.”

http://www.vulture.com/2013/08/script-doctor-damon-lindelof-on-blockbuster-screenwriting.html

50. Disinvited - July 16, 2014

#48. Ahmed – July 16, 2014

It’s not new. It has always been the rule not to copy the an ENTIRE whole copyrighted article and paste it up in comments. We have to follow the same excerpting rules as they do in this chain’s article and the blue boxed excerpts they use in others. Just follow their articles’ leads on this and you will do fine.

51. Mike Barnett - July 16, 2014

37. Ahmed

Sorry, I didn’t mean to come off angry. I just am tired of people taking the same cheap shots – - over and over again. It’s just a few bad actors that give Trekmovie a bad name, but I guess everyone has a right to their own opinion.

I feel better now after my meditation session!

52. Ahmed - July 16, 2014

@50. Disinvited

“It’s not new. It has always been the rule not to copy the an ENTIRE whole copyrighted article and paste it up in comments.”

oh I know that but they removed that deadline article when I quoted just a paragraph, not the whole thing. I never quote an entire article anyway.

53. Ahmed - July 16, 2014

@49. Vultan

This is a very good interview. His comment regarding greenlighting multimillion dollar movies in particular is very interesting:

“Once you spend more than $100 million on a movie, you have to save the world,” explains Lindelof. “And when you start there, and basically say, I have to construct a MacGuffin based on if they shut off this, or they close this portal,[,,,] it will save the world—you are very limited in terms of how you execute that. And in many ways, you can become a slave to it”

54. Mike Barnett - July 16, 2014

Is “Admin” the return of Anthony Pascale? Or is it Kayla or Matt or ??? Just curious.

55. Dr. Cheis - July 16, 2014

I am so excited to hear Orci is working on the new Power Rangers movie. The show has always had a special place in my heart, and despite being sometimes (often?) kind of cheesy due to silly-looking monsters and bad acting, it had some pretty deep moments in it at its best. Having seen so many of the other projects Orci has worked on, including Star Trek, I know this means the new movie is going to be taken seriously and made like an actual movie, as opposed to a goofy kids flick like the two in the 1990′s were.

56. Phil - July 16, 2014

@49. Did Star Trek Into Darkness need to have a gigantic starship crashing into San ­Francisco? I’ll never know. But it sure felt like it did.”

Yep, in his opinion. As I don’t recall there being much chatter about the nasty side effects of anti-matter in the last couple of movies, the crash landing was a nice special effect….now, I can also imagine the scene, where once Enterprise had regained power, that tactical would have had a read on Vengeance, beginning her decent, where Kirk and crew would have had to react swiftly to contain her anti-matter, deal with Khan, and save San Francisco. Would have been a hellva lot more dramatic, to say the least.

57. Vultan - July 16, 2014

#53

Yeah, and the part where he essentially admits to being a pop culture expert and not so much a writer, which I found a little surprising. Have to give the guy credit for his honesty.

58. Phil - July 16, 2014

Come on, people….MMPR isn’t going to be a 100MM movie. Fun little flick for the kids, yeah. Summer blockbuster. No.

Yeah, my kids watched this when they were…well, kids. Forgot about the giant floating head, maybe there is a role for Shatner in a Orci production, after all….

59. Disinvited - July 16, 2014

#50. Disinvited – July 16, 2014

I didn’t see it so I don’t know if this applies but you have to comment on, i.e. you have to have something to say about it, what you are excerpting. Otherwise its regarded as spam, i.e. free advertising for other sites.

60. Ahmed - July 16, 2014

@56. Vultan

Yeah, he did another candid interview with the New York Times recently where was very open regarding his works.

Not that it is actually matter when it come the end product, his new series ‘The Leftovers’ is a clear indicator, IMO, of the declining quality of his works.

61. Ahmed - July 16, 2014

@ 58. Phil – July 16, 2014

“Come on, people….MMPR isn’t going to be a 100MM movie. Fun little flick for the kids, yeah. Summer blockbuster. No.”

Scott Mendelson over at Forbes is reporting that Lionsgate will spend $100 -$150 million on the new Power Rangers movie !!

62. Disinvited - July 16, 2014

#58. Phil – July 16, 2014

You have to remember that MMPR was originally just a hit Japanese Kid’s show like ULTRAMAN, ASTRO BOY, SPEED RACER, DRAGON BALL Z, etc. that got “Americanized” for the US market. They even used like 2/3s of the original J episode footage to reduce production costs.

