List questions were barred for a specific reason, and it's not the word "list" in them, but specific incompatibilities with SE Q&A format (specifically, that the question will result in endless, ever-growing list of competing answers for which it's impossible to pick "correct" one).
As such, specific forms of list questions are OK because they do NOT, despite being "lists", present the same incompatibilities and downsides - either due to their nature, or due to the way the site culture and community handles them routinely.
By themselves, "long" list questions from a specific small domain aren't necessarily a problem; unless a specific question attracts 1-item answers instead of a comprehensive list.
If the latter happens, that specific question can and should be closed.
However, in my experience, most such questions do NOT devolve into "i will add 1 answer per 1 list item", and instead generate a comprehensive, canonical lists (example 1, example 2, example 3, example 4, example 5).
Note that this even applies to situations where >1 person makes a list, as everyone involved tries to make the list comprehensive (example 1)
Questions that change over time due to new works being released (especially as slowly as Star Trek reboot films) are perfectly fine on SFF.SE
Let's point out the obvious oeliphant in the cantina - majority of Star Wars questions's answers changed after the Darth Mickey event as a result of Disney "canon" being introduced.
Even barring that, before the dark times, before the
the Empire Disney, a large proportion of Star Wars questions could have easily had their answer change over time as new canon (these days Legends) works were added at a brisk clip by LucasFilm license holders.
If the fact that new works are added to the franchise is a problem which prevents questions from being on-topic, we shouldn't just bar list questions. We should bar any questions from un-finished franchises (pop quiz - what happens to site question count if you exclude Star Wars, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Marvel, and DC just for starters?)