Roberto Orci is officially onboard to serve behind the lens for the first time on the upcoming ‘Star Trek 3’. Orci replaces J.J. Abrams who left the project to tackle the hotly anticipated “Star Wars Episode 7”. Orci at the helm might be risky after he took to fan site TrekMovie.com to “strong arm” fans that were overtly critical of “Star Trek Into Darkness”. Trekkie geeks over at the world’s largest “Star Trek” convention voted “Into Darkness” the worst film in the franchise which meant that a little caution and lots of patience was required before Orci’s itchy fingers started typing away.
According to a recent article by Darren Franich over at Entertainment weekly, Orci is apparently a bit of a “conspiracy nut” who managed to screw up his trekkie fan cred so badly he deleted his Twitter account. Apart from some very controversial comments, he also made statements occasionally that “many interpreted as supportive of the 9/11 Truther movement.” Orci interacted with fans directly over at TrekMovie.com under the name “boborci” where he disputes the idea that Osama Bin Laden was behind the 9/11 attacks.
So, if I understand this correctly, “Star Trek Into Darkness” is interpreted by many as a 9/11 Truther Allegory, with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Khan posing as a “terrorist” infiltrator working for the government? Yikes!
Fans are not pleased with this guy on any level it seems, check out some of the infamous comments that killed his cred last September. The below mentioned comments are made under a post titled “Star Trek is broken.”
“I think the article above is akin to a child acting out against his parents. Makes it tough for some to listen, but since I am a loving parent, I read these comments without anger or resentment, no matter how misguided.”
“There is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don’t.”
“STID has infinetly [sic] more social commentary than Raiders [of the Lost Ark] in every Universe, and I say that with Harrison Ford being a friend. You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the F—ING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of s—y fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: F— OFF!”
Orci apologized for his comments (sorta) via Twitter, and then deleted his Twitter account completely.
“Don’t take me too seriously… You know that twice a year I explode at the morons. Today there seemed to be a congregation, so it seemed like a good idea. You’re the most listened to fans ever. That doesn’t mean you will get to do what you want. Just means what I said: I listened.”
Condescending much?! This guy is a piece of work, simply put; he middle fingers fans but in a very diplomatic way:
“To paraphrase one of my great and beloved heroes, George W. Bush, ‘we’re the deciders…'”
Well, there we have it geeks. The decision is final, this guy will helm the third pic following in the footsteps of the “worst film in the franchise.” Silly comments and conspiracy theories aside (if possible of course), Orci is very resourceful and co-wrote some very big titles during the last couple years alongside Alex Kurtzman. He was involved in “Transformers”, “Star Treks”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, “Fringe” and “Edge of Tomorrow”, but this time round he will try his hand for the first time as helmer on the ‘Star Trek 3’ project. Is this the final iceberg to sink an already sinking ship for Orci? The controversial scribe writes the script with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne for a planned release date somewhere in 2016.