Re: How dark or light hearted should a new Star Trek show be?
It should be light in its optimism for the future and the great advancements humanity can make (not technological), but it shouldn't shy away from serious/dark storytelling. The characters should have backstories and flaws, so they aren't quite so squeeky clean as TNG.
DS9 had a great feel to the series, but that was partly because of the setting and sets.
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