Trekkies, you may want to sit down before reading this.
In an appearance Monday on “The Daily Show,” J.J. Abrams revealed to Jon Stewart that he was never much of a “Star Trek” fan -- at least not until recently.
The director’s latest film “Star Trek: Into the Darkness” hits theaters this week, but he’s also attached to a new installment of “Star Wars” due in 2015, turning him into a one-man monopoly on beloved science fiction franchises.
Stewart asked Abrams for his perspective on the differences between the two properties. He likened “Star Wars” to a Western or Samurai movie and suggested that it “never felt like a sci-fi thing.” “Star Trek,” on the other hand, did.
“It always felt too philosophical for me,” he said.
That’s when Stewart, a self-proclaimed Trekkie, tuned out.
“I stopped listening to you when you said you didn’t like ‘Star Trek.’ I know what happened because your mouth kept moving after that, so I’m assuming you apologized,” he joked.
“Then I fell in love with it,” he said.
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