So this morning I noticed the new Star Trek Series Teaser was released.
I'm a huge Star Trek fan, mainly TNG and DS9. I've probably watched each series 4 times at least. I hated the Star Trek movie reboots for really missing the point of what Star Trek had become in the 90's. But I don't want this reboot either, although It seems I'm in the minority. People are constantly craving reboots after reboots, stating all their wishes about characters, timelines, cameo's. Why do we consistently insist on reliving our fond memories of these franchises? Can we stop latching on to the smallest of crumbs in order to relive out "favorite" memories?
Leave these franchises in their respective era's, let them be part of that era's culture. Come up with new ideas, make a new sci-fi series for this generation, stop your nostalgia fetishism.
The real turning point for me was with the Star Wars Reboot, and X-files Reboot in 2015. Watching those stories, really made me realize that those franchises were finished a long time ago. And anything that followed was nothing more than nostalgia porn, trying to tickle the numerous fan favorite g-spots. There really were no more worthwhile stories to tell. Pretending the good old days were the best, nothing could ever surpass this franchise or that franchise.
Although Film as a medium is the worst offender. Game's are probably second, while books I would say are dead last. People don't ask for someone to reboot books (well maybe excluding the rabid Harry Potter cultists, or post-series preludes), you just appreciate the story for what is was, and once in a while come back to enjoy it in the exact same state.
If you grew up with Star Trek or Star Wars, don't try to relive your childhood. Use those past experiences to appreciate or create the next sci-fi/fantasy series to come. I say this knowing full well that we face a new Star Wars movie every year, a third Star Trek movie, a Ghostbusters reboot and the end of the current Marvel Movie Universe followed by it's inevitable reboot.
In terms of the Star Trek Series Reboot, It will most likely miss the point just like the latest movies.