Re: Will trek ever have a "new" character
Each series has a character in place to analyse the "human" aspect, to be the outsider through which things relating to human nature are examined (Spock, Data, Odo, EMH/Seven, T'Pol).
Personnally I really don't think its needed anymore.
So long as they serve a dramatic need, I'm not bothered.
From a viewer point of view, we are drawn to certain characters more than others, as we can see some of our qualities in them.
So for those that have difficulty in being accepted you might relate more to the 'outsider' characters.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.