I’m not even sure that a movie that draws on MMPR but ultimately aims internationally could resemble anything close to what viewers of the American version have in mind?

63. Cygnus-X1 - July 16, 2014

53. Ahmed – July 16, 2014

@49. Vultan This is a very good interview. His comment regarding greenlighting multimillion dollar movies in particular is very interesting:

“Once you spend more than $100 million on a movie, you have to save the world,” explains Lindelof. “And when you start there, and basically say, I have to construct a MacGuffin based on if they shut off this, or they close this portal,[,,,] it will save the world—you are very limited in terms of how you execute that. And in many ways, you can become a slave to it”

I appreciate Lindelof’s candor as well, but my response to his complaints about the constricting, creatively stifling demands for formulaic writing in big budget, big studio productions is: So, go work for a smaller studio, whose business model does not rely on the foreign market’s demand for mindless action and sequels, and be more creatively fulfilled for less pecuniary compensation.

Some jobs pay well because they’re compensating you for selling more of your soul than at other jobs. The financial sector comes to mind. And big studios today are basically venture capitalists who specialize in movies, though their portfolios contain other types of investments as well. When there’s $150-$200 million dollars being invested in a production, the investor (i.e. the studio) is going to be risk averse under normal circumstances, and it’s even more the case in the current film industry climate.

So, go make a movie with a small, indie outfit that is investing $10, $20 or $40 million and not tailoring their English-language product largely for consumption in Russia and China.

Or, maybe even start up your own little movie-making outfit. Getting a few, ten or twenty million dollars for an entrepreneurial endeavor that has recognizable value isn’t so hard these days, especially with Hollywood money connections and public funding sources like Kickstarter. People in the financial sector have made so much money, hand over fist, over the past decade especially, that some of them literally don’t know what to do with it. Talking some of them into being “Feature Film Producers,” if you’ve got a good idea in hand, is certainly doable.

Maybe you’ll create the next United Artists or Miramax. (Actually, Miramax started off doing sort of the converse of what the big studios are doing today in tailoring American-made movies for the foreign market.)

But, your big studio paychecks come with certain costs, fellas. One of which is that people in general have less respect for your work. To wit: the above comments in this thread.

And while I sympathize with the pressures and temptations to sell your soul to the highest bidder—nearly all of us have to do so to some degree in order to live a decent life in our socio-economic system—I’m still not going to engage in apologetics nor regard them as valid excuses for the low-quality, highly pandering work of the Lindelofs, Orcis and Kurtzmans of the film industry.

You have a choice.

You can be part of the problem or part of the solution. Being part of the problem does pay better, at least in the short-run.

64. Phil - July 16, 2014

@61. If Mr. Mendelson wants to throw that number around with a straight face, he’s certainly entitled. He’s writing his article based on the assumption that a studio is going to try to turn MMPR into a low budget Avengers…which is just silly. MMPR is selling nostalgia, otherwise it’s a bunch of kids in primary colors jumping around screaming ‘ha’…the only way this is profitable is to do it on the cheap….ad I’ll make one more prediction. If Guardians of the Galaxy underperforms, it’s 50/50 that this film doesn’t get made at all.

65. Buzz Caganey - July 16, 2014

#38 Bob, I really do mean Don’t F**K it up!
Keep the humour going- I’ve said it before, that really is your ace.
Scotty, you absolutely have him nailed to perfection- and Simon is now shining in the role.
Kirk, he needs to have no doubts about himself in the movie. The strong and confident JTK is who we need to see here.
Spock, well, i’d like to see the emotionally detached Spock minus his love interest but I fear that’s asking too much. But whatever you do please don’t have him going home to Uhura at the end of a tough shift and have them chatting about their day!
Uhura, again, you gave Zoe much good work to do in the last one. Her face off against the Klingon was pretty darned good. More of Uhura the professional Starfleet Officer would be great.
McCoy, you know the character and you have one damned fine actor in Karl but we still need more from him. Delightful and fun trip to the planet from Bones when they went down to open up the torpedo in STID. The character is so full of potential, as we know of old. From light comedy to deeply serious. Could a writer wish for more?
Chekov and Sulu, well, they had their moments and I guess thats all those characters ever had in any of the original movies.
I don’t suppose its easy finding meaningful time for all the characters and now that we have Carol Marcus along for the ride (not a metaphor!) I don’t suppose it will be any easier.
It sounds as if you intend to Boldly Go this time, and I think that’s what we all want. I wish you well.

