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Old April 16 2014, 01:36 AM   #1
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Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone - July 2014

So I just spotted this on startrek.com:



When a lethal metamorphic virus strikes a Starfleet medical conference, Doctors Beverly Crusher, Julian Bashir Katherine Pulaski and the EMH join forces -- with assists from Dr. Leonard McCoy and Dr. Phlox -- to save the day. That’s the plot of Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone, a comic-book adventure coming in July from IDW Publishing in tandem with CBS/Paramount and XPRIZE.
The story, in fact, is inspired by real-world, $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE international competition that’s underway now. As previously reported, 30 teams are vying to develop a consumer-friendly mobile device capable of diagnosing and interpreting a set of health conditions and vital health metrics, a la Star Trek’s legendary Tricorder.
Star Trek: Flesh and Stone is written by veteran Star Trek scribes Scott and David Tipton. “There aren’t very many ‘firsts’ left in the world of Star Trek,” Scott Tipton said in a statement. “So when IDW and XPRIZE came to us with the opportunity to team up all six of Trek’s doctors for the first time, how could we say no?” Added David Tipton, “The tricky part is how to get them together, since some of them are separated by about two hundred years. How does it happen? You’ll just have to wait and see…”
Commenting on behalf of XPRIZE, Rob Hollander, Vice President of Brand & Content for XPRIZE, said, “While XPRIZE is currently catalyzing a future where a Tricorder-like device is a common household item, we are thrilled to have inspired this parallel Star Trek story centered around the use of the Tricorder, further blurring the line between science fiction and reality.”
Visit www.qualcommtricorderxprize.org to learn more about the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. And keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional details about Star Trek: Flesh and Stone.
What do you think? I, for one, am intrigued by the prospect of a new, original IDW comic that isn't Abramsverse-oriented.
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Old April 16 2014, 01:57 AM   #2
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It sounds like it could be fun.
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Old April 16 2014, 04:52 AM   #3
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Cool. Nice to see some non-Abrams comics again.
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Old April 16 2014, 04:58 AM   #4
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^^^ Yes, I'm looking forward to some non-FuTrek too!!!

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Old April 16 2014, 05:19 AM   #5
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I assume Phlox and McCoy will be represented either through flashbacks (perhaps tied into journal entries) or as holodeck recreations.

I'm wondering about the licensing implications. IDW has never had the license to VGR or ENT. Were they given special permission for this story? Then again, we've seen Tuvok in The Last Generation, so maybe bringing in one character as a "guest star" doesn't require the whole series license.
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Old April 16 2014, 09:59 AM   #6
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^^^ Yes, I'm looking forward to some non-FuTrek too!!!

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Has the life expectancy of Denobulans been established? Axanar and Vulcans can live for centuries. Phlox may still be alive. OTOH, the cover shows a young McCoy and Phlox doesn't show sign of age, making Christopher's idea more likely.

I'm looking forward to this comic!
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Old April 16 2014, 10:36 AM   #7
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Cool. Nice to see some non-Abrams comics again.
Seems weird to be that they would do such a fanwanky crossover comic and NOT include the new McCoy too.

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Old April 16 2014, 11:48 AM   #8
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I'm wondering about the licensing implications. IDW has never had the license to VGR or ENT. Were they given special permission for this story? Then again, we've seen Tuvok in The Last Generation, so maybe bringing in one character as a "guest star" doesn't require the whole series license.
Phlox has been briefly depicted by IDW in a previous comic already.
http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Against_Their_Nature

The EMH might be the one from "First Contact".
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Old April 16 2014, 01:21 PM   #9
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Re: Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone - July 2014

I am looking forward to this! Should be fun to have all the doctors "Together"
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Old April 16 2014, 02:57 PM   #10
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I'm wondering about the licensing implications. IDW has never had the license to VGR or ENT. Were they given special permission for this story? Then again, we've seen Tuvok in The Last Generation, so maybe bringing in one character as a "guest star" doesn't require the whole series license.
Seven of Nine also had a prominent role in Braga's Hive series. Or did Braga's involvement in that negate any licensing concerns?

