Nerys Myk wrote:
There's more to continuity than B follows A. As others have said the point is telling a story that's entertaining. Check off continuity boxes isn't entertaining. In the end it just bogs things down.
A show set in the main Star Trek timeline wouldn't be merely ticking continuity boxes. It'd be about a ship exploring new worlds and new viewers wouldn't really notice most of the continuity references. The fact it wouldn't go out of its way to separate itself from other series in order to appeal to non-fans would make some of us feel less alienated.
A sci-fi show aimed at people who dislike sci-fi is just dumb. It works for popcorn movies to be sure but I doubt the general audience will stick with it for 7 seasons or whatever.