I write a lot about the Star Trek franchise here on the website! On this page you’ll find all of my standalone Star Trek theory articles. Mostly these are about ongoing or upcoming productions, but from time to time I may speculate and theorise about older shows as well.
The most important thing to remember about my theories is this: I do not have any “insider information,” nor do I have “sources” close to the production of Star Trek. I’m guessing, speculating, theorising, or whatever you want to call it, from a fan’s perspective. That’s all. I’m not asking for a particular theory to be included, and I’m certainly not saying any of these theories are 100% provable and are definitely going to come true. All of this is just for fun. I like Star Trek, and theory-crafting is a fun way to spend a little more time in the Star Trek galaxy.
As a general point, some people take fan theories too far or to inappropriate extremes. I don’t want to encourage that! If I found that theory-crafting was harming my enjoyment of Star Trek – or of any other franchise, come to that – I would stop. While I hope none of my theories cause anyone any disappointment or harm, if you find yourself in that position, it can be helpful to take time away from online fan communities where these kinds of theories circulate.
Finally, when a new season of Star Trek is ongoing, I tend to write weekly theory posts. If you want to check out those you can find them on the respective show’s page via the drop-down menu above. To keep this page as concise as possible, I’m only including my standalone theories!
Star Trek: Picard bonus Season 3 theory: The “Prodigal Crewman”
“You better believe that I have a few ideas for who they could be…”
Star Trek: Lower Decks theory – evil Boimler
“Are we in for some Boimler-on-Boimler action?”
Strange New Worlds Season 2 theory: Una Chin-Riley
“Today I thought it could be fun to speculate about Una Chin-Riley…”
Star Trek: Picard Seasons 1, 2, and 3 theory: the super-synths
“Having touched on this theory briefly the other day I wanted to give it a full write-up…”
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 theory – what happened to Q?
“As Trekkies and as fans who’ve followed Q’s journey over the span of more than three decades, it definitely feels like there’s a missing piece of the puzzle…”
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 theory: He didn’t do it!
“The writers of the franchise have been very keen to bring mysterious elements into Star Trek…”
Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 – So who is Ruon Tarka’s “friend?”
“I could be completely over-reaching with this one…”
Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 – Unknown Species 10-C: The Suspects
“Are you as curious as I am about Unknown Species 10-C?”
Star Trek: Discovery theories – weeks 1-2
“Season 4 is off to an exciting start – and there are plenty of mysterious elements to get stuck into…”
Star Trek theory: Q the saviour
“What I like about this theory is that everything feels like it fits together…”
What If…? Star Trek edition!
“There are more than 800 Star Trek stories at time of writing, meaning that there are literally hundreds of potential scenarios where a different decision or different outcome could have radically changed the Star Trek galaxy…”
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 theory: The abandoned Borg origin story
“Whether a Borg origin story was actually present in the original Season 2 pitch or not is something we may never know…”
Star Trek: The Original Series + Star Trek: Lower Decks crossover theory: Lost human colonies
“Have you ever wondered why Captain Kirk and his crew seemed to encounter a lot of ‘aliens’ who were indistinguishable from modern humans?”
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 – Could transporters have helped avoid the Burn?
“Would it have been possible for transporter technology to provide an alternative to some or all of Starfleet’s faster-than-light travel?”
Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 – wacky ideas
“What I’m thinking of today are five storylines that could take us by surprise in Discovery’s fourth season…”
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 theory – World War III
“Although the Third World War has been an integral part of Star Trek’s fictional history for more than thirty years, that’s about the extent of what we know…”
Star Trek: Picard + Star Trek: Discovery crossover theory – “the true final frontier”
“There was a line in the Picard Season 2 teaser which stood out to me…”
Star Trek: Discovery + Star Trek: Strange New Worlds crossover theory – the big mistake
“Ever since I watched Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2, something has stuck in my mind…”
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 – my worst theory failures!