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Has the life expectancy of Denobulans been established? Axanar and Vulcans can live for centuries. Phlox may still be alive.
There was one Enterprise episode (I think it's The Breach from season 2) where Phlox mentions a grandmother who was 200 or 300 years old, making it possible Phlox could still be alive in the 24th century. Of course, then you have season 3's E2 where Phlox didn't seem to be around on the future NX-01. Although that could be explained as he was killed one of the times the ship was in combat.
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Old April 16 2014, 03:18 PM   #11
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Seven of Nine also had a prominent role in Braga's Hive series. Or did Braga's involvement in that negate any licensing concerns?
Doubtful, because he doesn't own the characters, CBS does. I guess there's enough flexibility in the licensing deal to permit guest stars, or maybe they can be licensed on a case-by-case basis.


There was one Enterprise episode (I think it's The Breach from season 2) where Phlox mentions a grandmother who was 200 or 300 years old, making it possible Phlox could still be alive in the 24th century.
Except we don't know how old he already was at the time of the series. He was already old enough to have adult children, at least. I could buy him surviving to the 23rd century, but the 24th is a stretch.
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Old April 16 2014, 03:35 PM   #12
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I don't usually go for the comics, but this one looks really good! Must get.
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Old April 16 2014, 06:11 PM   #13
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The Six Doctors anyone ?
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Old April 16 2014, 06:22 PM   #14
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Re: Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone - July 2014

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So I just spotted this on startrek.com:



When a lethal metamorphic virus strikes a Starfleet medical conference, Doctors Beverly Crusher, Julian Bashir Katherine Pulaski and the EMH join forces -- with assists from Dr. Leonard McCoy and Dr. Phlox -- to save the day. That’s the plot of Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone, a comic-book adventure coming in July from IDW Publishing in tandem with CBS/Paramount and XPRIZE.
The story, in fact, is inspired by real-world, $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE international competition that’s underway now. As previously reported, 30 teams are vying to develop a consumer-friendly mobile device capable of diagnosing and interpreting a set of health conditions and vital health metrics, a la Star Trek’s legendary Tricorder.
Star Trek: Flesh and Stone is written by veteran Star Trek scribes Scott and David Tipton. “There aren’t very many ‘firsts’ left in the world of Star Trek,” Scott Tipton said in a statement. “So when IDW and XPRIZE came to us with the opportunity to team up all six of Trek’s doctors for the first time, how could we say no?” Added David Tipton, “The tricky part is how to get them together, since some of them are separated by about two hundred years. How does it happen? You’ll just have to wait and see…”
Commenting on behalf of XPRIZE, Rob Hollander, Vice President of Brand & Content for XPRIZE, said, “While XPRIZE is currently catalyzing a future where a Tricorder-like device is a common household item, we are thrilled to have inspired this parallel Star Trek story centered around the use of the Tricorder, further blurring the line between science fiction and reality.”
Visit www.qualcommtricorderxprize.org to learn more about the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. And keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional details about Star Trek: Flesh and Stone.
What do you think? I, for one, am intrigued by the prospect of a new, original IDW comic that isn't Abramsverse-oriented.
I hope it's a fun story - this would literally be the first ever crossover to feature characters from all 5 series !!
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Old April 16 2014, 07:00 PM   #15
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I hope it's a fun story - this would literally be the first ever crossover to feature characters from all 5 series !!
Ahem...

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star...e_and_the_Bold

Also, Destiny arguably features characters from all five series if you count Leonard James Akaar, who appeared as a newborn infant in TOS: "Friday's Child." And DTI: Watching the Clock includes characters from all five series if you count TAS as a continuation of TOS, since Loom Aleek-Om from "Yesteryear" is in it. Although, granted, neither features lead characters from all five series -- but TB&TB does.
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