In this particular case, I'm not sure what I'm talking about either. I don't even own a tv and just listen to classical music on the radio. But,what was that line from 'The American President'? by Aaron Sorkin, 'They drink the sand because they don't know the difference'.
There is one new Trek book by someone new that did sound interesting and I would/will buy it when I see it as it didn't sound derivative but rather crazily metaphysical like I like my Star Trek to be.