Re: Read & Reread "Greater Than The Sum"- My Opinion (Spoilers)
You seem to want a version of the show that never existed and is entirely against ever single principle and idea ever seen on screen.
I would say that TOS, and even TNG and Voyager
, usually concentrated on the planet-of-the-week plot in lieu of stories stemming from their characters. So I can see where he gets his preference for "a focus on 'the plot' or 'the mission'."
Damned if I can tell where he gets the rest of it.
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