Every last damn one of the fan films these days is really just a "fan pilot" and it's gotten to be tiresome. I'd love to see a single story arc begun, continued and resolved over the course of one film in a satisfying manner. If it does well, then, certainly they can revisit it but for the first outing, I'd like something simple and good.
I agree, and I'd include Intrepid in that criticism. If I could go back and start over, our first episode would be a complete stand alone.
For what it's worth, my next script after the two in production is exactly that, and any subsequent tales from us will be as well.