James Cawley nearly had me bawling here. For all the movies and spinoffs that Star Trek inspired they never had that same spark for me that made Star Trek.... Star Trek.
It ripped my heart out when I realized that the point in time that I could see all new original stories with my favorite characters had long since passed. And then he started producing them and frankly life has gotten better and better since then for me as a Star Trek fan and it was in no small part thanks to him since I have no doubt that Paramount must have noticed the popularity of Cawley's Trek and that must have influenced the pro-Classic Trek dynamic at least a little. It's nice to see that a guy who gets it had given Abrams a stamp of approval. Makes me feel even better about the upcoming movie.