I just finished watching all of the Star Trek movies and TV series’ over the past few months and it’s left with an idea for a new Star Trek series. Keep in mind that I’m not at all an expert of any kind on the Star Trek universe. I’ve never read any of the books or anything. My entire experience is based on the movies and TV shows. This is just an idea that I was wondering what people thought about.
What if there was a Star Trek series set entirely on Earth? The whole series talks about 24th century Earth like a utopia, with no wars or hunger or poverty, etc. Some DS9 episodes imply that there’s no such thing as currency and there was one TNG episode that talked about how everyone just pursues what their passionate about, but obviously there still has to be stores and restaurants and a “working class” right? And then there’s questions about how technology integrates into our daily lives. What’s dinner like for a family that has a replicator? Or does everyone have a replicator? And do they still cook anyway? What about transporters? Is a weekend getaway to Paris as simple as stepping on a transporter pad? Are transporter pads commonplace or do you have to go to a “transporter station” or something? What about entertainment? In Enterprise they’re still watching movies, but by TNG they talk about TV’s like they don’t exist anymore.
These are obviously rhetorical questions* and I’m sure I could find answers for them, but that’s not really the point. Am I the only one interested in seeing real people function on 24th century Earth in the Star Wars universe? It doesn’t have to be as boring as I make it sound. I don’t mean that we’ll be watching families make dinner with replicators. DS9 was centered around an ongoing war, so there could easily be some action-based plot centered around alien infiltration and/or invasion or something to that effect. In fact, the technology could just sort of fade into the backdrop (i.e. Whereas a character in a 21st century show would get to work and pour themselves a cup of coffee, a character in this show would get to work and get a cup of coffee from the replicator). Thoughts?
*feel free to discuss or hypothesis about the questions, if you’d like, or enlighten me if you have the answers.