"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... It is a period of civil war, rebel spaceships boldly go where no man has gone before."
The worlds of Star Wars and Star Trek collided Thursday when rumors beamed out that Trek director J.J. Abrams would direct the new Disney-back Star Wars Episode VII. The nerd world hadn't witnessed an explosion this big since Luke Skywalker destroyed the Death Star.
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The Internet rushed to share its vision of what an Abrams-helmed Star Wars might look like. Think William Shatner sweet talking Wookiees and new, more spandex-style uniforms for Stormtroopers.
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— JennaBusch (@JennaBusch) January 24, 2013
RUMOR SAY J.J. ABRAMS DIRECT NEW STAR WARS MOVIE! MAKING YOUR PARENTS CONFUSE STAR WARS AND STAR TREK EVEN MORE!
— DRUNK HULK (@DRUNKHULK) January 24, 2013
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Now that J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars, people will finally learn why Stormtroopers always miss: too much lens flare.
— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) January 24, 2013
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The same man directing Star Trek and Star Wars? Isn't that like...crossing the nerd streams? Something's going to implode.
— Emma Dibdin (@emmdib) January 24, 2013
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My gift to you: If you're going to make the lens flare photoshop jokes, dammit, MAKE THEM LOOK COOL! Thank you -m, twitter.com/mikeyface/stat…
— Mikey Neumann (@mikeyface) January 25, 2013
His full name is Jar Jar Abrams :(
— Eli Braden (@EliBraden) January 24, 2013
Exclusive first shot of JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII... twitpic.com/622wwf
— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) January 24, 2013
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