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Old July 17 2014, 11:34 AM   #1
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FedCon 2014, Star Trek Phase II and Axanar Panel Videos



We had filming rights and I am pleased to present our HD videos of the Star Trek Phase II and Axanar panels in full length.

They can be seen in this YouTube playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...3kfXnUCx72hatV

The playlist includes the following:
FedCon 2014 - Press Conference / Pressekonferenz - HD
- The entire FedCon 2014 press conference from May 29, 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The following guest stars attended the press conference (from left to right): Nessi (MoC), Richard Arnold, David Gerrold, Garrett Wang, Nana Visitor, Nichelle Nichols, Amanda Tapping, Richard Dean Anderson, Suanne Braun, Natasha Henstridge, Bai Ling, Max Grodénchik, Barry Jenner and Larry Nemecke.


FedCon 2014 - David Gerrold and Larry Nemecek Interview after Press Conference
- Impromptu interviews after the press conference

FedCon 2014 - Star Trek Phase II Panel
- With David Gerrold, Alec Peters and Tobias Richter

FedCon 2014 - Star Trek: Axanar, Panel 1 of 2
- The first of two fascinating Axanar panels featuring David Gerrold, Alec Peters and Tobias Richter

FedCon 2014 - David Gerrold, Star Trek Phase II Panel
- David Gerrold by himself talking about Star Trek in general, Phase II and the TNG Blu-Ray project.


FedCon 2014 - Star Trek: Axanar, Panel 2 of 2
- This second Axanar panel had a much larger audience and offers some fascinating insights into the Axanar project.

FedCon 2014 - Visual Effects of Star Trek Renegades, Phase II and Axanar
- This panel, by Tobias Richter, looks into the visual effects work he did for three fan-film productions.


If YouTube does not work for you, the videos can also be seen on our website:
http://www.startrekphase2.de/fc2014

Enjoy

Peter Walker
www.startrekphase2.de
www.startrekaxanar.eu
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Old July 17 2014, 06:24 PM   #2
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Re: FedCon 2014, Star Trek Phase II and Axanar Panel Videos

Thanks for posting those. I watched a few of these already and there's some interesting stuff.

Although, I strongly disagree with David Gerrold's assertion that only him and D.C. Fontana are the only ones who really know how to write "Star Trek." Granted, both Gerrold and Fontana have the most intimate knowledge — yet, if you're a decent writer and you understand the format, you can write a pretty darn good Trek story.
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Old July 17 2014, 08:58 PM   #3
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Re: FedCon 2014, Star Trek Phase II and Axanar Panel Videos

Gerrold has more credits on Trek than Norman Spinrad, but given the latter wrote "The Doomsday Machine" I'd say he knows how to write Trek at least as well as Gerrold. YMMV.
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Old July 18 2014, 12:09 AM   #4
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Gerrold has more credits on Trek than Norman Spinrad, but given the latter wrote "The Doomsday Machine" I'd say he knows how to write Trek at least as well as Gerrold.
Exactly so.

None of Gerrold's or Fontana's shows are in my top twenty favorites, so...
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Old July 18 2014, 01:29 AM   #5
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Gerrold has more credits on Trek than Norman Spinrad, but given the latter wrote "The Doomsday Machine" I'd say he knows how to write Trek at least as well as Gerrold.
Exactly so.

None of Gerrold's or Fontana's shows are in my top twenty favorites, so...
I should've clarified a bit — Gerrold did say he and Fontana were the only ones currently left who know how to write "Star Trek." Because Spinrad isn't around anymo— oh, wait.

Joking aside, "Blood and Fire" (PII version) demonstrated that Gerrold doesn't have the strongest grasp on the material, particularly the character of Kirk.
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Old July 18 2014, 01:31 AM   #6
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I strongly disagree with David Gerrold's assertion that only him and D.C. Fontana are the only ones who really know how to write "Star Trek." Granted, both Gerrold and Fontana have the most intimate knowledge — yet, if you're a decent writer and you understand the format, you can write a pretty darn good Trek story.
You are not quoting him correctly.
http://youtu.be/8h6Q6gRBcqA?t=9m8s

He said: "I think there are probably only two people in the world left, who understand how to write for the original Star Trek, and the other one is Dorothy Fontana."

So for one thing he is only referring to TOS, not the other Star Trek series and he says this based on his intimate knowledge of the series as he was involved with it when it was made.
That does not exclude others from being able to write good TOS stories, but they do not have the intimate knowledge of how stories were put together back then. I feel he is making a legitimate point.

Personally, I agree that there are others, including Norman Spinrad, who are very capable of writing good stories. I did however feel that David should be seen for what he did say and not be misquoted.

