What is an Alternate Universe but just a bunch of What Ifs
We're taking things a step back in time, What if this 80s sci-fi esque setting was actually taking place in the 80s. And because I like to go all out on these things, here's some ideas that I've have so far for this. I'd also love to hear what your characters would be doing in this sort of setting
We have Jonah, a detective that has recently been transferred to a new town. Trying to adjust to living in his new shotty apartment and dealing with his work place, he'd probably have his mother calling him every now and then to see how's he settling in and maybe trying to hook him up with a lady/date. Because "Jonah you're a 35 year old man and you need a lady in your life so you can bring your mother grandchildren" But you know can't really be too open about being gay.
Moving on we of course would have Nanotrasen in this town. They have a nice science facility around the outskirts of town, and of course like most places a lot of rumours have been spread around. "What is it that NT is doing out there? Freaky experiments? poor practices? Are they even scientists or are they just a bunch of cultists?" Some how they manged to stumble across a sort of dimensional like thing that is known as Bluespace, eventually figuring out they now have the ability to teleport things they decided to test it out by teleporting things away from them and to themselves. This may have lead to them grabbing a few other species from their own homeworld.
Lastly Zeke, living in a technocracy based Skrellian society had been teleported away during his own wedding ceremony. During this time Skrell didn't really get with anyone due to being in love, more for a society thing. Did this benefit both side at all? Are they doing it for the purpose of having a child so they too can help with SCIENCE! Having families isn't important, but getting more skrell involved with pushing Science/ Skrellian Society as far as they can go! Zeke being the emotional and love driven character he is didn't want this marriage to happen, he didn't care for this Skrellian Lady however he didn't know what to cared for. But for a short moment he was happy to be mysteriously taken away from the altar, but quickly realized things might have gotten for the worst.