Marina Sirtis, who played Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation, has hit the nail precisely on the head when it comes to all the craziness surrounding the eleventh Star Trek flick. Sirtis sums up all the problems, debate, and hoo-hah by saying "I just don't think anyone at Paramount gets Star Trek anymore." Bingo, Marina Sirtis for the win! Sirtis (agreeing with fellow TNG cast member Michael Dorn) has serious concerns regarding a prequel movie. Both actors agree there is something wrong with moving backwards in the time line, and Sirtis went far enough to invoke the name of the great Gene Roddenberry, saying Gene always wanted the show to move forward, not backwards. The failure of the most recent Trek television series would certainly support the point being made by Sirtis and Dorn, as it was a "prequel" series in relation to the rest of the universe.

What do you think, Trekkies? Is there something inherently un-Roddenberry about moving backwards in the time line for new material? Or would it be a perfectly okay move to make, if you could find the right people to put it together? Regardless, until Paramount puts the franchise in the hands of people who both love and understand the Trek universe, it probably isn't going anywhere but down.
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