So, the obvious question, is that acceptable to you all? Or would you rather it be set after the original series?
Next, I'd like to set this up as a PBEM game (as opposed to Forum or Journal styles) The reason is that I think the PBEM is the easiest format to archive as it generates what I once called "fanfic by committee" (If you're a fic author who has never played a PBEM or doesn't like RPing over forums, etc. I highly reccomend this as it becomes a very neat character exercise.)
Finally, if you are interested in this game, what characters would you be interested in and what directions would you like to go?