Star Trek needs to pass on rebooting full-series but finish untold stories.
Star Trek has got to avoid doing the Hollywood thing and rebooting any more content. The 2009 Star Trek movie worked, but only for so long, and now fans are wanting more and more original content than ever before. We’re burned out with the constant sequels and remakes. Avoid that, move on, and give us something fresh.
Star Trek got it right with the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Heck, they even had a solid idea with Discovery at first. Both of those shows existed to fill in the gaps and tell the completed story of Starfleet.
Sure, Discovery was an objectively bad show that tried to change canon so it can be new and different, also edgy and catering more to non-fans, and it failed. After helping cause significant financial losses to Paramount+, it got canceled during production. They moved too far from the center.
Strange New Worlds is doing the same thing, but that’s another conversation for a different day.
What worked for both shows, at least at first, was the desire to fill in the gaps between stories. And if Star Trek and its parent company Paramount were smart, they’d do that and avoid trying to reboot anything.
Star Trek would be wise to finish stories, not reboot series
There are constant rumors that Star Trek is going to reboot something next, with The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine being the two most discussed things, but that would be foolish. Especially with existing content on the table.
Now, neither idea gets away from casting new talent as established characters, so you’ll have to deal with that in your own way, but we here would be much more comfortable knowing that a new actor or actress was helping finish the stories that the studios didn’t let us see.
The final years of the Enterprise’s five-year mission from The Orignal Series. The first war with the Romulans was supposed to happen in Enterprise’s fifth season. There are other ideas and dangling threads (what happened with the parasite aliens from the Next Generation?), but the idea would be to finish stories and then move on.
Don’t reboot entire properties because you’re too lazy and unoriginal to think of a good idea.