Haven't seen LOTR, but I'll trust you on that one. Also, I'm not saying that every little teeny tiny detail has to be ensured that they match up, because heaven knows that would be costly in both time and money, but keep appropriate consistency so that most things, especially the important things, all line up properly. I'll use the holo-communications as an example. This was seen first in Deep Space Nine, aboard the USS Defiant, just being installed as new technology that apparently still has some issues to it. Then Discovery comes around and starts using the same technology, long before it seems to actually exist, with the only plausible excuse (which is more or less an excuse for lazy writing/not paying attention to/caring about the canon) being that it was secretive experimental technology that only the Discovery got, and somehow it was lost along with all the information on it, until the events of Deep Space Nine. Things like that are important; it's when you get tiny matters like if some sort of paneling changed after several seasons, and then in a later season they do a flashback to before the change, and it has the current paneling. That's a minor issue that doesn't have any sort of importance or impact, other than being the equivalence of an Easter egg. The wholesomeness and the fact that the most intense language (which also was fitting for the situations) were "hell" and "damn", are great aspects. The whole deal with the "I'm an asshole" flags, as you call it, is an attempt by Hollywood to make it seem modern and "edgy", while throwing in F-bombs that aren't necessary at all for whatever reason they thought it was a good idea, which I partially think is one of the reasons they're running it on an exclusive service, since I don't think they could get away with that actually airing on a network every week. I think every generation looks back and says that, because it's often true, at least in the sense that things such as cursing and the like still existed, but they weren't as public and as common. A lot of people have lost a sense of how to be socially appropriate. I always use the example when people are firing off way too much, if they'd talk like that to the cashier at their grocery store during checkout. Although a bit ironic at least for who I am, I don't generally mind most cursing too much, as long as people don't take it too far, and understand that socially in public places a lot of things such as F-bombs aren't socially appropriate and generally don't create a friendly environment. TOS also wasn't completely innocent, especially considering Kirk and women, Orions, etc. It's still available, but it's also still a bit cheesy and only has 3 seasons. Keeping it much cleaner allows for a larger audience, and can still be applied to television today, which is my goal. Yeah... There's always episodes like that which end up being the worst, simply because they've got practically no action at all, and completely dull plotlines where little happens, and even the moral at the end of the story is worthy of the garbage can. You need a good balance to try and help prevent that. Kind of like if the story doesn't have tons of action, it better have (thing here) to compensate for that, or if it doesn't have as much good story/too dull, a bit of extra action can be added in for some compensation. Tad confused at what you're trying to say there/how it relates to Trek (the first few sentences), but I kinda get it. Change is a delicate matter, and people have to be willing to. You can't forcibly change someone, but you can try and help them along by supporting them and guiding them. Aside from that, agreed. Even though at times things got ridiculous, the concept was that by centuries later, people managed to improve/learn better ways to handle things. It does, but I doubt it will. When the primary focus is to milk fans for money, not give them quality content, it will surely fail. That's where I say they've abandoned the original formula that made Trek what it is, in favor of trying to appeal to a new "modern" audience today, which they're not even getting that part right. The JJ spin is definitely a big issue, although I do think they should think about the actual legacy of the franchise, and how to make it even better.