Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]
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.
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"