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PDX Trek November 14 2007 09:21 PM

Vulcan Fury - Is it out there anywhere?
 
Hi folks,

I have been wanting to play this game since it was first advertised. I know that the project got canned, but I was wondering if there is either a script, cinematics or a beta version of the game out there somewhere?

Can anyone help me find it?

Thanks!!! :vulcan:

22 Stars November 14 2007 09:31 PM

Re: Vulcan Fury - Is it out there anywhere?
 
Lol, i love when this comes up. I along with others have done some good research into this.

I contacted DC Fontana, she has her work that she did for the script etc.

Interplay was sold to a foreign software company, who never replied to my letter requesting any info about the materials for the game.

There is no playable demo around, a few trailers exist and some great images. My #1 concern is finding the audio recordings done for the game. Most if not all the TOS cast did their voices, and it would be great to resurrect them in some form.

I know that Virogen has/had a great site with all the known materials.

The problem is, the rights and clearances to this stuff is now all defunct and to publish them for public consumption, new contracts and license agreemenets would have to be drawn up between the writers, actors and CBS/Paramount.

PDX Trek November 14 2007 09:40 PM

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I figured that it was something like that. Picard says it best: "MERDE!" :brickwall:

CaptJimboJones November 14 2007 11:41 PM

Re: Vulcan Fury - Is it out there anywhere?
 
There was a plan to novelize the script that Dorothy Fontana wrote. But I'm not sure if it ever got off the ground.

Earlier this year, Fontana had this to say about it:

Quote:


It was a very complicated story. It was big.There was mystery. There was a chase. There was threat and danger. It was five parts that were really very full and complicated. The ‘Vulcan Fury’ was actually one of the moons of Vulcan that was actually a weapons platform that had long bead dead and some happens tore-activate it. Which would then threaten the Enterprise which was in orbit and other Federation ships. The problem was that it became very expensive and the head of [game publisher] Interplay pulled it because it was too expensive and he didn’t see getting his money back on it. I have asked [CBS Products Exec] Paula Block if I can take it, clear it,and make it into a novel. I haven’t got an answer back yet, but I think it would be a heck of a great story as a novel.



Ronald Held November 14 2007 11:46 PM

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When I saw her last, it has not been written.

WalkinMan November 15 2007 01:53 AM

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I would like to see it written!!!

PDX Trek November 15 2007 09:47 PM

Re: Vulcan Fury - Is it out there anywhere?
 
Well, thanks for the info everyone - maybe I'll get to read the novel someday... :vulcan:

Yosef Lindell November 18 2007 12:46 AM

Re: Vulcan Fury - Is it out there anywhere?
 
For more info on Vulcan Fury see:

Trek Core Gaming

They have images and some details on the story.

And if you're interested in point and click TOS adventure games like Vulcan Fury, I recently wrote one.
It can be downloaded here:

Star Trek: the Continuing Voyage

Haggis and tatties November 18 2007 02:22 AM

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I'm sure it was confirmed more than once by at least one of the game dev on their website long ago that all work done on the game was either destroyed or wiped from existence when Interplay went belly up....

Plus reports of the game being nearly finished it seems were vastly exaggerated with it being close to just 20%, which would tally with the game not making its original 1997 release date, and then in 1999 getting cancelled.

If the game was really at 90% complete i think they would have thrown what was there together and got it out the door.

Its a shame really as the The 25th anniversary was the reason i bought a PC in the first place and i was really looking forward the VF...

WalkinMan November 18 2007 05:56 AM

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It would be a real shame if they destroyed the original voice reocrdings, whatever they had, from the TOS cast. We know for certain James Doohan recorded some lines.

The other materials, given the time that has passed and technological innovations, I can understand being left behind...there are screenshots which give an idea of the basic artistic concepts...

Delta1 November 18 2007 06:03 AM

Re: Vulcan Fury - Is it out there anywhere?
 
You'd think the success of DOSBox, SCUMMVM, and TellTale Games would show publishers that there's still a niche for the old-fashioned adventure game. If the game could just be completed, it could be sold over the internet, XBox Arcade, etc., and I bet it'd rake in the dough.

At least, it would rake in my dough, which is going to fewer and fewer computer games every year.

Does that abandoned-weapons-platform-on-a-dead-moon idea sound like the Scythe mission from 25th Anniversary to anyone else?

Ronald Held November 18 2007 02:52 PM

Re: Vulcan Fury - Is it out there anywhere?
 
If I had a dollar per post on this topic, I could begin to get some people together to create this game from what is available.

22 Stars November 23 2007 05:44 AM

Re: Vulcan Fury - Is it out there anywhere?
 
If anyone has any realistic ideas for trying to track down elements of the game, I would be very interested. For example, was there ever a list of production credits issued for it, like a lead production or managment team, we coud try to contact them.

Borjis November 23 2007 07:41 AM

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there has to be reel or dat recordings of the voices archived somewhere, possibly in the archives at the studio the voices were recorded at.

I can't recall if Interplay had recorded them in house.

Can you imagine how awesome it would be if the voices were combined with CG animation, in the style of those tests that foundation imaging did?

WalkinMan November 23 2007 09:32 AM

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One other angle...perhaps someone at a convention can ask a member of the remaining TOS cast, to see if they remember recording some lines, and at what studio...(Paramount)?


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