What was the interplanetary box office take from ST09, anyway?
Are alien movie-goers complaining that "Star Trek" is too human-centric and Earth-centric? Wait, sorry, Terran-centric
, since all alien home planets are Earth, after all. How conceited of us humans to use the term exclusively for our planet.
As far as Earth being a paradise goes, things are always more interesting when there's a serpent loose in paradise.
Frankly, I prefer Kirk's take to the vision of human-kind: "We will not kill, today.
" Imperfect humans striving to stay civilized the same way an alcoholic strives to stay sober, one day at a time. We may eventually solve certain social, medical, and economic problems, but it's silly (IMO) to think the beast will ever leave us.