Originally Posted by The Saint
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.
Exactly! THIS response is way more fact me thinks. They just couldn't re create the strong character bonds etc.. from Kirk's crew. TNG was fantastic TV but the movies were a waste of Patric Stewarts talent! I hope he was paid well.