Re: Why did they bother...
The Dark Knight
trilogy puts me to sleep, I'd rather watch the 1989 Batman film any day of the week. Simply because its fun.
I like TOS because its a fun show to watch. I like the Abrams films because they're fun to watch and tickle the kid inside of me.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"