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Old March 27 2014, 04:36 AM   #346
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 2 "Lolani"...

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Funny how these little bits of info get out, lol.

Kipleigh was great but her role is not a major part of the story. James did an awesome job. I believe that this will be the best STC episode yet. During the shoot there was a great energy on set and the script is great. As with all of these fan productions; we probably won't please everyone but I think a majority will approve. I would say that we are shooting for the earlier part of the summer as opposed the the later for the release (if all goes well!).
Very excited for this!!!!
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Old March 27 2014, 04:53 AM   #347
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 2 "Lolani"...

Another little tidbit from the James Kerwin interview. STC doesn't want to get into the spoiler or even misdirection business. Vague little hints might get dropped, but they want to recreate that feeling many would have about films and television episodes in those days long before the internet when you had no idea what was coming.

So far I'm pretty okay with that.
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Old March 30 2014, 06:21 PM   #348
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Hold up is that...

No, it wasn't, from what I could see-the design was different. Too bad that the status of the Orion women was reversed from what was stated and shown on Enterprise, though (this also shows why Gaila was able to be in Starfleet in the 2009 movie.)
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Old March 30 2014, 06:51 PM   #349
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The slaver ship was modified from a Matt Jefferies design. I'm also glad they ignored what ENT did.
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Old April 2 2014, 04:06 AM   #350
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 2 "Lolani"...

It appears, short of their teaser graphic being April Fool's jest, that STC's third episode will be set in or at least involve the alternate universe from "Mirror, Mirror."

Hopefully there's good reason to take us back there. It's obviously a rich sandbox, but could easily turn into what many people call "fan service" as well. Being as I was so satisfied with "Lolani," I'm optimistic for the moment about how it will shake out.
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Old April 2 2014, 04:16 AM   #351
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It appears, short of their teaser graphic being April Fool's jest, that STC's third episode will be set in or at least involve the alternate universe from "Mirror, Mirror."

Hopefully there's good reason to take us back there. It's obviously a rich sandbox, but could easily turn into what many people call "fan service" as well. Being as I was so satisfied with "Lolani," I'm optimistic for the moment about how it will shake out.
I have mixed feelings about this. I'm liking STC so far and a big reason is their stated intent to be faithful to how TOS approached things.

I'm not a fab of revisiting characters even though it was done on TOS when they broght back Harry Mudd. I'm one who really doesn't care for "I, Mudd" and TAS' "Mudd's Passion" was no improvement. All the spin-off series did revisits and few of them impressed me. The only ones I thought worked (although still not near as good as "Mirror, Mirror" was TNG's "Sarek" and DS9's "Crossover." Beyond that it was a mixture of "Meh" and "Why bother?"

STC's "Pilgrim Of Eternity" was a revisit, but they managed to pull it off. I'd rather they didn't go back to the Mirror Universe, but if they do I hope they manage to do something worthwhile with it. If the story was solely about the Mirror Universe characters without any crossover then perhaps that could be interesting.

I guess we'll see.
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Old April 2 2014, 11:22 AM   #352
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Beyond that it was a mixture of "Meh" and "Why bother?"
Why bother?

It's called ''easy ratings''
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Old April 2 2014, 11:47 AM   #353
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Well they've confirmed it will be a Mirror Universe story.

I have very mixed feelings about this. So far I liked the direction STC was going, but revisiting the past again so soon after revisiting Apollo in "Pilgrim Of Eternity" is questionable. The MU has been done to death in DS9 and ENT and most of that was a waste of time. DS9's first MU story was fine, but the rest were totally pointless. The ENT story's sole redeeming element was that it was entirely in the MU with its characters, but a lot of it was continuity porn.

Another crossover of characters would be tired and creatively pointless. The only way I could see this as interesting is if they manage a story set entirely in the MU with its characters and without any crossover and continuity porn.
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Old April 3 2014, 12:39 AM   #354
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At the end of the day, it all comes down to the story's quality. There's no doubt in my mind that they could do a very good crossover story that's not a thematic retread. But they could just as easily make something pretty bad that leaves you wondering, "why did they do that?"

I'm going to go into it hoping for the best, since I enjoyed their last effort so much.
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Old April 3 2014, 05:29 AM   #355
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 2 "Lolani"...

I like STC. It's excellent. That said, I am no fan of mirror universe episodes. When I rewatch the various series', I tend to skip over them, or at least fast forward them. They just don't appeal to me. Still, I figure whatever we get, it will be top quality from the STC team, and I'm eager to see that.
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Old April 3 2014, 06:05 PM   #356
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While I am not a huge fan of the mirror universe I can honestly say that the STC 3 script was excellent and I do believe it will be the strongest STC episode to date.
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Old April 3 2014, 06:13 PM   #357
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I really like STC and so believe me I hope to be proven wrong in my reservations.
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Well they've confirmed it will be a Mirror Universe story.

I have very mixed feelings about this. So far I liked the direction STC was going, but revisiting the past again so soon after revisiting Apollo in "Pilgrim Of Eternity" is questionable. The MU has been done to death in DS9 and ENT and most of that was a waste of time. DS9's first MU story was fine, but the rest were totally pointless. The ENT story's sole redeeming element was that it was entirely in the MU with its characters, but a lot of it was continuity porn.

Another crossover of characters would be tired and creatively pointless. The only way I could see this as interesting is if they manage a story set entirely in the MU with its characters and without any crossover and continuity porn.
Always one step forward and two steps back for fan productions. They made a big leap with their last episode and now they've fallen back on the same ol' fan film/fiction tropes.
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Old April 4 2014, 12:24 AM   #359
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Well they've confirmed it will be a Mirror Universe story.

I have very mixed feelings about this. So far I liked the direction STC was going, but revisiting the past again so soon after revisiting Apollo in "Pilgrim Of Eternity" is questionable. The MU has been done to death in DS9 and ENT and most of that was a waste of time. DS9's first MU story was fine, but the rest were totally pointless. The ENT story's sole redeeming element was that it was entirely in the MU with its characters, but a lot of it was continuity porn.

Another crossover of characters would be tired and creatively pointless. The only way I could see this as interesting is if they manage a story set entirely in the MU with its characters and without any crossover and continuity porn.
Always one step forward and two steps back for fan productions. They made a big leap with their last episode and now they've fallen back on the same ol' fan film/fiction tropes.
The challenge is to bring something fresh to the table. DS9 managed that to an extent with their first MU episode, but the followups to it were not nearly as interesting. The ENT MU episode simply re-affirmed what we already knew without adding anything of interest...unless one really likes continuity porn.

Although I am skeptical I'm certainly not all knowing. They could well give us something unexpected and really knock it out of the park. Like I said I'd love to be proven wrong.
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Old April 4 2014, 01:31 AM   #360
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 2 "Lolani"...

Starship Farragut managed to do a Mirror Universe episode that was only technically a Mirror Universe episode at the very end.

speaking of which, I'm kind of surprised that STC has managed to whip out 3 épisodes in the last year and a half and Farragut has stalled on their one scheduled outing. Surprised since, y'know, both are under the same production house?
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