Zarm wrote:I hope so. I really do. I don't want Star Trek to be a franchisee that left me behind... or the left the ethos that guided it for fifty years behind, for that matter. Now, more than ever, we could use some quality, optimistic science fiction with thoughtful writing and a bit of cleverness... not just laser gun fights.
I fell that way with my first childhood favorite franchise, Jurassic Park. The last movie really turned me off with how stupid it was and all the plot holes. And don't even get me started about how stupid the ending was with the cliffhanger ending. At this point, the best years of JP were back in the 1990's via the original Jurassic Park and The Lost World, which was the last good JP movie made and thus, the last JP movie that Universal ever cared about. After 1997, Universal has been making JP movies for the sake of...whatever and with no plan.
JP3: Made for the sake of a JP trilogy.
JW: Made for the sake of it finally being made.
JW:FK: A bridge movie made for the sake of the next movie a la BvS.
JW3/JP6: It will be made for the sake of ending the franchise.
If there is any consolation for me, it's that I've largely replaced JP with Trek, TOS, TNG, and DS9. That and the Critchton estate gets the rights back after the next movie. Hopefully, another movie company, I prefer WB, gets the rights.
In any case, starting at 23:00, this very interesting You Tube video says that the Prime timeline really never was talking about the old established Trek timeline.