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J.J. Abrams Talks Star Trek With EW

After 10 often dismal movies, STAR TREK had turned into a pop culture punchline. Even people who'd built their entire careers around TREK could see the writing on the wall. "STAR TREK," says Leonard Nimoy, "had run its course."

But director J.J. Abrams believes he can make the franchise cool again. This week's issue of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY has the inside scoop on Abrams' surprising, idealistic odyssey, which could become next summer's multiplex juggernaut.