Robert Comsol wrote:
Greg Cox wrote:
You seem to be leaving fun, excitement, entertainment, and, yes, sex appeal completely out of the equation.
I think there is nothing wrong with the items you mentioned as these can add flavor and else to a good story. That is, that you have a good story to tell and don't just use "Sex sells" and other eye candy trying to hide that you can't or don't tell a good story.
Absolutely. But the way some people talk, "real" Trek is first and foremost about promoting some sort of positive message, and all other artistic considerations are secondary to how closely it adheres to some sort of "utopian" party line.
Whether any given production is actually well-written, dramatically compelling, and, yes, entertaining often seems to be seen as irrelevant . . . as though it's the idea
of Star Trek that matters, not the storytelling.