Ln X wrote:
Characterisation used to be more thought-out now it works on the most basic level.
I strongly disagree. In TOS, Spock, Kirk and McCoy do not have individual full personalities: they complete each other, and form what is basically TOS' main character. With the exception of Scotty, no other character has any amount of development.
In TNG, very few characters are developed: Picard, Data, Worf. The others fall short of anything interesting. Only DS9 makes any real effort with its characters, something Voyager apparently forgot. ENT isn't much better, with only three characters getting any real screen time.
So it isn't new that Trek doesn't put enough focus on character.
STID's ending is atypical of this.
Did you mean typical ?