Should Paramount put a mid-budget Star Trek film into theaters? There have been so many super expensive flops in the theatres lately, the Flash, Indiana Jones 5, Fast X, etc. I think the old pre-Kelvin Star Trek films made money by not having a massive budget. I liked Beyond, but I thought it spent too much money on effects that did not contribute to the film's story. Wrath of Khan cost 11 million dollars and was amazing. I miss mid-budget sci films (between say 50 to 100 million dollars), it's all blockbusters, and it's getting old, a smaller budget forces a creative team to actually get creative.