Screenwriter and Bad Robot/J.J. Abrams affiliate Roberto Orci isn't shy when it comes to interacting with fans. He's been retweeting and replying to Trekkies on Twitter all summer since Star Trek: Into Darkness (which Orci produced and co-wrote with frequent collaborator Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof) droppedâ€”those who had questions about the screenplay, wanted to offer props, and most notably, those who thought Into Darkness was an abomination.
The testy interaction hit a peak last week when fansite TrekMovie.com published an anti reboot article titled "Star Trek Is Broken" and Orci fired back in the comment section. "I think the article above is akin to a child acting out against his parents. Makes it tough for some to listen, but since I am a loving parent, I read these comments without anger or resentment, no matter how misguided. Having said that, two biggest Star Treks in a row with best reviews is hardly a description of 'broken'. And frankly, your tone and attitude make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future."
It only gets worse from there, after one commenter prods Orci to go full-on caps lock and expletives in response. Read the article, and the hilarious back and forth in the comments section, here.
For what it's worth, Into Darkness made neither the Best Movies of Summer '13 nor the Worst Movies of the Year So Far here at Complex, but a Trekkie fan convention recently voted it the worst movie of the franchise.