I haven't commented anywhere on the new Star Trek movie. I haven't seen it yet. I fully intend to see it, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. This means that I don't know what you're talking about with your commentary about it and I'm also avoiding any possible spoilers that I don't want to run across.
But guess what. Even after I see it, I won't be commenting. I just don't know the series the way a lot of people do.
I liked the original Star Trek. I liked The Next Generation and Voyager. I have no memory of Deep Space Nine if I ever did see any episodes of it. (Look! I'm not even cool enough to refer to to them by their initials the way all the other kids do.) I may have seen the first movie, but I'm not sure -- and I know, for sure, that I never saw any of the other big screen incarnations. I also never saw the animated series; I didn't manage to get a look at any of the unproduced scripts for Phase II, and God save me, I damned sure have never cracked the cover of any of the hundreds of books that have been churned out over the years.
So, when you guys go on about how something in the new movie contradicts canon from Season 5, Episode 13, I'll just be scratching my head and moving on cluelessly.
Strangely, I can live with the stigma.
Note: Thankfully, I'm savvy enough to find this USS Enterprise Instruction Manual hysterically funny.