Originally Posted by thestartrekker
Don't know, horses for courses I suppose. I actually thought of all the things with ST, that was the worst part of the film, and something the writers got wrong. Any romantic interest should have been for Kirk, and I'm not advocating Kirk/Uhura either, we don't need a TNG Riker/Troi thing going on.
The writers are simply challenging our preconceptions of TOS. Nothing new in that. And certainly when its rebooted in the future the writers will attempt to do exactly that. Gone are the days of simple, basic characters. It worked very well with the rebooted Battlestar Galactica.