the good guys can blow up a whole planet and think nothing of it, and Now it's Miller Time ...
the Carol Marcus ethos ... based on the fear that sentient life might evolve billions of years from now if only we don't disrupt things.
I agree with this change, though I haven't seen it yet. It would contrast the ultra-left policies that aim to completely immobilize us—such as preventing a desert city from repairing its water works because it might
threaten the habitat of an endangered owl whose actual presence in the area is ambiguous.
It would clash with the happy ending and upbeat music score as the Enterprise sails away
Off-topic, but the one clash that always stands out in my mind is the ending of "The Paradise Syndrome." There is sad music as the titles roll, and Kirk's pregnant wife dies in his arms. Cymbal crash! Then the Enterprise
galloping off into the sunset music.