Star Trek returning to television... You know it really is the natural home for the genuine article. The new films are, well, they're fine. I have complaints and reservations, but over all they do what they're intended to do. Excite, thrill, and make back their titanic budgets. All is well. For Trek to work on TV it can't be what it used to be, and it can't be what JJ Abrams put to screen. It has to be approached from a different angle for many reasons. I think treating it with a certain air of reality would be good. I think making more of the show a bottle story would also be good. Make it a character driven drama with adventure/action as a backdrop in some instances, and focusing on the difficulties of being inside of a tin can flying through the frontiers of deep space. Developing complex relationships, and having the characters face tough choices. (One thing i'd love to see more of is EVA situations/duties on the Enterprise.) I'm not saying do away with action or excitement, but making that the seasoning and spice that is sprinkled in. That would help keep overall costs down. Which is one of the biggest issues for Trek. I'd also produce only 13 episodes per season. That way more money could be spent per episode to ensure higher quality. If it were me, I would actually try a similar strategy to Battlestar Galactica initially. I would not jump right into a full series. I would start with a two hour television movie. Test the water. See what the reaction is, and go from there. I think the keywords with any Trek series now should be "caution" and "care."