With Star Trek: Picard wrapping up next year, there is an opening for another Star Trek series.
There has been much discussion about a possible Star Trek: Picard spin-off with Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) and Raffi (Michelle Hurd). Jonathan Del Arco even suggested adding Orla Brady as Tallin from the second season of Picard. And he even offered to come back from the dead for that one.
In the meantime, there are other spin-offs being suggested, most recently by Whatculture, who added two more ideas to the box: Cristobal Rios and Agnes Jurati. One sounds marginally feasible, but the other, to me, seems a bit questionable. But you decide which ones, if either, you would watch.
Star Trek: Picard spin-off: Cristobal Rios
The idea behind this show is Rios and his partner, Teresa, serving less fortunate people around the world. Part medical drama and part adventure, the series would include time travel, aliens, and others who know about Rios’ true identity and demand to know more about the future to use it for their own personal gain.
This is a good idea in theory, but since it would be set during present-day Earth (or close enough to today), it would have to rely heavily on Rios’ future self to qualify as a science fiction. A straight medical drama wouldn’t put it in Star Trek territory, and after a while, the plot might get tiresome with everyone wanting to know what Rios knows. He wouldn’t be able to stay in one place with his family if everyone kept finding him or discovering his secret.
Star Trek: PIcard spin-off: Agnes Jurati
When season two of Picard ended, Dr. Agnes Jurati had united with the Borg Queen and become essentially a better version of the Queen. This series suggestion is for Jurati to form a new collective that is a force for good. These new Borgs would protect underdeveloped cultures and share advanced technology.
Honestly, I can’t see this one working. The Borg have and always will be considered enemies of the Federation. Just because Dr. Jurati was able to unite with the Queen doesn’t mean she will always be able to control the Queen. And while having the two continually fighting one another like Eddie Brock and Venom might be interesting at first, it could get pretty old with Jurati prevailing one time and the Queen the next. And I’m not sure any Star Trek fans are ready to see the Borg as the good guys.
So what do you think? Would you watch either one of these spin-offs?