Star Trek is reminding fans of the plots that were left a little lacking.
Star Trek is a long-running franchise, with nearly 60 years of content to engage in, with over 12 shows (counting Short Treks), 13 movies, and hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of combined hours of content to watch. It’s understandable that in the course of all that development and production, with a rotating group of writers that some plots eventually got forgotten about.
That seems to be the case with this recent Star Trek article, which highlights 10 specific plot points from the franchise that have, for a better word, been forgotten about. They like to say that these should be “revisited” as if was always the plan to do so, but these are plot points that were forgotten about for one reason or another.
So, which plot points need to be dealt with? Well, here are those ten plots that Star Trek’s dot com believes need a follow-up (or more accurately a conclusion).
"The Providers’ promise in “The Gamesters of Triskelion”Sex ed on Gamma Trianguli VI in “The Apple”McCoy’s communicator in “A Piece of the Action”A society on the brink in “The Hunted”That homing beacon in “Conspiracy”Scientists who boldly went: Mirasta Yale and Gillian TaylorCan we get a 20 on Sisko and Odo?And how about an update on Mestral?The inside scoop on the Kelpiens and the Ba’ulAnd finally… lizard babies"
Star Trek should really follow up on the “Conspiracy” plot in a major way
If you’re not familiar with one or some of these, go visit the original article for a refresher. For my money, I think the alien conspiracy in the aptly named episode of The Next Generation, “Conspiracy”, is the episode that deserves the biggest angle.
Unfortunately, the only three shows that are doing anything in that timeline are Picard, Lower Decks, and Prodigy and neither of those three shows are up to handling the idea that I have. This, basically amounts to realizing that the beacon worked faster than people expected, and so much of what went wrong in and around the Alpha Quadrant has been due to those aliens.
Picard is set in its direction, Prodigy is too family-centric for the plot, and Lower Decks is a comedy, which in itself is a problem.
I think building an entire series around the concept of these aliens would be a wild idea and one I hope Star Trek explores. It may seem too much of a retread of the plot of Animorphs but man, how great would it be to see that “Conspiracy” arc finally completed in an epic angle?
Also, don’t ever revisit the lizard babies.