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Star Trek: Picard reintroduced many characters from The Next Generation era, yet Seasons 1 and 2 prove Riker and Troi are the best franchise couple.
Strange New Worlds reintroduced the iconic Gorn as a relentless evil threat, and storytellers can turn to Star Trek: Picard for what should come next.
The fan campaign for Star Trek: Legacy might not just lead to a new series, but it could also become a test kitchen for the next feature film series.
Picard Season 3 introduced a lot of new Starfleet ships and settings that felt fresh and new but were inspired by classic Star Trek design work.
On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Counselor Deanna Troi started wearing a regulation Starfleet uniform in later seasons and it changed the character.
The film Star Trek: First Contact brings The Next Generation crew to the past to meet a character some believe is an homage to Gene Roddenberry.
The Strange New Worlds featured a confrontation between Spock and an alien antagonist, but it creates a Star Trek continuity error with an easy fix.
Dubbed one of the franchise's worst films and plagued by production problems, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is a better movie than fans remember.
Nearly 60 years after its debut, Star Trek is thriving as a franchise, but none of it would be possible without the USS Discovery and Michael Burnham.
The Strange New Worlds Season 2 finale doesn't just reintroduce the Gorn, it brings in one of Star Trek: The Original Series' most iconic characters.
Zoe Saldaña played Lt. Uhura in the 2009 Star Trek film, an iconic character in a storied cultural institution and James Cameron helped land the role.
When Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek, the Enterprise was a United Earth starship. The show's second most famous Gene formed the Federation later.
There may be a strong narrative reason why Kirk and others never mention La'an Noonien Singh in Star Trek's Khan stories, beyond the real-world one.
One episode in Masters of the Universe: Revelation is the show's most important because it begins the characters emotional journey to becoming 'real.'
A ubiquitous feature of Star Trek starships are the service corridors known as Jefferies Tubes - which are named after a real crew member.
The 12 Monkeys TV series is the rare reboot that equals or surpasses the original but the SyFy series' best character wasn't in the first pilot draft.
Superman: Legacy is a film with a lot of responsibilities for the new DC Universe and one important character to Clark Kent can finally be done right.
Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4 almost featured a cameo from Willam Shatner as Captain Kirk - but not the version that fans would have expected.
The Kelvin Timeline seems all-but abandoned by the Star Trek franchise, but if it returns it should be in The Next Generation era of that timeline.
In Strange New Worlds, James T. Kirk tells La'an he's in a relationship, so who is Dr. Carol Marcus and why is she important to Star Trek's future?