Lets take this universe with the Terran Empire and ask the question, can this in anyway resemble Star Wars?
Could you have a rebel alliance that opposes the Empire and seek to overthrow it, in order to (presumable) replace it with their own leaders? Sure.
Could the rebels be mostly Humans, with only a smattering of non-Human aliens? Sure.
Could one of the rebel leaders be a woman from a planet ruled by a royal family? Making her a princess? Sure.
Could one of the planets in the Federation/Empire be a desert world that orbits one of the stars in a binary star system? Sure, Vulcan is a desert world so they do exist.
Some things would be different, the Terran Empire is more than twenty-some years old, and the proceeding assemblage of worlds was far less than a thousand years old.
The Terran Empire is smaller than the Galactic Empire of Star Wars
Maybe not. The spacecraft is the Star Wars universe seem to be able to travel across their galaxy very quickly. One way they could do this is if the "galaxy farfar away" were very small in size, only several millions stars (as opposed to our galaxy's 300 billion stars). The area of the Milky Way that holds the Federation/Empire in the 24th century might actually be bigger than the entire Star Wars galaxy.
Temis the Vorta wrote:
Would ou have preferred that Trek 09 had been a flop and killed the franchise for good?
Personally, I would have preferred that Star Trek "Eleven" had stayed true to the general established themes of Star Trek's several hundred hours of history. Changing Star Trek into Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Titanic, or whatever simply in order to achieve box office is a less desirable end.
Yes Temis, if you alter it heavily enough, you can make a generic summer movie with girls in their underwear and lots of explosions and in the end the slacker who got it right once gets a big reward with out trying very hard. Despite the title, that isn't Star Trek.
And maybe I would
like a smaller fall/winter movie, with a smaller budget, more interesting characters and fewer special effects. If the end result is that it is what it says it is.