What I have been seeing is marked improvement as you go along. That's not unique for fan series, but it's fun to watch. As a relative newcomer to fan film viewing (with no ambition to make my own), it's exciting for me to see the process of a major series as it rolls out, right from the start. HF was almost done when I showed up, Farragut, Intrepid and Phase II were in process, Beyond was complete, and the long-running Teen Trek series, (now film school student series) England's Star Trek Unity, had already grown from being a record of 11 to 14 year olds playing 'pretend' to a real fan series. This is the first MAJOR series I've had the chance to watch from the start. Of course, it's fun to see the one-to four film stories/mini-series, too. I am still looking forward to Archway with enthusiasm! And that CGI from The Night the Stars Fell From the Sky has me drooling! I am just BLOWN AWAY by what I am seeing!