Originally Posted by Zardoz
I will lay you odds most of this was done because some focus group liked it.
That's my point.
"let's get rid of all the familiar things in Trek and replace them with what sells" That is the gist of it. It's very sad.
If NuTrek had maintained more aspects of past Trek, then I would be fine with this alternate universe BS excuse to tell new stories with characters long "dead"