Two topics seem to come up repeatedly in various threads... How can a Star Trek series be done at a lower budget? ~and~ How can Star Trek appeal to Gen Z (those born roughly 1998 till 2012)? Animated Star Trek has been done before. Most recently PRODIGY ostensibly targeted Gen Alpha and their parents, while LOWER DECKS seems to be for die hard Star Trek fans that love RICK & MORTY and ahem "aren't too precious" about tone and verisimilitude. Gen Z is anime crazy. Could a Star Trek anime be a good onboarding point for them to the franchise, while also giving existing and older fans something to enjoy as well? The only anime I've watched all the way through is DEATH NOTE, thanks to the recommendation/strong arm twisting of a close friend. But over a dozen friends have recommend dozens of anime series over the years, so there must be something there. For all the people out there with an in depth knowledge of anime, do you think a Prime Timeline in-continuity Star Trek anime could work? What anime series could serve as structural benchmarks? What tropes could easily be adapted?