“Star Trek” did have Abrams first. His sudden commitment to “Star Wars” may have left a few Trekkies feeling like they’ve gotten involved in an unexpected cinematic menage a trois. That’s why I have some sympathy for William Shatner’s recent comments to Movie Fanatic.

When asked to share his thoughts on Abrams adding “Star Wars” to his resume, Shatner said, “He’s being a pig. He’s collecting the two franchises and holding them close to his vest. And he’s probably the most talented director of that ilk we have, but he’s gone too far this time.”