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On the one hand, it might be good to have someone steeped in nu-Trek lore at the helm, filling some of the vacuum Abrams left. It can be tricky to bring new blood into such an important, beloved franchise halfway through its run. You don't want to have to start practically from scratch. On the other hand, Orci's contributions to the franchise haven't all been warmly received by fans, and he himself hasn't always been warm to the fans when questioned about his choices. There's also the fact that he has no feature experience under his belt. He's never directed a film—and certainly nothing as big as Star Trek 3 will undoubtedly be. He's untested, and reportedly that makes Paramount nervous. Orci has Skydance Productions and Abrams himself in his corner, and much has been made recently of his and Kurtzman's decision to split their partnership so each can focus on directing (Kurtzman is set to direct the Venom spinoff for Sony).
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What do you think? Are you afraid he'll tank the series like Into Darkness' USS Vengeance falling to Earth? Or does Orci have what it takes? Leave your comments and opinions below. I'll note them in my captain's log.