I keep hoping the news of JJ Abrams directing Star Wars is just some sort of giant... CONNNNNNNNNN!
I agree, Abrams is the worst pick to direct the new Star Wars!!!
Have these people not seen Star Trek Into Darkness? I think Abrams did a great job with Star Trek, although it was a little too heavy on action and not cerebral enough for me. However, I think that should suit Star Wars fans really well.
Don't drop your monocle on the way out.
If the Star Trek movies are anything to go by it'll be an unoriginal revenge plot with lots of references to the original trilogy.
Which is what most of the post-trilogy EU is anyway. So I'm expecting at LEAST that level of quality.
Remember the Simpsons episode where Comic Book Guy saw the film reel "Alternate ending -- Luke's father is Chewbacca." Abrams just might do that.
Is this where we point out that JJ Abrams had very, very little to do with Lost, beyond its creation? The lead writers on that show were Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse - they're the ones who deserve your blame.