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September 10 2009

Whedonesque cited as inspiration for new JJ Abrams blog. "ABRAMSology is a new community weblog discussing the work of J.J. Abrams; the man behind TV's "Lost" and "Alias", as well as such films as the new "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible III". This new blog lets his fans update each other by posting up-to-date information and comments regarding his work."

"Inspired by Joss Whedon's famous Whedonesque (http://www.whedonesque.com) blog, we thought now was the perfect time to give Mr. Abrams' cult following their own venue to promote and show their support for his past and future work. Anyone can post a story or comment to this site, as long as you're a registered member and your post pertains to J.J. Abrams' work."

[ edited by notabarcode on 2010-06-10 18:46 ]

I say "thin" but my name isn't in gold.

Then again, it seems fairly hilarious to me that the maiden post on a site dedicated to JJ Abrams makes any type of Joss mention.

(Not that The Black doesn't deserve credit for being the best website ever...! Yay us.)
It's not your site is it notabarcode?
Does not deserve to be here IMHO. Where would it stop?

[ edited by Beren77 on 2009-09-10 15:18 ]
I was sent this link via an update from the Alias fanpage on Facebook. Thought it was pretty cool that someone modelled a site after this... and its actually pretty good and they credited us.

[ edited by notabarcode on 2009-09-10 15:57 ]
I don't mind seeing this here. Just came over to say, grats Whedonesque, guess this is a compliment :)
Maybe we should congratulate Abrams on turning Star Trek into Star Wars...
"...guess this is a compliment :)"

*puts on cynical hat* ...Or just intelligent viral marketing.

Guess it worked.
This may came as a shock to the world, but I've always secretly wanted a Go-To website for JJ Abrams. So, I guess, I shouldn't care it has stolen so many original ideas from my Go-To website, here? Right? I shouldn't care? ...

Made an account, anyhow.
*Waits for someone else to coin the term Whedonesquesque. Waits. Waits.*

*Alright, howabout Whedonesquey? People?
*

[ edited by Pointy on 2009-09-10 18:10 ]
I was sent this link via an update from the Alias fanpage on Facebook.


Fair enough. I have always thought that JJ would be suitable for a site similar in style to Whedonesque. Same for Sorkin and Minear.
Also needed: Espensonia.
Wonder in which colors appear their admins, mods and VIPs?
Wow! it's like a bizaro whedonesque.com
I'd visit a Minearesque.
Cool stuff, good luck Abramsology!
This should really be posted at metawhedonesque.com since it's a post about Whedonesque (always assuming whedonverse.com haven't beaten us to it) - honestly, what is this site coming to, i've a good mind to write a letter.
Wonder how long it'll be before they have an in-depth thread about Felicity.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with this, it's cool that they're doing it. I'm not gonna visit 'cause I don't want even the slightest risk of having any of Lost Season 6 spoiled for me and I still know little enough about Alias that there'll be many surprises there as well.

quantumac, how did Abrams turn Star Trek into Star Wars ? The only similarities I see are planet killing devices/methods (and there've been those in Trek shows before) and Scotty's sidekick little alien dude (and dwarves in latex area also nothing new in Trek). Or is it more to do with characters ? (the Trek film still seemed to have more depth and well-written characters than if you average out what we got across six SW films) Or did you mean it in a complimentary way, as in Abrams may've turned Trek into as big a fan-boy-mouth-frothing franchise as Star Wars ? (not sure that's necessarily a good thing)

[ edited by Kris on 2009-09-10 19:00 ]
Bryan Fuller deserves such a site.
honestly, what is this site coming to, i've a good mind to write a letter.


Which letter were you planning to write? 'K' seems a likely candidate - what's that? Oh, I see what you meant... ;).
People are waaaay too precious about what makes it onto the front page. And about self linking. What's the damage really? It's clickable for half a day before it's replaced?

Good to see Abrams get a site like this. He's one hell of a talented dude. I'll be a frequent visitor.
Kris said:

quantumac, how did Abrams turn Star Trek into Star Wars ?


Maybe with this
Haha, I just noticed this but they even have a Whedon-related quote bubble in the header that says "Don't tell Joss Whedon!" Shiny.
Kris: I certainly didn't mean it in a good way.

When it comes to J. J. Abram's vision of Star Trek (i.e. flash, bang, pow, off we go!) or Gene Roddenberry's vision (i.e. thoughtful, mostly plausible science-based fiction), I'll take Roddenberry's.

That's me, though. I'm a curmudgeon of sorts, and I realize I'm in the minority. Most like the shiny, the glittery. That's why tinseltown has been so successful.
Roddenberry would have LOVED ST09. Star Trek was always supposed to be action adventure as much as thoughtful. A cursory glance at the Original Series reveals that
What stays and what goes on this site is up to the mods and not really up for discussion.
Gene Roddenberry would've hated Trek '09. But Isaac Newton would probably have enjoyed it and John F Kennedy would like the effects and the vintage car scene but would feel that McCoy was a bit stereotypical. Robert Louis Stevenson could go either way, I gave up trying to figure him out after the whole 'Legally Blonde 2' debacle.

