Fans have always used the internet to complain incessantly about things that they love. Or, to put it more eloquently, as stated by Holden McNeil in ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’, “The Internet is a communication tool used the world over where people can come together to bitch about movies and share pornography with one another.” But sometimes the creators of these movies will fire back at the ridicule that they receive on the World Wide Web. And that usually doesn’t end well.
This may be the case with ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ co-writer Roberto Orci. Recently, he came under fire when he told all the haters of Paramount’s alternate timeline sequel to “F**k off!” after the film was voted the worst ‘Star Trek’ film ever at a convention earlier this year. However, he has since apologized for the outburst and wished he had acted differently.
Despite the apology, it appears that the writer has gone off the grid. When you do a search for @boborci on Twitter, you get the following page:
While Twitter offers the unique experience of speaking to your favorite entertainers, many celebrities opt to quit the social networking site due to criticism, harassment, and trolls. This time last year, ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat deleted his account because it was “providing a distraction”, but it’s likely that the negativity from the passionate fan base had something to do with it as well. Similarly, the fans of ‘Star Trek’ can be just as outspoken as the Whovians, so Orci may have taken a play out of Moffat’s playbook in order to avoid making any more brash comments in defense of his work.
So far, no news has surfaced about the writer-producer’s departure from the social media platform, nor has he or anyone else close to him disclosed his reason for his deletion, but chances are that he’s just removing himself from the conversation to prevent any further snafus with fans. Or, like Moffat, the man just needs to rid himself of distractions since he does have many projects in his pipeline including ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, ‘Star Trek 3’, and more.
Do you have any theories as to why Roberto Orci has left Twitter? How much of it do you think has to do with the recent ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ controversy? Let’s hear what you have to say about this in the comments below.