The J.J. Abrams' Edited Issue of Wired is Out This Week!
Not only do I finally get to see Star Trek this week, but I'm hoping I get to talk with J.J. Abrams sometime over the weekend. I think he's an absolutely brilliant guy and utterly fascinating to listen to (just watch his talk from TED a few years ago). Our friends at TrekMovie have reminded us that hitting shelves this week is the newest issue of Wired magazine, which was guest edited by J.J. Abrams. Not only did he write an article for it about mysteries and spoilers, but it's packed full of puzzles, games, and other fascinating Abrams' goodies. They've also just put up a photo of the cover of this newest issue and I'm dying to get it.
The box you see on the cover is Abrams' actual "Mystery Box" that he bought from a magic shop when he was a kid and has never opened it since. To him, it represents the mystery in the world, and that's what inspires a lot of his life and his filmmaking choices. Additionally, Abrams wrote an article titled "The Magic of Mystery" in which he talks about mysteries and how they are timeless and wonderful. Apparently his article (since I haven't read it yet) further continues into somewhat of a rant about how mysteries are disappearing these days thanks to spoilers and the information age. Can't wait to read it.
I know this is somewhat of an off-the-wall mention this morning, but I truly love everything Abrams does, and this is no exception. I'll definitely be picking up a copy this week and reading through it. And if there is anything else that is worth mentioning, I might consider throwing it up as well. There's a great quote that TrekMovie published from Abrams' article about how the experience is destroyed when spoilers are leaked. To me in particular, the experience is the most important aspect of moviegoing, and I completely agree with Abrams. Great minds really do think alike, eh? Just kidding, but do pick this up!