We are deep in the process of finalizing a large screenplay for a Star Trek, independent NFP miniseries. I'm not going to go into much detail right now about what direction we are going, but we're attempting something very different. I'd like a sounding board here on a few questions I have to Trek fans or non-Trek fans.
What in general are the best things about Star Trek? Things you would not change...things that work.
What are some things about Star Trek that you hate? Saying B&B doesn't help me, because I'm not either of them.
What are some things that Star Trek has missed the boat on? Story opportunites, unanswered questions, un-met fan expectations?
If you are a fan, would you accept a darker, more gritty view of the Star Trek universe, without changing the previous storylines or accepted conventions (Character driven plots, Starfleet, Federation, uniforms, ships,technology, etc.)?
Thanks in advance for giving this some thought!