The "it's not gone" argument ignores the core of all this -- the issue of tampering.
I'm sorry, but I don't see Star Trek
as some type of sacred religious relic.
Trying to improve on things we've done before is kinda at the core of being human. It is debatable whether the work CBS Digital did on the series was an improvement (I happen to think much of the ship shots were pretty poor), but I refuse to damn them for tinkering with it.
As far as Trek as we know it disappearing, J.J. Abrams did try to break into my house and steal all my Trek related discs but luckily LeVar Burton was there to stop him...
Lenny Nurdbol wrote:
The Aurora class cruiser from 'The Way to Eden" is GONE...
Fell out of my chair when I saw it!
Really? Of all the things to criticize? I was actually thankful they ditched the Tholian Webspinner with nacelles glued onto it.