Star Trek Into Darkness Writer Tells Displeased Fans To F**K Off


Star Trek Into Darkness was one of those films that divided fans earlier this summer. People either seemed to love it or hate it, and committed Star Trek fans were on both sides of the divide. Because we have the internet, it’s no trouble to go online and discuss your issues with the film., a popular Star Trek fan site, did just that. They posted an editorial titled Star Trek is broken – Here are ideas on how to fix it and it reviewed several issues with Into Darkness. If you were the writer of said movie, like Bob Orci, it probably wasn’t fun to read about several fans tearing your work apart. However, he reacted in the worst possible way. He left comments, called other readers “shitty fans”, and actually told them to “F**k off.”

Some of the gems from Orci’s comments on the piece are as follows:

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.

Having said that, two biggest Star Treks in a row with best reviews is hardly a description of “broken.” And frankly, your tone and attidude make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future. As I love to say, there is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don’t.

Respect all opinions, always, nonetheless.

It gets better. Check out what really set him off after the break.

And then a commenter said Indiana Jones was superior than Into Darkness (duh) and Orci lost it.

Shitty Dodge. STID has infinetly more social commentary than Raiders 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 FUCKING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of shitty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: FUCK OFF!

Whew. After he lost his noodle he eventually calmed down and admitted he exploded and later apologized to a few people on Twitter.

The damage is done though, and it’s just not a professional way to act. At all. I suppose the lesson here is that if you’re a sci-fi writer that doesn’t have a thick skin, you probably shouldn’t read reviews of your work online.

( via TDD via /Film)


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