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[VIDEO] Don’t Call It a Comeback: Defending Reboots and Remakes

With reboots and remakes of long-running franchises and already existing, successful projects making up a significant number of films and TV shows released within the past few years, there's been some well-deserved complaints among fans who want Hollywood to take more chances on original stories. But, what do we mean when we say "original?"

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Remember Carol Marcus? Simon Pegg Explains Why the Alice Eve Character Wasn’t in Star Trek Beyond

In Star Trek Into Darkness, it seemed that Alice Eve's Carol Marcus was being set up to be a more permanent part of the Kelvin Universe. While she wasn't in a lot of the film, she was integral to the plot, and the crew relied on her expertise. That, plus the fact that outside the Kelvin Universe she ends up being the creator of Project Genesis (as well as the mother of Kirk's son), lead many to believe she'd end up in Star Trek Beyond somehow. Except she didn't.

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J.J. Abrams Explained How His Wife Got Him to Give Up on Lens Flares

J.J. Abrams was on Late Show last night promoting 10 Cloverfield Lane. Before they settled into that, though, host Stephen Colbert brought up a conversation they had regarding Abrams' devotion to the flare.

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J.J. Abrams Discusses Into Darkness‘ Flaws; Compares Star Wars to Ice Cream

You'd think J.J. Abrams would be busy riding high on a Star Wars hype wave this week -- and he probably is -- but apparently a side effect of that hype wave is that now Abrams feels more comfortable admitting to the flaws in his previous films, especially Star Trek: Into Darkness.

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Justin Lin Talks Star Trek Beyond Plot, Idris Elba, and How the Movie Will Address Into Darkness

Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin gave some more clues as to what fans can expect from his first foray into the Star Trek universe, and revealed that the movie will be set several years after the end of Into Darkness.

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Damon Lindelof Admits Mistake in Not Revealing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness; Should He Have To?

I believe fans should be active, rather than passive consumers of media content. We should engage with it, as well as with creators, as part of us better understanding ourselves and the world, as well as ensuring that mass media doesn't do more harm to those who enjoy it than good. However, sometimes I think fans sometimes go too far in their "need to know," often ruining the effect that storytellers want their stories to have.

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Idris Elba Calls His Mysterious Star Trek Character “Groundbreaking”

We know Idris Elba's character in Star Trek: Beyond will be a villain, and that Simon Pegg has said he'll play a never-before-seen character who (probably) isn't a Klingon ... but that's it. Idris Elba kept his own lips sealed about his role until today.

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[UPDATED] Alice Eve’s Transphobic Comment About Bruce Jenner Underlines A Greater Misunderstanding of Feminism

Two days ago, Star Trek Into Darkness' Alice Eve posted this great photo of body confidence activist, Harnaam Kaur, on her Instagram with the hashtags #equalpay and #equalrights. Seems like it'd be a feminist post, right? Well, yes and no. While Eve did post the image of Kaur in solidarity with a fellow woman, Eve then felt the need to talk about Bruce Jenner's announcement in the comments for some reason. They have since been deleted (but not before the Internet took notice).

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Star Trek Into Darkness Bloopers Have Surprisingly Less Darkness In Them

Star Trek Into... Levity?

IGN just put out this exclusive set of bloopers from the Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set of both J.J. Abrams-directed films. Say what you want about the movie (we have), its unfortunate Khan reveal (we did), and its odd objectification of its female characters (yup, that too), but damn it if these are those most adorkable actors all hanging out with each other and we just want to love them so.

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Here’s What Happened at the “Women of Trek Fandom” Panel at Star Trek: Las Vegas!

"Ma'am" will do in a pinch, but they prefer "captain."

Walking the floor at Star Trek: Las Vegas, the world's largest Star Trek convention, you can see the tradition of active female Trek fans is alive and well. This year's "Women in Trek Fandom" panel, hosted by Mary Czerwinski of DVD Geeks and Glue Guns and Phasers, was a chance to reflect on how far we've come and what still needs to happen to achieve equality in fandom, as well as in terms of on-screen representations and behind-the-camera roles.

