Well, this sucks. I really liked Beyond and was hoping for the series to continue. Say what you will about the kelvin movies, but whatever replaces them (if anything at all) is likely to be worse.
>shudders at the very thought of a Discovery film<
Honestly, having been a fan of the original timeline, I don't really think it was necessary to even make a new timeline, especially when the whole idea just puts everything into a whole new universe. Like, honestly, look at the older games: they had no trouble coming up with scenarios as long as you didn't have to be Kirk, Picard, Janeway, etc. If you were your own ship with your own crew with your own problems, it was easy. Unfortunately, everything had to revolve around established major events, which was cool, but for some reason developers, despite how large half the galaxy is (which takes up the majority of the franchise's working space), we can't just create our own new catastrophes, incidents, major battles, etc. So, now we think a reboot solves this issue? Oh look, you alienated the fans by changing the cool events and/or retconning, then also try to deal with the lack of any originality. In other words, they replaced the engine instead of taking the banana (shitty writers) out of the tailpipe. Hell, even enterprise (yes, the prequel) established a future conflict (major war), enemy, etc that went entirely untouched, despite it's infinite potential. The whole alternate universe is in direct conflict with the entirety of the enterprise narrative (despite that, ultimately, being untouched, technically). Let's face it: they're killing startrek themselves by not attacking the actual potential of the series and instead trying to tap into the old by modifying it with a new lens and hoping to magically have more success than the original. In the end, they got a cheap win with a bunch of special effects, but no one even cares anymore.
EDIT: To be clear, the idea is to cash in on lore while retconning it. If you make a long winded case, it sounds good, but when you reduce it to simple terms, you realize how inane it really is. Younger people i've seen seem more interested in the older lore rather than the new lore, largely because the old lore/timeline is actually somewhat reliable. Just work around the lore, make references to the lore, but don't touch the lore, and you don't even need a reboot. And if you're smart, you can use that to cash in on the original without reconning it, and also get your new stuff in, too. You don't need the bridge crew love affairs with the original cast if you have a whole new bridge crew.