J.J. Abrams – the wunderkind creator of two of my favorites shows (Lost, Alias) and one of Joe’s (Felicity) – has been tapped to direct the next Star Trek film. The film is envisioned as a relaunch for the series and will focus on a young James T. Kirk and Cornelius P. Spock on their first mission together. Paramount tossed the project to Abrahms based upon the early buzz surrounding Abrahms take on the Mission Impossible franchise – with his installment due May 5th. Also of note, Abrahms has brought Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman – his Alias Seasons 1 & 2 co-conspirators – on board to help write the script and Lost’s Damon Lindelof is in the mix as an Executive Producer. Battlestar Galactica is so frickin’ frakked.