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Old September 23 2013, 04:00 AM   #1
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Motion Comics

If any Star Trek comics were made into motion comics by CBS or Paramount, would the motion comic be canon?
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Old September 23 2013, 06:14 AM   #2
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Re: Motion Comics

Considering the original comics aren't canon themselves since they aren't "on screen", I'd say no.
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Old September 23 2013, 07:03 AM   #3
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Considering the original comics aren't canon themselves since they aren't "on screen", I'd say no.
But wouldn't being a motion comic make it "on screen"? I don't know. I mean a motion comic isn't exactly animation, but it wouldn't be the same as the comic whereas it would be on a dvd and have a voice cast. Then again, that would make it not unlike a video game and video games aren't canon. So, that's the conundrum.
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Old September 23 2013, 05:32 PM   #4
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Re: Motion Comics

I don't see a motion comic as being quite the same as a produced live action or even animated production. I mean, they're even still called "comics."
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Old September 23 2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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I don't see a motion comic as being quite the same as a produced live action or even animated production. I mean, they're even still called "comics."
I don't see them as the same either. I'm just wondering if they would be close enough to be considered canon or would they, like video games, be non-canon.
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Old September 24 2013, 06:28 PM   #6
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Since the Animated series isn't canon, and Motion Comics would be even further removed, I'd vote that no, they wouldn't be considered canon.
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Old September 24 2013, 10:54 PM   #7
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Since the Animated series isn't canon, and Motion Comics would be even further removed, I'd vote that no, they wouldn't be considered canon.
Uhhh...the animated series is canon. It was made canon around the time of its release on dvd.
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Old September 25 2013, 10:23 PM   #8
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I wasn't aware that they re-canonized TAS (Memory Alpha backs this up), but it still doesn't make a hill of beans of difference for comics, motion or otherwise.
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Old September 26 2013, 05:53 PM   #9
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Re: Motion Comics

With the release of The Animated Series DVD, the studio appears to have changed its stance, and is leaning towards the animated series being part of established Star Trek canon.
While I agree the stance of TAS isn't really relevent, it's worth pointing out that, while it's not strictly non-canonical, it's is a gray area of whether it is or is not canon as far as the studio is concerned (as noted by the Memory-Alpha excerpt above). As far as the creators go (especial Gene) it's strictly outside of the Star Trek Canon.
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Old September 30 2013, 04:13 PM   #10
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With the release of The Animated Series DVD, the studio appears to have changed its stance, and is leaning towards the animated series being part of established Star Trek canon.
While I agree the stance of TAS isn't really relevent, it's worth pointing out that, while it's not strictly non-canonical, it's is a gray area of whether it is or is not canon as far as the studio is concerned (as noted by the Memory-Alpha excerpt above). As far as the creators go (especial Gene) it's strictly outside of the Star Trek Canon.
Only because he and his estate were not profiting from it. If they were, of course he would have wanted to include them.
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