Originally Posted by LTJG Iferal
Let's take a look at the last few "canon-respecting" Star Trek movies.
Star Trek: First Contact
$92,027,888 gross domestic
$146,027,888 gross worldwide
Star Trek: Insurrection
$70,187,658 gross domestic
$112,600,000 gross worldwide
Star Trek Nemesis
$43,254,409 gross domestic
$67,312,826 gross worldwide
Maybe that's why. The more money they spent trying to make you happy, the less you appreciated their effort.
Perhaps the lesson for Paramount was -- release increasingly badly-written movies, watch them do increasingly poorly at the box office. Don't forget that fans were growing increasingly weary of the showrunners by that point. Canon hardly figured into the films, since they were moving forward in time (within the overall Trek story) not backward. Look at the backlash Enterprise got, on the other hand, and then also figure that into the growing attitude of dismissiveness for Berman & Braga's reign as Trek's helmers.
"Now I did a job -- and got nothin' but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regard to my character, so let me make this abundantly clear: I do the job... and then I get paid. Go run your little world."