C.E. Evans wrote:
The changes are really in regards to the Abrams movies. As far as TOS is concerned, all that stuff happened in another reality.
True, however, future reboots may not be set in Abrams alternate universe. The next reboot may be billed as "a return to Star Trek's roots". However, since we cannot undo what has been done by Abrams, no matter how much we may want to, the next version will undoubtedly be, to one degree or another, a synthesis of of the original series and Abrams reboot, that's just how things go. You know, Hegel's triad and all that; thesis, antithesis, and synthesis.
I figured we TOS fans would be more likely to have a working knowledge of both Star Trek's, where those who are into the new ones probably don't know too much about the original. So I posted the thread here.
In that sense, any potential future reboot of TOS will be dependent on whoever is in charge of it and what particular spin they want to put on it. It's conceivable that someone else may ditch the whole Spock and Uhura thing and go Spock and Chapel, or perhaps make Kirk and Uhura a couple instead (just as a few examples--it's even possible that someone else may decide not to have any 'shipping' going on among the big 7 at all).
I think it's more likely that stuff from the Abrams films will be incorporated into the next reboot if whoever comes next wants to build on it rather than go another route.