I will make concessions for TOS that I simply won't make for most other things I watch. Society is different and so is technology. We're expecting today's kids to make the leaps we do and then say they have ADD when they can't or don't want to do it. Which simply isn't fair to them (some do make the leap which is cool).
I understand kids shouldn't be expected to make the leap on their own that is why it needs to be explained to them.
And I am not saying once explained kids will suddenly appreciate it. It depends on the kid, but I think trying to give them some context does help.