Should the next Star Trek series have a major war or should it solely be about exploration? I think if a Star Trek series is to survive in the current TV landscape, it will need an ongoing serialized story, rather then being purely episodic. One way to have an ongoing story is to have a war. However perhaps there is a way to have an ongoing story and have a series about exploration. Perhaps while a Federation Star ship exploring the Galaxy, a rival power is also exploring the galaxy and is trying to sway newly discovered planets to join in an alliance against the Federation or this rival power is searching for resources to use against the federation and the federation has to discover these resources before their enemy does. I do think it would be good if this series had a Gul Dukat like character, a representative of the rival power that the main characters often deal with.