Star Trek fans are a fickle bunch and this writer is counting himself very much included. Star Trek itself is older than the online forums that run rampant with theorizing and calls for add this and add that, yet the discourse around Trek has been raging for decades. Vocal fans have called for plot twists or out and out revivals and occasionally, they have been successful.
With the advent of the internet, this particularly vocal group of fans have been able to gain quick access to the filmmakers and producers in a way that they never could before. This has caused some excellent additions to the series and unfortunately some rather misguided choices to appear on screen as well. There are numerous examples dotted through the more recent Trek offerings of be careful what you wish for.
However, this list will highlight more of the positive additions to the franchise that came from the fans clamouring for more, calling for either plots to be added (or removed) and for characters to meet up and have daring new adventures together. Klingons arriving on Deep Space Nine, Borg assimilating supporting roles or old favourites returning for new adventures - this list has it all. Whether or not they were all positive creative choices, you can't say the producers didn't listen!
Writer. Reader. Podcast Host. I'm Seán, I live in Ireland and I'm the poster child for dangerous obsessions with Star Trek. Check out my weekly podcast on all things....well all things film! Check me out on Twitter @seanferrick or at the website https://seanferrick.wordpress.com/