Therin of Andor wrote:
It won't be a "forever" ban. Be patient.
Who are you counting as "iconic", apart from Robau? 'Cos George Sr and Winona Kirk have appeared in several ST novels.
No forever ban? Hopefully...
And with 'iconic characters', I count the ship (because ships are valuable characters, too) and, to a lesser, extent, the cool aliens. Will President Bacco ever address an Monchezkean during Council session? Or Keenser's people?
I like species consistency. Where species don't just exist for one novel/episode but are part of the universe (positive example: Zaldans). Even though the timelines are separate, these species must exist in both.