Star Trek should explore other universe concepts, like ones with the Borg.
Star Trek has a lot of shows going on, but one that would make a lot of sense is an anthology series that explores other universes. As of right now, there are three canon timelines. The first is the prime, that’s where all the shows take place, as well as the first two film franchises. Then there’s the Kelvin universe (/timeline), which is where prime-timeline Spock ended up to start Star Trek 2009. Lastly, there’s the Mirror Universe, where everything is the same but inverse.
So it’s not out of the realm of possibility to do a multi-verse anthology show. Maybe make each season about a new universe?
So now the question is, why? Why do such a novel concept? The answer is pretty clear, it’d be cool as heck to see the Borg as truly unstoppable monsters, having found a way to assimilate Species 8472, like in the Star Trek comic, Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Borg.
The series could be a darker resistance-type story.
Species 8472 were basically the start of the Borg downfall, leading up to Captain Janeway destroying the Borg’s primary means of transport from one quadrant to the others. Yet, if the Borg did successfully assimilate Species 8472, then the tide of the war between the Federation and the Borg would be vastly different.
The battle at Sector 001 could’ve ended in a complete and total Federation defeat without ever needing time travel, thanks to the inclusion of Species 8472’s genetic and technological makeup.
That would be the pivot point of the series (or season, or episode) where Federation resistance fighters are waging a losing war against the Borg. It could be Star Trek’s version of Days of Future Past, where we see familiar faces but things are far from what we remember them to be.
It could be an awesome idea if given a chance.