Motion Comics

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  1. Ketrick

    Ketrick Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    If any Star Trek comics were made into motion comics by CBS or Paramount, would the motion comic be canon?
     
  2. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Considering the original comics aren't canon themselves since they aren't "on screen", I'd say no.
     
  3. Ketrick

    Ketrick Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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.
     
  4. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

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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."
     
  5. Ketrick

    Ketrick Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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.
     
  6. trekker670

    trekker670 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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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.
     
  7. Ketrick

    Ketrick Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Uhhh...the animated series is canon. It was made canon around the time of its release on dvd.
     
  8. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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.
     
  9. trekker670

    trekker670 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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.
     
  10. 22 Stars

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    Only because he and his estate were not profiting from it. If they were, of course he would have wanted to include them.