I liken the current Trek series to Roger Moore. If you were an aficionado of the Fleming novels or a fan of the early Connery films, then you probably thought, as I did at the time, that his wasn't the right approach to the character. But I still found his films highly entertaining in their own right, and they kept the series alive and successful long enough for others to assume the role and bring things back to the basics. Perhaps there's a "Daniel Craig" Enterprise crew somewhere in our future....
Admiral Buzzkill wrote:
It also makes sense because the Abrams movies result from Paramount calling "Time of Death" on modern Trek after the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise.
Back when Enterprise
was on the air, I used to describe Trek as "brain-dead and on life support."