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Old August 6 2012, 05:58 PM   #30
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Re: Star Trek Continues - First Vignette Released

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Very clever idea adding a tag to Turnabout Intruder.

The editing was indeed pretty sharp to my eye.

I agree with what others have said, Vic really does seem to be doing a Shatner impersonation here. Personally, I'd rather he found his own take on it, much like James has these days, but that's an entirely subjective opinion.

I think it's hard to judge the others on what's a really brief snippet, but I agree Chris Doohan was very good, and Grant Imahara does a pretty good Takei.

If I had a single criticism, it would have to be that the tone of the piece didn't quite work for me. It just seemed too light for something that came immediately after the preceding scene. That said, I'm probably bring modern sensibilities to the table on this one, so I realise it's not entirely off the wall given the style of the sixties.

Either way, there's a lot of good work on show here, and I'll be interested to see where it's going. Congrats to all.
I agree with you Captain...it did seem way to light a scene for Turnabout Intruder. And I find that it was way too much of a Shatner impersonation. Maybe it's because I've enjoyed james performance of Kirk over the years but it seems he channels Kirk more than this new actor. But time will tell. Especially since we have a new Kirk on Phase II. Which is sad because I really like James's Kirk.

Doohan was spot on in his Scotty role. I didn't like Spock or McCoy too much either but they do a passable job.

And one last thing if you're going to get the Uhura from Phase II acting in this series could someone please make sure she has at least a line? Everyone had a line to say, even it was limited. Uhura just sits on the bridge smiling. I can see why Nichelle complained so much about the limits placed on her character. Give this woman something to say! I've seen her act and she can do it justice. I'd love to see her back on Phase II but I know how all this works.


If I could take Phase II's Kirk (Cawley), Spock, McCoy, Checkov, Sulu, Peter Kirk and Uhura (the same one from this one) and place this shows Scotty in the mix it would be a perfect crew in my opinion. But only because this Scotty knows the role. If not I like the Scotty Phase II has just fine.

I'd give this effort a B-.
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