‘Star Trek’ Is Coming Back …What Fans Are Hoping to See in the New Series


Fans of The Enterprise, rejoice! CBS Television Studios announced a new television series for the beloved sci-fi show Star Trek.

Star Trek has established its name as a show that advocates optimism, progress, and most essentially, diversity. To back this up, its original series starred one of the first African-American female main characters on a network television show. They also had the first interracial kisses on American TV. The series also supported racial and gender equality as part of their “vision of the future.”

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With respect to the original series, a lot of folks are hoping that the all new Star Trek will continue the legacy left by its predecessor and break even more stereotypes and social stigma.

To celebrate the announcement, listed below are 15 things that people expect to see in the series.

Gender Parity

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti aboard the International Space Station as Capt. Kathryn Janeway. Photo by NASA

More women empowerment but what about aliens?



An Optimistic Vision of the Future

Star Trek fans at a convention in England. Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

A show that will take us back to the future.

Fewer Stereotypes

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More of Quark, please . . . and lesser stereotypes.

Darkness and Moral Complexity

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Plot twists, great CGI, and more plot twists are greatly appreciated.

A Captain Who Breaks Boundaries

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The original series featured its first black male and female captain. Now audiences are expecting more diversity by featuring Asians, Latinos, or even third-gender captains.

A Diverse Creative Team

Writers at the WGAW Committee of Black Writers and LGBT Writers Committee. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

The writers are also undergoing more diversity without any racial boundaries. Ideas are bulletproof—and raceless.



An LGBTQ Character . . . or Several

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After breaking racial boundaries, maybe it’s high time for Star Trek to go further and tap the LGBT community.

A Serious Exploration of the Implications of the Holodeck

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Fans are hungry for episodes about its use. They’re not just hungry, really hungry.

No Time Travel, Not Ever

Photo by Oto Godfrey and Justin Morton/Wikimedia Commons.

Don’t expect any time travel aka, Back to the Future, in these episodes

Ostensibly Adorable Aliens That Create Mass Chaos

Tribbles! Photo by Tim Bailey/Flickr

More Tribbles!


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Yes, it’s Worf. Just bring him back.


Searing Social Relevance

Civil rights marchers in front of the White House, 1964. Photo by National Archives/Getty Images.

Episodes that are based on real-life news and current events are also highly anticipated by viewers.


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Viewers have high expectations of the new Star Trek  series and hope it will carry the current trend of other series with stories carried over multiple episodes.

Cameos from a Time-Traveling Sulu

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Although people loathe time-travel episodes, they still want to see Sulu pop up every now and then.

Planets with Diverse and Complex Cultures

Photo by European Southern Observatory/Wikimedia Commons.

This diversity has been Star Trek‘s living legacy, which helps show people different ways of living and a perspective.

To simply say Star Trek is an epic new show is a huge understatement… it comes with a huge amount of expectation and legions of fans who will be watching every moment.



Watch these videos below and relive the Star Trek moment while you wait: