Re: The abundance of ideas for a new trek show.
I tend to think this is true for movies as well, but I'm not so sure.
It's certainly true of movies intended to have a serious story. Imagine if a film like The Shawshank Redemption
were all action and no character development...
It would've likely done $100 million instead of barely making back its production budget. But it's a great movie.
Unfortunately, for the most part folks go to theaters for "event" films. Films that have lots of action and special effects. Likely a byproduct of ticket prices going up, up, up. If they're going to pay, they want an experience they can't get at home.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"