I think the general public had decided that they have had enough of star trek.
The general public doesn't think anything about Star Trek
when they aren't actually watching it. Only we do. The general public will go see a Trek
movie if it gets good reviews and word of mouth and actually seems like the cool thing to do. Then they forget about it ten seconds later and think about Transformers
or Harry Potter
or what they're going to have for lunch. They'd see a TV show on the same basis. But they wouldn't miss or think about Trek
if it wasn't being shoved in their face.
Anyone who wants to make $$$ off Trek
on TV just needs to do what Abrams did with the movie. 1) create something worth watching. 2) shove it in everyone's face. Pretty much what Transformers
and Harry Potter
and everything else does. (Well, maybe Transformers
doesn't bother too much with point #1.)
Why don't people bitch their heads off about "oversaturation" for everything except Trek
? How many frakkin Saw
movies have there been anyway?