While much of the original cast of Star Trek have come out in support of the J.J. Abrams helmed Star Trek reboot, actor Walter Koenig says he thinks the original series is more “personable.”
“The (new Star Trek) film is evocative of this time, in terms of technology that is available. The different way of making films—a lot more CGI, a lot more eye candy, a lot more dependence on technology than we had,” Koenig tells TrekWeb. “I think possibly we were compelled to make the story a little bit more personal and a little bit more human and a little bit more character-driven because we did not have the technology to fall back on.”
Keonig cites the ending of Wrath of Khan in defense of his theory, saying it hits fans harder than the ending of the reboot.
“It was not a visual, sensory experience. It was a very emotional ending—the death of Spock, Kirk’s reaction, all of that. It was devastating and left you with something more than you’ve got when leaving the new Star Trek movie,” he says.