Ln X wrote:
But the new Trek films are supposed to be about reinventing the franchise, acknowledging the original series whilst taking elements from TNG and DS9 (where Star Trek developed its maturity).
I think you misunderstand the point of this reboot. Kirk and Spock are Star Trek
. What exactly would be the point of bringing them back if you're simply turning them into Picard and Data?
I think you're taking what you wanted the movie to be and deciding that was the motive of making it. Nowhere do I remember them talking about taking elements from the other series other than as nods to those fans. I also love how a show that talked about revenge, rape and destruction of entire worlds somehow wasn't mature. It was every bit as mature as any of its offspring.