I've been keeping up with the devblogs, announcing the upcoming Season 8, featuring the Voth, and showing concept art for them, with things like armor plated Tyrannosaurs with laser cannons mounted on their heads. The reception has been,... mixed.
I admit I myself thought it was absurd at first, and had no place in something as serious as Star Trek, but then I had to stop in my tracks and remember what Star Trek actually is.
Star Trek is a universe with.....
Evil Mongolian space communists played by white people wearing boot polish and fu-manchus, who then turn into chaotic-neutral space viking/samurai with tire treads on their skulls.
Space elves/dark space elves
Space faring cavemen (pakleds)
Aliens copying the cultures of Nazis, Mobsters, Romans, (not even talking about the Romulans there) Native Americans, etc.
Evil alien vampire ghosts
Greek Gods as aliens
Abraham Lincoln in space
A nineteenth century "frontier town" transplanted by aliens to another planet
Male pregnancy, with "wrist-nipples"
Humans interbreeding with aliens (not a moral observation, I don't care who/what people screw. But from a genetic standpoint, you have better chances having sex with a cockroach and producing a viable embryo.)
Wesley Crusher became a God-being. WESLEY FRIGGIN CRUSHER BECAME A FRIGGIN' GOD-BEING!!!
Anthro cats (caitians)
A multi-kilometer interstellar snowflake that devours the life of a planet
Multi-kilometer space ameobas that eat Star Ships
Angry crystal spider aliens
A universe full of evil twins
A virus that can make life de-evolve (and apparently humans have Spiders in their evolutionary lineage, if Mr. Barclays appearance is to be believed.)
Soo, bring on the lasersaurs!
I'd like a Pterosaur with dual heavy cannons and a torpedo launcher.
A race of Benjamin Buttons in a voyager episode