Star Trek has a million-dollar idea if they ever do an El-Aurian series.
The El-Aurian race are near ageless beings in Star Trek that live for an absurdly long time. One of the most famous El-Aurians is Guinan, played famously by Whoopie Goldberg on Star Trek: The Next Generation. In the series and one of the films, we saw Guinan appear across several different time periods, often hundreds of years apart. She wasn’t a time traveler herself but that’s why a show around her or her people could be a lot of fun.
Imagine a Starfleet officer or a member of the same organization that Daniels of Star Trek: Enterprise was a part of, traveling through history and always meeting the same El-Aurians. It could be kind of like Sam and Al in Quantum Leap. Only instead of Al essentially traveling with Sam due to Sam’s technology, the Sam-character would have to find the Al-Aurian.
the possibilities of this idea are pretty bountiful and would need to be one style similar to that of Quantum Leap for it to be really interesting.
Why not do a Star Trek-Quantum Leap series with El-Aurians?
It’d be a lot of fun, because not only would you be able to put the characters in a new setting, but you can add gobs of backstory between episodes for the El-Aurian character to share. The basic idea is that the two know each other in the present-day/future and the Starfleet character gets flung back in time to early-early America/wherever.
It’s there that they meet back up with the El-Aurian character, but from thousands of years before. Forcing them to re-connect and bond all over again. The idea would be to block the episodes into parts. That way you’re not burning through eras too fast. Every stop in time should be two or three episodes minimum. Then you leap forward and the two are reunited again, only things have changed since it’s been hundreds of years or maybe just a few weeks since they last talked.
That sets up the next adventure.
Now, some will think the idea doesn’t track but Guinan’s character was on Earth in the Victorian Era of England, it wouldn’t be too hard to write that El-Aurians have been coming to Earth for centuries if not longer.
It’s an interesting idea, that takes fans away from the same ship-crew dynamic that the franchises are built around. There’s a lot of ways to go with this, but the idea of having one El-Aurian as the focal point of the series throughout centuries of possible storylines is a very intriguing one, personally speaking.