Originally Posted by The Saint
Toward whom is the "shut in uncle" invective directed?
I think it's unreasonable, in 2008, to look at past Star Trek and shoehorn it around a new plot.
The spirit of Star Trek is one of adventure, friendship, exploration, science, and the like. The setting can change, the "rules" can change, but as long as there is some of that in there, then people like the figurative shut-in uncle from Toledo, who love classic Trek but dismiss a new film on a 2 minute trailer, hold the franchise back. Frankly.