Originally Posted by Glacial
Yeah, Les Moonves has always had an irrational hatred for Star Trek. Some people just do.
That's why everything Trek that wasn't auctioned off was then pulled out of storage and destroyed with bulldozers. All the sets were smashed to splinters.
I think that had more to do with annual budget issues than any kind of vendetta Moonves had towards Star Trek. At the time, Paramount was kind of strapped for cash and was looking for ways to save money. Someone realized that Paramount was paying a lot
of money to keep all this Star Trek stuff in storage and there wasn't any new Trek shows or movies in production then (if one did come along, they would just have to build everything from scratch as was done for Star Trek XI).