This was an idea I posted on the TNG board. I say they should make a TNG animated series. Riker is now in command of the E-E with Troi as his wife/couselor. Picard has been promoted to ambassador. The series can revolve around Riker, with the supporting cast being a mix of DS9, VOY and TNG characters. With animation, the episodes can be set in the Modern Trek universe. They can concentrate on episode mini-arcs or longer season story arcs as well. The animated series can deal with the open-ended story arc of Bajor entering the Federation, visit the post Dominion War world of Cardassia Prime, and the return of Sisko from the Prophets. Or the return of Odo from the Founders. They could meet Spock and deal with the possible destruction of Romulus. They could bring back Lore, or the Duras family, or Q. E-E can rendevous with Voyager and deal with a new Borg threat, or Species 8472. Or revisit with Kes or Neelix. They could evoke time-travel and meet with Archer, witness the foundation of the Federation, or actually save Trip from dying. They could meet Kirk and crew from the Original Series as well. Heck, they could discover a Constitution Class starship from an alternate timeline, a la ST09. The possibilities are endless. The stories are right there to continue. The budget of an animated series would be minimal. Many of the actors from the different series already do voice-over work. Others can be done by voice-over actors. The series could have the look and feel of a Justice League and could play on Cartoon Network or even SyFy Channel. Cost could be offset by DVD sales. And Modern Trek could continue while the movie franchise with Abrams moves forward as well. But please, NO Berman or Braga! Manny Coto did a fine job with Season 4 of ENT. Kurtzman and Orci have enough knowledge of Trek lore. Judy and Gar Reeves-Stevens would also be good choices. Thoughts?