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Old September 12 2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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ST Phase 2: MIND-SIFTER

This long-delayed episode seems to finally be well on its way to an imminent release this fall. A recent Facebook posting by its director Mark Edward Lewis indicates it's SFX shots and post-production labour is going well, aiming for a November release .

Pony Horton seems to be the man in charge of the FX team which also includes Darren Dochterman and Tobias Richter when his insomnia kicks in (lol, or I guess when he's not waist deep in Axanar mayhem).

Looks like picture clean-up, sound design and music edit are chugging along for a late fall release.

With a june shoot and a brisk 5-to-6 months post-production phase, looks like David Gerrold and James Cawley have got their ship running at full steam, thanks to their Kickstarter earlier this year.

With all those great photos posted up a few weeks ago, I'm truly looking forward to this episode...
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Old September 13 2014, 03:53 AM   #2
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Having been with the production since 2009 and the filming of "Kitumba", I *may* be a little biased when I say, that this episode and shoot was by far the most fun to do... sure it was tiring and hard work but it was fun.

Everyone from the Director to the Actors to the Producers and even the Production Assistants all brought their A-game to the set, and I believe it shows in the product, even just seeing the stills from the set.
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Old September 15 2014, 02:23 PM   #3
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I don't think it is an understatement to say that this is a story that fans have been waiting to see for almost 40 years now. I can't wait to see the results!
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Old September 15 2014, 06:33 PM   #4
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Re: ST Phase 2: MIND-SIFTER

Professor Moriarty wrote: View Post
I don't think it is an understatement to say that this is a story that fans have been waiting to see for almost 40 years now. I can't wait to see the results!
I think I missed something... fans have been waiting for it for the last 40 years?

I try to search for 'mind sifter', I didn't have much luck.
What I did find where 2 previews on youtube for mind sifter.
It's probably old footage from a few years ago, because there's another Dr. McCoy and I can see James Cawley as Kirk.

preview 1 (TEMP cut of scene 18):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzwNXLzu5Hw

After searching I found this one already on this forum: A Short Clip from Our Episode "Mind-Sifter" posted by GSchnitzer on Sept. 23th 2011.

preview 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQKsWtM927E


No, I don't want to know anything more....I'll wait.

Patience is a virtue. (If I got the phrase correctly)
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Old September 15 2014, 06:37 PM   #5
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Re: ST Phase 2: MIND-SIFTER

ElimGarak.93-99 wrote: View Post
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I don't think it is an understatement to say that this is a story that fans have been waiting to see for almost 40 years now. I can't wait to see the results!
I think I missed something... fans have been waiting for it for the last 40 years?
It was published in Star Trek: The New Voyages in 1976, which is 38 years ago.
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Old September 15 2014, 07:36 PM   #6
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CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
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I don't think it is an understatement to say that this is a story that fans have been waiting to see for almost 40 years now. I can't wait to see the results!
I think I missed something... fans have been waiting for it for the last 40 years?
It was published in Star Trek: The New Voyages in 1976, which is 38 years ago.
Thanks, I had no idea.
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Old September 15 2014, 10:06 PM   #7
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I think I missed something... fans have been waiting for it for the last 40 years?
It was published in Star Trek: The New Voyages in 1976, which is 38 years ago.
Thanks, I had no idea.
You can find a bit of the history of the short story "Mind-Sifter" here:

http://fanlore.org/wiki/The_Mind-Sif...rley_Maiewski)

You can find the original version (not the slightly edited version that appeared on the book Star Trek: The New Voyages) here:

http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startr...nd-sifter.html
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Old September 17 2014, 11:24 AM   #8
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It was published in Star Trek: The New Voyages in 1976, which is 38 years ago.
Thanks, I had no idea.
You can find a bit of the history of the short story "Mind-Sifter" here:

http://fanlore.org/wiki/The_Mind-Sif...rley_Maiewski)

You can find the original version (not the slightly edited version that appeared on the book Star Trek: The New Voyages) here:

http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startr...nd-sifter.html
Thank you! I read the summary on the fanlore page, now the photo's and scene's make more sense. But I'm not going to read the story yet, probably too many spoilers.

