Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

J.J. Abrams

Age: 43
Occupation: Writer, producer, filmmaker
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 1

Not only was Abrams the original mastermind behind Lost — still the most urgently discussed series on TV — but in 2009 he successfully reinvented the 40-year-old Star Trek franchise with an outer-space thriller that was youthful, funny, and somehow mainstream.