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Old July 1 2009, 12:42 AM   #151
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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I don't want to speak to the rest of the team, but even if I got my visuals to Jimm today (which I won't), I don't think it will be done next week.

However, as a not-too-distant bystander, I think when this is done it will blow everyone away...It will be more of a work of art than simply an episode.
Thanks to Dennis and NEO for responding to my query. As I said, some things take time.
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Old July 1 2009, 08:26 AM   #152
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

NEO f/x wrote: View Post
..It will be more of a work of art than simply an episode.
Ok, that might be setting expectations a little too high.
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Old July 4 2009, 12:27 AM   #153
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

I just wanted to step into this thread to express my admiration to the folks who make STARSHIP EXETER. Downloading the completed segments of "The Tressaurian Intersection", I felt like I was watching some hidden, just-uncovered, never-before-seen episode of TOS. The Exeter Studios people really hit the Bull's Eye, more than any other fan-film production I've seen to date. That teaser took my breath away. This is what I was hoping the new Hollywood movie would be like!

I hope the Exeter crew is able to complete their "Tressaurian" voyage soon; I'll be eagerly awaiting the final segment!

Best wishes,

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Old July 4 2009, 01:22 AM   #154
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Thank you for the kind words; we'll certainly pass them along to others who work on the show.
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Old July 5 2009, 04:40 AM   #155
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

I just sat a watched all of The Tressaurian Intersection that has been released thus far...again. All I continue to say is: WOW! Even if it never gets finish, it is a work of art for those of us who grew up on TOS.

I watch this every 6-7 months, so it isn't like it is the first time I've seen it. It's just that I'm awed each time I watch it.
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Old July 6 2009, 07:43 PM   #156
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

Wingsley wrote: View Post
I just wanted to step into this thread to express my admiration to the folks who make STARSHIP EXETER. Downloading the completed segments of "The Tressaurian Intersection", I felt like I was watching some hidden, just-uncovered, never-before-seen episode of TOS. The Exeter Studios people really hit the Bull's Eye, more than any other fan-film production I've seen to date. That teaser took my breath away. This is what I was hoping the new Hollywood movie would be like!

I hope the Exeter crew is able to complete their "Tressaurian" voyage soon; I'll be eagerly awaiting the final segment!

Best wishes,

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Well, while WE may not be able to; our GRANDCHILDREN might...(and no, I'm noit trying to imply that it's been a long wait at all....)
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Old July 7 2009, 01:16 AM   #157
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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Well, while WE may not be able to; our GRANDCHILDREN might...(and no, I'm noit trying to imply that it's been a long wait at all....)
"It's been a long road, getting from there to here. It's been a long time..."
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Old July 7 2009, 09:16 AM   #158
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

Dennis... nice avatar! Like many others, I found Sarah Palin's resignation to be, well, bizarre. But now you've given me a new thought. Did she resign from being Governor in order to play a part in Starship Exeter? or Polaris?

Seriously, now, I have a few things to say about Exeter.

Maybe, I should NOT have done it. Knowing how long it seemed to be taking to be fully released, I wanted to wait until it was done. I've checked out the Teaser before, even skimmed a little bit here and there of Acts 1, 2 and 3. But now I've really done IT. I sat down and watched Starship Exeter: The Tressaurian Intersection, all of it that is available. And you know what? It is really AWESOME Original Era Star Trek. It's a truly tremendous achievement in fan productions of Star Trek!



The sets/backgrounds/atmosphere are perfect! This could've run right beside The Original Series. It is just that bang on! TSI is a visually stunning episode. The planet is totally convincing (maybe more so than the planets in TOS). The ship is beautiful. And the costumes and gadgets are all well done.



The First Officer, Cdr Jo Harris played by Holly Guess, is a strong, convincing character. The British accent helps, of course, but she really played the part well. The little details like having Harris wear the traditional mini-skirt uniform on the ship, but pants on away missions made sense and worked really well. Over all, the character development and strength of acting is outstanding in this episode. The Andorian b'Fuselek is much stronger in TSI than he was in the Savage Empire. And Jimm Johnson, himself, does a great job playing Garrovick, especially the tortured soul scene near the start of Act III.

And the aliens are fascinating in TSI. Just like TOS, the aliens are not quite convincing, but visually interesting enough to keep you engaged. Apparently these Tressaurians are related to the Gorn! They sure moved around like him! I liked that the special effects were good but limited to the quality of TOS. Sure I love the improved remastered or newly engineered effects too, don't get me wrong, but the TOS look and feel of TSI is just a special treat. I love this episode. It made me feel young again, like watching Star Trek for the first time all over again.

I know it's a long standing joke about how long they've taken to release these parts of The Tressaurian Intersection, and I know they give no updates on their website, but even still, I just want to say that it really is an excellent episode of Original Era Trek, and I for one eagerly anticipate the ending. I've seen evidence on different forums, posts by Dennis and also from Michael at neo f/x to know that after all this time, they really are working at finishing it and I look forward to what Jimm Johnson and his crew will eventually produce. Michael has said it will be a work of art and he knows what he's talking about, so I'm all the more eager to see it!

Hint: If you haven't yet watched The Tressaurian Intersection, if you were waiting for all of it to be released, please watch it, it's a treat! Plus, I don't want to be the only one who's so totally thrilled but also dying in anticipation! Check it out: http://starshipexeter.com/ Enjoy.
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Old July 7 2009, 02:35 PM   #159
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

CaptainKen,

Thanks, I really appreciate your detailed comments - it sounds as if you're getting out of the show exactly what quite a few of us working on it have hoped that people would.

The end is coming - in a good way. Hang in, and thanks again.

PS - thanks for the interest in Polaris. That's moving forward and we should be updating information online in the next few weeks.
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Old July 7 2009, 04:44 PM   #160
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Maybe you could cast Sarah as whatever the equivalent of a redshirt is in the Starship Polaris universe.
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Old July 8 2009, 12:24 AM   #161
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I wrote to try and audition to be in one of their episodes as I live in Austin. I was never contacted so I guess they were not hurting that bad for help.
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Old July 8 2009, 12:29 AM   #162
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

If it's like any production I've ever been involved with, then the need for off-camera help is vastly greater than the need for actors.
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Old July 8 2009, 12:34 AM   #163
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If it's like any production I've ever been involved with, then the need for off-camera help is vastly greater than the need for actors.

Too true.
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Old July 8 2009, 12:45 AM   #164
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

I was born without the artistic gene, but I like to think that even go-fers contribute to the production. And God knows, I pulled that gig way too many times in my 20s.
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Old July 8 2009, 01:30 AM   #165
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I was born without the artistic gene, but I like to think that even go-fers contribute to the production. And God knows, I pulled that gig way too many times in my 20s.
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