[Movies] J.J. Abrams Apologizes For the Lens Flare In Star Trek Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.01.2013
He gets a lot of grief for it...
In an interview with Crave Online, J.J. Abrams apologized for his persistent use of lens flares in Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness.
He said "I know I get a lot of grief for that. But I'll tell you, there are times when I'm working on a shot, I think, 'Oh this would be really cool… with a lens flare.' But I know it's too much, and I apologize. I'm so aware of it now. I was showing my wife an early cut of Star Trek Into Darkness and there was this one scene where she was literally like, 'I just can't see what's going on. I don't understand what that is.' I was like, 'Yeah, I went too nuts on this.' This is how stupid it was. I actually had to use ILM [Industrial Light & Magic] to remove lens flare in a couple of shots, which is, I know, moronic. But I think admitting you're an addict is the first step towards recovery."
The website also asked him if there was any future for Star Trek on television. He said that he tried to get a new show made, "but CBS has said that they're not interested right now. … What I've been told from the powers that be is that they're not interested."
CBS Studios has the rights to the previous Trek television shows while Paramount has the rights to the film franchise.