Originally Posted by janeway72
Surely they could use the original universe and go 100 years post VOY/DS9 and by that time they could have more technology. Transwarp or something similar and could travel to a different galaxy instead of just schlepping about this one
No, non fans wouldn't nessicarily recognize that.
The TOS format is known by everyone, even people who have never watched an episode of TOS, know what the charaters look like, what phasers are, ect.
For Paramount it was the logical choice.
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