Orci – who worked on the 2009 reboot and this year’s sequel Star Trek Into Darkness – described fans as “s**tty” in a post on TrekMovie.com.
On September 1, the fansite published an article titled ‘Star Trek is broken – here are ideas on how to fix it’, which prompted the writer to comment on the site under the screenname ‘boborci’.
Orci’s identity has been confirmed by TrekMovie.com moderator Matt Wright.
Orci wrote: “I think the article above is akin to a child acting out against his parents. Makes it tough for some to listen, but since I am a loving parent, I read these comments without anger or resentment, no matter how misguided.”
He rejected the idea that Star Trek is “broken”, adding that the last two movies have received the “best reviews”.
The 40-year-old continued: “Having said that, two biggest Star Treks in a row with best reviews is hardly a description of ‘broken’. And frankly, your tone and attitude make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future.”
Orci responded: “STID has infinitely more social commentary than Raiders in every Universe, and I say that with Harrison Ford being a friend.”
“You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the F**KING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of s**tty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: F**K OFF!”
“@LawrenceBoucher: Hope you know many fans don’t agree w/ article or the obnoxious comments directed at you.” Thanks. Still sorry I reacted
— roberto orci (@boborci) September 6, 2013