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Lost in space: J.J. Abrams reboots 'Star Trek' franchise, creating this summer's big commercial and critical hit
Cristoph Mark / Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer
First, for the hard-core Trekkers: The new Star Trek film is kind of like The Original Series, Episode 33--"Mirror Mirror"--but the Enterprise crew are still good guys. Only their relationships have changed.
Now, for everybody else: J.J. Abrams--the creator of such hits as Mission: Impossible III and TV series Lost--has breathed exciting new life into the 43-year-old sci-fi franchise that helped redefine not only American culture and entertainment, but also science and technology. Most unexpected of all, the hot Hollywood filmmaker has done it in a way that has seen success both commercially--it raked …