Hopefully the mods see this aceptable of having its own thread in here. I didn't want to post this in the Episode VII forum, as it would obviously be or turn into a prequel discussion. Now that we officially have our Episode VII director, I am curious as to what what Mr. Abrams thinks of the prequels. I want to know if Abrams is a director who is going to come in not respecting the direction of the saga since 1999 and if he is coming in to put his stamp on it to "save" Star Wars. Or perhaps he likes the prequels just fine, and that is not his intention at all. Or perhaps he isn't big on the prequels personally, but that will have no influence on how he approaches the new movies, and he is going to respect George's legacy no matter what his personal opinion of the direction of the saga since 1999. I read in the the "JJ Abrams is the director" thread in the Ep7 forum that one poster said that he knows he has seen where Abrams has defended the prequels before and also a story where JJ got sick of his buddy Damon Lindelof bashing on them, and got him to watch the CW series. I myself have not seen any evidence of either of those stories. Also I just read Lazy Padawan's opinion piece over at SWPAS on the JJ Abrams news. She claimed that she has read where Abrams has stated that he did not like the prequels before, but again I have seen no evidence of that either. So in the last 24 hours, I have seen two conflicting reports of what JJ's opinion of the prequels is. I suppose in the grand scheme of things, it does not matter what he thinks of them as his job is to be making Episode 7, not thinking about Episode 1-3. But as a prequel lover, I am definitely curious on this.