Friday, March 17, 2017

Replacing Star Trek

Star Trek has been on my mind a lot lately, and while I am neither a trekkie or trekker, I do enjoy it very much. I follow a lot of the current news surrounding CBS/Paramount slamming a lawsuit against the Axanar guys and now another C&D against the sequel to Star Trek Horizons.

It seems like CBS/Paramount don't want any competition for their own endeavors....a shame to be truthful, especially it this continues and Star Trek new voyages and Star Trek Continues gets shut down...

I won't go into how I think IP is stupid, 'cause talk like that either confuses folks or pisses em off, but needless to say, Trek has done better in the hands of Fans than the studios for years now...

What I will say, is it possible to build a Trek like story, to grab that same "feel" Trek has and run with it? We in our little community have built legal clones of our favorite editions of D&D, and well we have even expanded on that concept...."we" like I have had anything to do with any of this.....ANYWAY.....

Star Trek has been on my brain a lot lately, and Sci Fi in general for a few years now, I never read Sci Fi books as a kid, it was all Fantasy except for a few books...Eon, Lucifer's Hammer and Armor....odd, I guess....So yeah over the last few years I have read a crap load of Sci Fi pulp, and then working my way through the biggies like Dune and The Foundation Trilogy, even dipping into Larry Niven's Ringworld books....

Hard Sci Fi is my home now, and while enjoyed the early Pulp stuff, nothing beats the feel of a Hard Sci fi series....

Of course if you read my blog you know I have been banging my head with a Hard Sci Fi version of Trek, but now I am think it could be better served as it's own creature, the Trek "Feel" the whole Wagon Train of the Stars mixed with a heavy dose of Real world Science and some Speculative stuff for poodoo and giggles....

Now me and my brother have been for a while now developing a Hard Sci Fi story/thought experiment, but that's more for us I think, and well this new idea may as well be the same. But I think it's a valid path to travel for a bit, so I think I will.

I will probably still tag it under my Trek Page, but as far as from this point on the Hard Sci Fi version of Trek will be it's own beast, separated from what I was doing....

So what do we do? Where do we begin?

I think a big move is dumping the Naval crap Gene threw into Trek, and in the same hand avoiding my own personnel beliefs, as much as I can....The Military aspect of Trek always confused me.

Another is fix'n the imaginary Economy, Gene could never truly explain....crap just be a Socialist Utopia already....stop pretending already....

And the least is to deal with FTL....which would be easy, as we could just "Hand Wave" an Alcubierre drive....and drop the silly notion of magical gravity plating....

Just the beginning, and I will cannibalize stuff from my Hard Sci Fi Trek attempt....OH and no stinking Humanoid aliens! FIXED!

ERIC!

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