Awards and Flu Seasons have commenced as the 2013 Golden Globes gave Bostonian Ben Affleck a pretty phatty sack including Best Director and Best Picture. Daniel Day Lewis got best actor which let’s be honest isn’t very surprising to anyone. So wash your hands and eat oranges as Oscar night approaches on February 24th. Speaking of Oscar potential Star Wars Episode VII has officially hired director J.J. Abrams to helm the film. The young director just finished his second Star Trek film and took the job reportedly after months of being courted by new Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams even publicly announced that he would NOT direct the film, which evidently he was just flat out lying about. What a SILLY GOOSE! Some would say. Abrams’ credits include Star Trek and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, having also written and produced big name stuff like Lost and Alias. Regardless, Disney’s newest branch seems pretty pumped to have him;
It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a press release Jan. 25. “J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.”
Star Wars creator George Lucas also gave his blessing to the selection of Abrams. “I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller,” said Lucas. “He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.
Because of their tactical adaptability Artisan leaders negotiate with ease and, of all the types, have the highest sense of immediate reality. Thus they can be called natural “Troubleshooters”: good at putting out fires, at untangling snarls, and at responding to crises in a way which the other types can match only belatedly and with great effort. Whatever needs to be done to solve a problem is done, and is done now. Ties to the past and ties to the future are negotiable and even expendable. – Please Understand Me II, p. 299
James Tiberius Kirk is the iconic impulsive, resourceful, and troubleshooting captain of the USS Enterprise who’s ability to think on his feet has made him legendary. Indeed Kirk is a hard-driving leader who pushes himself and his crew beyond their limits as they boldly go “where no man has gone before”. Brash, charming, and an infamous womanizer: Kirk is an iconic Artisan, “a man among men and a hero for the ages“. Kirk’s bold and opportunistic leadership is an integral part of Star Trek’s popularity.
Doctor Leonard McCoy acts as a stabilizing counterweight to the impulsive and shoot-from-the-hip style of Captain Kirk. Serving as Kirk’s “friend, personal bartender, confidant, counselor, and priest,” McCoy is Kirk’s rock of Gibraltar. Cautious, steady, and reliable McCoy is a classic Guardian, bringing morality and commonsense to the table. Indeed McCoy keeps Kirk grounded, and in-check with his catch phrase: “He’s Dead Jim”.
Mister Spock is the Vulcan science officer and first officer under Captain Kirk known for being the voice of reason and technological know-how. Spock provides calm observation, precise data, and impeccable logic for Kirk and crew. Scientific, systematic, and obsessed with logic, Spock is a prototypical Rational. While McCoy often acts as Kirk’s conscience, Spock offers the captain an emotionally detached, logical perspective.
Nyota Uhura is the communications officer and very much the heart of the USS enterprise. Indeed Uhura provides for the source of emotional wellness, spirituality, and interpersonal contact aboard the ship, having a unique and meaningful relationship with each of its members. Empathic, intuitive, and enthusiastic, Uhura is a warmly stalwart Idealist, and has a romantic relationship with Captain Kirk.
Four distinct patterns of attitude and action that have been observed again and again in human beings for over two thousand years.– Please Understand Me II, p. 47