A different sort of series, and a ship in space. The period between Cochran and the birth of the federation. A series about a ship from Earth, with all an human crew. No teleporters, not much in the way of shields or energy weapons, and out classed by the races they might encounter, not that there are many in the near systems. Exploring local star systems, reaching out to neighbouring civilisations, discovering the real reason for Earth's isolation. How did earth go untouched by extra terrestrial for so long? A few mythological connections here and there, but nothing concrete, a pyramid on a dead world, coincidence maybe? A mystery. Deliver a team to explore it and move on. A small crew in cramped conditions. Eating rationed supplies. Every move a calculated risk. Unchartered territory, no chance of rescue if they look under the wrong stone. No Klingons, or Romulans, just the nearby races jostling for dominance and finding their place in their own way. A series as much about current theories on what exoplanets and exobiology might be like, as exploring the human condition. Further than any human has ever been, but not so far that they can't pick out the sun if they know where to look. A series that strives for realism in its portrayal of space and its hardships. The vast distances between anything and everything. A show that explores what would it really be like to have warp drive, to reach the stars, find other civilisations doing the same, to find life not as we know it. Fill the ship with interesting characters. Conflict probably, camaraderie, absofragginlutely! Rivalry, tension, animosity. Who gets their name on the big discovery, who is using all the toilet paper... If 2001/2010 were a TV series, basically, but in the trekverse. That's where trek should go next.