I guess that Star Trek: Phase II used the original story made by Shirley Maiewski, not the edited version, as basis for their script.
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Old September 17 2014, 03:28 PM   #9
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I'm sure the Phase II team understands why it's hard for us to take these announcements seriously. The last announcement was for an episode we're still waiting for ... what is it, ten months late now? Rather than making excuses for why your episodes are always late, maybe you should stop making announcements like these.
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Old September 17 2014, 03:46 PM   #10
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I'm sure the Phase II team understands why it's hard for us to take these announcements seriously. The last announcement was for an episode we're still waiting for ... what is it, ten months late now? Rather than making excuses for why your episodes are always late, maybe you should stop making announcements like these.
No. There's no such thing as late in a fan film. Being released at a time different from what they've reported prior to release is—wait for it—not a problem. Likewise, it's entirely up to the makers of a fan film not to release something that they've previously announced as intending to release.
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Old September 17 2014, 04:28 PM   #11
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Um, are you agreeing with me in a sarcastic way or defending Phase II? Your writing leaves something to be desired, as I genuinely have no idea at all.
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Old September 17 2014, 05:31 PM   #12
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Re: ST Phase 2: MIND-SIFTER

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I'm sure the Phase II team understands why it's hard for us to take these announcements seriously. The last announcement was for an episode we're still waiting for ... what is it, ten months late now? Rather than making excuses for why your episodes are always late, maybe you should stop making announcements like these.
Speaking strictly as a fan and not as a crewmember of Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II, honestly these things take time and there have been many updates as to the status of I believe you are speaking of "The Holiest Thing", the latest of which was reported by the editor as the hope of it being released by the end of 2014, with "Mind-Sifter" coming to us at some point this fall.

They/We have real lives, as you do and often we sacrifice our hobby for things that are more important. Star Trek is a hobby for us, one we love dearly and we want to do right and if it takes a little longer to make it the best it can be, then the Producers will make that call, and we as fans will have to wait.

I understand your frustrations, and I invite you to look at it from the other perspective, from the people who have worked on these episodes, and want to see the fruits of their labor on screen. And that is the only thing they gain for their participation besides new friends.
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Old September 17 2014, 05:32 PM   #13
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Um, are you agreeing with me in a sarcastic way or defending Phase II? Your writing leaves something to be desired, as I genuinely have no idea at all.
A bit more about our trials and tribulations regarding "The Holiest Thing" can be found here:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?...47&postcount=8

Our latest thinking is that "Mind-Sifter" will be released before "The Holiest Thing." After going into the studio in June to shoot the episode, we just jumped right into the post-production of it as well. We sort of got on a roll, and it looks like it should be out soon. (We keep talking about "this fall," and "by the first of the year," so that should give you a time frame for its anticipated release.)

As we get towards the very end of our post-production on "Mind-Sifter" and the workload on it lightens a bit, we'll be able to double back and throw more effort into repairing/improving our edit of "The Holiest Thing." As indicated earlier, it was "easier" (but not less time consuming) to disassemble the episode, fix the individual components, and then reassemble the episode, than it would have been to try and perform all the necessary fixes while still maintaining the edit's integrity. If we had any kind of deadline (other than whatever "deadline" we imposed on ourselves), I'd be more concerned. For what it's worth, we've also been talking about having "The Holiest Thing" released by fall and/or by the first of the year, too. But I know our production pretty well; I'd be surprised if it is released so closely on the heels of "Mind-Sifter." My prediction is more on the order of Valentine's Day of 2015--one year to the day from when we had originally anticipated having it out.

1. Good
2. Fast ("on time")
3. Cheap

Pick two.
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Old September 17 2014, 05:58 PM   #14
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Never mind. Greg said it better than I could.
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Old September 17 2014, 11:14 PM   #15
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I'm just looking forward to whatever gets released next, whenever it gets released. With luck we might see all three Brian Gross episodes that have been shot in the next few years.
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