C.E. Evans wrote:
I don't think it's about being frightened of change as quite a few people who like the old timeline would rather see new characters and situations there. In some instances, it's a desire to go forward with Trek rather than backward, so they do embrace change, but perhaps not the kind of change the new movies have brought.
This captures my feelings quite nicely. I'm not opposed to change as much as I'm opposed to creative directions that revisit characters and periods with which we're already familiar. I also have a problem with recycling story ideas merely because it's convenient. Anyone who has read recent Trek
novels knows that there are many exceptionally bright and creative individuals involved in the writing of new stories. I would like to see like-minded people involved in the television and movie aspects of the franchise, too.