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Old September 8 2013, 05:28 PM   #410
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back?

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You're talking to somebody who managed to get three books out of Khan. I ain't throwing stones.
Yeah, but you didn't resort to simply re-telling or re-arranging something. You told proper prequel stories.
But we're all toiling over very well-trodden paths at this point. Speaking from experience, it's pretty much impossible to come up with a plot or scene that doesn't bear some resemblance to one of the many, many, many Trek movies, episodes, books, or comics. And that's not even counting the fanfic!

Heck, I've been accused of writing "continuity porn" more than once--and not without reason! I've brought back the Hortas, Gary Seven, Q, Redjac, "God," the Pakleds, and the Great Bird knows who else.

And just wait until you see my next book . . . which revisits several familiar worlds and species and time periods.
But is that really the same as rehashing the Space Seed plot as the basis for your plot*, and then rehashing the TWOK climax as the climax of your own work?

*the plot of STiD is a combination of Space Seed and Star Trek 2009, that's all it is.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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