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    I see the trailer for Space Cowboys Trek into the Wild West 3 has been released and continues to make a mockery out of what was Star Trek.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    The Star Trek reboots represent a significant regression for the franchise. Any progressive depth or values brought by TNG have been erased.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    Hollywood's obsession with reviving media from decades past means we're flooded with the regressive ideas embedded in those older stories.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    Original Star Trek was remarkable for a number of reasons but also had MAJOR issues. TNG and beyond did a lot to move the franchise forward.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    All the social progress has now been thrown under the bus with the Trek reboots which include exactly zero social commentary or exploration.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    The Trek reboots ask no sociopolitical questions, explore no scientific or technological ideas, hell they don't even develop the characters.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    In short the Trek reboots represent everything wrong with Hollywood. Big, loud, dumb, macho and reductive media made for a quick buck.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    Sad to see folks defending the Trek reboots. We REALLY don't need more vapid media, especially not made by regressing what Trek TV became.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    There's no shortage of essentially meaningless action oriented entertainment. Star Trek TV became a franchise that strived to be much more.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    TNG was some of the most interesting TV ever made. Still hit or miss but like great sci-fi it didn't shy away from biting social commentary.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    TNG, DS9 & Voyager all did something most media doesn't - make institutions matter. All were about individuals navigating larger structures.

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    The social, cultural and political institutions of TNG, DS9 and Voyager were taken seriously and provided a meaningful source of conflict.

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    Unlike the Trek reboots where institutions are a joke: Fresh recruits given the keys to the flagship and have a fist fight on the bridge.

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    In the Trek reboots the institutions of Star Fleet and The Federation are empty logos, vague concepts with no structural meaning at all.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    In many ways the Trek reboots take place in a hyper-individualist universe whereas TNG, DS9 and Voyager exist in a sociological universe.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    We’re in desperate need of media created from a sociological worldview which explores complex interactions of individuals and institutions.

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    Jonathan McIntosh

    Defenders of the Trek reboots are correct in pointing out that TOS is full of regressive nonsense, but that’s not an excuse to reproduce it.

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