Bandit LOAF said:The problem is that it's a silly internet catch phrase, not something anyone has given reasonable thought to. The idea that Star Trek needs to "rest" might (and it's a very distant might, in my mind) make sense if you're speaking in terms of some immeasurable recharge required of the people currently in charge of the show... but when the news is that an entirely *new* team is going to be running Star Trek, the concept loses whatever shread of relevance it once had -- JJ Abrams isn't burned out on Star Trek.
Although i consider myself a Trekkie i havnt been reading all the stupid internet stuff from the fans. however i still feel that star trek could use a break. if one studies the trek history you will see that the long gap they had between the original series and the next generation was one of the best things that happened to star trek, it gave them time to consolidate everything they already had and think of plenty new stuff ( and unthink of stuff as well - Star Trek Phase 2 would have been a disaster ). TNG was a big risk for paramount because there was a new crew, new ship and an almost new galaxy taking the helm of star trek, everything was different and dint have too much similarities to TOS but now im sure most trekkies think of TNG as star trek's finest moment.
you see, if the concept becomes stale, perhaps giving it a break might help. it will generate more interest and anticipation amogst fans and other familiar to the series as well and the fresh ideas is what will help most. now i dont want to point fingures at berman or bragga but perhaps having a new set of producers will allow the show to move and explore other directions as well.
the thing that makes star trek so special is that it has a history, spanning from the 22nd century-29th century and from the 1960's to the present day. trek's main objective should be to build on that history, not re-use it again and again. given, enterprise was decent, voyager was awsome 4th season onwards but nowhere as widely accepted as TNG was when it ran.
this is what i fell should be done. i assure you, i havnt read any of the dumb internet shit or anything, this is just my opinion. i will ofcorse expect a lot from the new movie cos when i started off watching trek, i dint know of anything but the original series for almost 5 years ( i 1st saw some one in a TNG costume during startreks 30th aniversary, lets just say i grew up in a very remote place :s ) but rest assured if they do screw up there is still a lot of good trek for fans like me to fall back on and cherish.
the only way they can revive star trek to its status from the TNG era is to "truly sail into the unknown".