@Hello_Tailor | 11,892 followers
This tweet was originally about The Rise of Skywalker but it also counts for JJ Abrams' Star Trek, which fabricated a bunch of unnecessary daddy issues & Starfleet-related parental legacy for Captain Kirk.
I haven’t been able to stop thinking about @Hello_Tailor’s theory that JJ Abrams undid the democratic/meritocratic messages of TLJ because he’s always been self-conscious about being the son of wildly successful show business people.

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In reply to @Hello_Tailor
I still find it strange that JJ Abrams gave Kirk an unhappy childhood & daddy issues, when a) Spock already had this covered, b) Kirk already *had* childhood trauma, because he survived the Tarsus IV massacre as a teen - a more original story than Abrams' idea.
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It's a regular JJ thing, considering he lifted Ben Solo's entire family-related trauma (legacy child & associated pressures, grandchild of evil person, etc.) only to hand it to Rey in TROS as if she didn't have her own different & equally interesting family issues re: abandonment
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Watching TROS and ST(09) close together, they're uncomfortably close to the same film. Add in ST:ID and you basically cover all the plot points from TROS
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Have you read the Spider-Man comic?
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Also Lost features a bunch of characters with daddy issues
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At least Star Wars is all about daddy issues, but amazingly they’ve botched that too in the Sequel Trilogy
In reply to @Hello_Tailor
Come to think of it Alias was all about a Spy Family dynasty
LRT why I’ve been very wary of late about “chosen one” plots of constant callbacks to older characters in sequels. It basically just hands the plot to protags and robs them of agency.
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