>>15536924>For a series that has, for the most part, been about progression, why do they keep moving the series into the past? I'd much rather see what happens after TNG and DS9.
Because that requires actual scifi writers, to come up with something new and expand the boundaries of the franchise. New races, new enemies, new technology and science problems, etc.
But even the more chickenshit, creatively bankrupt tv writer can do Star Trek prequels. The franchise and universe already has so much material that they can get years worth of shows out of simple shit like "Klingons, but FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS TIME." Or "Romulan cloaking ship enemy, BUT THE FEDERATION HAS NEVER HEARD OF CLOAKING TECH BEFORE AND DON'T KNOW WHATS HAPPENING."
Basically just regurgitate to you everything that the writers can learn about the franchise themselves from browsing the Star Trek wiki, call it an 'homage', and cover it in a thin veneer of """Mystery""" for the purposes of the plot because the viewer knew what this was before the opening credits finished, and the characters will need two episodes to catch up.