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Old December 2 2012, 03:11 PM   #13
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

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I don't think "I'd like to see something about Zefram Cochrane and Lily Sloane" really constitutes a story idea... right?
Doesn't every story start out as a simple one-line idea just like that?
I gotta side with Chris on this, it doesn't constitute a story idea.

By that logic, "I'd like to see something with dinosaurs" is the story idea for Jurassic Park.

Now, "Dinosaurs restored to life through a cloning and then run amok" is a story idea.
Right. Characters or a setting don't constitute a story. A story is an event. A man standing on a stage isn't a story. What he does there is the story.
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