Re: The curse of even Trek Films and the reboot - thought
If they had done a straight reboot, then a lot of people would have complained that they were disrespecting 50 years of canon, including 5 TV shows and 10 movies, by essentially saying that it didn't count anymore.
I'm not quite seeing how a straight reboot by necessity means disrespecting fifty years of canon. The BBC's SHERLOCK is a modern reboot of the Conan Doyle stories, and I think they've managed to respect canon. Unless you're confusing "canon" with "continuity."
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