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Old September 20 2013, 02:03 PM   #46
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Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

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Absolutely correct - it is my personal opinion. It's things like personal opinions that keep the conversation going.
But when it comes to personal opinions that predict the future success of a corporation you're not employed by, or seems to make decisions for them, I think that kind of opinion should be kept to oneself, regardless if you think it "keeps the conversation going". That doesn't sound like a good conversation.

I'm not against the posting of opinions, just this kind of opinion.
This is a discussion forum - it's all about people's opinions. If you don't like someone's opinion you're welcome to discuss why. You don't get to say which opinions are allowed.
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Old September 21 2013, 09:30 PM   #47
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I might want to add Carpenter's Thing and some Founders to keep things interesting.
But then, IMO, it's just like with the Predators and the Hirogen. The latter are so much like the former anyway, you might as well just use them in a story where you wanted scary, psychotic hunters stalking the characters. So why do a crossover with The Thing when you could just as easily utilize the Founders for a story involving creepy shapeshifters?
To see how they may react to one another. The Founders mimic life, not infect it. Having the two try to absorb one another would be a plot point. Having Jem Hadar and Hirogen looking frightened segues into the Predators.
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Old October 9 2013, 02:02 AM   #48
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Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

They also did a 'Aliens vs Star Trek' story in one of the first SCE books.
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Old September 17 2014, 09:43 AM   #49
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Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

If they can do Apes/Trek, I wonder how long before Alien/Trek? (surely not too long now)
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Old September 17 2014, 03:02 PM   #50
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If they can do Apes/Trek, I wonder how long before Alien/Trek? (surely not too long now)
Well, it's hard to tell with these inter-company crossovers. IDW got DC to cooperate on Star Trek/Legion of Super Heroes and Boom! to cooperate on ST/PotA, but that doesn't guarantee that Dark Horse would be willing to cooperate on a Trek/Aliens crossover.

An idle thought: Now that Dark Horse is losing the Star Wars comics license to Marvel, they might be interested in getting their hands on the Trek license to fill the void. Not sure whether that would improve or worsen the chances that they'd cooperate with IDW on a Trek crossover. Might be interesting to see what they'd do with Trek, in any case.
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Old September 17 2014, 03:55 PM   #51
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Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

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Absolutely correct - it is my personal opinion. It's things like personal opinions that keep the conversation going.
But when it comes to personal opinions that predict the future success of a corporation you're not employed by, or seems to make decisions for them, I think that kind of opinion should be kept to oneself, regardless if you think it "keeps the conversation going". That doesn't sound like a good conversation.

I'm not against the posting of opinions, just this kind of opinion.
This is a discussion forum - it's all about people's opinions. If you don't like someone's opinion you're welcome to discuss why. You don't get to say which opinions are allowed.
True !

My personal take on crossovers is that I don't like them. There's very few franchises that have compatible worldbuilding...
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Old September 17 2014, 05:27 PM   #52
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Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

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If they can do Apes/Trek, I wonder how long before Alien/Trek? (surely not too long now)
Well, it's hard to tell with these inter-company crossovers. IDW got DC to cooperate on Star Trek/Legion of Super Heroes and Boom! to cooperate on ST/PotA, but that doesn't guarantee that Dark Horse would be willing to cooperate on a Trek/Aliens crossover.

An idle thought: Now that Dark Horse is losing the Star Wars comics license to Marvel, they might be interested in getting their hands on the Trek license to fill the void. Not sure whether that would improve or worsen the chances that they'd cooperate with IDW on a Trek crossover. Might be interesting to see what they'd do with Trek, in any case.
Two questions, Christopher. When does the license come up for renewal and if they were going to make a play for Trek, why would it make sense to cooperate with IDW on a Trek crossover. At the very least, I'd suspect they'd want to hold out until the license was renewed, regardless of who is to be the winner.

That gets me to thinking of another question - is IDW even interested in renewing their license (that anyone knows of)?
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Old September 17 2014, 06:34 PM   #53
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Two questions, Christopher. When does the license come up for renewal...
I have no idea. I'm just a freelancer, and I've never worked in Trek comics, so there's no reason I'd have that information.


and if they were going to make a play for Trek, why would it make sense to cooperate with IDW on a Trek crossover.
As I said, I don't know whether it would help or hurt the chances of such a crossover. In theory, it might be a chance to show what they could do with the property; conversely, as you suggest, they might be unwilling to cooperate with a competitor.

Of course, it's pure speculation that they'd be interested at all.
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Old September 17 2014, 08:25 PM   #54
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But when it comes to personal opinions that predict the future success of a corporation you're not employed by, or seems to make decisions for them, I think that kind of opinion should be kept to oneself, regardless if you think it "keeps the conversation going". That doesn't sound like a good conversation.

I'm not against the posting of opinions, just this kind of opinion.
This is a discussion forum - it's all about people's opinions. If you don't like someone's opinion you're welcome to discuss why. You don't get to say which opinions are allowed.
True !

My personal take on crossovers is that I don't like them. There's very few franchises that have compatible worldbuilding...
Damn.. that's my Jack Reacher/Star Trek pitch going in the bin...
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Old September 17 2014, 09:03 PM   #55
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Hmm. The only ST/other franchise crossover I particularly enjoyed was Ishmael.
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Old September 18 2014, 05:16 PM   #56
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Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

What would you say IS compatible with Trek ?
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Old September 18 2014, 06:54 PM   #57
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Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

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That gets me to thinking of another question - is IDW even interested in renewing their license (that anyone knows of)?
Star Trek is doing very well for them. They have a steady seller, and that's a good thing in today's comics market. As long as the license remains affordable for them and CBS is interested in continuing with them, I don't see any reason why IDW wouldn't renew it.
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Old September 19 2014, 12:53 AM   #58
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Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

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That gets me to thinking of another question - is IDW even interested in renewing their license (that anyone knows of)?
Star Trek is doing very well for them. They have a steady seller, and that's a good thing in today's comics market. As long as the license remains affordable for them and CBS is interested in continuing with them, I don't see any reason why IDW wouldn't renew it.
I am glad to hear that as I read (I'll be damned if I can remember where) that the sales were not that great. I know certain covers have had 2nd printings (ya, I'm buying those,too) so at least some of them are doing well.
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Old September 19 2014, 02:21 AM   #59
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An idle thought: Now that Dark Horse is losing the Star Wars comics license to Marvel, they might be interested in getting their hands on the Trek license to fill the void. Not sure whether that would improve or worsen the chances that they'd cooperate with IDW on a Trek crossover. Might be interesting to see what they'd do with Trek, in any case.
I would think if Dark Horse was interested in Trek, and wanted to do a crossover with one of their other properties, it would make more sense for them to wait and see if they got the liscence. Then if they got it do the crossover without having to deal with another company.
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Old September 19 2014, 03:34 PM   #60
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