I know when DSC will be set as well as the general premise (or at least I think I do), and it's NOT going to be pre-TOS or any prequel of any kind

I don't see it that way though. I mean Kirk and McCoy were just regular guys. Same for the rest of them, except for Spock, given that he was an alien who eschewed emotion. They were servicemen, not much different to men on Naval ships, except they were in space. The fact that they were so relatable was what also what sold it and helped make the original so series as popular as it turned out to be. I think by the time they got to TNG the characters were a bit more distant and removed from ...well, us. That's not to say they weren't good and interesting characters, but we saw how those characters also kind of looked down their noses at Kirk and his crew whenever the topic happened to come up. Oh, Picard was very civil and even friendly to Scotty when they encountered each other in "Relics," but he was more like an Ambassador in contrast to Kirk, and that's also why they referred to what their predecessors engaged in was often cowboy diplomacy.

Bottom line, people will still be people in my opinion.

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