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Old June 11 2014, 05:37 PM   #91
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 3...

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Only a few weeks to go until Episode 3. Can't wait! And for those who might not be aware it's a Mirror universe story.

On another note things I definitely have no wish to see on any future STC episode:
- We've had Michael Forest (and it worked), but please no more veteran TOS actors reprising their roles especially the main cast playing older versions of themselves in some stupid time travel gimmick episode. Phase II has done it and it just undermines the whole suspension of disbelief.
- Keep any connections to other productions vague and indirect. Please, no overt continuity porn. On this point I'm crossing my fingers in regard to the upcoming Mirror Universe episode.
- The idea has been put forth but I, for one, do not want to see any crossovers. Keep it TOS.
- If they do Klingons or Andorians then please let them be the TOS variety and not the TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT era variety.
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That kind of story I can get behind. But revisting places and/or characters we saw plenty enough of before is not a good idea, in my opinion, and certainly is not in the spirot of the original series which these productions are supposedly trying to perpetuate.
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In fairness STC is two for two so far in my opinion. Based on that Episode 3 should be decent.

What concerns me is the apparent tendency (by fan productions) to revisit what was done before rather than forging something new in true spirit of the original series. Revisiting the Mirror Universe is something the spinoff series did. It's not something TOS likely would have done. They got away with revisiting Apollo because it was a story of redemption. "Lolani" was a fleshing out of a kernel of an idea. But what is the real point of returning to the MU of the TOS era? That's what we're waiting to see.

So far I give STC full marks for execution and creativity and engaging me (and many others) with their production. It's actually for that very reason that I'm wary--because I'm interested and give a damn. If I wasn't at all interested then I wouldn't be talking about it.
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It's my hope that after Episode 3, regardless of how entertaining it may be, that Star Trek Continues gets back to the kind of thinking that spawned a story like "Lolani" and refrains from revisiting the familiar. Let Phase II and others do the fanfic and continuity porn and strive to keep STC feeling like a more genuine continuation of TOS.

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While I'm looking forward to Episode 3 I hope the series gets back to going forward. Please, no more revisits.

I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to say here.
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Old June 11 2014, 05:54 PM   #92
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 3...

^^ You went through a fair amount of trouble just for a bit of sarcasm.
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Old June 12 2014, 06:44 AM   #93
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 3...

I for one, don't mind little revisits, as long as they aren't too blatant and don't get out of hand. Of course, inserting continuity gratuitously is always a bad idea, but when it works, it works.
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Old June 12 2014, 02:23 PM   #94
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^^ Well you can't get much more blatant then what they're doing for Episode 3.

By going back to TOS' second season to do a direct sequel to "Mirror, Mirror" they are digging deeper into retconning. Dr. McKennah was said to be new to the ship in the fourth year of the Enterprise's 5-year mission. She certainly wasn't there in TOS' second season. Maybe they'll say in the Mirror Universe she was already aboard the mirror Enterprise only we didn't see her. Even so it's a stretch to envision basically a ship of pirates having a Counselor aboard. Unless, of course, she's something else.
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Old June 12 2014, 03:08 PM   #95
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 3...

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^^ Well you can't get much more blatant then what they're doing for Episode 3.

By going back to TOS' second season to do a direct sequel to "Mirror, Mirror" they are digging deeper into retconning. Dr. McKennah was said to be new to the ship in the fourth year of the Enterprise's 5-year mission. She certainly wasn't there in TOS' second season. Maybe they'll say in the Mirror Universe she was already aboard the mirror Enterprise only we didn't see her. Even so it's a stretch to envision basically a ship of pirates having a Counselor aboard. Unless, of course, she's something else.
I'm thinking a competition for Captain's Woman.
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Old June 12 2014, 04:00 PM   #96
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 3...

McKennah could easily join the Mirror ship at the start of the episode. Or perhaps she's Spock's Woman. But, yeah, it's a large crew and we only saw a few of 'em.
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Old June 12 2014, 04:52 PM   #97
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 3...

I'm curious who Kipleigh brown would be playing. In some of the articles it says her name is Smith, in others she is playing a mirror universe version of an existing character...

In somewhat related news, a new Star Trek comic book was recently published by IDW and popular artist John Byrne. It uses a lot of photoshopped TOS -era stills, akin to those old 70s photonovels, but it's a new story AND a direct sequel to...you guessed it, MIRROR MIRROR.

It's not WATCHMEN by any means, just alright. It'll be interesting to see if anything parallels...
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Old June 13 2014, 01:01 AM   #98
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I'm curious who Kipleigh brown would be playing. In some of the articles it says her name is Smith, in others she is playing a mirror universe version of an existing character...
Maybe it's Yeoman Smith from "Where No Man Has Gone Before."
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Old June 13 2014, 05:08 PM   #99
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 3...

For a sneak peek at Episode 3 check out this video on Wired.com: http://video.wired.com/watch/obsesse...trek-continues

I gotta admit I'm a bit juiced to see this episode.
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Old June 13 2014, 05:58 PM   #100
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For a sneak peek at Episode 3 check out this video on Wired.com: http://video.wired.com/watch/obsesse...trek-continues
Awesome! And looks like we got an answer about Kipleigh, too.

Too, it's refreshing to see the Continues crowd in action and how seriously they take what they're doing.

I goyya admit I'm a bit juiced to see this episode.
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Old June 13 2014, 07:24 PM   #101
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Here is another cool video also including sneak peeks: http://video.wired.com/watch/obsesse...trek-continues
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Old June 14 2014, 12:38 AM   #102
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Enjoyed both videos very much. I'm excited to see the latest episode.
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Old June 14 2014, 04:25 PM   #103
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Re: Star Trek Continues: Episode 3...

These behind the scenes shorts have been great.. just 1 more day.

I'm guessing there will be another Kickstarter soon to finance episodes beyond Episode 4, right?


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Old June 14 2014, 04:28 PM   #104
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Speak for yourself, Warped9! I for one would LOVE to see another adventure with Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln. Maybe it could be a vignette instead of a full episode.
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Old June 14 2014, 05:17 PM   #105
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I'm guessing there will be another Kickstarter soon to finance episodes beyond Episode 4, right?
I suspect so.
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