Just looking over Director Robert Wise
's filmography. I'll be honest, I didn't recognize the name (I'm probably alone there). Sheesh talk about prolific. Not a director married to any genre it wouldn't seem (a smattering of sci-fi), and no shortage of big titles under his belt by the time he got to Star Trek.
An interesting context under which to direct a film. As a series Star Trek had run it's last episode in '69, but has been re-run continuously in the years leading up to the film. 10 years later they make a film.
I'd like to think that his involvement in the film bodes well, but I could just as easily see it as attaching a big name director specially for the purposes of getting this movie to sell tickets.
My expectations for the entire Original Series line-up of movies are quite low, but I am hoping there is a gem in there, and that I can get emotionally attached to the characters.