Re: Could we Trekkers have saved the Trek XI script? [SPOILERS]
Excellent points, but I have no suggestions. I think part of the problem was the overcrowding of characters, so there's no real opportunity for proper development. The movie is a typical Hollywood thrill ride - a popcorn pic with little depth. This movie is an action thriller, a space opera and that's not really what Star Trek was about. I think the idea of a complete alternate timeline is a copout - throw out everything and starting over seems like too easy a way to solve the problem.
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