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Nerd Alert! J.J. Abrams Geeks Out With Jon Stewart

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"I'm not gonna even go to these conventions anymore, I'm just gonna sit on your lap."

That's Jon Stewart speaking for pretty much all of us to "Lost" mogul J.J. Abrams on how flabbergasted he is that one man gets to control the fates of both the "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" properties during a very engaged 12-minute geek-out on "The Daily Show" to promote "Star Trek Into Darkness."

Part of the unedited nerdgasm between the two that beamed its way online delves into the more philosophical underpinnings of "Star Trek" and how the future setting was used allegorically to underline aspects of contemporary society. Abrams explains that he wanted to up the action quotient without warping that underlying thoughtfulness, and perhaps have less Styrofoam sets.

As for the "Wars" he's marshaling, Abrams explained, "We're delving now, but it's so early I have nothing to talk about other than it's exciting."

Stewart takes the opportunity to ask if Abrams sees him as a potential "Jedi figure," to talk shop about his own script for "Rosewater," and the joys of working on "Death to Smoochy."

The best moment comes at the end when Abrams does a Jedi mind trick on Stewart, waving his hand and uttering, "You don't want to be in 'Star Wars.'"

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