“A survey of the utopias featured in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1987-1994). A catalog of structures that influence our understanding of possible futures.”
Television without people: Star Trek: The Next Generation
(see also: @scificorridor)
No short term consequences for any new Trek from this. The talks have been going on for months. Reunifying Star Trek is actually one of the key reasons this was pursued.
Long term changes are yet to be seen. It opens many doors for Trek that have been closed off the last 13 years, if the merger goes through. New possibilities!