An early Star Trek movie? Well, Star Trek has lost me.
TOS and TNG are far apart, yet both are real Star Trek that the audience enjoyed. Then came DS-9. Obviously not for everyone. It separated from Trek by being a soap opera while Berman was there, but then became a decent show with a slow moving story line. In that aspect, it wasn't standard Trek. Yet, it had tie-ins with TNG, with characters moving over, and advanced the Trek story line, albeit in the Delta quandrant.
Then came Voyager, with it's Feminist in-your-face agenda, and all together stupidity. Anyone i asked that watched it seemed to watch it because it was the only Trek availible. And here's the dfference, people who watched Voyager watched it mostly because it was there. They didn't watch DS-9, because it watch to drama-ish. The inverse however, is that people who watched DS-9 became enthralled with real character development (in some cases giving TNG charactyers some depth) and slower, powerful story lines. Yet they disliked Voyager, simply because it wasn't Trek.
Then came Enterprise, and to call it Trek is simply a disgrace to Roddenberry's name.
As far as i'm concerned, there are three Trek shows, TOS, TNG, and DS-9, and two officially sanctioned knock-offs, unfortunately diluiting the Trek name.
As if that wan't enough, the movies came along. Trek 1 was an attempt to keep people going, ending in Trek 2 that had a very nice story, picking up from an old episode. Kudos to them for that. Three, four, five, and six were mostly silly, yet it was Trek in that the comradery and humor of the characters was there. They could have done a play and people would enjoy the characters. 7 and 8 were mostly TNG and played into the neat ideas and gadgetry of TNG. Eye candy, Trek style. OK, not bad. 9 and 10 just plain were horrible. They asked Frakes why he butchered 9, and he responded that he was ust having fun. Therein lies the problem. I could never stand Riker anyway. And 10, i could hardly follow the story. I still don't know what the point was.
Is this all Berman's fault? Can't somebody just stun him or keep him in stasis for a few years while Trek recovers from it's terminal grafting?
And now 11. Nothing to do with TNG, not even DS-9. But, they'll go backwards to rewrite history. Who cares anyway? Does anybody really care that the Star Wars "prequels" were made? Sure it's a nice attempt and tell the story, but it's not like people had to know and are now satisfied. Trek needs to move forward. Play with more ideas, rather than rehash old ones and try to keep in a story line.
Bah! They don't care about Trek. And neither do i. I have no desire to watch a Trek 11. The series is mostly dead for all i care.