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View Poll Results: Please rate Starship Exeter: The Tressaurian Intersection (whole show,
Best. Trek Fanfilm. Ever. 38 40.86%
Excellent 38 40.86%
Good 15 16.13%
Average 2 2.15%
Fair 0 0%
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Old May 17 2014, 11:46 PM   #106
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Old May 18 2014, 06:44 PM   #107
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Thanks Maurice.... I can see a lot of work in that 1:03 of film work. That look way cool man!!!!
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Old May 19 2014, 06:27 AM   #108
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Honest Question: Did you do all the SFX on Act 4 by yourself?
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Old May 19 2014, 07:20 AM   #109
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Honest Question: Did you do all the SFX on Act 4 by yourself?
No. The spaceship models were built and animated by Dennis and also NEO f/x, and many of those elements were done years ago. Kenneth Thompson did the CGI lizard (and was flying blind because I couldn't tell him what it was for). Some of the base weirdspace elements were pre-existing, but largely I reverse engineered those and built entirely new elements to replace/enhance them, and then created a bunch of new elements using different techniques, from slit scanned artwork to multi-layered composite images. The lightning you see in weirdspace in Act 4 isn't animated, it's actually photographed off one of those electric disks as seen in every bloody Borg alcove.
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Old May 20 2014, 08:24 AM   #110
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Does anyone know where I can get all the episodes of Exeter?
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Old May 20 2014, 09:01 AM   #111
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Does anyone know where I can get all the episodes of Exeter?
There are only two episodes.


Click above to play all 5 segments of "The Savage Empire"



Click above to play "The Tressaurian Intersection"

And then this...


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Old May 20 2014, 04:00 PM   #112
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There's also the Night Shift short film
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Old May 20 2014, 04:11 PM   #113
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Non-canon.
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Old May 20 2014, 05:40 PM   #114
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Old May 20 2014, 07:55 PM   #115
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There's also the Night Shift short film
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Non-canon.
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Ok, edited to add it.
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Old May 20 2014, 08:14 PM   #116
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There's also a web comic.

"Starship Exeter: Home Is Not A Place"

Written by Charles Kelso and Kail Tescar
(aka Kelso and Kail on this very BBS!)

Computer Graphic Artist Raul Quiles, Jr.

Caitian Art by Masao Okazaki
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Old May 20 2014, 09:28 PM   #117
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That short web film was actually pretty funny, and IIRC one of the first to present Star Trek characters in this format (Phase 2, Farragut and Excalibur have also all released shorts of their own).

It would be nice if someone convinced the people involved that even if full-length episodes are too labour intensive, a rapid succession of shorts could be the answer...well, maybe not an answer to any question, but since I seem to be one of many people who would like a return to action with these appealing characters, we'll take anything we'll get...

And if anyone is concerned by the passage of time because it HAS been a decade since the last filming...I look at Chekov who still kicks ass almost 50 years after the end of season 3...
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Old May 21 2014, 04:03 AM   #118
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doubleohfive wrote: View Post
There's also a web comic.

"Starship Exeter: Home Is Not A Place"

Written by Charles Kelso and Kail Tescar
(aka Kelso and Kail on this very BBS!)

Computer Graphic Artist Raul Quiles, Jr.

Caitian Art by Masao Okazaki
Thanks for throwing that out there. The Jimm and Josh were incredibly gracious in allowing our little love letter to their characters.
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Old May 21 2014, 03:38 PM   #119
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Pity the comic is not in a .pdf form so I can download and read at my leisure.
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Old May 25 2014, 04:50 AM   #120
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Wow. I hope this isn't damning with faint praise, but while there are other fan films with better acting and more polished cinematography, this is the only one I know of with nearly 0% fanservice. Exeter sits down and tells its own story! And it's terrific. The last act is riveting. I wish the "going concerns" (Continues! Phase II!) would take a page from Exeter's book. No classic guest stars. I guess the Tholians is kind of a callback, but then so is an episode with the Klingons.

It's been over ten years and I only just realized that the Exeter theme music is Mudd's Women. D'oh!

Nice job, gang. I can't believe it but it was actually worth the wait.
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