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Walt Disney's decision to hire J.J. Abrams to direct "Star Wars: Episode 7" still as people talking, and rightly so. With one foot already in the rebooted "Star Trek" franchise, many wonder if he can make a distinctive enough "Star Wars" movie so that it isn't one mass Abrams-y sci-fi blob. Still others wish Disney would've selected any number of other talented people to kick off the next three sequels. And then there's William Shatner, whose feelings on the matter are made plain and clear.  "No, he's being a pig," Shatner told Movie Fanatic when asked about his toughts on Abrams taking on two iconic sci-fi series. "He's collecting the two franchises and holding them close to his vest. He's probably the most talented director of that ilk that we have, but he's gone too far this time." As Huffington Post points out, Shatner and Abrams do have some history. The story goes that Abrams, »


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