Star Trek writer Robert Orci has spiraled into a conflict with fans after he let out some anger in response to the suggestion that the Star Trek franchise is “broken.”
Orci, who was one of the writers of both the 2009 reboot and of the recent sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, was angered by the negativity in the comment section of a fansite and ended up swearing at fans, calling them, among other things, “s**tty”.
"You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the F**KING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION," he wrote in the comments of trekmovie.com under the name Boborci. “You prove the cliche of s**tty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: F**K OFF!”
This message came only just after he suggested that he was reading the comments without anger, when he wrote that “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,”" he added. "And frankly, your tone and attitude make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future. Sorry, Joseph. As I love to say, there is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don’t."
He later added on Twitter that he did regret his comments.
“@LawrenceBoucher: Hope you know many fans don’t agree w/ article or the obnoxious comments directed at you.” Thanks. Still sorry I reacted.”
Have a look at the article to see the criticism aimed at Star Trek Into Darkness, and let us know what you think!