A 4 part miniseries done in Beowulf style CGI, Adaptation of Mike Wong's Conquest would be best Imo.
Not the best choice.
1. It completely goes against the Cliche Crossover formula of good guys from both sides teaming up against bad guys who have also teamed up.
Personally I like that cliche, and most viewers probably like it too.
2. It settles certain questions about the two franchises that were left unanswered (what is this human potential Q keeps talking about, and where the hell did Humans in Star Wars come from anyway?)
So does Starcrossed
, if we're using SDN fanfics. Of course, I have a lot of criticisms of Starcrossed
too, but the way the author handled the implications of time travel in Star Trek
in particular I found to be very interesting. It also covers the origins of the Borg.
3. It doesn't rewrite Canon to fit a scenario, the ending is as believable as it is satisfying to fans of both franchises.
I beg to differ. It essentially ends with the implication of the Federation becoming good little racist, militaristic Imperials with an anti-alien human supremacist message. Yeah, the more idealistic of Trek fans in particular will have a field day with that. Its a blatant slap in the face to numerous ideals and themes Trek has been based on since the start. And any scenario in which hundreds or thousands of Trek capital ships are easily destroyed with no significant or meaningful Trek victories is going to rub a lot of Trek fans (and casual viewers who don't know about the vs. debate) the wrong way. To contrast again, at least Starcrossed
allows the Trek factions to get a few hits in, and does so for the most part in a comparatively believable way.
Only changes I would expect to see are.
a) Transporters don't kill/clone or whatnot in this version or at least the soul of the transported person continues on with their bodies, Ruuk refuses to transport for the same reason you don't want to clone a Jedi, even if it keeps the soul it will still drive them insane. - I know this one makes little sense scientifically but then again this IS Star Trek we are talking about, and I doubt it would go over well with the audience that Trek uses such a horrifying technology.
b) The Crimson blade shown as an Assertor Class rather than an Executor Class. - Assertor just Looks cooler, and has 3x the firepower etc.
What exactly is the Assertor Class? I know about the Eclipse and Sovereign classes of SSD, but this one is new to me.
c) The Empire/Federation war becomes even More one sided (I think Conquest was written before the ICS and other higher end stats became known, as well as realizing that ramming at warp/hyperspace is just a bad idea)
The problem is, even if this is more plausible, how's it going to look to the average viewer who has not participated in the debate?
d) The Borg are brought in for different reasons, since we now know they would be extremely hard pressed to assimilate or adapt to Imperial tech, so Picard on the Eclipse is still done, but for reasons of turning him to the dark side with little other ulterior motive.
Other than that the story would be the exact same.
How do you bring the Borg in, then? And anyway, just because the Borg can't assimilate the tech. doesn't mean they won't try. Not the brightest lot are they?