The new Star Trek series has been confirmed to be set ten years prior to The Original Series, which places it roughly in the era of "The Cage". Details HERE. I'm curious what the longtime TOS fans here think of a more direct prequel to the original? Excited, curious, apathetic, angry? Fuller states "We're set in the Prime universe, 10 years before Captain Kirk. We have the opportunity to bridge the gap between the Enterprise and the original series and really help us redefine the visual style of Star Trek." - it's Captain Pike's era, but not as we know it.