It was an amazing amount of fun.
For a good part of the time we were working on this, no other fan film making such extensive use of full sets and locations had been released. The producers had visited the partial bridge set at what would become New Voyages
, but "Come What May" was shot while we were in preproduction and released while stuff was being built in Austin. And of course the first installment of Exeter
, "The Savage Curtain," had been finished in 2003. So we were pretty much in uncharted territory for most of this time. Jimm and everyone else had TOS itself and otherwise pretty limited research/reference material to base everything on (he's a fan of the Franz Joseph publications of the 1970s and to some extent the FASA games).