Re: Do you think Star Trek needed a reboot?
I'm still at a loss as to why people are judging a TOS revival/Reboot (Hard/soft, whatever you want to call it) by pointing at TNG and/or DS9?
Any complaints/concerns about JJ Abrams Trek should be of things that go against TOS Trek, if you have to reach into TNG and beyond era to find a discrepancy of JJ Abrams Trek to Prime Universe Trek, then you are looking in the wrong place, JJ Abrams Trek is not TNG period.
Well, that could simply be an age issue. TNG may be the main frame of reference for what Trek "is" for younger fans who've only seen TOS on VHS or even only on DVD. Us older farts lead with our TOS values.
As I recall it, Roddenberry's "vision" for TOS was not the same as his "vision" for TNG, either. Social harmony was the important vision in TOS. Most of the more specific allusions to other cultural and economic aspects of humankind were done in TNG.
Compare when Picard said people have moved beyond the need for personal possessions to Kirk's collection of antiques in his apartment.
The invention of the replicator probably made a difference in the attitude towards most things and allowed for the provision of goods across all people equally, too without concern for rich and poor.
Sure, but, it doesn't make the complaint any more legitimate if you're arguing a TOS movie got something wrong that agrees with TOS but not with TNG
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