However, the two do represent the wide range of episode styles, tones and content across TOS - personal mileage notwithstanding - and as such, that the new film falls somewhere in the middle tonally seems reasonable.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
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