Suppose you had an enourmous TV budget. And you had complete final say.
How would you relight the Star Trek franchise? I’m talking about a new show. But, here’s the twist, you have access to all of the characters from any Trek. Plus, any you care to invent.
That’s right. All the Treks. You see, Star Trek has shown us that time travel isn’t just possible, it’s neccesary. Sure, there are problems and dangers with time travel. But, B&B (and Gene) have shown us over and over that it works. It’s just one more tool.
However, you have to stay true to the established canon of the Trekkerverse. In other words, no ISDs or Cylons or Buffys. Of course, a new race or empire could always be introduced… (if it works in the spirit of canon). Like meeting a Guildship, or a Lensman, or Lazarus Long even. Just be careful.
Think about story lines in which T’Pol, Spock, and Data would find themselves together. Or McCoy berating Archer’s stupidity. Or Kirk and Sisco having a major beef with each other. Maybe Chacotay and Hoshi find love. Or Wesley dies hunting the Horta. Q fights the Mertrons (? you know, from the Gorn episode. what was their name?)
How would you introduce us to this new Trek? Would the pilot be intellectual? Or action filled? Would you concentrate on character developement? Or action? Would the story line arc over several episodes?
Give us some plot synopses, some series ideas, some character mixings. Make it as long as you like, or give it to us in small increments. If you change your mind on something, tell us. Collaborate with other Trek Dopers.
Be creative. Be canon. Be Trek.