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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Writer Angry That Time Traveler Missed Interview Appointment That Was Agreed To In 2002

No Time for an Interview?

For seven years Martin Hazel has been vigilantly maintaining an interview area that will surely make his time traveling interviewee feel at home.

Las Vegas—Writer Martin Hazel has a very impressive list of people he’s interviewed over the years. From comedians to authors to actors to politicians, he’s met and spoken to people from all over the world in every industry.

But the interview that would possibly have been the greatest of his career apparently isn’t going to happen. At least, not yet.

Hazel had been in contact with a man named John Titor beginning in late 2001 and into the spring of 2002. Titor gained notoriety in chat rooms and internet circles around 2000 as a purported time traveling soldier sent from the future to retrieve a computer from the 1970s that contained vital information needed in his time. He said he had a working time machine, but was hanging around at the end of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st century for personal reasons.
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