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Old July 18 2014, 01:38 AM   #7
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I strongly disagree with David Gerrold's assertion that only him and D.C. Fontana are the only ones who really know how to write "Star Trek." Granted, both Gerrold and Fontana have the most intimate knowledge — yet, if you're a decent writer and you understand the format, you can write a pretty darn good Trek story.
You are not quoting him correctly.
http://youtu.be/8h6Q6gRBcqA?t=9m8s

He said: "I think there are probably only two people in the world left, who understand how to write for the original Star Trek, and the other one is Dorothy Fontana."

So for one thing he is only referring to TOS, not the other Star Trek series and he says this based on his intimate knowledge of the series as he was involved with it when it was made.
That does not exclude others from being able to write good TOS stories, but they do not have the intimate knowledge of how stories were put together back then. I feel he is making a legitimate point.

Personally, I agree that there are others, including Norman Spinrad, who are very capable of writing good stories. I did however feel that David should be seen for what he did say and not be misquoted.

Regards

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You're right I wasn't directly quoting him. I was paraphrasing what he said. And I did so accurately — stating that him and Fontana are the only one's who know how to write "Star Trek". So I was not misquoting him.

Frankly, even in his direct quote, the inference — also by his tone in the presentation — is that those two were the only ones able to write Trek properly. Also, I don't often use the subtitle of TOS or put the modifier of "original" in front of "Star Trek." When I refer to "Star Trek," I mean the original because that's what it was titled. Could've been more explicit, sure. I didn't feel it necessary to do so.
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Old July 18 2014, 04:16 AM   #8
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He said: "I think there are probably only two people in the world left, who understand how to write for the original Star Trek, and the other one is Dorothy Fontana."
I'd love to see that demonstrated in the upcoming PII episodes.
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Old July 18 2014, 05:46 AM   #9
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He said: "I think there are probably only two people in the world left, who understand how to write for the original Star Trek, and the other one is Dorothy Fontana."
I'd love to see that demonstrated in the upcoming PII episodes.
+1

Gerrold has always been an egotistical blowhard and one-hit wonder. I am eagerly awaiting the day I can eat my own words on this, but he keeps letting me down.
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Old July 18 2014, 06:56 AM   #10
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Well, I was never taken by his Trek stuff, but I really liked The Man Who Folded Himself back in the day.
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Old July 18 2014, 05:10 PM   #11
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Well, I was never taken by his Trek stuff, but I really liked The Man Who Folded Himself back in the day.
I really enjoyed "The Martian Child," but that was more of a semi-autobiography about the adoption of his son. I also thought the novel version of Blood and Fire was much better with more tension than the PII version of the story.
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IIRC, Carlos Pedraza wrote the teleplay for Blood and Fire. I believe David made some edits, but I don't know who was responsible for exactly what.
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Nick, do you know what Carlos is up to these days? I have been wondering what he has been doing after HF.
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He said: "I think there are probably only two people in the world left, who understand how to write for the original Star Trek, and the other one is Dorothy Fontana."
I'd love to see that demonstrated in the upcoming PII episodes.
That would be refreshing.
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Old July 18 2014, 07:18 PM   #15
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We had filming rights and I am pleased to present our HD videos of the Star Trek Phase II and Axanar panels in full length.

They can be seen in this YouTube playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...3kfXnUCx72hatV

The playlist includes the following:
FedCon 2014 - Press Conference / Pressekonferenz - HD
- The entire FedCon 2014 press conference from May 29, 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The following guest stars attended the press conference (from left to right): Nessi (MoC), Richard Arnold, David Gerrold, Garrett Wang, Nana Visitor, Nichelle Nichols, Amanda Tapping, Richard Dean Anderson, Suanne Braun, Natasha Henstridge, Bai Ling, Max Grodénchik, Barry Jenner and Larry Nemecke.


FedCon 2014 - David Gerrold and Larry Nemecek Interview after Press Conference
- Impromptu interviews after the press conference

FedCon 2014 - Star Trek Phase II Panel
- With David Gerrold, Alec Peters and Tobias Richter

FedCon 2014 - Star Trek: Axanar, Panel 1 of 2
- The first of two fascinating Axanar panels featuring David Gerrold, Alec Peters and Tobias Richter

FedCon 2014 - David Gerrold, Star Trek Phase II Panel
- David Gerrold by himself talking about Star Trek in general, Phase II and the TNG Blu-Ray project.


FedCon 2014 - Star Trek: Axanar, Panel 2 of 2
- This second Axanar panel had a much larger audience and offers some fascinating insights into the Axanar project.

FedCon 2014 - Visual Effects of Star Trek Renegades, Phase II and Axanar
- This panel, by Tobias Richter, looks into the visual effects work he did for three fan-film productions.


If YouTube does not work for you, the videos can also be seen on our website:
http://www.startrekphase2.de/fc2014

Enjoy

Peter Walker
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www.startrekaxanar.eu
Are there any download for these videos? I often cannot get a good enough connection for smooth streaming.
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