Re: Why did they bother...
Captain Nebula wrote:
I guess if it brings in the big bucks at the theater...
Exactly. Back in 2009, the fact that Trek XI featured recast TOS characters was a Big Deal. It's all the newspaper review I read went on about. You wouldn't have gotten that kind of publicity if it had been a new crew.
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