Starship Polaris said:
Give Whedon or the folks who did "Farscape" budgets equivalent to what's spent on junk like "Stargate" and let them produce a TOS-era version of "Star Trek" for the SCI-FI Channel.
The thing would inevitably pull better ratings than BSG or "Stargate" - even if only a single ratings point - and make everyone involved happy.
The flaw in that plan, of course, is that those kind of creative folks would always be more interested in their own original concepts than in taking over "Star Trek."
But give them a "non-remake" option... tell them that they're setting a new show in an existing world, but that they can make up new characters and situations, provided that they just don't contradict the (honestly) SMALL amount of continuity that exists in Trekdom... and otherwise, give them a FREE HAND.
It'd LOVE to see what some fresh takes on different situations in the Star Trek milleau would produce.
I think that the general audience would enjoy it, too. FAR more than they'd enjoy "more of the same ol' same ol" which is what's GENERALLY being discussed if someone talks about a "new TOS series with the new Kirk, Spock, etc," I think.