Frankly I never got that either... Clearly JJ and Co made a Star Trek film. A successful Star Trek film.. Influences?? Sure. Every writer, director, art designer, creative type, is going to bring their influences into what they do.. No one accuses Gene Rodenberry of trying to turn Star Trek into Forbidden Planet, nor do they accuse Robert Wise of trying to turn Trek into 2001. Those influences are certainly there. Star Wars was influenced by Star Trek. Star Trek was influenced by a number of things over four decades. The whole "OMFG, JJ is turning Star Trek into Star Wars OH The HUMANITY" premise is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.