Nicholas of Movies Hate You Too writes:
Ten years ago Star Trek was in the final stages of a long, debilitating fight with old age. Stagnancy had robbed the once great franchise of its life and by 2005 Star Trek was gone from theaters and TV for the first time in nearly twenty-five years. Star Trek was dead- just as dead as Spock was laying in a torpedo tube on the Genesis planet… just waiting to be reborn. Jump ahead to present day and Star Trek is back on top, enjoying a high level of success thanks to J.J. Abrams 2009 reboot/prequel. Now it’s time to see if Into Darkness can solidify Star Trek’s comeback or if it’s time to consider pulling the plug permanently.