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2011-12-29 18:01
JJ Abrams
Los Angeles - JJ Abrams never "cared" about the original Star Trek series.

The director - who is set to return to the sci-fi franchise for the follow-up to the hugely successful 2009 film - was never a fan of the episodes, despite numerous attempts to get to like it.

Speaking to, he said: "I was, frankly, never really a fan. I never really got it. I never really cared much about it. Most of my friends who loved it were, without question, smarter than I was.

Surprisingly intimate

"I kept trying ... and I couldn't get it. I didn't care about it. It felt stilted. It is ironic because a lot of the tone and techniques and some of the writers as well were from The Twilight Zone. When you watch it, you'd go, 'God, there is that same kind of melodramatic vibe.' A lot of the writers were the same writers.

"You'd think someone who loved The Twilight Zone as much as I did would kind of find a kinship to that show and get on board. I couldn't do it."

The 45-year-old helmer admitted his main reason for taking on the directing role of the movie - which starred Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto - was because he wanted to try his hand at taking charge of a sci-fi film.

He added: "The reason I wanted to direct it was because I thought, 'When in the world, ever, am I going to get a chance to do a space movie? That's cool.'

"And I really loved the script that Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci wrote, and I thought, 'There is a version of this movie that is sort of surprisingly intimate and emotional and about these two men who are kind of displaced and who are both orphans in a weird way and they find a family'." publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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