Star Trek invented the concept of alternate dimensions in a television property long before Marvel, DC, Black Mirror, or any other piece of fiction; save for maybe the Twilight Zone. This was an idea that J.J. Abrams capitalized on in the 2009 reboot of Star Trek, where he sent prime-timeline Spock not only back in time but to a whole new timeline, the Kelvin timeline. Brent Spiner loved that series of films and wants to see more retellings, starting with the one that made him a household name; The Next Generation.
Speaking to SyFy Wire, Spiner believes the Next Generation will get a big-screen reboot.
"I’ve loved the recent movies. I think that sooner or later, they’re going to do a reboot, a motion picture version of Next Generation, and cast some young guys in our parts."
Spiner wouldn’t even have any issues with a new Data, a character he finally put to rest in 2020.
"I look forward to seeing it. I think it would be cool if they spun our show off."
A lot of fans don’t want to see a redo of the Next Generation; for right or wrong. Fans are dedicated and loyal and they can sometimes think that a new version of something is an admission that the original wasn’t good enough or that it could somehow ruin the reputation of what came before.
These are silly arguments, but the notion of redoing a series just to redo it is itself silly. There’s no need or audience that wants a new Next Generation franchise. As fun as some of the Abrams films were, they weren’t anywhere near the best that came before them. Sure, Trek 2009 and Into Darkness were well done and solid additions to the Trek catalog but they weren’t the perfect outings that Wrath of Khan, the Undiscovered Country, or First Contact was.
They didn’t add anything new, part of the issue.
If there was a new Next Generation film or even series, the only thing you can do is make it a continuation and not try to reduplicate the magic you had by recasting the crew. Perhaps put someone like Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) or Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton) as Captain and bring in new characters for fans to get to know.
After all, it’s called The Next Generation for a reason.