Re: Do you think Star Trek needed a reboot?
It sure did. The characters of Kirk and Spock have become durable pop-culture icons. It was a no-brainer for Paramount to revisit them in a movie that was creatively unhindered by the morass of incomprehensible and (mostly) tired 'canon' that came before.
To say that Trek '09 could have played out the same 'with a new crew' misses the point entirely. People care about Kirk and Spock. Star Trek, not so much.
Some say that he was discovered in a manger on Christmas Day and that he can rise from the dead in 3.8 seconds.
All we know is, he's not the Baby Jesus. But he is The Baby Stig.