Re: New Star Trek movie from 'Lost' creator
This seems to me like a thinly veiled attempt to get a new series going in the "classic era" Star Trek. They replace the actors who play Kirk, Spock & McCoy with younger unknowns the movie then push it to a TV show with the younger version characters.
As entertaining as a lot of Star Trek (especially DS9) has been, the series needs a good, long vacation. It's always going to have it's hardcore fans who will turn out for anything with the name on the title, but it's almost collapsing under it's own weight at this point. There's simply too much continuity and backstory with everything for casual TV and Movie fans to get excited about what's going on. I mean, it was probably impossible to get into DS9 unless you'd at least had familiarity with The Next Generation -- and I loved the last season of "Enterprise," but unless you were really familiar with every iteration of Star Trek, you were probably confused as hell at what was going on.
They need someone involved with the series who can take it in a fresh direction. I have no idea what that would be -- but it certainly isn't going down the "Prequel" route (which has already effectively killed the fanbases of the two major American science-fiction productions: Star Wars and Star Trek -- when are producers going to learn it's not as much fun when you know how things turn out?) again.
23 Years and Counting...