RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,621
Posts: 5,426,435
Members: 24,810
Currently online: 426
Newest member: 8 of 9

TrekToday headlines

IDW Publishing December Trek Comics
By: T'Bonz on Sep 17

September Loot Crate Features Trek Surprise
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

USS Enterprise Miniature Out For Refit
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Comic Crossover
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Trek 3 Shooting Next Spring?
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Star Trek: Alien Domain Game Announced
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Red Shirt Diaries Episode Three
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Made Out Of Mudd Photonovel
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Takei Has Growth Removed
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Retro Review: Tears of the Prophets
By: Michelle on Sep 12


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Literature

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 20 2013, 02:03 PM   #46
trampledamage
Clone
 
trampledamage's Avatar
 
Location: hitching a ride to Erebor
Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

vegaslover62 wrote: View Post
bbailey861 wrote: View Post
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.
__________________
Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence - Dr. McCoy

And he says that like it's a bad thing...
trampledamage is online now   Reply With Quote
Old September 21 2013, 09:30 PM   #47
publiusr
Commodore
 
Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

Noddy wrote: View Post
publiusr wrote: View Post

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.
publiusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 9 2013, 02:02 AM   #48
shanejayell
Captain
 
shanejayell's Avatar
 
Location: BC, Canada
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.
__________________
Avatar: Priss Asagiri, Bubblegum Crisis
shanejayell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:43 AM   #49
Khan 2.0
Commander
 
Khan 2.0's Avatar
 
Location: earth...but when?...spock?
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)
Khan 2.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 03:02 PM   #50
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

Khan 2.0 wrote: View Post
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.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 4/8/14 including annotations for Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 03:55 PM   #51
Relayer1
Commodore
 
Relayer1's Avatar
 
Location: The Black Country, England
Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

trampledamage wrote: View Post
vegaslover62 wrote: View Post
bbailey861 wrote: View Post
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...
__________________
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...
Relayer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:27 PM   #52
bbailey861
Admiral
 
bbailey861's Avatar
 
Location: Kingston, ON
Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

Christopher wrote: View Post
Khan 2.0 wrote: View Post
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)?
bbailey861 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:34 PM   #53
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

bbailey861 wrote: View Post
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.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 4/8/14 including annotations for Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:25 PM   #54
JoeZhang
Vice Admiral
 
JoeZhang's Avatar
 
Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

Relayer1 wrote: View Post
trampledamage wrote: View Post
vegaslover62 wrote: View Post

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...
JoeZhang is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:03 PM   #55
hbquikcomjamesl
Commander
 
hbquikcomjamesl's Avatar
 
Location: Orange County, CA
Re: why no 'Star Trek vs Aliens' comic series?

Hmm. The only ST/other franchise crossover I particularly enjoyed was Ishmael.
hbquikcomjamesl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.