The Star Trek franchise is a living thing. Shows have come and gone over the years and each incarnation has added to the rich flavor of our favorite sandbox universe.
When a show completes its original run, there are always mixed feelings – a sense of completeness, sadness, nostalgia. Once we’ve worked our way through the stages of grief and hit acceptance, we move on with our lives. We have little choice to do otherwise.
But what if…
The trend has been up-ticking in recent years where studio executives will bring back popular shows for additional episodes – with some successes and some spectacular failures. True, there has been some distance between some of our favorite shows and the present day. Actors have moved on, aged, and we have lost some along the way. Some storylines have not aged well and may not work in the current social environment.
So, let’s change the rules!
Imagine a timeline where a Star Trek show from the past got one extra season. Which series is the lucky one to get another chance to wow us?
Would you tune in to see Kirk and Spock seek out new life and civilizations during their five-year mission? What about seeing more of the continuing mission with Picard in the center chair of the Enterprise-D? Do you want to see what Kira and the gang are up to on DS9 as they recover from the Dominion War? Should there have been an extra season nestled in among the others that provides more details on Voyager’s return home? Did Enterprise end before its time? Maybe you feel that all the series ended just where they should!
Take our poll and extra credit to anyone who provides details in the comments on which storylines they want to see from the bonus season!
If you could have one more season of Star Trek from a completed show, which one would you want most?