^ Um, I think "no divided crew" WAS Voyager's problem, especially since they completely neutered the Maquis/Starfleet conflict at the end of the pilot.
An Excelsior show could've worked if Takei wasn't the star, but would he have gone for a supporting role?
It would have worked logically to have them at each other's throats all the time, while at the same time they were struggling to stay alive.
Lokk at history. Back in Viet-Nam you had racial tension between SOME balck and white troops. If you go back an read the accounts, that all disappeared in a hot LZ.
No. That idiot Berman, instead of trying to make a social statement, or make "Trek history" should have put a rock hard crew together, and make the tension surround how they would get home, struggling each day to survive. Kind of like the BSG reboot.
Berman emasculated Star Trek. I'm afraid this wuss movie will be just as bad.
What Paramount needed was a treatment from Saul Tigh.