STAR TREK CONTINUES is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning, fan-produced webseries… the brainchild of long-time Star Trek: The Original Series fan — and producer, director, actor, voice-actor, musician — Vic Mignogna. Official Site
I don’t know if this is the answer to what was wrong with Into Darkness, but this solution is funny.
There are quite a few attempts at Star Trek fan films and this one is one of the finest. I loved this story about the Freighter Aurora with it’s young captain and Vulcan first officer. It’s a remarkable job of a 3D animated movie.
Season 1 of Star Trek is available on Hulu for free. This is the where it all started. The first episode of Star Trek from 09/08/1966. Jim vs. the Face Sucker.