The technology did not have to be up to date He could have gone back and used just what Kirk had, he had the technology to do that, but no he had to update why, You do a western you don't put an AK 47 in the cowboys hand to go after the bad guys, you don't give them a 4 wheeled charger to chase them down with , you give them a 6 gun and a horse.
If your going to make a movie of the Wright brothers first flght you do not give them a 747.
His intent was to change Trek the way he thought it should be,his way and throw years of history away, Changing the Vulcans into what a race that was not what we had seen in the movies or tv,( Wheres the technology in this change?) THEM telling us whch I never understood why they thought they had the right to tell us how to act in space, but them telling us we could not acept technology from other beings but help the Klingons get the holo programs on thier ships???
We were suppose to have cargo ships flying all over but up to then no ship had been off world to investagte the space around us?
Changing the name of the first Capt. to fly the Enterprise where was the technology problem in this?
Oh and for the record since I could not get UPN thanks to a stupid rule the FCC has. I also did not get all the sic fi magazines out there to read what was being said about the show before it came on, so the You were told well I was not.
You enjoyed the show fine.but I did not, but I must say I did like the actors *when* I got a vsh tape from some one to see any of it so out of what 5 years I think I got maybe 2 years of it not conituous years but what would have amounted to 2 yrs.
One thing that came right from Braga I beleive was if fans started saying how much they liked a certain actor he would see that actor was put on the back burner, well he did that anyways there were times he could have used a few of them more then he did.
Also when fans said they liked a certain show instead of doing more they would shy away from doing them.
Just so you know I was on an online fan club for them so I know what some fans wanted .
For him to say he could not go back to what Kirk had is not ture,, James has done very well with going back to what Kirk had. and he dose not have a named studio behind him with the money.
I guess I'm just tryed of people who instead of doing thier own thing, redoing someone else work saying it is better and when fans of a certain age do not like it well there is something wrong with us. Lets remember if a show was a success back then it was US who made it that way, not the guy who figures he can redo it, when nothing was broke.