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Old December 15 2008, 11:38 PM   #16
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

I almost forgot to give praise to Starship Intrepid, which is great for fans wanting more in the TNG/DS9/Voyager era. Their first episode was as good as many folks' third or fourth episodes.
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Old December 16 2008, 12:35 AM   #17
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

USS Intrepid wrote: View Post
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I am more interested in seeing the next act of Star Trek: Exeter than the new J.J. Abrams Star Trek.
In light on the latest revelations, so am I.
Could you point me at the approrpiate thread/posts? I didn't see anything about big new revelations over in the XI forum...
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Old December 16 2008, 12:38 AM   #18
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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Graves Ghastly was my homie.
Dr. Paul Bearer and his "Horrible Old Movies" on Tampa's Channel 44 was one of Tampa's great pleasures. His show was full of incredibly groan inducing puns (one of his "sponsors" was Ghost Toasties).
Showing my age badly here, but I remember "Commander USA's Groovy Movies" from the early days of the USA network... *insert "old" smilie here*

For that matter, I remember when Elvira was still hosting z-grade horror films on late-night...
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Old December 16 2008, 12:41 AM   #19
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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Graves Ghastly was my homie.
Dr. Paul Bearer and his "Horrible Old Movies" on Tampa's Channel 44 was one of Tampa's great pleasures. His show was full of incredibly groan inducing puns (one of his "sponsors" was Ghost Toasties).
Showing my age badly here, but I remember "Commander USA's Groovy Movies" from the early days of the USA network... *insert "old" smilie here*

For that matter, I remember when Elvira was still hosting z-grade horror films on late-night...
Actually, what's not well known is that Elvira and Dr. Paul Bearer had an illicit fling just before he kicked the bucket. The resultant offspring goes by the name of "TEH BABA". Now you know, the rest of the story!
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Old December 16 2008, 01:13 AM   #20
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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I am more interested in seeing the next act of Star Trek: Exeter than the new J.J. Abrams Star Trek.
In light on the latest revelations, so am I.
And your series, sir!
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Old December 16 2008, 07:42 AM   #21
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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The current episode will be finished sometime in 2009 and I'm told that there are plans to do more but I've had no specific discussions with the producers about that. I'll certainly be real happy to drive to Austin, any time, to operate a smoke machine or glue gun or pull the bridge doors open.
Oh God, don't ask me to revisit The Atlantis Invaders script again. Oh wait, that'll never happen...if they thought Tressaurian was tough to pull off, Atlantis would kill 'em! Albeit, there are some bits in that script I would have loved to have seen filmed...especially the phaser fight with Cutty and the "invaders", and the coffee scenes.
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Old December 16 2008, 03:48 PM   #22
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My understanding is that it's been rewritten as a musical. They brought in some guy - Josh Wheedle or something?

I'm sorry, but there are too many given names beginning with "J" involved with this show. That's why it's taking so long...the rest of us are never sure who we're talking to.
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Old December 16 2008, 08:22 PM   #23
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

I am particularly fond of "The Sec-Tor Song" by Cutty.
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Old December 16 2008, 11:41 PM   #24
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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The current episode will be finished sometime in 2009 and I'm told that there are plans to do more but I've had no specific discussions with the producers about that. I'll certainly be real happy to drive to Austin, any time, to operate a smoke machine or glue gun or pull the bridge doors open.
Oh God, don't ask me to revisit The Atlantis Invaders script again. Oh wait, that'll never happen...if they thought Tressaurian was tough to pull off, Atlantis would kill 'em! Albeit, there are some bits in that script I would have loved to have seen filmed...especially the phaser fight with Cutty and the "invaders", and the coffee scenes.
Personally, I'd love to see that come to fruition. What I heard of that particular plot always appealed to me.

And before I forget, thank you Randy and Herbert.
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Old December 18 2008, 09:39 AM   #25
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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Oh God, don't ask me to revisit The Atlantis Invaders script again. Oh wait, that'll never happen...if they thought Tressaurian was tough to pull off, Atlantis would kill 'em! Albeit, there are some bits in that script I would have loved to have seen filmed...especially the phaser fight with Cutty and the "invaders", and the coffee scenes.
Personally, I'd love to see that come to fruition. What I heard of that particular plot always appealed to me.
Well, it WAS written, as originally the shipboard scenes were supposed to be filmed concurrent with "Tressaurian". I was going to do another draft of the planetary scenes afterwards, notably to address some plotting problems I never felt I'd quite nailed. The script I did was radically different than the original draft that had been posted on the Exeter website, as I streamlined the cast of characters and tightened the plot down a lot. I was proud of a few key scenes in particular: notably a phaser battle action scene that would've showed what a crack shot Cutty was (no misses), a romantic scene played mostly as montage which would have shown how two characters connected in a really un-obvious way, and a really nice dialogue scene where two former friends talk around a subject, but it's clear what the subject is.

My favorite "bit" was taking a throwaway line about how you set a phaser to overload and turning that into a running bit of business which paid off twice in the plot, and illustrated that the romantic interest was as smart as the hero...if not smarter.

I actually have about 30 pages of another "spec" Exeter script I started, but I like the story so much I might un-Trek it and make it something else.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:42 AM   #26
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That sounds really good. Are you sure it'll never see the light of day?
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Old December 18 2008, 04:18 PM   #27
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Maybe the Exeter producers should consider "radio" plays.
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Old December 19 2008, 05:42 AM   #28
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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That sounds really good. Are you sure it'll never see the light of day?
“Tressaurian” had been a tough shoot, and it was a “bottle” show (shot almost entirely on the newly built ship sets). "Atlantis" had scenes on the ship with the crew, interior and exterior sets for the mining colony, numerous miners and aliens, which means more costumes and makeup. It was big. And this AFTER I’d pared back the scale of the script considerably from what had preceded my attempts.

Here's a snippet of non-spoiler dialog from Act One.

CALLAHAN (CONT'D)
(genuine)
I was sorry to hear that he...

GARROVICK
(quickly)
Me too.
(introductions)
Commander Cutty, my chief of
Security.

CUTTY
(knowing smile)
I’ve heard a lot about you, Mr.
Callahan.
They shake hands.
CALLAHAN
All lies! Except the parts that
sounded fun.
(wink)
And call me Brian.

GARROVICK
And Commander Harris, my first
officer.

CALLAHAN
They sure make ‘em prettier than
when I was in the service!
Callahan tries to kiss Harris’ hand, but she twists it to a
handshake then withdraws.
HARRIS
(deadly)
A pleasure.
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Old December 19 2008, 07:42 AM   #29
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

Now that's decidedly TOS in tone. I like it, thanks for the peek.

I'd still like to see it come to fruition, but I guess you can't have everything.
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Old December 19 2008, 10:42 AM   #30
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You've sure got Garrovick and Harris down pat. That's about the point where I'd request a transfer.
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