66. boborci - July 17, 2014

47. Yes! Easy.

67. Marja - July 17, 2014

65 buzz, Spock, well, i’d like to see the emotionally detached Spock minus his love interest but I fear that’s asking too much. But whatever you do please don’t have him going home to Uhura at the end of a tough shift and have them chatting about their day!
Uhura, again, you gave Zoe much good work to do in the last one. Her face off against the Klingon was pretty darned good. More of Uhura the professional Starfleet Officer would be great.

I guess professionals can’t have private lives, huh? Especially if they’re female or Vulcan.

I agree, more of Uhura the professional Starfleet Officer; detached Spock is fine, but I would like to see Spock and Uhura remain a couple.

Uhura and Spock having private “moments” for 15 seconds will not ruin a Trek movie.

Unless, of course, you’re one of the folks who prefer Spock with … oh never mind.

68. Jonboc - July 17, 2014

No surprise the obsessive anti-Orci brigade has shown up, yet again, to spread their cheerful demeanor. Tiresome, but predictable. Personally, I’m indifferent on the Power Rangers…not my generation, I don’t get it, don’t care.
It’s a very popular show, no doubt Bob is making some good coin, it could be fun, more power to him!

69. NuFan - July 17, 2014

No, just one guy. I realize now who they were talking about at Wondercon. But TPTB know about him. They say he is a genuine crazy person with nothing to do.

****
59. Disinvited – July 16, 2014
#50. Disinvited – July 16, 2014

Cute.

70. Phil - July 17, 2014

Marja, you might appreciate this…..

https://www.facebook.com/whysailorsdrink

Now, Bob, if you are really looking for Trek wonky fodder…I’d bet there is a strong corollary between why Scotty drinks and why todays sailors drink. Maybe dedicating the next movie to the Starfleet Logistics Corp will help folks appreciate the first two movies a bit more….

71. Buzz Cagney - July 17, 2014

#67 no, they can have their private lives. I just prefer they stay that way lest we end up with another Next Generation, which frequently had me cringing. Riker and Troi in the bath? Urgh. Pass the sick bucket.

72. Buzz Cagney - July 17, 2014

#67 and again I will express surprise and disappointment that a so called Trek fan just don’t see how Spock is diminished as a character by having him competing to be Kirk to be the chick magnet.
And, again, what with the bloody innuendo in you last snide comment?
How self-righteous people so quickly fall from their pulpit. I roll my eyes in dismay at your puerile attempt at being clever and will leave you to ponder just why you pissed me off so much.

73. Keachick (Rose) - July 17, 2014

#72 – What? Spock is not competing with anyone. Spock has simply found himself a girlfriend, ie Lieutenant Uhura, in this alternate universe. That does not make him a “chick magnet” any more than Marja or I are “chick magnets” because we are both married, ie have a relationship with a man.

Spock is not diminished at all by having a girlfriend any more than Kirk is diminished by not appearing to have a girlfriend. What a shallow and insulting comment.

74. Keachick (Rose) - July 17, 2014

Darn it – oh for an edit function – “any more than Marja or I are “chick magnets” because we are both married, ie have a relationship with a man.”

This should read – “any more than Marja’s or my husband are “chick magnets” because they are both married, ie have a relationship with a woman”. It is possible that other women may find these men attractive, but my husband is not in competition with anyone to be a “chick magnet” or anything else.

Don’t be so insulting about human relationships or about vulcan/human ones.

75. Finnigan - July 17, 2014

@ 36 Mikey Barnett

Your tears are delicious.

76. Mike Barnett - July 17, 2014

75. Finnigan
You’re welcome.

77. DonDonP1 - July 17, 2014

Cool! With Robert Orci being executive producer of the upcoming movie reboot of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” that movie will R-U-L-E, RULE! Respectfully, I don’t want anyone saying “the new PR movie will D-R-O-O-L, DROOL!” May the Power protect him.

