Therin of Andor wrote:
Phily B wrote:
To fully appreciate the movie, you did need knowledge of the franchise.
Isn't that a given? Isn't that what we want? New fans keen to learn what they'd missed?
I spent years tracking down all the TOS and TAS episoes, plus comics and novels after becoming a Trek fan because of TMP.
Both Abrams movies hit the right balance, you don't need to but if you do then you get a lot more out of it. Honestly, this movie had everything I could possibly want from a Trek movie.