It was minimalistic but who's to say what the world is gonna look like after WW9? It may look exctly like that. People only watched TNG for the stories and because it was the first direct sequal so people stuck with it to see if it would get better but it didn't. Other than that, all the other Trek incarnations sucked because their creators were no GRs. TOS was very specific and precise and the product of a singular vision unlike the other stuff which was an assembly line run by visionless asses up each other's asses in bed together like too many cooks. GR did what the Beatles and Shirley Temple did, something magical, mystical and miraculously gestalt like. Nothing compares to it in look, not even TZ.