Because I am one. I've got pretty much all the novels, all the movies, I've almost have all the episodes (including the animated series), prop replicas, Enterprise models, figures, bobble heads, a Spock cookie jar (I'm actually hoping to get a set of Star Trek cookie cutters for Christmas).
So, as a "hardcore fan" of "Star Trek", what are my thoughts on the trailer?
It looks like it'll be a fast paced, action packed, fun ride.
Already, I'm hearing from people that it's not "true" Trek. That's it's not "classic" Trek.
No, it's not. Duh.
It's a sleeker, sexier, more modern Trek that is a reflection of what Society looks for from it's entertainment: an escape from the mundane. This Trek is definitely not mundane. Is it as cerebral as Trek-Prime? No, but roller coaster rides are seldom meant to inspire deep, philosophical thoughts. And this Alt-Trek installment promises to be a roller coaster... and just as deserving of enjoyment as the Original Series is.
Why? Because it still has the charm, wit, and chemistry between the characters that was a big part of Trek-Prime.
Besides, I've always wanted to see how Kirk would react to a swarm of space bats..