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With so much focus on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds these days, we thought it’d be interesting to look back at some of the more important and memorable moments from the series franchise, both some that did and didn’t make it onto a screen.
With so much being explored in Strange New Worlds, the hope some have is that it further expands on the mythos of the franchise.
Some of the most important wars that shaped the Alpha and Delta Quadrants happened just before the events of Strange New Worlds and we’re hoping to find out more about these events in the show.
One war that won’t be covered is the Klingon-Federation war, as that should be playing out during the events of Strange New Worlds.
Three important wars that shaped the universe before Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
The Eugenics War
We had a passing moment of conversation about the Eugenics War, thanks to La’an Noonien Singh, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about Khan’s attempt to control the world. Featuring this event in some form in Strange New Worlds, by way of flashback, holodeck or the like would really do wonders for the history of such an important event.
World War 3
Another mention of a past conflict, World War 3 was cited (if I remember correctly) in the very first episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. It’s been explored, to some degree, in other series and films but it isn’t a piece of history that is often cited or fully expanded upon; it’s usually just that it happened and it was bad. We’d like more information.
The Earth-Romulan War
With the budding conflict with the Gorn getting center-stage this season, it’d be great if Captain Pike would seek out the leader of the Earth forces against the Romulans; a 140-something-year-old Jonathan Archer. Or, you know, time travel but the point is to get Anson Mount and Scott Bakula to do a 10-plus minute scene of them talking about conflicts, enemies, right, wrong, morality, and the line that everyone has to learn to not cross. It’d be riveting, especially if Archer finally gave people information about the war. Something that is so rarely spoken about.