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Old November 5 2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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Always wondered?

I always wondered if Pocket Books had considered "re-booting" the original Star Trek prior to learning of Paramount's plans to bring it back to the big screen?

Slow day, what can I say.
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Old November 5 2010, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: Always wondered?

Not a reboot, exactly, but there was going to be a Starfleet Year One series. Sadly, that got killed by Enterprise.
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Old November 5 2010, 06:26 PM   #3
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Re: Always wondered?

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Not a reboot, exactly, but there was going to be a Starfleet Year One series. Sadly, that got killed by Enterprise.
Yeah... I own Starfleet: Year One in paperback. The question more centered on a reboot centering on Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the Enterprise.
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Old November 5 2010, 06:30 PM   #4
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I always wondered if Pocket Books had considered "re-booting" the original Star Trek prior to learning of Paramount's plans to bring it back to the big screen?
It wouldn't have been Pocket's place. Star Trek is owned by CBS (formerly by Paramount). Pocket is merely licensed by the studio to produce tie-in material that supports and supplements the onscreen property. We tie-in authors are merely guests in someone else's domain.

The closest Pocket has ever come to any kind of "reboot" is Myriad Universes, but those are overtly alternate-history tales.
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Old November 5 2010, 06:34 PM   #5
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I always wondered if Pocket Books had considered "re-booting" the original Star Trek prior to learning of Paramount's plans to bring it back to the big screen?
It wouldn't have been Pocket's place. Star Trek is owned by CBS (formerly by Paramount). Pocket is merely licensed by the studio to produce tie-in material that supports and supplements the onscreen property. We tie-in authors are merely guests in someone else's domain.

The closest Pocket has ever come to any kind of "reboot" is Myriad Universes, but those are overtly alternate-history tales.
So Pocket couldn't have pitched it to Paramount? I'm aware that everything Pocket does falls under scrutiny from Paramount.
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Old November 5 2010, 07:36 PM   #6
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Re: Always wondered?

I started a thread like this ages ago. I thought a reboot of classic Trek could work well as a comic book series - they're always rebooting and reimagining famous characters.

Although now, an ongoing nuTrek comic is clearly the way to go. Shame IDW's idea of a nuTrek comic is "Nero meets V'ger"
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Old November 5 2010, 07:43 PM   #7
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Well, see, I wouldn't think of that as a "reboot," just an alternate take. "Reboot" implies that you're "shutting down" the whole thing and starting it over again from the beginning, not just doing an alternative version in parallel.
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Old November 6 2010, 04:30 AM   #8
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Re: Always wondered?

The term "reboot" is getting tossed about rather recklessly.

Maybe JJTrek would be better described as an ongoing Elseworlds storyline. Or maybe Star Trek's answer to the New Universe?

Paging Jim Shooter....
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Old November 6 2010, 04:51 AM   #9
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Agreed. It really doesn't even fit the term reboot, since as Spock Prime proves, they didn't actually reboot anything, they simply went into a new universe.
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Old November 6 2010, 11:46 PM   #10
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I'm still nursing the idea for a fanfic where the TOS Enterprise encounters the JJPrise and Spock's assessment of this gargantuan ship and the historical records in its computer...
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Old November 7 2010, 12:41 AM   #11
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I'm still nursing the idea for a fanfic where the TOS Enterprise encounters the JJPrise and Spock's assessment of this gargantuan ship and the historical records in its computer...
The epitome of fannish wish fulfillment

Spock Prime turned to TOS Spock.

"You mean...I'm not actually you from the future?"

"No, becuase your Kirk has blue eyes, while my Kirk's are hazel."
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Old November 7 2010, 04:18 AM   #12
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^ I'll have to remember that one...
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