- Well, at least the destruction of Romulus will be involved.
- The series is said to be set 20 years after Star Trek: Nemesis (set in 2379) putting it in 2399 and the rescue armada mission sometime in 2384. Although, the 2387/2402 scenario could work as the devastation following Romulus would certainly be a compelling impetus to Picard resigning from Starfleet.
- The Comic-Con trailer still hasnt solved this issue fully.
- One might hope any TNG-era characters would cameo or at least be referenced including, but not limited to Will Riker, Deanna Troi, Geordi, Worf, Miles and Keiko O'Brien, Katherine Janeway; Ben Sisko, etc.
- Confirmed. The San Diego Comic-Con trailer confirms Seven of Nine and Hughs appearance. Data will also be reassembled somehow. One of the writers also mentioned Troi and Rikers return in a future cameo.
- Judging from Datas corpse reappearing in the trailer, it looks like Starfleet will resort to taking his memories from B4.
Why would the above have come about? Perhaps, even after her death, Data had attempted to find a solution to what had caused her cascade failure. Further, he may have made arrangement with one or more of the relevant scientists he's met over the years (Maddox or Haftel, for instance) that his work be continued by them in the event of his death. Thus, some time after that happened, this work was completed. However, again possibly at Data's request, Lal's appearance was altered and her memories were locked away so that she would not have to deal with the grief of having lost her father until she had developed enough. To that end, the same methods of concealing the true nature of the android recreation of Juliana Tainer (Soong's wife) could be used... but perhaps them not being quite so comprehensive as initially believed has led to people being after her, and perhaps her locked away memories are starting to come forth in limited ways as well.
Why might The Borg be after her? Well, the Renegade Borg were interested in her father as potentially being the key to making themselves entirely artificial beings, and The Borg Queen expressed similar interest in Data. Anyone else after her may be trying to prevent The Borg from gaining this advantage, as no longer requiring a organic components may make them a much more terrible enemy than even before.
Why her granddaughter? Well, remember in the episode Redemption, an alternate Tasha Yar went back in time and had a half-Romulan daughter named Sela? This new character is Sela's daughter. It would explain why the Romulans are after her if it was a plan by Sela to start a war between the Romulans and the Federation. Extra points if the father was a clone of Shinzon frotm Nemesis.
With Data gone and nobody else to keep tabs on his case Picard has been visiting Lore on a regular basis while Starfleet Science has been working to try and stabilize his severe emotional problems. It's something of a last favor to Data who would want his brother looked after even if he is dangerous. They've made enough progress that he can receive regular visitors and remain assembled but it will be decades before he's ready to be released... unless someone with political pull got him out early for a special mission.
- Or it IS Data, in B-4's body, and they went the path that the online game took with it, the memory copy Data did in Nemesis took root, Data was "revived" as a secondary persona in B-4's body, both personas in 1 body was too much, both wanted to erase them-self for their brother, B-4 beat Data to the punch. it would also explain why "Data" in the trailer is being civil with Picard, and not trying to kill him, for all intents and purposes Data in B-4's body is a medical patient, unable to rise to the same heights he rose to in his original, superior, body.
- Or it's just a figment of Picard's imagination. Brent Spiner has confirmed that it is B-4 we see in the drawer. And since Data was blown to bits, maybe Picard is being "haunted" by the specter of his lost friend. This is further supported by the second trailer which shows Picard waking up after dreaming about Data.
- Unlikely: the woman in the trailer is an admiral but isnt a Bajoran. Probably Jossed.
- To say nothing of Starfleet/the Federation's reaction to the persistent threat of the Borg (two of their vessels needed massive fleets to even go toe to toe against, and the both of them STILL reached Earth orbit before being destroyed) and the Dominion War, with the generation of officers now rising the ranks of Starfleet made up of people most familiar with Starfleet as a military force over science and exploration...