Re: Star Trek III - The [Speculation Begins] (Spoilers)
This is a long thread and I didn't read it all, so this has probably been said: It seems to me like the reboot gods are playing it safe. I think ST XIII will have as one component, the Marcus-Kirk back story.
Plenty of soap opera with nuKirk/nuCarol and nuUhura/nuSpock.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.