It was announced over this weekend that CBS would be premiering a new Star Trek series. I have mixed feelings about it.
I remember when Next Gen came out. It was so exciting! The show was back. I eagerly awaited for each new episode. Bit that first season was pretty disappointing because the writers hadn’t figured out what they were doing yet. They repeated episodes from the original series, and made some major missteps.
They eventually found their footing, and the series had some stunning episodes.
My mixed feelings for the new one are because the industry is focused more on dollars than story telling. They see Star Trek as simply special effects and action in space, and not what it really was. Sure, the stories had action, but they were about something. They were entertaining, sometimes funny, and always tested your mind.
A few weeks back, I heard Chris Pine say that society wasn’t ready for Star Trek as it was. I think it’s not society—we always been ready. It’s the industry that’s not ready.