“All of these theories seemed plausible at the time – for one reason or another – yet ultimately proved to be way off base…”
Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 theory – Michael Burnham
“One of Discovery’s unique features within Star Trek’s broader canon has been the season-long captaincies of three very different individuals…”
Star Trek 2023: could it be the ULTIMATE crossover?
“As a celebration of all things Star Trek, perhaps the new film will be the ultimate crossover, featuring a cast of characters from across the entire Star Trek franchise…”
Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 theory – Lieutenant Boimler
“Though it’s a little way off yet it’s never too early to indulge in some theory-crafting and speculation…”
Star Trek 2023: what could it be?
“No information was provided by Paramount Pictures or ViacomCBS about the film other than its June 2023 release date. So it would be foolish to speculate, wouldn’t it?”
Star Trek: Picard – Six USS Stargazer theories
“So let’s consider a few possibilities for how the USS Stargazer could be included in Season 2 of Picard…”
Star Trek: Discovery – eight “gravitational anomaly” theories
“Star Trek’s past didn’t provide the key to understanding [spoiler] last season. Will something we’ve seen before come into play in Season 4?”
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1 theory – Saving Captain Lorca
“It’s far too early to speculate, especially because we don’t even know who most of the main characters will be. But that won’t stop me!”
The Section 31 series – when is it set?
“Georgiou’s destination was left ambiguous, deliberately so…”
Preliminary Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1 predictions
“Just as I did for Discovery Season 4 and Picard Season 2 I’m going to make a few guesses – which I’m officially terming ‘preliminary predictions’ – for Strange New Worlds Season 1…”
Star Trek: Picard + Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover theory: Lore
“In short, this theory connects Data’s brother Lore to the Zhat Vash, the faction introduced in Star Trek: Picard…”
Preliminary Star Trek: Picard Season 2 predictions
“Season 1 left several big mysteries behind, and while some may be addressed it seems as though Season 2 will see Picard and the crew move on to new adventures…”
Preliminary Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 predictions
“I thought now would be the perfect time for some wild speculation… sorry, I mean preliminary predictions…”
Star Trek: Discovery – Was there a last-second change for Tilly?
“Something interesting happened as I was going back over the Season 3 finale of Star Trek: Discovery, and it turns out I’m not the only person who noticed it…”
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 theory – warp drive
“This time we’re going to consider one possible effect of the Burn in detail. I hinted at this when I considered what the Burn could be…”
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 episode titles have been revealed… let’s see what we can glean!
“The only sources I could find for what people claimed were the ‘real Discovery Season 3 episode titles’ were unofficial at best – and with all the made-up “rumours” that float around the online Star Trek and anti-Star Trek communities I wanted to wait for something more official before I commented! It took a little…
Star Trek: Picard + Star Trek: Discovery crossover theory: Control and the Romulans
“While Star Trek: Picard Season 1 was ongoing earlier in the year, I postulated a number of theories about what was going on in the show. One theory that I had related to Control – the artificial intelligence from Star Trek: Discovery Season 2…”
Unsolved mysteries from Star Trek: Picard Season 1
“The series set up a number of mysteries, and while many of them were completely resolved by the first season finale, some weren’t…”
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 – what is the Burn?
“Perhaps most importantly, we don’t know what the Burn is or what caused it. Fixing a problem requires understanding what the problem is and why it happened, so it will be absolutely essential for Burnham and the crew to figure this out…”
Has Star Trek: Picard’s first season finale set up the plot of Discovery’s third season?
“Many of my theories during Star Trek: Picard Season 1 didn’t pan out, and this may simply be another that falls by the wayside!”
Could Voyager’s Doctor appear in Star Trek: Discovery?
“As a hologram who doesn’t age, we could definitely argue that The Doctor might have survived this long. But that isn’t the angle I’m taking…”
Star Trek: Picard Season 1 theory roundup!
“In a way, part of the fun of theory-crafting and speculating is knowing that you won’t always get it right… and boy oh boy did I have some seriously wrong theories!”
How does Commodore Oh affect other Star Trek stories?
“There are two possibilities for how the presence of Commodore Oh could be interpreted…”