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If his Star Trek alchemy is anything to go by, Abrams will deliver a film both true to the spirit of the original and full of invention

If such a thing as a geek heaven exists – complete, perhaps, with a grand pantheon reserved for those who delivered the greatest fanboy thrills – we can be fairly sure that a flock of angels is up there right now furiously polishing a plinth reserved for Jj Abrams. Having already rescued the Star Trek film series from a downward spiral into deadly dullness, the creator of cult TV shows Lost and Fringe is reportedly about to get his hands on the ultimate space opera prize, Star Wars.

It is, frankly, a thing of wonder that there is anything left of this once-proud franchise to be revived after George Lucas spent the past 15 years systematically destroying all goodwill towards him with dodgy CGI retrofits of »

- Ben Child

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