It's not a bad piece, and yes it's describing something real albeit hard to really quantify at this stage beyond certain suggestive things here and there. [Oh, and I'm commenting on the run here so I don't have time to read the thread, but I'm just going to assume the "tiny clique of butthurt Trek fanboys" explanation has already cropped up, notwithstanding that that's fairly clearly not just what Singer is talking about, yes? Side-eye, for youse who are doing that. Side-eye for youse all. ] I do think Singer maybe misdiagnoses some things. The YouTube comedy series that took the piss did so reasonably affectionately, not just as "backlash," and generally speaking I don't see much evidence that anyone has forgotten about the thrilling action sequences or likable cast. But some of the other things he talks about are things that I've seen come up in pretty widely-dispersed places on and off the Net and more often than not from non-fans (not just non-Abramsfans, I mean non-fans), so yes, I'd say they're worthwhile topics on the whole. Also worth noting that Singer nails an aspect of the appeal of Into Darkness that's worth remembering: Which I think is quite true.