Originally Posted by ctp
I'd love to do a Trek series set ~400 years after "Nemesis," with a Federation whose 15 minutes are perhaps over (i.e., leaning into the United Federation/United States allegory).
Agreed. The only way to do Trek well is jump forward in time (like Next Generation did). The prequels ideas are fun and all, but you run into the issue of the past looking so much more advanced than the future.
Jump ahead another century. Just far enough that you could bring in Jonathan Franks in old man makeup for the pilot. Then let the show go. Free it to explore the universe in new ways.