On balance I would agree FP is fine as it is.
But I'm also not going to pretend that some of the story ideas and suggestions of the prequel weren't somewhat interesting. Of course, so were some of his ideas for a TOS TV reboot.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
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