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Old February 18 2012, 05:19 AM   #166
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Scienceguy - the reason for the casting, more male
than female, is because our production is being created
as though it were made in 1967-68. The first pilot "The
Cage" had an overwhelming male cast & 2 female officers.
"Where No Man Has Gone Before" didn't improve the
female cast much, either. Although, I do want everyone
to know, only the very top characters are set in stone
as far as being male or female. Other characters, may very
well change from being male to female or vice versa. We
still have quite a ways to go.

Good question.

and P.S.
Personally, I DO want more female characters
than we have listed. Its' just a template for now.
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Old February 24 2012, 02:11 AM   #167
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J.C. England wrote: View Post
Scienceguy - the reason for the casting, more male
than female, is because our production is being created
as though it were made in 1967-68. The first pilot "The
Cage" had an overwhelming male cast & 2 female officers.
"Where No Man Has Gone Before" didn't improve the
female cast much, either. Although, I do want everyone
to know, only the very top characters are set in stone
as far as being male or female. Other characters, may very
well change from being male to female or vice versa. We
still have quite a ways to go.

Good question.

and P.S.
Personally, I DO want more female characters
than we have listed. Its' just a template for now.
...and admittedly, the female characters we do have are all very strong and in major positions on the crew...one of which is a terrific surprise from Trek's past. The second tier characters could go either way, male or female, so I imagine that as people audition those options will be open... Just sayin....
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Old March 5 2012, 09:51 PM   #168
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Any recent news, guys? Thiis thread is starting to creep down the list!!
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Old March 6 2012, 02:01 AM   #169
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NOPE - No new newz / nothing to report ! !
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Old March 9 2012, 08:41 AM   #170
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Hey guys, I'd love to see a video update! If you have a smart phone, you could just shoot maybe a 3 to 5 minute video and cover the regular stuff like sets, production details, and of course a request for donations. You know Intrepid is doing cast interviews...this might be interesting with the crew that is involved at this point.
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Old March 9 2012, 05:10 PM   #171
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Don't know if it's up to me but, here we go, my 2 cents......

As far as the "set" goes, since I had surgery a few weeks ago and am recover'n at present, "work days" have dropped considerably.
Richard has had some previously scheduled things to take care of also. Roland is in the hospital at the moment with some problems that are being worked out.....
(( our workforce has dropped drastically ))
So, as far as I know, time projection on the bridge re-construction is open ended @ present.
Work is continuing on the script. According to J.C., a 10-15 minute vignette - "When One Door Closes" is written & ready to be filmed once casting is completed.
Open auditions are being taken and accepted. A scheduled date is pending for our next sit-down meeting. John will have more info on this as time permits and progresses..
Several new contacts were made thru our exhibit which was set-up last weekend at the "Underground Monster Carnival", held in Oklahoma City @ the State Fairgrounds. We had a GREAT turn-out. Lots of interests and enthusiasm throughout the day passed the time quickly so we'll see what develops from that........
We ALWAYZ welcome any donations to the project which I believe is linked thru the Starship Ajax website www.starshipajax.com & also on the Ajax FB page........
Stay tuned! As newz develops , It WILL Be posted.......
Thanx for the continued interests........
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Old March 14 2012, 01:42 AM   #172
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..and THAT news is certainly official!
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Old March 15 2012, 06:32 AM   #173
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Wish I had known about the appearance ... I would have tried to get over there.
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Old March 18 2012, 05:23 PM   #174
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MEETING TONIGHT 6:00 P.M.
discussions on the priority of the "next" steps to be hammered out............

It always looks good on paper - - - - - - - -

Report to follow...........
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Old March 20 2012, 06:35 PM   #175
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Meeting was productive: as we spoke about how far we've come with the Bridge set reconstruction, the finalized vignette script, and casting one of the characters and a director for the episode, to be announced later... More to come, stay tuned....
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Old March 23 2012, 02:57 PM   #176
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AjaxSupportCrew wrote: View Post
Meeting was productive: as we spoke about how far we've come with the Bridge set reconstruction, the finalized vignette script, and casting one of the characters and a director for the episode, to be announced later... More to come, stay tuned....
Yep, there sure is more to come...not for me to say what, exactly...but I can hardly wait for you guys to release the news....
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Old March 27 2012, 03:51 PM   #177
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Any casting news...that is, beyond what I already know?
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Old April 15 2012, 06:25 PM   #178
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All's quiet on the Ajax front...any news to report? How is the bridge coming along?
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Old April 16 2012, 12:05 AM   #179
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Some kind of update would be nice. Or contact the guy from Trekspeak.
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Old April 17 2012, 07:12 AM   #180
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Ok guys. I'm now back from my much easier but yet paying job and focusing on the back breaking volunteer project. If you would have seen us tonight you would agree with the back breaking part.

The work over the last two days hasn't been on the sets but on the new building. The previous tenants had backed into it with a truck, many, many times and then proceeded to do some unbelievably horrible repairs. We have had a lot of rain here lately and much of it has been inside. One more day to re-repair our wall, another day to build a divider we promised the owner we would put up to separate our junk from his and then back to the bridge.

The bridge is actually just about at the state it was before the move. I came in one day during my long break and resembled most of it. Pretty soon we can get back to making progress.

We did take the opportunity to make some upgrades while we had it apart. First there were many platforms that weren't constructed very well that we re-enforced and that took care of much of the squeaks when walking around the ring.

Second, we carpeted before replacing all the consoles. I don't know why we didn't do that the first time... but we fixed it.

The third and most notable, we did away with all the match stick looking legs under the platforms which were causing much of the squeaking problem. We replaced them with 1' square x shaped stands that don't attach to the platforms. This gives us the ability to move or pad supports that squeak, quickly add extra support in any areas that need it and mostly...

along with keeping the console sections modular and not permanently attached to each other, any section of the bridge can be quickly unbolted, dropped onto wheel boards and moved away allowing camera angles from any section and...

each section of the bridge is compact enough it can be rolled into the back of a truck and transported anywhere. Anyone want to rent a bridge for your next corporate party?

It will actually take two semis and likely another smaller truck to move the entire set but it can now be done.

One big change we are making, after running some numbers I've discovered we will save many, muches amounts of money by using lcd screens for the bridge displays instead of building light boxes. It's a move I don't really care for but in the interest of time and cost it's our best and, at the present, only option. I hope in the future to be able to build the displays and replace the monitors.

While we're completing the bridge set I'm riding the production team to get started filming. Hopefully they can have everything in place so when we drive the last screw, they can start shooting.

Now that we're moving past the building and into the details of the set does anyone have any suggestions, questions, ideas or inside knowledge they would like to share?

Here are a couple of things I never would have thought I'd gain so much knowledge about.

1. Marbles. There are a couple of thousand marbles on this bridge. Finding a place to buy marbles these days hasn't been easy but I think I found someone who can put together a package of the marbles we need. I'll let you know how it turns out.

2. Ice trays. Supposedly the little square buttons on the control panels used mini ice trays for molds. If they did then they don't make those trays anymore. I have now ordered over the internet, because I could find none in this state, 5 different types of mini ices trays and none of them will work for molds. I'm at one of those stuck points, I can find no other trays that are different than what I already have. So I'm likely going to be making my own molds in the next few days. This will be fun... I'll let you know how it works out too.

I think I've let your in on all the current news and more. I'd love to hear you comments and suggestions, give it to me.

Oh, one more thing.

The Starship Ajax online store is now open for business. Everyone needs an Ajax coffee mug or at least a dog tag. Check it out on our website, http://www.starshipajax.com .

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