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 haunts the halls of the Top Gear production office and that, if you listen closely, you can hear his wails around Gambon.
All we know is that he's not The Stig, he's The Stig's drowned predecessor.