78. Ahmed - July 17, 2014

Quote of the day:

Bob: “What can I tell you? Well, fans are a little bit nutty, so I have got to be careful with what I say, but I can tell you that it definitely takes place in [deep] space,” he told Latin Post. “They’re finally on their five year mission and that hasn’t been the case in any of the previous movies.”

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/17367/20140717/star-trek-3-power-rangers-films-roberto-orci-signature-touch.htm

You gotta admire his sense of humor :-)

79. Phil - July 17, 2014

Well, to quote Lt. Worf….’Little???’

80. Cygnus-X1 - July 17, 2014

Is this the point in the discussion where it takes a turn toward the Truth About 9/11?

;-)

81. Phil - July 17, 2014

Why not, we seem to be making it up as we go at this point, anyway….

82. Ahmed - July 17, 2014

As I was watching the three short films that were made to bridge the gap between “Rise Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” & “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, I was thinking that Paramount should do something similar & release a short film in 2015. A 10-15 minutes film about Bones or other crew members would be really nice.

83. Marja - July 18, 2014

72 Buzz #67 and again I will express surprise and disappointment that a so called Trek fan just don’t see how Spock is diminished as a character by having him competing to be Kirk to be the chick magnet.

Well, I guess we’re both just so-called Trek fans. Unless Yours is The Only True and Righteous Trek, eh? And your perception of each character is the only right perception?

Spock is not competing with Kirk to be a “chick magnet.” He is already with a woman [NOT a "chick"] in a marriage-type relationship [much like his parents, Sarek and Amanda]. His relationship with Uhura is now canon, in the AltVerse.

And, again, what with the bloody innuendo in you last snide comment?
How self-righteous people so quickly fall from their pulpit. I roll my eyes in dismay at your puerile attempt at being clever and will leave you to ponder just why you pissed me off so much.

I had no idea i was in a pulpit, any more than that I was being self-righteous. I DO know that there is a very minor and very loud group of fans who hate the idea of Spock with a woman because they feel he belongs with Kirk, in a way that leaves the “mere concept” of male friendship in the dust. I am not sure exactly what I said to engender your reaction, because it is quite out of proportion to what I actually said.

84. Marja - July 18, 2014

70 Phil, Thanks for the link. “This is the Navy, logic is secured.” LOL!

85. Disinvited - July 18, 2014

# 78. Ahmed – July 17, 2014

” You gotta admire his[Orci's] sense of humor :-)” — Ahmed

Especially, given that in several interviews, as well as this one, his co-workers and himself have all identified him as a chicken in that coop. He’s essentially also saying, “Well, Roberto Orci’s a little bit nutty, so I have got to be careful with what I say, but I can tell you that it definitely takes place in space.” His self-deprecation is endearing:

“I was a fan Star Trek forever; my uncle got me into it. Like I said, I learned a lot of English from watching TV, and ‘Star Trek’ is one of the shows that I learned from watching.” — Roberto Orci

I was a fan Star Trek forever?

86. Tom - July 18, 2014

3 quick points for boborci

1. Looking forward to fall for 2 reasons. NFL and Sleepy Hollow!
2. Kudos to you and your agent!
3. Keep Shatner & Nimoy in mind for 50th anniversary movie! Knock Trek 3 out of the Park!

87. Z3R0B4NG - July 20, 2014

Wow… is it odd that i’m more exited about Power Rangers than the next Trek movie? Still got that original Ultra Zord on the Shelf. (they better do Dino Zords again or i’ll be pissed)

2016 for the next Trek?… my god Marvel’s Ant-Man will be out by then and Avengers 2 will be old news…
even Star Wars is going on a 1 movie per year rampage.

I’m a loyal Trek fan since TNG and i’m loosing interest because so little is happening with Trek anymore.
Either make a TV Series again or speed up those movie releases.
You are falling behind, the nerds are abandoning ship and start to look for more popular nerdy stuff.

2016 might as well be 2020 … way to long of a gap.

88. Keachick (Rose) - July 20, 2014

#87 – There is actually a legitimate reason why the next movie will be released in 2016. There are some who think that the movie should be released on 8 September 2016 because that would make it the actual date 50 years ago when the first ever Star Trek episode aired on US television, ie 8 September 1966.

However, for various reasons, many do not consider that date a very good one and it is likely to be released on some other date in the year 2016.

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