So I routinely did my monthly check of the Starship Exeter website today and discovered the domain has expired... Sad to see this project still incomplete and now suffering the indignity of being homeless. As much as Phase 2 seems to have eclipsed Exeter, this fan film was the one that really got me excited about the new genre. I think it was easier to accept new starfleet characters than re-portraying the classic crew/actors. I wish the Exeter creators well and thank them for what has been shared so far...
Very much this. I had a much easier time with a new crew, and Exeter's FX were crazy awesome. While Phase 2 is alright, this show caputred the feel of 60's era Trek much better IMO. Plus I liked the idea of seeing another crew during this time.
But it is what it is. I look forward to one day seeing the whole thing. Sad to think we won't see any new adventures with this crew.