^ I think people more or less have confidence in Abrams as a director.
For me, it just seems weird having the two major "geek" franchises having been rebooted by the same guy. I just want to see more variety, but from this perspective the Abrams pick feels too obvious and conservative.
My understanding is that ST 09 was disappointing to many Trek fans because it didn't really have the deeper, more thoughtful aspects of ST and sci-fi in general. I think I said this already, but ST 09 in terms of execution and style was more or less what I think many of us hoped the SW prequels would be.
SW isn't really sci-fi. SW is an action-adventure-drama that takes place in outer space. Nothing really in common with ST other than the inclusion of aliens, spaceships and such.
I guess given the above, I don't feel very curious about how the Abrams SW film will turn out. I think it will be quite good. But my interest isn't piqued. I don't mean to be negative.
It's like the Ben Stiller monopoly on comedy in the mid 2000s, or the recent Judd Apatow monopoly on comedy. When one person has his/her footprint on most of the major works in a particular genre, it just starts to all mesh together and feel indistinct. Each work feels the same as the others. Same jokes, same visual tricks, same actors, etc. It's boring.
All the photoshops of SW+ST characters, or SW+Disney characters, or SW+ST+Disney characters, etc. are kind of funny at first, but then you realize that is actually what's happening. Each franchise is losing its individuality. It's all blending together.
Maybe that's a pessimistic view. I don't know.
“Grow up. These are my Disney's movies, not yours.”