Zombie Redshirt wrote:
Picard will never be recast - the hard core fans would accept no substitute, and the general public would never be interested in a TNG reboot because ol' JL isn't a hip, swingin' brawler. Thank Zeus!
I suspect the same thing would have been said of Kirk a few years ago.
Er, no: as a hip, swingin' brawler, who was always chasing after ladies and punching aliens in the face, Kirk had/has a lot more mainstream appeal than Picard, and that should have been as obvious a few years ago as it is today.
It's like asking the general public whether they'd prefer to see a "Young Han Solo" or a "Young(er) Luke Skywalker " movie. The former's gonna win a mainstream public poll by a mile, every time.