In some cases they are maybe trying to show what they feel the original was supposed to show but was limited to the technology of the time. If the remakes had been the original, would people have hated them so much?
That's the thing what they
feel the oringinal would be / look like, not what it was...the fact is there was not the tech back then to do it the way they could have...thats what makes so many what they are.. people used what they had not some CGI program or other modern day tech. How much of Treks gagets were stuff thrown away, no hand book on how things should be, look, or how to use.
Lets put this another way do you have a favortie cookie recipe from your mom or grandmother, one that you could pick out of a room full of same type cookie just by the feel, smell or taste. How would you like it if someone came along and said Oh if we do this or that it will taste better and you are suppose to go long even though you know it dose not taste like the one you grew up on.
No one should have the right to redo a show any show just because now we have all kinds of bells and whisles to do what ever, if they had been back then it would have been used,but there wasn't and I think for directors, set crews, whoever to do what they did to make a show should be repected enough to say, They did a good job not having what we have instead of saying Ohh we can make it better.And is it better just because it has more explosions or special effects?
If the remake had been the original we would not be having this disscusion.
I still say if you can make it better then make your own world and do it don't try to ride someone elses coattails and if it dose not work blame fans cos they didn't like it.
There is enough space out there to come up with a new idea and go for it.
And yes I think part of why Phase 2 works is it stays with what Mr. Roddenberry had in mind. if not then it would not have lasted as long as it has.