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Episode 39 – Nick is not Sick

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we visit the DC Carnival of Sadness with news that Supergirl will be a procedural and that Zack Snyder wants a dark, gritty Green Lantern (oh, and there’s some Brainiac stuff in there too). We look forward to Community‘s season 6 premiere date, contemplate the return of The X-Files, and sing for joy at Simon Pegg co-writing the next Star Trek.

Trae also went to Nezumi Con, and talks about his experiences.

And he sings “Shake It Off.” Which you can listen to whenever you want.

Or you can go play Ski Free.

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Simon Pegg Co-Writing Next Star Trek

Since we heard that Robert Orci was completely out of the third Abramsverse Star Trek film, the question “who will write the film?” has been kind of dangling out there. Well, it looks like we finally have an answer.

According to Deadline, Simon Pegg will be penning the script along with writer Doug Jung.

Simon Pegg, of course, we all know as Scotty in the rebooted franchise, but unless you’ve been living under a rock you’re familiar with some of his writing credits too (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Paul, The World’s End, etc). Doug Jung’s credits aren’t quite as impressive, but he’s written… stuff. Like Dark Blue.

Yeah it’s not exciting, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be up for the job.

Honestly, this gives me hope for the project. Pegg is a massive geek who I think truly understands the franchise. It’s kind of funny though to think that back when Abrams was rebooting the franchise, Pegg almost said no to playing Scotty because he thought it was too intimidating.

Now he’s writing the actual lines.

Via Deadline

Orci No Longer Even Writing Star Trek 3ish

How out is Robert Orci when it comes to the third Abramsverse Star Trek film? Not only is he no longer directing the film, but now he’s no longer writing it either. Orci is still producing Star Trek 3ish, but how much this is an actual creative role or a contractually obligated paycheck/onscreen credit is unknown.

The cynic in me says that Orci is out entirely and the remaining Producer credit is Hollywood face-saving.

Via GamesRadar

Justin Lin to Direct Star Trek 3ish

According to Deadline, Justin Lin has been tapped to direct the third Abramsverse Star Trek film. Lin is best known to the general public as the director of the third through sixth installments of The Fast and the Furious franchise. Of course, I knew his name instantly because he directed several key first season episodes of Community — most importantly, the infamous “Modern Warfare” paintball episode.

So the guy has at least a little nerd cred.

It’s a very different choice than Orci (who was originally slated to direct), but as long as the script is decent, Lin’s not a bad choice. He’s very talented at making whatever he’s given visually interesting – it all depends on whether or not the writing is worthy of his skill.

Let’s just hope it is.

Via Screenrant

Paramount Wants “Guardians” Feel For Star Trek 3ish

There’s been a lot of speculation about why Robert Orci is out as director of the third Abramsverse Star Trek film. According to Badass Digest Orci left the film due to disagreements about the film’s tone — as apparently Paramount wanted the film to more closely mimic a fairly successful space opera from earlier this year.

That would, of course, be Guardians of the Galaxy.

This could be either a good idea or a terrible idea. I mean, sure Star Trek IV shares a lot of qualities with Guardians of the Galaxy, but its humor felt organic. The last time the studio tried to demand that same tone out of the franchise… we got Star Trek V.

No one wants another Star Trek V.

This whole thing could end up being a tremendous mess, and frankly has me a bit concerned. It’s an obvious temptation for Paramount to demand that they ape the successful Marvel film, but the largest problem the revised film series has had is the loss of Trek’s signature tone that it spent decades building. It worked out fine in the first Abramsverse film (as it was an origin story), but it caused the second to suffer.

Does Trek need to change tones? Yes. But not necessarily to that of a competing franchise.

Via Badass Digest

Episode 36 – Lack of Direction

On this episode we talk about recent casting for both the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes, Transformers 4 getting submitted to the Academy just because, Robert Orci getting kicked off Star Trek 3ish, a Japanese Godzilla returning, and recent disasters in the con scene.

We’re looking at the terror attack at Midwest FurFest in a serious light and the cancellation of Emoti-Con in a not so serious one.

Y’know, for obvious reasons.

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Robert Orci No Longer Directing Next Star Trek

Okay, so this has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. First Robert Orci was directing the next Star Trek. Then he wasn’t. Then he was again.

Now, according to Deadline, Orci isn’t anymore.

Whether he was fired or quit the project is unknown, as very few details beyond “he’s out” seem to be around. Orci is still “Producing,” but it’s unclear whether or not he’s actually acting as a real producer or “Producing” the way Tim Burton was a producer on Batman Forever. Deadline says Edgar Wright is on the short list to replace Orci, but that seems weird and unlikely. Wright is a great director, but how well his style would mesh with the Star Trek franchise is questionable.

Although it’s true “Edgar Wright’s Star Trek” would probably be entertaining.

Via Deadline

Episode 31 – Nightmare of Happiness

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we examine the terrible idea of Tetris the Movie, Clerks 3 gets funding, Joaquin Phoenix ISN’T going to be Doctor Strange, DC’s Carnival of Sadness now covers T-Shirts, Shatner will be in the 3rd Abramsverse Trek film, and a registered sex offender has been working Minneapolis conventions.

There’s no joke about that last item.

Robert Orci: Not Actually Hired to Direct Star Trek 3, Producing Power Rangers?

We’ve gotten into the habit of referring to Robert Orci as the director of the third Abramsverse Star Trek film (or as I like to call it “Star Trek 3ish”), but apparently that’s not actually official just yet.

Speaking with Collider, Orci said:

I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch. The studio has yet to even read the script. I’m in the middle of writing it, with the talented team of [John D.] Payne and [Patrick] McKay. They are true Star Trek fans, as well. So, I can’t even think anything about the future until I give them a script and they greenlight it. Until that happens, everything else is just a rumor.

But even if he doesn’t end up directing (and his lack of involvement with Spider-Man 3), Orci’s still a busy guy.
You see, Robert Orci is executive producing the forthcoming Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers remake. Yes, you read that right. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.

It seems there is no remake or sequel Mr. Orci’s fingers won’t touch.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (who scribed X-Men: First Class) are writing that one, so it might, much to everyone’s surprise, be a good movie too. Only time will tell.

Via Cinemablend, io9