R. Star wrote:
It's historic fact in Hollywood you can repackage the same product and keep selling it over and over again. Just the way it is.
Exactly. Hollywood has been in the remake business since the silent era. My favorite example: The Unholy Three
(1925), a truly bizarre crime thriller starring Lon Chaney Sr., was remade as a talkie only five
years later--with largely the same cast!
And people complain that Spider-Man was rebooted too fast!
(And, famously, the classic 1941 production of The Maltese Falcon
was the third
movie version of that story to be released over a period of only ten years.)
So, yeah, rebooting Star Trek
is just standard operating procedure. You live long enough, or watch enough old movies, you see everything get remade--several times over!