Re: Star Trek Vanguard: Best Trek Lit Series Ever?
I don't think Vanguard would have been anywhere near as good as it was if it was done with one of the TV show casts. Part of what made it so great was that the characters were not the usual types that we saw on the shows, and that added a whole level of unpredictability to it. I couldn't see anything like T'Prynn, Quinn, or Reyes's story lines having been possible with familiar characters.
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)