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Old August 6 2012, 02:49 PM   #19
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Re: Star Trek Continues - First Vignette Released

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I don't know how this is supposed to be competition for other fan shows since no one can sell them or anything. I like a lot of the fan stuff because it's us fans making them.

I liked the short clip I saw mostly. The only thing that really seemed weird for me was whoever is playing McCoy. He maybe has never seen the character? Or maybe it was in the writing because his lines were like out of a different show. He seemed real happy when everyone else was sad.

I liked how they redid the end of the last Trek episode. That was awesome and cool and really well done. Especially the woman who played Janice Lester. It's like they went back in time and got the actress!

The guy playing Kirk did okay but seems like he's trying to be The Shat and no one is The Shat. I want to see their first episode to decide but right now I dont like him much because it looks like hes trying to hard. But it is just their first try and I don't know the mix of fans to actors so he may never have really acted in anything like this. (Is the McCoy guy an actor? Because he's overacting too.) The Phase II Kirk grew into his role so maybe this guy can too.

The Spock was good, and I saw Chris Doohan as Scotty and that was awesome! I know the Uhura actress was in Phase II and Grant Imihara's Sulu voice was great. The Chekov guy looks fine but why didn't he have an accent?
Number of points I disagree with:

1) Vic Mignogna was fantastic as Kirk and was not simply doing a Shatner impersonation. Were there moments where he was channeling a little Shat... sure, but in no way was this simply a Shatner impersonation. I was particularly impressed with the emotion he was showing in his eyes and the performance he was giving with his body language. Good stuff!

2) What I really liked in particular about this vignette, beyond the superb production value they brought (lighting and direction in particular were top notch), was the acting. It was very broad and very 60s TV where the acting was slightly more "theatrical" than what you typically see on TV today. The vignette very much evoked a feel of 60s television.

3) As for McCoy, I can name, off the top of my head, at least half a dozen to a dozen episodes where McCoy comes in at the epilogue of a slightly more somber episode to liven things up. Secondly this was the "epilogue" of "The Turnabout Intruder" and from McCoy's perspective what is there to be down about? Dr. Lester is going to get the care she needs, and Kirk is back. McCoy was always the optimistic "silver lining" guy.

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