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Old March 12 2012, 08:10 PM   #16
Ronald Held
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Re: resurrecting Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury as a animated TOS st

Is there any news on turning the script into a novel?
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Old March 12 2012, 08:19 PM   #17
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Ronald Held wrote: View Post
Is there any news on turning the script into a novel?
I've done some more searching. No news but this is the most recent:

98. rm10019 - June 4, 2011
I have done extensive research into Vulcan Fury, even contacting DC Fontana herself. She has the outline and work she did ’somewhere’ in her files, but the question is who owns the rights. Interplay was sold to a European company, but they don’t have the rights to Trek games obviously.
This was mid-2011. So much for her even trying to self-publish as an E-Book...
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Old March 13 2012, 07:50 PM   #18
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Re: resurrecting Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury as a animated TOS st

Has she been to a recent convention where someone had asked her this question?
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Old March 15 2012, 05:54 AM   #19
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I've just been thinking about this (obsessed much? Yup, this may be the holy grail of Trek) IF the audio tracks still exist and can be found, then that's that. If it can be found and preserved, then even if it's 10/20 years down the line there is always a possiblity something can be done with this, be it an audiobook or CG movie.

I think a movie might be more viable than an episode (or a game I guess, funnily enough I never thought of that?!), given the material. It would give SOVF it's own platform. But imagine it? A brand new full-length adventure with the original cast. And Mark Lenard as Sarek. Obviously any new production would have to go through CBS Studios now rather than Paramount, and the actors/estates, writers and make sure the rights to the story are secured.

James Doohan, Mark Lenard and DeForest Kelley are no longer with us, so that would make the project extra special. Hopefully Kelley's lines would be good enough to use.

I know I'm reading into things a bit here, but I am an optimist. We just need someone in LA (presumably) who can track stuff down and go to CBS with it.
Again I don't see the point in dubbing in old audio clips of the TOS cast, for an animated movie or series, rather just creating a new audio track with a new script.

Trying to dub old audio clips of these actors would sound forced and stilted. No one besides hard core trekies would care that its DeForest Kelly's voice in the cartoon, the stilted way the voice acting was done trying to dub in long deceased voice actors would be a turn off to the general audience. If they are going to make an animated movie about Star Trek, have a new audio track, not an old one. I think a pre-lay track would sound way better then dubbing in old audio clips.
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Old March 15 2012, 06:50 AM   #20
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Secrets of Vulcan's Fury would make a wonderful animated movie.

Pocket Books still hasn't done 25th Anniversary, Judgement Rites or Kobayashi Alternative prose novelizations.

An animated movie would be the next best thing.
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Old March 15 2012, 02:35 PM   #21
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jefferiestubes8 wrote: View Post
Ronald Held wrote: View Post
Is there any news on turning the script into a novel?
I've done some more searching. No news but this is the most recent:

98. rm10019 - June 4, 2011
I have done extensive research into Vulcan Fury, even contacting DC Fontana herself. She has the outline and work she did ’somewhere’ in her files, but the question is who owns the rights. Interplay was sold to a European company, but they don’t have the rights to Trek games obviously.
This was mid-2011. So much for her even trying to self-publish as an E-Book...
Hey guys, I am rm10019 on Trekmovie, and did indeed exchange emails with DC Fontana about this. At the time I was in Paramount in NY, wishing these sound recordings and script could somehow see the light of day.

Ms. Fontana indicated it was all trapped in legal loopholes, since she wrote it for Interplay, but Interplay was sold, and the new entity didn't have nor want rights to produce Trek computer games. All actual materials produced for the game would belong to this new company (somewhere I have a letter from them) but they can't/won't release them.

Even if someone bought the intellectual property and recordings for the game, they would need Paramount's ok to release it or re-work it. I am hoping that these recordings emerge someday. I would suggest the next step would be to contact the company that bought Interplay, and try to find out if they still have materials in storage, and where that might be.

