Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Yes, sacrilege, and it's ok that the story forked but they've turned a progressive science fiction TV series into a sequence of increasingly dumb action movies. Even in a "forked" universe the Enterprise's mission was not to shoot first and ask questions later.
I don't think they'll be "increasingly dumb". From what I read, the high-handed Trek morality will be back and Abrams is trying to do with ST what Nolan did with Dark Knight. Time will tell if it works or not....
Not everything Trek can be as good or deep as say, TNG S2E9 "Measure of a Man", but I'd still appreciate the effort.
You need to look at it like this. No one is taking away those classic episodes. They will always be there to enjoy. Yet the fact is the franchise was on life support. The newer shows were not working well and they had to take it into some new directions if they wanted to revive it and broaden the audience. I'll admit that the reboot is not the Star Trek we grew up with, but that doesn't mean it's not exacty what it needed to be.
Yeah...anything after the disaster called Enterprise is going to be good by comparison...maybe my expectations have been lowered without me realizing it. Captain Archer was the fucking George W of the Federation LOL.
edit: BTW am I the only one who got butthurt when they Lucased up the TOS series for DVD? I rather liked the foil balls on strings representing planets and such. No need to revamp the FX with some CG bullshit.