Romulus Prime wrote:
Seriously, why the writing team of this series didn't just utilize previous/established races and expand on them from day 1, I'll never know.
Well they did at first, like how the aliens in "Fight or Flight" were the Axanar, mentioned twice in TOS.
And the villains of "Civilization" were the Malurians, the race Nomad destroyed in TOS "The Changeling."
There are a few more little things like that (like the Tarkaleans, who make the famous Tarkalean Tea http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Tarkalean
) but yeah I don't know why they didn't keep that up and do more.
The vast majority of aliens and planets encountered in Season 1 & 2 were brand new, and it kinda made the Alpha Quadrant feel too packed full