Captain Nebula wrote:
Why did they bother with the original Trek crew in these new movies?
Because it sells more to have the best-known cast of characters associated with the venerable franchise.
Why would people want Pine to do Shatner-isms? Pine's Kirk is fantastic and a breath of fresh air. Let him be his own man.
No Shatnerisms, but I want some Kirk Karate Chops !!