Hober Mallow wrote:
I'd guess only a minority of the people on this board feel that way, but the majority of the general public would definitely agree. To the general public, Star Trek is the guy with pointed ears. I can't see anyone but hardcore Trek geeks caring about Captain Nobody of the U.S.S. Time-waster.
I don't agree, as I've spoken with many non-fans who view Star Trek
as the show about the bald captain who looks like Charles Xavier rather than the show about an alien with pointed ears. In any case, I think casual audiences could eventually care about a series if it were well-written and featured interesting characters. People learned to care about the cast and crew of The Next Generation
. They could learn to do the same in the last days of the 24th century.