Star Trek should consider a time-travel show to help correct continuity that has become a bit erratic over the course of the last few years.
Continuity is a tricky sucker. Especially when you have a science-fiction franchise that has existed since the ’60s. So it’s no surprise that some things in the Star Trek timeline have become a bit wonky due to the constant creative changeovers from individual to individual. With so much turnover in the franchise among the creative staff, some stuff just gets forgotten about or changed. This isn’t surprising, some creative types don’t care about what came before, only what can come later.
That’s why a series about the Temporal Cold War would help put the timeline back into some sense.
While I can’t speak for Star Trek: Discovery or Picard with regards to what they changed about the continuity, we’ve seen more than enough comments speak about such things. Even if not those films, there’s plenty of interesting gaps in information from the original franchise to the Star Trek of the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s.
The series could feature several characters that try to connect the prime timeline and the Kelvin timeline while looking at how and why Prime Spock went to the Kelvin timeline and giving us answers about that. It could even feature returning characters and actors set in different times and universes.
I know I speak for all of us when I say, we want the Henry-Kim-as-a-nice-dictator-timeline to come to fruition. Finally, Harry can get a girl.
We could also see other characters team up as part of the show. Maybe Chakotay, Ezri Dax, Jonathan Archer, and Zoe Saldana’s Uhura are part of the main cast? That’d be pretty awesome, different universes, timeline’s and shows coming together for one fantastic series?
Who wouldn’t like that?
The show would obviously revolve around the Temporal Cold War but it would also serve to rectify issues within the Trek canon, not to mention erasing parts of the cannon that fans want to forget about anyway.