There in lays the problem: "We want something original and new!...you bastards, you changed Star Trek! Ruined forever! Canon Violation! Canon Violation!" Imagine the shitstorm had they made Kirk or Spock a woman. Changed Kirk's race, made him black or middle eastern. Or went the Dragnet route and made the crew the laughing stock of the Starfleet. The reboots are probably the truest "sequels" to TOS in terms of tone, pacing, and even story that any of the movies has been. The new movies are a respectful retelling of Star Trek. Not the Star Trek Franchise, but the series Star Trek--TNG and latter day Rodemberry revisionism on what "Star Trek Is..." need not apply.