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Walking Dead/Star Wars Writer Gary Whitta Pitches Star Trek Toilet Training Book Pooping Is Logical

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He’s written Walking Dead video games, The Book of Eli, and the next Star Wars movie, Rogue One. But as a nerd parent, Gary Whitta wants his next project to be a book about Vulcans taking a dump.

Here’s the problem. We can’t get anyone to take this seriously. My agents have reached out to the people at Paramount and Bad Robot, who currently hold sway over anything Trek-related, and they apparently have no interest. Something about not wanting to associate their brand with poop? Whatever. I’m fairly confident that geeky parents of my generation would be all over a book like this. I can’t imagine a better nerdy baby shower gift. It’s intended to make potty-training – an often arduous and prolonged endeavor at the best of times – fun for both kids and their parents.

Could it just be that Vulcans don’t use slang, and they’d say “defecation is logical”? Whatever. The book is written, but the licensing approval is the issue; as such, Whitta has issued a plea to people to reblog the idea and see what kind of support is out there for this idea.

He had me at Vulcans taking a dump

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist