I was mainly referring to style; not merely design and colour aesthetic, but also narrative styles. TOS very much has various attitudes more typical today than in the sixties, besides the brightly lit sets and episodic storytelling format - for example, its treatment of women. Kirk maintains an expectation in "Who Mourns for Adonais?" that marriage is equivalent to ending one's career.
Cary L. Brown said:
films and shows made today are every bit as much a reflection of how we WANT to see the world as it was how people back then wanted to see their world.
Precisely my point.
But the amount that needs to be "tweaked" to remove that "dating" is far less than I think most people tend to claim when making that argument.
I certainly wouldn't claim that. But just as TOS is a product of its time, so is Abrams' production, and it should not have to indulge itself in retro-futurism.