Edit: The company I contacted back then seems to have been 'Titus Software' in France: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplay_Entertainment
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Old July 2 2012, 05:30 PM   #22
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Re: resurrecting Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury as a animated TOS st

I was the one who originally posted about the audio tracks for the game possibly having been backed up on magnetic tapes and stored somewhere. I was never able to get any more information on this.

But after seeing this post, I searched around the internet a bit more. For those who are not aware, Interplay still exists, although what they are doing is somewhat unclear. They do have a very active forum with frequent responses from Interplay employees.

About a year ago, there was a post on SOVF, in which a current employee said that all the files from SOVF have been lost:

http://www.interplay.com/forums/view...of+vulcan+fury

Now I don't want to believe this. It would be a tragedy. I think we may yet be able to get more detailed information from this person on the Interplay forum as to how he came by this knowledge and who else we can contact.

Is anyone up for this?
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Old July 5 2012, 11:01 PM   #23
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Yosef Lindell wrote: View Post
I was the one who originally posted about the audio tracks for the game possibly having been backed up on magnetic tapes and stored somewhere. I was never able to get any more information on this.

But after seeing this post, I searched around the internet a bit more. For those who are not aware, Interplay still exists, although what they are doing is somewhat unclear. They do have a very active forum with frequent responses from Interplay employees.

About a year ago, there was a post on SOVF, in which a current employee said that all the files from SOVF have been lost:

http://www.interplay.com/forums/view...of+vulcan+fury

Now I don't want to believe this. It would be a tragedy. I think we may yet be able to get more detailed information from this person on the Interplay forum as to how he came by this knowledge and who else we can contact.

Is anyone up for this?
There is a rumour also the material exists somewhere. I hope it's true - maybe someone backed up the discs/tapes knowing how important it is? Maybe the person on that forum got it wrong. Interplay exists, I'd love it if a talented person with knowledge and contacts could track it down. Yorktown: A Time To Heal starring George Takei has been revived.

This is a BRAND NEW STORY set during the original 5 year mission featuring the WHOLE cast written by DC Fontana and directed by Jon Lucas. Exploring the history of the Vulcan/Romulan conflict.

The last performances of DeForest Kelley, James Doohan and Mark Lenard as their characters. If not a game it could be an animated feature or even an audio drama?

Don't give up til it's over! As long as it exists (if it does) then chances are 10, 20, 30 years down the line, something could be done with it. And I don't mean put it in the garbage.
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Old July 6 2012, 12:02 AM   #24
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Re: resurrecting Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury as a animated TOS st

Would love to see an animated film come of it, but I realize the odds are slim.
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Old July 6 2012, 08:32 PM   #25
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What does DC Fontana have to save about this, now?
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Old July 7 2012, 05:53 AM   #26
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Re: resurrecting Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury as a animated TOS st

Ronald Held wrote: View Post
What does DC Fontana have to save about this, now?
I wonder if anyone has asked her if she has a copy of the script?
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Old July 7 2012, 10:48 AM   #27
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Re: resurrecting Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury as a animated TOS st

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Would love to see an animated film come of it, but I realize the odds are slim.
I'm surprised there hasn't been a fan-film version of it. Obviously whoever did it would have to know the story and would need voice actors who sounded like the original cast, but I'm sure that part wouldn't be too hard.
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Old July 7 2012, 01:25 PM   #28
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Re: resurrecting Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury as a animated TOS st

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BillJ wrote: View Post
Would love to see an animated film come of it, but I realize the odds are slim.
I'm surprised there hasn't been a fan-film version of it. Obviously whoever did it would have to know the story and would need voice actors who sounded like the original cast, but I'm sure that part wouldn't be too hard.
I suggested the idea to James Cawley.
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Old July 7 2012, 02:20 PM   #29
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I know. But I was thinking of a CGI version Or something TAS style. I think Phase II is too busy right now with all their other episodes.
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Old July 7 2012, 08:51 PM   #30
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Several years ago, she was trying to get it sold as a novel.
Does she show up at Trek Cons anymore?
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