Star Trek: Section 31 is just the first of hopefully a few films coming to Paramount+
Star Trek: Section 31 was once contextualized as a television series, but due to budget cuts at Paramount+ and mounting expenses that needed to be kept in check, the new plan is to turn the Michelle Yeoh property into a streaming-first film. The plan is to make the first of several straight-to-streaming films over the coming years.
These are not seen as a replacement for the theatrical Star Trek films that Chris Pine and company helm.
The idea is that they’re cheaper to make, will continue the Star Trek branding, and there’s no long commitment needed in them. These have done very well for Peacock when they did the same thing for the Psych franchise, which is nearing its fourth straight-to-streaming film.
With Yeoh’s return to the franchise, helming a Star Trek: Section 31 film, we were thinking; what other Nu Trek stories do we want to see come about with a straight-to-streaming film? With so many options out there, we opted to keep it to three.
Three other Nu Trek stories we want to see play out in Star Trek straight-to-streaming films
Seven of Nine returns to Starfleet
Seven of Nine ended season two of Picard on the outside looking in, but season three saw Seven of Nine back in the Federation. It’d be nice to see how she got there, and maybe it can be chock-full of Voyager cameos as she tries to navigate her way back to Starfleet.
A Return to Deep Space Nine
In the vein of Picard, it’d be great to see a return to the space station known as Deep Space Nine. No grand calamities, no plots to destroy the world. Just a celebration of what was and what will be. Maybe do it in honor of Nog, Ben Sisko, or anyone you want. Just have a theme and a reason to have a reunion. You can even call it “What Came Back” or “What Still Is” to parlay off of the finale; “What You Leave Behind”.
Star Trek: Legacy
Instead of doing a series, why not a streaming film? Have Seven of Nine and the crew of the Enterprise-G doing their thing, and saving the day, but end it with a cliffhanger involving Liam Shaw. It may be the easiest way to get the property made.