Admiral Buzzkill wrote:
There's no way to toss all older productions into the same very light sci-fi of nuTrek, which set out to be more Michael Bay Meets Star Wars, which just so happened to have Trek-ian visual trappings...
There really is, if one is honest in the analysis.
Hardly. None of the aforementioned films strayed as far into what is now recognized as the over the top, Bay/SW/action zone than nuTrek. Even within the concept, no other Star Trek
production has ever recieved this kind of public criticism in nearly 50 years of the concept. ST has recieved blows for other shortcomings, or just bad ideas, but not the action tag.
...and that includes First Contact
What is so bad about the action tag? I loved watching Kirk fight the Gorn in Arena
, getting his ass handed to him by Spock in The Naked Time
and This Side of Paradise
, getting his ass handed to him by Finnegan in Shore Leave
, getting his ass handed to him by Ron Tracy in The Omega Glory
The action/space ships/cool monsters was what actually lured me to Star Trek all those years ago.
From my perspective, what Abrams has produced is "Star Trek" with a much higher budget and better production technology.