Kevin W. wrote:
And yet a movie that stripped away everything that was good about Star Trek in favor of blatant blockbuster mass appeal designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator was not the answer.
That film was not Star Trek. It was a generic blockbuster with the Star Trek name slapped on it, and it was an abomination.
Well, without rehashing the same old debate for the umpteenth time, let it just be noted that many of us hardcore Trekkies don't feel that away.
Speaking as somebody who has been watching the show since it first aired on NBC, I thought the new movie very much captured the zest and spirit of the original classic series. It felt like TOS to me . . . and is definitely one of the better TREK movies.
You think it's an abomination. I think it's the best thing to happen to STAR TREK in years. But, hey, we're all Trekkies here, even if some of us prefer some iterations over others.