... Gene Roddenberry's vision (i.e. thoughtful, mostly plausible science-based fiction), I'll take Roddenberry's.

If "Roddenberry's vision" included such action free, thoughtful and scientifically plausible films as "Wrath of Khan" and "Undiscovered Country" then I can't see him having much trouble with Trek '09 (ETA: But as the first paragraph hopefully makes clear, that's pure speculation on my part/ETA).

Which letter were you planning to write? 'K' seems a likely candidate ...

Ah yeah but cursive see and lowercase - ha ha, in yer face my orange friend, your letter-prediction-fu is not strong !

;-)

[ edited by Saje on 2009-09-10 21:45 ]
Gene Roddenberry would've hated Trek '09. But Isaac Newton would probably have enjoyed it

Yeah, perhaps he could gives me a better explanation for the lack of burning, during the planet entry, then the uniforms are made of Teflon.
It might be interesting to take a look at, but I think no site is as good as Whedonesque!
Ummm, I dunno. Let me try and process my misgivings.
I watch and love LOST (not really anything else of Abrams'). I understand that Abrams created it, but whenever I hear about the show I just hear about Darlton (Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse).
I guess I just don't really think that Abrams maintains the same level of creative involvement and control in 'his' show (again, I only speak about LOST, that's all I know) like Joss seems to do in all his projects (again, just my opinion). So while all the actors and projects in the 'verse are Whedonesque, I don't really feel the same way about Abrams and 'Abramsology'.
I mean, I understand that people who are fans of his want to lump all of his projects together, but again, that's just how I feel. I think that's why I felt oogie about the site.
"What stays and what goes on this site is up to the mods and not really up for discussion."

That was like a hug and a horlicks right there.

[ edited by Andy Dufresne on 2009-09-11 00:11 ]
Pointy said:
*Waits for someone else to coin the term Whedonesquesque. Waits. Waits.*


I'd link to the post where I did (last year, I think), but that thread was deleted. =)
"What stays and what goes on this site is up to the mods and not really up for discussion."

Did I really just hear that?
If you have an opinion you want to share about site policy, you're welcome to email us. It really is not up for discussion here.
Linnea1928 - LOST is not JJ Abram's show, never was. He was brought in to develop it. He was the first one to say it should have a fantasy/mystery element to it. When they talked to Lindelof about the idea, he was already thinking the same way, so they knew they had a perfect candidate for a show runner. Him and Abrams worked on the concept and the overall arcs (what very little of them there were in the beginning, they had no idea where the show was headed when they started airing!) and Abrams was the mastermind behind the pilot. He remained an Executive Producer after that, but that's all. That's a status credit mostly. Exec Producers will very rarely get directly involved other than to exert their authority to approve or disapprove everyone else's ideas. Early on Abrams was probably more involved, but he's been busy with MI3, Fringe, and ST during the run of the show. He hasn't been a direct creative force since the pilot. It's not his show, it's just got his name on it for marketing.

The point being, I guess, that one shouldn't judge his involvement from a show like that. Alias was his, for example, through and through. I don't know anything about Fringe.
Hmm, I'd better get to work on my Edlundian.com idea...
I'm with quantumac regarding the movie, but if Abrams fans want a site, more power to them.

I love Lost, but it's the Darltonesque quality I love.

See, you can put an 'esque' on anything. :)
It's very Whedonesque-esque.
I loved the Star Trek movie. Also Abrams' Mission Impossible work. I like his film work better than his TV work (with the exception of the first two seasons of Alias, which were awesome).

Abrams has said such high praisey things about Joss, that in itself makes him cool, in my book.

Good luck, new website.

Having a little laugh at the expense of the unruly newebies ;)
It's very Whedonesque-esque.

Well it's Whedonesque-esque-ish anyway.
Ah yeah but cursive see and lowercase - ha ha, in yer face my orange friend, your letter-prediction-fu is not strong !


Blast! :) And, yes, the words whedonesque-esque and whedonesque-y and others have been used!
Everything's been said and/or done. Except Kerflibbertyesque. And now i've even gone and said that.

*slides into existential apathy*



... OK, *slides further into existential apathy*
Yeah Abrams and Lindelof are jointly to be credited for the incredible pilot and the universe that was set up. Everything after that was Lindelof/Cuse with Abrams providing occasional notes and such. But as Abrams himself admits, his involvement in the show after season 1 is "negligible".

Fringe season one has more Abrams teleplay credits than Lost already.
I thought the ST movie was great fun, but Alias & Fringe are both shows that seem like something I would like, but I just can't get into them. And apparently the fact that I like Lost doesn't make me an Abrams fan.

That said, I'm happy to see any site inspired by the eminently emulatable Whedonesque.

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