Seems as though all of us want to do it. It can be done. It just needs an editor or two who wants the headache.
Put the right team together with the right experience, and it shouldn't be any headache at all.
The only likeness approval one might even *possibly* need to work with would be Frakes, and for artists, it's a chance to really open up some new kinds of designery kickass!
And as has been pointed out, there are loads of gaps in the stories in which new tales could be told. And knowing the way the authors all work together — and Marco keeps the continuity running brilliantly — working in stories that "fit" and maybe even take characters in new and/or future directions would be a snap.