You can't just throw young Kirk into Movie-era plots. There are tons of ways plot elements & characters can be mixed and matched from TOS to make new and exciting storylines for these movies. Not to mention brand new foes, etc. Just throwing a Big Bad at the Enterprise and calling him Khan, just because this is the "second" film and casual observers know the word Khan is a terrible idea.
No one wants Star Trek to turn into Die Hard.
This post was edited on 12/6 at 3:05 pm