I love science fiction, but I have never been a huge fan of the original Star Trek. I've tried to see it as a "classic" or "ahead of it's time", but frankly - it was just kinda sad. The special effects did not hold up over time (and I still like the look of Star Wars), the writing was bad and the acting was worse. Okay, Nimoy was cool, but Shatner? Yikes. I think they invented the phrase 'couldn't act his way out of a paper bag' just for him. Still, I was excited when I heard that one of my TV gods, JJ Abrams was going to do a remake. Pretty much everything he touches turns to gold, and he has the draw to pull in a great pool of talent.