The somewhat less serious edition... A lesbian romance between two regulars, a la Clarke & Lexa on The 100 or Root & Shaw on Person of Interest. Quite apart from anything else this is something Star Trek has never really done. One of the things I really liked about VOY (not my favorite series overall) was the slow burn relationship between B'Elanna Torres and Tom Paris. How about treating the Prime Directive seriously? C'mon! For years I've been trying to figure out even what the Prime Directive even says, while over and over again it seems to me it means nothing at all. To whom does it apply? I thought officers were supposed to sacrifice their lives and their entire ships rather than violate it. But has any senior officer in Starfleet ever not violated it? And done so with legal impunity? For variety's sake, how about a ship's captain who is deeply unpopular with the crew, who nevertheless respect this person? History is full of such officers, one of the most famous being the religious fanatic/major eccentric "Stonewall" Jackson of the Confederate Army. Wouldn't that be an exciting, dramatic thing to watch? Let something change, and stay changed. Or at least allow consequences for something major proceed. For example, what if the crew of the USS Infallible tried to save a world, and instead managed to wipe out the natives, an act of accidental genocide? Imagine the Federation reacting to such a f*ck-*p, how it would impact absolutely everyone's relations with the known universe? Don't sweep in under a carpet, hold a court martial and exonerate the crew so nobody we care about refuses to accept the verdict! No--that should lead to divorces, to mission failures, to demotion and distrust and overreactions and self-justifications and somebody seeking revenge, etc. And yeah, I know all of these have been touched upon in single episodes--but my point is all of these would make compelling, entertaining long-term arcs integral to a series. Not to dabble with but genuinely explore, integrating them into the overall dynamics of the characters' lives. Okay that was a bit more serious than I intended. Mea culpa.