It is only logical to assume that if the crew on Deep Space Nine is using their holodeck time to visit a 1950s era Vegas Rat Pack sim, then someone somewhere in the vast Federation of Planets is using their privileges and free time to relive Beyoncé's Beychella 2018 (Weekend One, if we're getting specific) on a monthly basis.
In fact, when asked about his choice to use 'real world' music from Funny Face (a movie Queen Bey has definitely seen) in his "Calypso" Short Trek, Star Trek: Picard showrunner Michael Chabon said that he wanted to make the point that Discovery and Star Trek truly do embody the future of our reality. As he told IndieWire, "[The music] made it clear that “this ‘Star Trek’ universe is actually our universe that we live in, with the same movies in its past that we have in our past. Simply by making that implied assertion, I think that there is something powerful in that area. It reminds you: Look, this is still all possible. We can still go into the future. It will be our world, just like the world we’re living in now."
As someone who cannot imagine living in a world without Beyoncé's influence, I find Chabon's trademarked Star Trek optimism for the future deeply comforting. And so, this post goes out to the dedicated ensign who has definitely almost been late to an engineering shift or two because the On The Run II Tour holodeck experience simply slaps that hard.
And, with that, we present, Beyonce as Star Trek Characters (A Thread). Happy birthday, sis.