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Roberto Orci, A Man Who’s Never Directed A Film Before, Is Most Likely Directing Star Trek 3

KHAAAAAN

Oh, what do I care? I'm not going to see it anyway. 

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The Star Trek Franchise Adds 2 New Writers To Next Film

Dammit Jim!

Though J.J. Abrams won't be back to direct the next installment of the Star Trek reboot, that ship is still moving forward at about warp 2. Two writers have just been added to the team. 

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J.J. Abrams: Keeping Khan’s Identity Secret Was a Mistake

KHAAAAAN

"It ended up coming off like we were being coy. We were just trying to not ruin the thing. The truth is that after one screening everyone knows whatever it is. The idea was that for the first hour of the movie the characters in the movie don't know, and it felt like if there were articles about KHAN! it would take away from the story. The truth is I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront ‘This is who it is.’ It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimate and accept that’s what the thing was. The truth is because it was so important to the studio that we not angle this thing for existing fans. If we said it was Khan, it would feel like you’ve really got to know what Star Trek is about to see this movie. That would have been limiting. I can understand their argument to try to keep that quiet, but I do wonder if it would have seemed a little bit less like an attempt at deception if we had just come out with it."— J.J. Abrams, admitting that all that secrecy surrounding the Cumbervillain was maaaaaaybe a bit much. But it's the studio's fault, because who do you think he is? An A-list director who has some degree of control over these things and is also notoriously obsessed with secrecy? Pssht. BRB. Eyerolling into the final frontier. (via: Badass Digest) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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J.J. Abrams Apologizes for Lens Flare, Talks About the Future of Trek On TV

To Boldly Go

J.J. Abrams wants you to know that he's sorry for lens flare. Yes, this is real.

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J.J. Abrams Is Officially Not Directing The Next Star Trek Movie

To Boldly Go

Good news! Or bad news—your mileage may vary. But something tells me most of you are going to come down on the "Yes!" side of things. J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he's stepping down from the director's chair for the next Star Trek film. That and other bits of reboot Trek miscellany (Khan almost wasn't in Into Darkness! Abrams talks about his decision to make the villain reveal a secret! Another BS explanation of the Carol Marcus underwear scene!) are behind the jump.

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Things We Saw Today: R2-D2’s Star Trek Into Darkness Cameo

Things We Saw Today

At about the one hour, 17-minute mark in Star Trek Into Darkness R2-D2 can be seen being sucked from the Enterprise into the depths of space. I'm sure the Falcon will fly back and pick him up. (via: Geeks are Sexy)

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Things We Saw Today: Daniel Radcliffe Getting His Horns Checked

Things We Saw Today

Entertainment Weekly shares some new photos of Horns, the adaptation of Joe Hill's novel, starring Daniel Radcliffe. I like to think this is exactly the face we'd all have in the same situation. (via Film School Rejects)

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The Mary Sue’s 2013 Summer Movie Wrap-Up

Power Grid

This summer was a weird one. It felt, in a way, like were were still coming down from the high of The Avengers, the movie that ruled our hearts, minds, and wallets a single summer ago. On hand to catch us as we fell were some good movies, some bad movies, some movies that we weren't angry at, just disappointed, and one shining example of Oh please God, no, why did this movie happen?! We're taking a fond (or, in some cases, not-so-fond) look back at the summer of 2013's giant monsters, giant robots, giant stuffed rabbits, and the giant pile of wrongness that was a whole lot o' whitewashing. Whew. With the summer over, let's get ready for the end-of-year releases. More Hunger Games, Thor, and The Hobbit are right around the corner.

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Honest Trailer of Star Trek Into Darkness, the Movie Old Spock Totally Didn’t Warn Us About

Prepare for the all-new sequel to the franchise reboot based on the sequel to the original franchise.

Screen Junkies takes on Star Trek Into Darkness: a movie that, despite good critical reception, was wildly flawed.

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Things We Saw Today: A Gorgeous Godzilla Teaser Poster

Things We Saw Today

In case Pacific Rim hasn't quenched your thirst for Kaiju movies, we will be learning more about Legendary Pictures's new Godzilla film at San Diego Comic Con later this week. For now, the poster above teases the spectacle we've come to expect of the monster movie. (via Slash Film)

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