Star Trek: Picard has upset some fans in the Trek communities by their decision to ignore the events of the Dominion War, a pivotal Star Trek story arch.
Star Trek: Picard has turned some fans off of the current product because of its dismissal of the most beloved Star Trek: Deep Space Nine story arch of all time; the Dominion War. While it changed the direction of Trek storytelling, focusing on season-long arcs arguably for the first time in franchise history, it also was arguably the most beloved set of seasons in the series history.
So when Picard opted to exclude the events of the war, mainly to give new viewers less to catch up on, many fans were upset about this. The reveal came when a fan asked Picard showrunner Michael Chabon about the downfall of the Federation. Chabon replied that the Federation never fell but changed after the events of the Dominion War. Chabon went on to say;
"The Federation is still very much alive and well and home to trillions (quadrillions?) of safe, housed, fed, educated citizens with the potential to lead fulfilling lives. There was a crisis 15 years ago, in the wake of the costly Dominion War and the Romulan emergency, which had a negative impact on the lives of many people, including most of our principal characters, in one way or another, during which Starfleet (and by extension the Federation) did not acquit itself well.."
Chabon would go on to say that his co-workers told him to not reference this, however, as it would exclude ‘new fans’ from the series. Something that Wade Bowen pointed out on Twitter is in fact an issue.
This is part of the problem, as Star Trek fans have always been accustomed to crossovers, past references, and all the stuff that comes into having an expansive universe. Do you find this to be problematic? Let us know in the comment section below, on Facebook or Twitter.