Where No Bounty Hunter Has Gone Before

I saw this on Facebook this afternoon.

Star Trek. Boba Fett. Star Trek: Boba Fett.

Let’s interrogate this.

A typo, obviously.

But!

Imagine for a moment. Boba Fett, the galaxy far, far away’s greatest bounty hunter, tossed through time and space into the 24th-century where he has to do what he does best to survive, hunting down the scum of the Star Trek universe for more than a few bars of gold-pressed latinum. But against a Hirogen or a Jem’Hadar, what good is a suit of Mandalorian armor?

Star Trek: Boba Fett would break the Starfleet-centric tendency of Star Trek series, to show viewers the grubby underside of Star Trek universe — the lawless frontier, the merchant princes, the trading guilds, the smugglers, those on the run from the law, those tring to disappear, those trying to remake themselves.

Then, do a Star Trek series in the Star Wars universe — a Federation starship falls through one of those spatial anomolies that seem to crop up two weeks out of five and falls into a galaxy a long time ago and far, far away, where the crew has to navigate the nuances and ambiguities of a galaxy in the midst of a civil war. Can they uphold the Federation’s ideals and Starfleet’s mantra to “boldly go where no one has gone before” when an Empire has the galaxy in a vice grip and a society of warrior monks wield powers far beyond human understanding?

Yeah, I’d watch both of these.

Alas, it’s nothing but a typo. Nothing but a typo.


Ted Cruz is Big Mad because the season 4 finale of Star Trek: Discovery featured a cameo by Stacey Abrams.

Note to Ted: Star Trek isn’t an Ayn Randian fever dream, no matter how much you want to it to be. You’ve missed the point of Star Trek as spectacularly as you missed the point of Watchmen.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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