Ok, there were a lot of Star Trek Idea, with a lot of people who want to take the Star Trek TV series project, but the result is always the same. It is a NO go. So rather than making a new Star Trek TV series with the same idea, but different ship and crew, why not making a new space adventure that we can call as "The spiritual successor of Star Trek series". The story is still about the same thing : Explore the universe; one ship with their crews going around the star. Everything else will different. The atmosphere of the series will be like Prometheus. The design of the ship should be different than the movie, but the inside of the ship (the corridor view, the bridge, the computer system) will use Prometheus as the inspiration. Earth is a multi country like in Real Life. But it's structure, and it's city will be very advanced and beautiful. We call the era of the series as "The new exploration era of Humanity". All the super power countries have gone to space and build their colony in another planet. Yet even in other planet, there are more than one ruler. So you can go to (For example) Chinese Colony in Mars and Russian and US colony in Mars. The protagonists are not government agent / explorer. They are a private company that focus on exploration and surveying the universe. They got contract from a client (usually one of the super power) and go to the star system of the mission, explore and survey that location. The Alien won't be like Klingon, Romulan and Vulcan. But savage creature like we saw in Alien, or killer like in Predator, or maybe other kind of dangerous creature. So negotiation with Alien is almost impossible here. The challenge of the protagonists will to survive in a hostile environment, face predatory Alien, and other thing. But also included to survive in the harsh of competition of their business. They are not the only Private Exploration Company out there. So they must beat the rival to get mission and get paid by the clients. And sometime, the competition can goes dirty. As civilian, equipping their ship with weapon is illegal. But the harsh and challenge in the universe will force them to do the "illegal things. Equipping their ship with weapons. And that make them sometime have to face the law. The main protagonist is the boss of the company. But because he is not a mega business owner, so he actually lead the only one ship he has to explore the universe and finish the mission; although he hate it. At the course of the story, the main protagonist will manage to buy other ship and get a new team, but also lose his investment in the harsh of the mission (even lose one of his ship out there). So we can see how he has to avoid to pay his tax, run from his loan, face the law, get trouble from Mafia, etc.