Originally Posted by savafan
I'm disappointed that they are going back to do a prequel of the original series. I wanted to see RikerRiker take over the EnterpriseEnterprise and PicardPicard get promoted to admiral.
The last Next Gen film was kind of underwhelming.
Now that Patrick Stewart's got the X-Men franchise to keep his bank account full, his price to appear in another Trek film is probably approaching $20 million now.
The intervening years haven't been kind to Frakes and Spiner. There is still hooting in the Enterprise newsgroup about the fact Frakes had to wear a "corset" and a chef's uniform in that show's finale to conceal the 50 pounds he'd picked up. Spiner said at the time Nemesis was released that he felt he was picking up too many wrinkles to do another film.
I can see why Paramount felt the need to go in a new direction. I'm sure there was great hope when it started that Enterprise was providing that new direction for the films. I guess this is a decent alternative.