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Chris3123 April 22 2010 11:51 AM

Arex coming to Phase II!
 
In the upcoming episode, "The Child":


Quote:

The episode will also see the introduction of the Star Trek: The Animated Series character Arex, who is being digitally rendered by Tobias Richter. Arex will be voiced by Chris Doohan (stepping in for his dad James Doohan who originally voiced Arex for TAS).

TrekMovie


Here's a test shot of him, for those too lazy to click the link:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...phase2arex.jpg

:eek: I can't wait! :techman:

Pauln6 April 22 2010 11:57 AM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
Words cannot express how proud I am of everybody involved for even attempting this! Well done guys and gals.

Kelso April 22 2010 01:18 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
Awesome! He looks great.

King Daniel Into Darkness April 22 2010 01:22 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
This is fantastic. I've waited forever to see a live-action Mister Arex (still hoping for STXII!).

Is he fully CG? Looks like a guy under there. My only complaints are that his neck is too human (it's meant to be really thin with a bend in it) and his head isn't boxy enough.

Don't think I'm just bitching, I realize the limitations of a fan-made series and don't mean any disrespect. I'm just a lifelong Mr Arex fan with my own ideas what he'd look like in the flesh :)

I wonder if they're gonna use the original TAS bio, or maybe Peter David's New Frontier "Triexian" background?

Can't wait to see him walk across the bridge. That'll be a sight!

Awesome!! :hugegrin:

GeorgeKirk April 22 2010 02:18 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
It's hard to draw any definitive conclusions from one picture, but it looks like the Phase II folks have nailed it. Arex looks so real! It would have been so easy to fall into the Jar-Jar trap here, but it looks as though they've deftly avoided it. Amazing work, as usual!

Barbreader April 22 2010 04:57 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
It is an amazing effect. My issues are not with Phase II, but with The Animated Series. The size of the skull is too small for an intelligent being in biology as we know it. However, there is no reason that these critters can't have two brains, perhaps one in a different part of the body that does the 'thinking' and one in the head to process hearing, sight, sound, and coordinates the use of arms and muscles and other senses. Humans have a second 'brain' as large as that of many other critters... in our stomachs. It is the source of our 'gut' feelings. Perhaps these folk have 'gut' thinking and head feelings?

King Daniel Into Darkness April 22 2010 05:26 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
An alien brain could be much smaller and denser (no pun imtended) than a human's, while being at least as smart. We've had smart clouds in Trek for crying out loud!

And most guys' second brain is a little lower than the stomach...

USS Intrepid April 22 2010 05:40 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
Brain size is not necessarily indicative of intelligence.

Potemkin_Prod April 22 2010 06:00 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
Skull and brain size certainly aren't any indication of intelligence. Racoons have far greater intelligence than say cattle in general despite being far smaller in terms of cranial capacity and brain size. It's not what you've got; it's how you use it. ;)

In regards to the effect, it looks pretty darn good. I'd've given him a more pronounced eyebrow like the animated Edoans have, but it's certainly intriguing.

Will this set back productions of the episodes, though, since bridge scenes with Arex would have to be CGIed?

Rattrap April 22 2010 06:04 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
Now for the question all the fanboys desperately want an answer to: When do we get to see M'Ress?

Saul April 22 2010 06:44 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
Quote:

Chris3123 wrote: (Post 4016683)
In the upcoming episode, "The Child":


Quote:

The episode will also see the introduction of the Star Trek: The Animated Series character Arex, who is being digitally rendered by Tobias Richter. Arex will be voiced by Chris Doohan (stepping in for his dad James Doohan who originally voiced Arex for TAS).

TrekMovie


Here's a test shot of him, for those too lazy to click the link:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...phase2arex.jpg

:eek: I can't wait! :techman:

Holy shit, that's Alec Baldwin in the redshirt!

Chemahkuu April 22 2010 07:39 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
Quote:

Rattrap wrote: (Post 4017378)
Now for the question all the fanboys desperately want an answer to: When do we get to see M'Ress?

Indeed.

Starhawk April 22 2010 07:43 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
Now, if they could bring in Lt. M'Ress I would love that.

Captain Randy Hall April 22 2010 08:28 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
Very cool. It'll be interesting to see him shake hands with someone else in the crew...

GSchnitzer April 22 2010 08:52 PM

Re: Arex coming to Phase II!
 
Quote:

Captain Randy Hall wrote: (Post 4017862)
Very cool. It'll be interesting to see him shake hands with someone else in the crew...

We're working on a scene where he dances, juggles, plays the guitar, and does close-up sleight-of-hand tricks. It's an important plot point.


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