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Ugh I hate the idea of a prequel set in Kirk's academy days for a few reasons.
1) I have no want to see a pre Classic Trek flick.
Trek seems obsessed with taking us back to the original formula of one ship, one crew, on the edge of the Final Frontier. Well like it or not the franchise has expanded well beyond that, and going backwards in formula didn't work for the 7 seasons of Voyager that LIMPED ratings wise to that last season. Nor did it work for Enterprise which couldn't even limp that far.
2)Enterprise was revisionist history.
The other reason why Enterprise failed was because it was a load of crap. Trust me I have been a Trek fan since the mid 80's and NOWHERE ever was there even hinted to be an NX-1701. You can not simply go have 30 years of shows and movies where the 1701 Classic was the first starship named Enterprise, and then go and change it. What did you expect? People were bound to reject it. Trek fans are a pretty territorial bunch, we'll except new ideas and shows, but you can not mess with what has been established fact since day one, and that is where a prequel Trek is gonna go.
3)I hate to break this to Paramount Kirk met Spock when he took command of The Enterprise. Spock was already aboard as Pike's Science Officer. As for the much older McCoy he would have graduated years before Kirk. It's possible Sulu, Chekov, and Uhura may have went to the Academy with Kirk but being Checkov is an ensign when Kirk is a captian I doubt it if anything Chekov was just started when Kirk finished his academy days, and Uhura was communications I doubt he would have interacted much with her either. Sulu is the closest possibility. Kirk would have undoubtedly had helm classes, if I recall correctly he was a helm officer on his first posting, Sulu although he was first a botonist under Pike and then Kirk became a helm officer (I'm presuming it was his secondary class being he was a botonist 1st) Scotty might have attended class with Kirk, but again Scotty strikes me as older than Kirk, and by his extensive knowledge of the Enterprise by the time Kirk takes command, he's clearly been on a starship esspecially in the engine room longer than Kirk.
I'll go see this movie, but I'm already not liking where they're taking us.
Trek needs a rest.
When it's done it needs some fresh ideas.
3 seasons of Original
2 Seasons Cartoon
Most of that in the last twenty years.
Clearly Trek has exhuasted itself, what was once a vast open galaxy of possibilities has been explored to death.
I love Trek I really do, but stop for god sake stop, even Lucas knew he had to take a few decades off before milking his Star Wars Cash Cow again.