Brutal Strudel wrote:
I personally think of Trek '09 as a full-scale reboot and LN's presence--delightful as it was--as a mere fig leaf.
This is true.
In a way, it was a cameo not entirely dissimilar from the cameos of the surviving LiS TOS cast members in the horrible Lost in Space movie.
I bought the LIS movie on DVD about two years ago as research and must say I quite like it - but then, although I enjoyed the LIS series as a kid I can't say that I've ever had much respect for it.
In fact, while trying to generally survey as much of Hollywood's space opera/sf adventure output as possible while working on my own project I've discovered a number of guilty pleasures - basically what might be described as kitschy "B-movie" flicks with extravagant premises and ambitious scenarios but unencumbered by sufficient budgets or on-screen talent. Among those would be Verhoeven's Starship Troopers
and the Wing Commander
I'll serve under Saffron Burrows any day.