Lower Decks is insanely overflowing with Star Trek references, but aside from the holodeck movie parody, have any of them been post-2005? Lower Decks season 1 was set 2380, and according to tie-ins and behind-the-scenes info, Picard leaves the Enterprise-E to head up the Romulan relocation effort in 2381 which is likely the setting for Lower Decks season two. Would crossover or mention of modern Trek ruin the warm fuzzy nostalgia for anyone? Discovery was classified and everyone should think her destroyed in 2258, but Michael Burnham was widely known and infamous before then. She could get a mention, as could some of Pike's new Strange New Worlds additions to the lore. Even worlds and aliens from the Kelvin Universe (as well as Badass Captain Robau) can come up.