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4. A Whole New Threat
Breaking with historical Trek canon was a ballsy move, so how about following that up with ignoring all the races already developed for the series and throwing in a new species?
The main problem with the idea is that Trek itself has a patchy history of formulating villains – some memorably threatening (The Borg, before they got watered down in Voyager) and some… not so much (The Ferengi – they were supposed to be the big new threat in the early years of The Next Generation).
And there have been so many races through the years that trying to dream up something new will be fraught with comparisons (“Meh. They’re not as cool as the Dominion...”)
But that doesn't mean the team shouldn’t try. What about a proper space dwelling race who decide that the Federation and co are encroaching on their territory and must be taken out?
Eco-messages and big, impressive battles ahoy!