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!
“Today I thought it could be fun to speculate about Una Chin-Riley…”
Read more Strange New Worlds Season 2 theory: Una Chin-Riley
“Having touched on this theory briefly the other day I wanted to give it a full write-up…”
Read more Star Trek: Picard Seasons 1, 2, and 3 theory: the super-synths
“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…”
Read more Star Trek: Picard Season 2 theory – what happened to Q?
“The writers of the franchise have been very keen to bring mysterious elements into Star Trek…”
Read more Star Trek: Picard Season 2 theory: He didn’t do it!
“Season 4 is off to an exciting start – and there are plenty of mysterious elements to get stuck into…”
Read more Star Trek: Discovery theories – weeks 1-2
“What I like about this theory is that everything feels like it fits together…”
Read more Star Trek theory: Q the saviour
“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…”
Read more What If…? Star Trek edition!
“Whether a Borg origin story was actually present in the original Season 2 pitch or not is something we may never know…”
Read more Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 theory: The abandoned Borg origin story
“Have you ever wondered why Captain Kirk and his crew seemed to encounter a lot of ‘aliens’ who were indistinguishable from modern humans?”
Read more Star Trek: The Original Series + Star Trek: Lower Decks crossover theory: Lost human colonies
“Would it have been possible for transporter technology to provide an alternative to some or all of Starfleet’s faster-than-light travel?”
Read more Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 – Could transporters have helped avoid the Burn?
“What I’m thinking of today are five storylines that could take us by surprise in Discovery’s fourth season…”
Read more Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 – wacky ideas
“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…”
Read more Star Trek: Picard Season 2 theory – World War III
“All of these theories seemed plausible at the time – for one reason or another – yet ultimately proved to be way off base…”
Read more Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 – my worst theory failures!
“One of Discovery’s unique features within Star Trek’s broader canon has been the season-long captaincies of three very different individuals…”
Read more Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 theory – Michael Burnham
“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…”
Read more Star Trek 2023: could it be the ULTIMATE crossover?
“Though it’s a little way off yet it’s never too early to indulge in some theory-crafting and speculation…”
Read more Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 theory – Lieutenant Boimler
“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?”
Read more Star Trek 2023: what could it be?
“So let’s consider a few possibilities for how the USS Stargazer could be included in Season 2 of Picard…”
Read more Star Trek: Picard – Six USS Stargazer 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?”
Read more Star Trek: Discovery – eight “gravitational anomaly” theories
“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!”
Read more Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1 theory – Saving Captain Lorca
“Georgiou’s destination was left ambiguous, deliberately so…”
Read more The Section 31 series – when is it set?
“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…”
Read more Preliminary Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1 predictions
“In short, this theory connects Data’s brother Lore to the Zhat Vash, the faction introduced in Star Trek: Picard…”
Read more Star Trek: Picard + Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover theory: Lore
“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…”
Read more Preliminary Star Trek: Picard Season 2 predictions
“I thought now would be the perfect time for some wild speculation… sorry, I mean preliminary predictions…”
Read more Preliminary Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 predictions
“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…”
Read more Star Trek: Discovery – Was there a last-second change for Tilly?
“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…”
Read more Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 theory – warp drive
“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 while, but there has been confirmation that these titles and synopses are legitimate…”
Read more Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 episode titles have been revealed… let’s see what we can glean!
“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…”
Read more Star Trek: Picard + Star Trek: Discovery crossover theory: Control and the Romulans
“The series set up a number of mysteries, and while many of them were completely resolved by the first season finale, some weren’t…”
Read more Unsolved mysteries from Star Trek: Picard Season 1
“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…”
Read more Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 – what is the Burn?
“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!”
Read more Has Star Trek: Picard’s first season finale set up the plot of Discovery’s third season?
“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…”
Read more Could Voyager’s Doctor appear in Star Trek: Discovery?
“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!”
Read more Star Trek: Picard Season 1 theory roundup!
“There are two possibilities for how the presence of Commodore Oh could be interpreted…”
Read more How does Commodore Oh affect other Star Trek stories?