Nerys Myk wrote:
So I have to ask, why isn't it Star Trek?
For the same reason that much of Enterprise doesn't feel like Star Trek.
The Star Trek 'Mission Statement'
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. ...to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before.
How many strange new worlds did nuTrek explore?
How much new life and how many new civilizations?
And did they boldly go... where no one has gone... before?
Star Trek: The Motion Picture tried to seek out new life, but found it was just mutated 'life' from ourselves. And Decker and Ilia created a new life.
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan created
a new world
Star Trek: The Search for Spock... well, they tried to explore a strange new world
Star Trek: The Voyage Home doesn't meet that criteria (and yet, it's one of the most favorite of the fans) - but it did sort of explore the whale civilization and interaction with the Probe but not very well and I guess they boldly went into the past
Star Trek: The Final Frontier may have been a disappointment, but they definitely boldly went where no one human had gone before even if their ship had to be stolen to do it
Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country doesn't meet that mission statement either.
And don't get me started on NextGen movies.
I'm not saying the movies aren't enjoyable...
And at least Star Trek 2009 tried something new. But Star Trek Into Darkness is just a rehash.