Star Trek: Voyager’s Kathryn Janeway has an impressive non-canon death.
Usually, it’s a good thing when characters aren’t killed off, but sometimes, we often wonder “what if?” So many shows, films, and especially comics, love to dabble in the “Elseworlds” concepts. The story of “what if…” this happened as opposed to that? Some famous examples would be the X-Men’s Days of Futures Past, as well as the Age of Apocalypse mini-series. Another good one is the iconic Gargoyles episode where Goliath comes back to find all of his friends severely altered due to unforeseen events.
Heck, Back to the Future did an entire second movie about this very same concept. Marvel has an animated series around this concept as well.
So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Star Trek has done the same thing. In a book called Before Dishonor, by Peter David, we’re treated to the story of Janeway battling the Borg once again, but this time to less than advantageous results.
Seven of Nine teams up with the most unlikely of allies
After Janeway battles the Borg, she gets assimilated and becomes their new queen. Now that her former captain is in trouble, Seven of Nine tries to help but is unable to. So she finds help in the unlikeliest of allies, Spock. The two are able to find the new Borg Queen Janeway but are unable to pull her from the Borg. They are, however, able to wake up her consciousness, and in turn, she helps destroys the Borg Cube but goes down with it in the process.
Instead of doing lame shots like Shor Treks or Section 31, Star Trek should do this Elseworlds concept, and explore some of these non-canon stories. It’d be a great treat and could be done in animated format, similar to how Prodigy is done.