Apply creativity, and you're still going to lose part of (or all of) Chekov or Kirk in the frame.
Cropping Star Trek
isn't as dramatic as panning and scanning Ben-Hur
, which basically constitutes re-directing the movie, but it's still an unnecessary artistic intrusion.
And since, in the United States at least, CBS didn't reframe Star Trek
to 16:9, it stands to reason that they probably won't reframe Star Trek: The Next Generation