Who would you like to see return on the new Star Trek?

With the news that Star Trek will be coming back to network television in 2017, I’ve got a qestion for you. Of the following, who would you most like to see come back from the original series?

The Gorn Captain:


Abraham Lincoln:


The Horta:


Gary Seven:


The Mugato:




Korob and Sylvia:


And, yes, there are several others that I could have added to this this list, including the likes of George Takei and Nichelle Nichols. In a perfect world, this would have been an exhaustive list, including everyone from Mudd’s Women to Evil Spock. I had to draw the line somewhere, though, and I thought the above group was a pretty good cross-section to discuss.

Now, please take the poll. The results will be hand-delivered to CBS.

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  1. Posted November 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    I don’t want to influence the results of this poll, but, as Clint Howard is still alive, and, as I’d love to see him in this outfit again, I voted for Balok.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted November 2, 2015 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Gary Seven and Teri Garr got screwed. They deserved a spinoff.

  3. Steven
    Posted November 2, 2015 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    I love the Horta, but I think she’s better suited for a talk show than a Star Trek reboot.

  4. 734
    Posted November 3, 2015 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    The Horta looked like a giant pile of vomit mixed with carpet remnants. How could I vote for anyone else?

  5. BrianB
    Posted November 3, 2015 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    I hope they give Nichelle Nichols a recurring role.

  6. Mr. X
    Posted November 3, 2015 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    All joking about Mugatos and Gorns aside, a series about Gary Seven would be incredible. And Captain Kirk did promise us “many adventures.”

    From Wikipedia, for those who have never seen the “Assignment: Earth” episode of Star Trek:

    The episode “Assignment: Earth” was a television pilot for a proposed series about Gary Seven, a human who is undertaking a mission on Earth in 1968 but who was raised on another planet. The crew of the starship Enterprise, who have been sent back in time by the United Federation of Planets to do detailed research on Earth in 1968, accidentally intercept the transporter beam which is sending Seven to Earth.

    According to Scott Dutton’s sources, “Gary Seven is a man sent back in time from the 24th century, the only Earth man to ever survive the transit.” His goal is to defeat the Omegans, a race of shape-changing aliens who have sent agents back in time to change Earth’s history so they can defeat Earth in the future. Harth and Isis would be the primary Omegan antagonists. Roberta Hornblower is described as she appeared in the final episode, but as a 20-year-old.

    Seeing humans and Vulcans together, Seven realizes that the starship has come from the future, while the crew suspect that Seven is also a time traveler.

    Mister Seven, assigned by his planet’s agency as a Class One Supervisor known as Supervisor 194, has been sent to determine why two resident agents, colleagues Agent 201 and Agent 347, had stopped reporting to their superiors. When he discovers that they had been killed in a traffic collision, he takes over their immediate task of sabotaging the launch of an orbital missile platform by the United States to prevent nuclear war on Earth.

    Gary Seven uses the Enterprise transporter and beams back to Earth into a teleporter that looks like a safe on the outside. The transporter is hidden behind a counter located within his office in Apartment 12B at 811 East 68th Street in New York City. Here he makes use of his Beta 5 computer, which has a circular view screen and is hidden behind a book case. The computer speaks with a female voice and has broad, though limited, powers. He also revealed several technological devices he employed such as his servo, the Beta 5 computer, the transporter chamber. The desk also has a blue green cube on it and a typewriter that types whatever is spoken.

    His colleagues, Agents 201 and 347, had been using the cover of researching for a new encyclopedia, and had hired Miss Roberta Lincoln (Teri Garr) as their secretary. She is originally unaware of Seven’s origins, but as she “possesses high I.Q.”, she realizes swiftly that he is not what he seems; she even guesses that he is alien or from the future.

    Seven also had a constant companion in Isis, who at first appears to be an ordinary cat, but is shown to have great intelligence and in fact turns out to be able to alter its shape to become what appears to be a human female, which Miss Lincoln discovers during one scene as Isis changes shape into a human female and then back into a cat. Though apparently Seven’s pet, Isis was more: she communicated with him through a rudimentary telepathy, and understood his spoken words. She accompanied him wherever he went and watched out for him. Isis was also able to take Human form – though which of the two might be her original form remains a mystery. The one thing that never changed was the collar around her neck. Although Miss Lincoln had earlier tried to foil Seven (thinking him to be a spy), the two begin to work together.

    At the end of the episode, Captain Kirk informs Seven and Lincoln that he has checked Federation records, and found that the new team would have “many adventures”.

  7. a simple question
    Posted November 3, 2015 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Are Mugatu (Zoolander) and Mugato (Start Trek) supposed to be related in some way?

  8. Anonymous
    Posted November 3, 2015 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I’d like to see Shatner come back like Christopher Pike in “The Menagerie”, with just his horribly scarred head poking out of a box.


  9. DE
    Posted November 3, 2015 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Where’s Trelane?

  10. idea man
    Posted November 3, 2015 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Gorn and the Horta should get a sitcom, like the Honeymooners.

  11. K2
    Posted November 3, 2015 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    I would love to see Clint Howard reprise his role as Balok. How do we make that happen?

  12. Curt Waugh
    Posted November 3, 2015 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    I voted Balok and was pleased to see that the MM readership is as cool as I thought they were. Maybe if they get Clint Howard, they get Ron to direct an episode or two? (Korob and Sylvia can go die in a fire, though.)

    In any case, the best answer is Sulu.

    DE, Trelane in essence became Q.

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