TDQ Investigates: Help Me, J.J. Abrams, You’re My Only Hope

Trek Wars

The world must come to grip with the fact that it is one time-travel plot device away from a Star Wars/Star Trek mash-up.

The texts and e-mails started pouring in to us here at The Daily Quarterly as soon as it seemingly became official that “Lost” co-creator and “Star Trek” reboot director J.J. Abrams had signed on to direct the next “Star Wars” film, “Episode VII: Let’s Hope This One’s Better Than the Last Three.”

When news broke back in October that Disney had paid George Lucas just a bit more for the “Star Wars” franchise than Han got for rescuing Princess Leia, Abrams denied that he would be directing the next movie, since he had already directed “Star Trek,” and everybody knows you have to be invested whole hog in either one or the other, not both.

But now that he’s changed his mind, we obviously have to weigh in here. And here is the official TDQ position on this: cautiously optimistic, we are.

I mean, it’s not like Abrams can do much worse with the next trilogy than Lucas himself did with the prequel trilogy.
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J.J. Abrams Confirms He’s Going To Direct Remake Of “When Harry Met Sally”

When Harry Met Sally

Leaked promotional materials from the previously unannounced J.J. Abrams remake of When Harry Met Sally.

Los Angeles—“Lost” co-creator and director of “Star Trek: The Bloated Reboot” J.J. Abrams confirmed yesterday that he will be directing yet another Hollywood remake, this time of the Billy Crystal-Meg Ryan-before-her-lips-exploded romantic classic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally.”

The original, released in 1989, catapulted Meg Ryan into the national consciousness like “Joe Vs. The Volcano” could only have dreamed, and made her into a bankable A-list actress while showing America that Billy Crystal could do more than just a good impression of Sammy Davis, Jr.

The film also starred Carrie “Don’t call me Princess Leia” Fischer and the late Bruno Kirby as Sally’s and Harry’s best friends, respectively.
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George Lucas Admits Jar Jar Binks Was His Favorite “Star Wars” Character; Doesn’t Really Get All The Love For Boba Fett

Red Tails

The scene at a Red Tails press conference turned Lucas-Con moments after Lucas stormed off.

New York—Despite being in town for a press junket to promote his upcoming Tuskegee Airmen film, “Red Tails” starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., filmmaking icon George Lucas was asked endlessly about his other films, particularly the six “Star Wars” movies. So after the seventh or eighth question about Princess Leia talking about memories of her mother in “Return of the Jedi” despite her mother dying during childbirth at the end of “Revenge of the Sith,” Lucas apparently had finally had enough of trying to talk about his future World War II film and let loose. Continue reading