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Old August 4 2014, 08:07 PM   #16
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Re: LGBT characters and themes in Trek fan films?

I think they had several.
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Old August 4 2014, 09:36 PM   #17
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Thanks for the clarifications, Barbreader and USS Intrepid
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Old August 5 2014, 12:23 AM   #18
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Re: LGBT characters and themes in Trek fan films?

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I think Dark Frontier had a gay character in it
Can I get a link? I searched youtube but all I could find pertained to the Voyager episode.
Really appreciate all the suggestions
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Old August 5 2014, 01:09 AM   #19
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Re: LGBT characters and themes in Trek fan films?

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YJAGG wrote: View Post
I think Dark Frontier had a gay character in it
Can I get a link? I searched youtube but all I could find pertained to the Voyager episode.
Really appreciate all the suggestions
got nothing sorry just remember the name
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Old August 5 2014, 05:27 PM   #20
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Re: LGBT characters and themes in Trek fan films?

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And it was shoe-horned and awkward.

I'm gay and I don't want to be portrayed as just a gay man. I want to be portrayed as a person who just so happens to be gay.

Put us in there, but don't make a big deal. Who knows? Maybe some characters in Trek are gay and we never knew because that's not their character, it's a detail.
That's the part that annoys me to no end. I don't expect the productions to make a big deal about some character's hair color either.
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Old August 5 2014, 08:38 PM   #21
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Re: LGBT characters and themes in Trek fan films?

http://startrekrestricted.blogspot.c...11/post-2.html

Dark Frontier. I have not watched it (also true of Star Trek: Odyssey, Beyond, and what you might find a surprisingly large number of films on my website complex) but it has an 'adult content' warning, so it went into 'Star Trek Restricted.' I have no idea if it belongs there since I have not watched it, but if they thought it did, I didn't argue.
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Old August 5 2014, 08:41 PM   #22
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Re: LGBT characters and themes in Trek fan films?

Borgboy... and anyone else. My website has an internal search engine. It has an index. It has a table of contents (organized by era). Chances are you can find links to the majority of fan films on it.
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Old August 7 2014, 12:01 PM   #23
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Re: LGBT characters and themes in Trek fan films?

FYI the downloads on the Dark Frontier site don't work. The mini series is on their youtube channel, but I could only find the first two episodes o Vimeo.
Again, thanks for all the help!
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Old August 7 2014, 05:22 PM   #24
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Re: LGBT characters and themes in Trek fan films?

I just checked all five of my You Tube links to Dark Frontier's 5-part mini-series, Operation Deliverance, and they all work. I will check and add other links to the page, but from what I can see, the whole Dark Frontier You Tube channel is up and running.
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Old August 7 2014, 05:30 PM   #25
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OK, the original series episodes are NOT on the You Tube channel. They seem to be working with the Star Trek Equinox (A Night of Time) folk.
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Old August 7 2014, 05:39 PM   #26
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I found the Vimeo channel, and I don't see any episodes that were actually made and are missing. https://vimeo.com/user1108460/videos . There were plans to make more but I don't think they ever did make any more. Anyway, I've added the Vimeo links to my Dark Frontier's page! I also briefly edited the page, so I hope it's more useful now.
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Old August 8 2014, 11:46 AM   #27
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Re: LGBT characters and themes in Trek fan films?

Kruezerman wrote: View Post
I'm gay and I don't want to be portrayed as just a gay man. I want to be portrayed as a person who just so happens to be gay.

Put us in there, but don't make a big deal. Who knows? Maybe some characters in Trek are gay and we never knew because that's not their character, it's a detail.
That is just the way it should be done. It's my biggest fear that when mainstream Trek does get its finger out and creates a gay character, that they will just be painted with the 'gay brush' and it is used as their sole character trait.

Good to see LGBT characters getting screen time in fanfilms though, it was a breath of fresh air on Hidden Frontier.
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Old August 8 2014, 07:45 PM   #28
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Re: LGBT characters and themes in Trek fan films?

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That is just the way it should be done. It's my biggest fear that when mainstream Trek does get its finger out and creates a gay character, that they will just be painted with the 'gay brush' and it is used as their sole character trait.

Good to see LGBT characters getting screen time in fanfilms though, it was a breath of fresh air on Hidden Frontier.
I agree that I shouldn't painted as gay man and that's it, but the fanfilms did just that, they (Phase II) made the fact that I'm gay a major trait instead of a detail. To be honest, I'm less worried about mainstream Trek because the big studios have a better finger on the people's pulse.
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Old August 8 2014, 10:13 PM   #29
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I am a big fan of Phase II, and I generally enjoyed Peter Kirk. I think he was as well developed as any of the other TOS supporting characters.
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Old August 8 2014, 10:33 PM   #30
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I didn't, he seemed flat. Like his entire character was "the gay." That's it. I did not enjoy that.
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