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"Star Trek Into Darkness" screenwriter Roberto Orci has beamed away from Twitter after leveling angry comments at disgruntled fans.
Orci -- who also penned the first "Star Trek" movie, "Cowboys & Aliens," and "Transformers" -- was an avid Twitter user this summer, conversing with "Trek" fans from around the world. But things got heated last week after TrekMovie.com published an editorial titled "Star Trek is broken." The article focused on the failings of "Star Trek Into Darkness," which, although a box office hit, was derided by many die-hard fans. Attendees at a "Star Trek" convention voted it the worst movie in the franchise's history.
Orci responded in the editorial's comments. "I think the article above is akin to a child acting out against his parents," he wrote. "And frankly, your tone and attidude [sic] make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future. As I love to say, there is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don't."
He then called some fans "rude" and "sh*tty," and told one to "F*CK OFF." Orci later tried to apologize (sort of), writing, "Don't take me too seriously. ... You know that twice a year I explode at the morons."
And even though Orci ought to be promoting his new fall television show, "Sleepy Hollow," it seems he cooled off enough to realize he should step away from the caps lock and delete his Twitter account -- for now.