Originally Posted by horatio
What I mean with radical cut is getting rid of continuity and the big cosmos, to get back to the empty galaxy & final frontier roots of TOS and TNG, not to change the texture and the background atmosphere of Trek like Abrams and Co have done.
Well, that's exactly what the beginning seasons of ENTERPRISE did, IMO. Which is why ENTERPRISE is my second favorite series after TNG. You could also argue that DS9 and VOY were also attempts to do the same thing. Specifically, DS9 after season 3, with the shift turning to gamma quadrant exploration, and VOYAGER with the crew being lost in the Delta quadrant. DS9 and VOYAGER were failures at this due to the fact that both series were set in the 24th century. ENTERPRISE was able to distance itself enough in time and space to feel fresh.