It is every Trekkies dream to see cult characters from a past phase of the series to come up with the new series. Many would have wondered what these interactions would have been like.. for e.g. if Ambassador Spock turns up in Deep Space Nine or having a verbal sparring match with Q? All of these are things that fan discussions comprise of.
Here, we explore the top 10 times when this ‘crossover’ did happen, and its impact on the show. Click on the next pages to view the list
10) Flashback (Star Trek: Voyager)
This episode marked the 35th anniversary of the franchise. The preparation to commemorate this occasion began early on as this episode was shot a whole season earlier by the creators to get what they wanted. George Takei appeared as Captain Hikaru Sulu of the USS Excelsior yet again, and it was a delight for the fans to see Tuvok as well as flashbacks of his first stint on Starfleet.
This episode was the landmark episode that set the benchmark for the others also and Deep Space Nine producers successfully attempted it later. A brilliant episode in itself with the only problem being that Tim Russ appeared as human and not Vulcan on the Excelsior in Star Trek VI. This mistake was a small glitch rectifiable digitally also but is evident otherwise.
9) Death Wish (Star Trek: Voyager)
Here we see Voyager coming across another member of the Q continuum with suicidal tendencies. If this would happen, then the whole Continuum would go disarray, and that is why Q (portrayed by John de Lancie) makes recurring appearances in The Next Generation.
Apart from the crossover aspect, this episode also touched upon the topic of assisted suicide in reality.
Q also ropes in Commander William Riker from The Next Generation, but his appearance is minuscule although the initial trailer hinted otherwise. The treat to watch, as promised in the trailer, was the re-appearance of John de Lancie with a Captain, similar to Picard, and their camaraderie once again came out brilliantly. All in all, this was a good episode because it remained true to the essence of Star Trek: The Original Series.