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Old June 27 2012, 12:06 AM   #886
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I spent the whole weekend editing Polaris. I finally got around to cutting together a big protagonist v. antagonist dialog that Dennis wanted me to start with. Wee!
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Old June 27 2012, 03:11 AM   #887
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I finally got around to cutting together a big protagonist v. antagonist dialog that Dennis wanted me to start with. Wee!
And, uh, how did that go?
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Old June 27 2012, 09:56 AM   #888
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^^^Don't you wish you knew? lol

Pretty good, so far. Needs some tweaks. You'll see it soon, Dennis.
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Old June 27 2012, 10:03 PM   #889
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Looking through the footage reminded me of this:



Ahhh, good times!
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Old June 27 2012, 10:52 PM   #890
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Maurice wrote: View Post
Looking through the footage reminded me of this:



Ahhh, good times!
Uh ... somehow that's not what I expected Polaris to be like.










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Old June 27 2012, 11:30 PM   #891
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Looking through the footage reminded me of this:



Ahhh, good times!
Uh ... somehow that's not what I expected Polaris to be like.

Oh, it's not. Those are just the really serious scenes. Wait til you see the comedy!
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Old June 28 2012, 04:15 AM   #892
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True!
Goofing off is serious business!
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Old June 28 2012, 04:24 AM   #893
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Well, one would sure be foolish not to play by the rules.
I wasn't suggesting otherwise. I simply wonder what the tax implications are. For example is money from a Kickstarter campaign considered to be a gift?
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Old July 13 2012, 05:33 AM   #894
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The top officers of the starship Polaris in a rare light moment on the Command Deck. From left to right,
Commander Paul Duncan (Nick Cook), Captain Sam Fredericks (Paul R. Sieber),
and Lt. Commander January "Howie" Howard (Susan Cirrincione).

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Old July 13 2012, 04:23 PM   #895
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I love these guys.
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Old July 20 2012, 07:15 AM   #896
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I've had the privilege of being an "early adopter" of the film —
i.e. a test audience member — thanks to Maurice, the intrepid editor of POLARIS. In other words, I've seen a rough cut of the film. And I've been given permission to post a little something here of my initial reaction. That little something will be real brief as I don't want to give away anything of the actual story.

That being said, I can tell from just the rough cut that this is going to be a steller film (pun fully intended). There is an eeriness in the story that calls back to the film's antecedents, such as FORBIDDEN PLANET and the original STAR TREK. But what truly sets this film apart from any other fan production (and this is really an independent film production in its own right) is that it uses that particular era of science fiction to create something new and exciting. And it is exciting to watch a brand-new universe unfold and get to know new characters. More than that, it's just plain exciting to watch.

The film moves. It doesn't drag. Not once was I bored. The characters are quite fun. Fredericks and Dr. Young, played by Paul Sieber and Gina Hernandez respectively, have a great rapport, which gleams through the screen. The antagonist is captivating to watch. The humor, especially Nick Cook's lines and his delivery, hits just right more than once.

The best part is that POLARIS is plain fun. It's adventure science fiction with the emphasis on adventure. And I can't wait to see the finished product with all the final VFX shots in place. Trust me, it's going to be well worth the wait.
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Old July 20 2012, 07:31 AM   #897
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Outstanding. Thanks!
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Old July 20 2012, 11:15 AM   #898
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It's nice to see some feedback from someone who isn't so close to the production. Glad to hear you liked what you've seen. Like you, I can't wait to see it with FX in place. It really does feel, in tone, like a film from that special era of SF movies. I miss that tone.
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Old July 20 2012, 10:19 PM   #899
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Actually, Middyseafort saw the edit was up in Final Cut, and hit me with a shillelagh. When I came to he'd watched the whole thing. Good thing I hadn't edited in the climax yet. Denied!

All kidding aside, the feedback's been good so far, even though no one ever loves the rough cut.
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Old July 21 2012, 02:50 AM   #900
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Thanks, middy. I'm really pleased - and more than a little relieved - that you liked it so much.

You're one of the first, if not the first, person not associated with the production to have seen the rough cut.
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