I can't read any more without saying this.
I know we've got a lot of hard core fans here who want to see the same Star Trek we've all loved for many years. But lighten up already! This movie is not "throwing it all out the window" or "changing Star Trek..." or whatever. Seriously, think about it. Does this film in any way threaten all the series and movies that we already have and love? It doesn't change those things it all. It's not going to "ruin" anything. We still have those and can watch them as much as we want.
This movie is a new take on Star Trek. Yes, things are going to be different. Some minor, some major. But, do we really want everything exactly the same? That would be pretty boring. We've already seen the original series and all the movies. If this movie has any chance whatsoever to reinvigorate the franchise it MUST be different.
So what if it takes things in a new direction and creates an alternate timeline? I say bring it! We've seen all the TV shows and movies. We know the stories and we know what happens. Why bother starting over if you're just going to rehash. This is an all new Star Trek.
How many of us love Daniel Craig's Bond? He's arguably the best Bond ever. Does that take anything at all away from the original and fan-favorite Sean Connery? Absolutely not. Connery was still the original Bond. Nothing can ever change that. Now we just have more Bond movies to enjoy.
Let's try to look at Star Trek like that. We love Star Trek. Now we have an oppurtunity to see it live on when it seemed to be dead in the water for all intents and purposes.
Bring on the new Trek and the new Enterprise. It's high time we got a fresh look at an old favorite.
PS... I love the new bridge.