Ian Keldon wrote:
The Trek department at Paramount used to be able to get us a movie every 12-18 months on schedule and with good communication/feedback between studio and fans.
That was a far superior situation to getting 1 move every what? 3-4 years with "super-duper-secret-squirrel" level cloak and dagger nonsense about even the smallest production details?
How does that reflect good-faith communication with the fans on the part of the studio?
Actually, let's review the time between Trek movies of the past.
TWOK was 30 months after TMP.
TSFS was 24 months after TWOK.
TVH was 29 months after TSFS.
TFF was 31 months after TVH.
TUC was 30 months after TFF.
GEN was 35 months after TUC.
FC was 24 months after GEN.
INS was 25 months after FC.
NEM was 48 months after INS.
XI was 72 months after NEM.
XII will be 48 months after XI.
As you can see, we have never had a Trek movie "within 12 to 18 months." Indeed, the shortest we've ever gone is 24 months. And there will be exactly as much time between XI and XII as there was between Insurrection and Nemesis, there just isn't any TV shows on during this period.
I don't approve of all this meaningless double-talk Abrams and his Cohorts are slinging at fandom either. But the sad reality is, it's working. The majority of fandom are hanging on everthing they say and are drumming hype up about this movie, despite that all we know for certain at this point is that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing a black t-shirt clad villain.