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Old January 21 2014, 11:31 AM   #40
C.E. Evans
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Re: The Future of Star Trek - Animation?

CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
Yes, I wouldn't want a Trek show to depend on selling toys, either. That would almost certainly generate episodes that I would not enjoy watching.
The only cartoons that do that are those based on card games and interactive toys (Pokémon, Beyblade, Tenkai Knights, etc.), and even then they're not that different from shows which just introduce new characters and story arcs along the course of their run.

A new Star Trek animated series could be (if not likely be) more along the lines of the original as far as its writing is concerned, but with a toyline and other product lines attached to maximize its merchandising potential. In that sense, it'd be totally no different from the live-action shows as they all had toylines.
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