The Genesis Device has caused more harm to James Kirk than anything and it still exists.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock saw James Kirk suffer the most devastating losses of his life. Not only did Khan Noonien Singh return from Ceti Alpha V looking for revenge, but the mad warlord stole the ultra-dangerous Genesis Device after stranding Kirk inside the Regula planetoid.
After Khan detonates the device with his dying breath, Klingons would arrive on Genesis, the recently created planet. They would ultimately kill Kirk’s son, David Marcus, as the Klingons searched for the secrets to this mega weapon.
This one device caused so much heartache for Kirk, it’s remarkable that it hasn’t been a bigger issue in the world of Star Trek since the closing moments of Star Trek III. Many thought that there was only one device and that it was used to create the now-destroyed planet known as Genesis.
That was, until Star Trek: Picard revealed a second Genesis Device at the Daystrom Station in PIcard’s sixth episode, “The Bounty”.
Star Trek: Picard can’t just leave so many great ideas as cameos
The fifth and sixth episodes of Picard have been great for cameos, but at a certain point, cameos lose their luster. You need to do more with what you’re giving fans and in this case, cameos should give way to foreshadowing.
While a Picard spinoff isn’t likely at this moment, should it come to fruition, then the Genesis Device should be the major point of emphasis with the show. Not only that but since the remains of James T. Kirk are known to be at the same station, perhaps the Genesis Device could be used to resurrect Kirk, as it did to Spock in Star Trek III.
A new show, featuring a young Kirk, would be wild to see, even if it isn’t the best idea in the world.