^ At times like this, and in forums like this, I wish that somebody like Peter Jackson or the famous JMS was the franchise runner for Star Trek
so that the fandom would be pleased, but the problem is, one man won't leave New Zealand to make films and the other is considered a washed-up has-been by those who wield power in the film industry. A tragedy, really, as both men know how to bring gravitas, intelligence and heart to a sci-fi/fantasy movie.
As much as I'd like these two to be making Star Trek
, reality tells me that Abrams, Orci, & Kurtzman are the ones to be doing it, and they've done a great job (so far.)