Watch: J.J. Abrams Debates 'Star Wars' & 'Star Trek' with Jon Stewart

May 14, 2013
Source: Comedy Central

J.J. Abrams

Tomorrow the early fan sneak peeks of Star Trek Into Darkness hit the big screen at 8pm, and then the anticipated sequel from director J.J. Abrams hits theaters everywhere on Thursday, May 16th. That means the director is making the publicity rounds, and last night Abrams stopped by "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. And since the host of the show is a true geek and longtime Star Wars fan, there's a great debate between the two personalities about George Lucas' iconic saga versus the longer running Star Trek legacy. Plus, the bonus part of the interview that didn't air on TV is great for fans of sci-fi, films and just good fun.

Here are both parts of 'The Daily Show" interview with Jon Stewart and J.J. Abrams via Comedy Central:

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated everything the fleet stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a "one man weapon of mass destruction."

Star Trek Into Darkness is the sequel to the J.J. Abrams-directed reboot of Gene Roddenberry's original science fiction series. The screenplay this time was co-written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof. Most of the crew is back, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin & John Cho. Paramount is bringing Into Darkness to theaters May 17th this summer.

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  • Fidel Reyes
    Haha this is awesome!
    Dudes know their stuff.
    • Tim Marshall
      Not really. Star Trek had western sensibilities too. It was sold to the network by Roddenberry as "Wagon Train to the stars". And it even did specifically western themed episodes to make it that much more obvious.
      • DAVIDPD
        Fair enough. This was promo for the movie though and the audience is also not meant be to nerds either.
      • MITNG
        That's a really good point.
  • Tester
    The end is classic
  • N.
    Hehe I love being a Nerd! JJ is so laid back and awesome!
  • lol
    JJ Abrams is pretty damn funny guy
    Is it me or was Chris Pines acting in that scene really weak?
    • JediBilly
      He looked like was trying to do an "impression" of William Shatner.
  • ...you don't wanna be in star wars!
  • mistermysteryguest
    I'm so tired of that guy.
  • Harry
    Next two years: JJ not-talking about Star Wars....




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