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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Star Trek – reboot - post author Don

Thanks to “Z” for the heads up on this 14 page Star Trek “reboot” (pdf) proposal penned by Bryce Zabel (DARK SKIES) and J. Michael Straczynski (BABYLON 5) a few years back. Bryce Zabel has a write-up on it on his ‘blog For What It’s Worth | Bryce Zabel. It is worth a look. – Don

4 Comments so far


June 28th, 2006 at 7:13 pm

I love the idea of J Michael Straczynski ? or however his name is spelled ? writing it, but I strongly dislike the idea of not having continuity with the other shows.


June 29th, 2006 at 10:43 am

It worked for Battlestar Galactica. Continuity is not important enough to smother the original idea behind it, and this is a way to get around that.


July 3rd, 2006 at 7:50 pm

It’s a nice idea, but I’m not so sure that Trek fans (even “younger” fans of TNG) would accept other actors playing Kirk, Spock, or Bones.


July 20th, 2006 at 2:14 pm

This is a great idea. I know there are all these notions that no one can ever step into the role of James T. Kirk but I don’t buy it. Someone can make this character their own. No one will replace Shatner, Nimoy et. al. But, at the same time, if the casting is sensitive to the validity of the character, people will simply accept it, except perhaps for a special few. The original characters had a wit and integrity and charm that deserves to live on. They shouldn’t vanish from all film and TV sim ply to assuage a few diehards who may in fact like what they see after all.

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