As a veteran of the original Star Trek, the original Kirk and Spock, Uhura, Bones, McCoy, Sulu and Chekov mythos, I've seen multiple critiques of this new movie series because it messes with the story line a bit and takes liberties with certain various sacred cows the purists might cherish.
I just watched the I. D. movie for the first time "on demand" and can speak from experiencing both the original tv series, the various spin-offs, and now this year's "Into Darkness" (and its 2009 predecessor). This new Enterprise crew, this new generation of Star Trek personalities, are worthy of the high level of respect the original series has received from its fans over five decades.
The new stuff may bend an old story line here or there, but it captures the boldly enterprising spirit of the original Roddenberry series - and make for a really positive new world of potential new Trek adventures for a new generation of viewers.
As an old fan, I like passing the baton to this new Kirk, Spock and crew, as they "boldly go where no one has gone before..." And I'm glad that the old series is not cyrogenically frozen, or forced to be the final word on the ongoing adventures of Kirk and Spock.
New day, new generation, fresh new beginnings. Change can be good. I'm looking forward to more.
This post was edited on 9/12 at 3:15 pm