He said Star Trek is too “philosophical”? Screw that noise.
I don’t know when this interview happened but I AM SAD AND ANGRY NOW
The philosophies in Star Trek are kinda part of the actual setting. If you don’t get that, why are you allowed to make Star Trek movies.
Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.
I agree: Star Trek is inherently philosophical. Which is why I liked this interview, because JJ went on to admit that he’d been wrong when he was younger, and that when he finally sat down as an adult and watched ALL OF STAR TREK, the little light bulb went off and he realized that he loved it.
Way to take something out of context, guys.