Here are a few recent stories at my website about the production of Star Trek, Forgotten Trek, that you may be interested in:
- "Sexism in Star Trek" and "Sexism and Gender Roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation": The first one in particular got quite a few comments, including on social media, from fans who disagreed with my take. Both involved more research than I usually do for a story, and I think I've been fair and balanced (to borrow a phrase). It shouldn't be shocking that shows produced in the 60s and 80s might have some issues that would be tackled differently today. That's not to say they were bad, or that the people who made them were evil.
- "Creating Lieutenant Ilia" and "Creating Counselor Troi": It's no coincidence these characters are similar. Troi was based on Ilia, but obviously developed much further.
- "Creating the Federation": From early mentions in TOS to the enormous challenges DS9 would throw at it.
- "The Star Trek VI That Wasn't": Replacing Kirk and crew with younger actors.
- "The Unseen Enterprise-D": This remains one of the best-read articles on the site to this day. Clearly there's a lot of interest in exploring those parts of the ship that weren't revealed on screen, and it's a shame the studio shut down a fan project that did just that.