Originally Posted by BlackBox
Ur asking the wrong question. The correct question is "why do these films need Shat". Answer: "box office gold".
At this stage the movie is fine without him and has done extremely well and that's why there is a second coming. The new guy is now Kirk and just as good as the Shat was back in the day. Time to see the light at the end of the tunnel. For some though this may indeed turn out to be a pair of headlights!