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Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

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Old December 2 2012, 07:37 PM   #16
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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?

And as for why you feel like you need to debate this with me, I'm just trying to nip this universally bad practice in the bud. You should be thanking me instead of nitpicking.
Easy there vegaslover, I wasn't trying to debate anything with you, I was just asking a question so as to not get into trouble in the future. Sorry if you felt this was "nitpicking," that certainly wasn't my intent. Definitely didn't mean to offend!
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Old December 2 2012, 07:37 PM   #17
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

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Never, ever suggest a story on this board for another author to write. If they publish it, endless legal issues are possible. Nobody wants that.

If you have an idea for a Star Trek novel, YOU write it.
So we could actually destroy the entire Trek Lit by posting every idea we have? Oh, the power.
Nah, but we could make it impossible for the authors to interact with us. They'd have to avoid the Treklit threads like the plague.

By the same token, there's no point them being on here if we can't actually talk reasonably freely.

It's like most things - common sense is required....
It's a public message board, you don't have to be a member to read the thread messages. Which means that ANY author could grab a story idea from here.

It's also curious that this is limited to the Trek Lit forum. There are story ideas every now and then posted in other forums, where the authors are also active.


I personally, find this rule pretty silly because of that. Either allow it, or deny it completely. I don't think that legal repercussions argument is fully thought through.

An author could, for example, steal an idea from the fan fiction section of this very message board. Now try to prove that he DIDN'T look into that section and it happened all by accident. Unless the board restricts access of the authors to that part of the forums and it's impossible for them to go there when they're logged in. But then he could have been there while not being logged in.
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Old December 2 2012, 10:14 PM   #18
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

This has been a particularly sore point for me ever since those Reeves-Stevens bastards stole my idea for Federation. That Deep Space Nine Millennium thing was also one of mine.

And don't even get me started on started on Kristin Beyer...
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Old December 2 2012, 10:53 PM   #19
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

I seem to remember a bunch of people saying Janeway should come back, and then Janeway came back. Does someone owe someone some money?
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Old December 3 2012, 11:01 AM   #20
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This has been a particularly sore point for me ever since those Reeves-Stevens bastards stole my idea for Federation. That Deep Space Nine Millennium thing was also one of mine.

And don't even get me started on started on Kristin Beyer...
You think that's bad?

I had an idea stolen once, about a group of people who flew around the galaxy in a spaceship. They were part of an exploration/peace keeping force, and they had an alien scientist who repressed his emotion.

Man, I coulda been RICH by now!
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Old December 3 2012, 11:17 AM   #21
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

Pfft. I came up the whole concept of tie-in fiction...
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Old December 3 2012, 01:53 PM   #22
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

I first proposed the concept of telling stories via printed media.
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Old December 3 2012, 04:39 PM   #23
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

I somehow acquired a "New Frontier" magnet several months before I knew it was going to be a book series. I got excited because I thought it was the name of the next Trek movie.
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