The votes are in and the ‘Guardian of Forever’ premise is the clear winner and will be the jumping off point for the Star Trek Kirk vs Picard fan fiction contest (I am sure it was the endorsement from TrekMovie.com). Now that they have the device that brings Kirk and Picard together in conflict, mission director Andre Bormanis has set up the first ‘scene mission’ for the writers. The scene starts on the Guardian planet with Kirk and crew dealing with a freaking out Guardian causing serious problems in the space time continuum…and soon enough Picard and the Enterprise D show up. On the official blog for the event, Bormanis explains why he chose to have it start with Kirk. I sincerely hope there are some TrekMovie.com readers who are participating in this event as writers, and even as reviewers (either way you can win some prizes). I should note that after I covered the event in my previous article and interview with Bormans, I got to talking to the FanLib people they asked me to build and run the official blog for the event.
Oh, I can be the first for once…yay!
Sounds interesting. Look forward to seeing what comes of this.
if Kirk doesn’t do a flying drop kick off a wall and knock the holy living hell out of Pick-ard, there is no justice in the universe I tell you.
Kirk – “You…..don’t understand…..I’m….Captain of the Enterprise , I’m….in command.”
Pick-ard – ” Kirk!! How is this possible?? Surely we can…”
THWOP! flying drop kick.
Data – “Your actions Sir are entirely inappropriate and not indicative of the character attributes befitting a starship commander of your stature and reknown. May I suggest you cease hostilities and consider your course of actions in this circumstance.”
Kirk – “What is your primary function and purpose?”
Data – “I am an android, my primary function is to continue serving starfleet to the best of my capacity.”
Kirk – “You are flawed! Your logic is in error! Your primary function is to abide by the laws of robotics and serve humanity! Exercise your primary function! Help me kick the living shit out of this wannabe.”
Data – “Pardon me while I shut down and disseminate the particulars of this new paradigmn. ”
Troi – “Why are you doing this to us?? We are your friends. ”
Kirk – “See this?”
Troi – “yes?”
Kirk – “What is it?”
Troi – “your lap?”
Kirk – “That’s right, now sit in it.”
You missed your calling…I’d submit that.
That is gold, Josh.
On reflection, I’d have far rathered that for “Generations”, than what we ended up with.
That of course should have been #2 Josh.
The incredible amount of interest in this topic is overwhelming. ;)
I had a similar thought, Mr. McFibberich.
#2…or Picard could have said
“To hell with history…you’re dead anyway”
…… and phasered Kirk into a pile of crispy Canadian Bacon.
Actually, you should write two intros… one that starts with Kirk, the other Picard. That way, the reader can decide which one begins the story.