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Old January 5 2014, 05:09 PM   #166
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Well I really enjoyed it, so well done and thank you to all concerned.
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Old January 5 2014, 07:14 PM   #167
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The only draw back on this episode is the time it took to get it out. Filmed in 2009, ect..ect. I am sorry to see the "Drama" on making this episode.

On question I have not seen posted yet.

Was that the actor Christer Lloyd as a Klingon in the Taveren?

I rate this episode 10 Starships out of 10.
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Old January 6 2014, 06:14 AM   #168
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Awesome work!
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Old January 6 2014, 08:51 AM   #169
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Was that the actor Christopher Lloyd as a Klingon in the Tavern?
The Christopher Lloyd-ish Klingon in the Tavern is John Paladin (credited as "Kluge").
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Old January 6 2014, 04:18 PM   #170
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The Christopher Lloyd-ish Klingon in the Tavern is John Paladin (credited as "Kluge").
Ha! Awesome.
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Old January 7 2014, 08:26 PM   #171
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Awesome work!
Agree.

The Klingon K't'ingas looked impressive. It made me think of the K't'ingas in TMP.
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Old January 7 2014, 10:20 PM   #172
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I enjoyed it very much. It played great on YouTube on my 50" telly. I liked the story. The acting has improved a lot. I liked the Kruger character in the bar scene as well. It had great special effects and the outdoor shots were appreciated. When they've just beamed down and you see the ships in the background, flying, it shows how much the technology has progressed that the six is better than Enterprise.

I'm looking forward to the next one. I really hope someone from CBs is loking at these and wants to take a low risk option aNd do a series for the 50th anniversary.

I really miss Star Trek and this type of work is keeping it alive.

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Old January 8 2014, 03:39 AM   #173
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Re: Star Trek: Phase II - "Kitumba" Officially Released!

As someone who blasted Cawley's Kirk when "In Harm's Way" came out, the irony of missing him in future Phase II episodes is not lost on me at all.

That sentiment alone tells me that everyone who's worked on New Voyages and Phase II have grown and contributed to something amazing. Bravo to everyone not just for this show, but for the work they've put into to get to this point.

"Kitumba," along side "Blood and Fire" and "World and Enough Time" are episodes whose strengths actually come from what new material and ideas they bring to the table and how much they belong in a Star Trek production. A HUGE part of Cawley's success as Kirk is in his development and relationship with Peter. Both actors have great chemistry as well, which is hard even with "professional" productions.

I've never had any issue in actors not looking the part, as looking like a character is only one part of being a character. This I know from my experience in public theater and musicals. Knight and Stacy are excellent here, and Pony Horton. Horton (and the script) did a great job with meshing TOS and TNG culture into something that gives them a sense of cultural evolution on par with the Federation (as opposed to being retconned almost entirely thru TNG and TUC, or kinda-sorta-really-didn't-make-any-sense-retconned with the ENT Augment arc.) The analogy with England is both well put and something that I'd expect from TOS.

Despite having plenty of quibbles on how the CG elements and designs are done, I really can't complain on the story and acting side of things anymore...

...except for the Corvette line. That was just dumb, and kind of pointless given that AbramsDrek technically didn't happen here, but not even my contempt for that...motion picture diminishes how goddamn excellent this episode was. I just had to mention that before I punch a wall or something.

Plus, did Cawley finally trim his sideburns for his last appearance in front of the camera? I've been praying for that for ages! (Yeah, he has them for his day job, but things like that really get to me after, what is this, a dozen episodes between NV and Phase II?)
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Old January 8 2014, 09:25 AM   #174
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Awesome work!
Agree.

The Klingon K't'ingas looked impressive. It made me think of the K't'ingas in TMP.
Agreed. I loves me some starship eye candy.
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Old January 8 2014, 10:53 PM   #175
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I like the corvette line.

Do Klingon ships operate within the atmosphere? One seemed to be circling the palace like a helicopter.
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I like the corvette line.

Do Klingon ships operate within the atmosphere? One seemed to be circling the palace like a helicopter.
We saw the Bird of Prey land on the surface of Vulcan in The Search for Spock.
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Old January 9 2014, 12:03 AM   #177
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I've watched it once, using this link from Star Trek Reviewed. I intend to watch it again, but not sure when. I enjoyed it a great deal, so I consider it a success.

A few thoughts and tidbits:

- I liked how the light inside the scanner at the bridge engineering station is red, instead of the blue that comes out of Spock's scanner. So, I guess it's blue for science and red for engineering?

- I really liked the corvette line. So, Kirk was a delinquent even in the original timeline.

- One question I have. Some Klingons beam into the climactic fight using the Federation transporter effect. Shouldn't they have come in using the red-flashing effect used in "Day of the Dove"?

- Overall a very nice blending of TOS and TNG Klingons. I can really see the love of all things Trek expressed in that.

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Old January 9 2014, 12:24 AM   #178
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I like the corvette line.

Do Klingon ships operate within the atmosphere? One seemed to be circling the palace like a helicopter.
Yep. Loved the corvette line.
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Old January 9 2014, 06:14 AM   #179
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- One question I have. Some Klingons beam into the climactic fight using the Federation transporter effect. Shouldn't they have come in using the red-flashing effect used in "Day of the Dove"?



No, they do NOT use the Federation effect, they use a variation of the effect seen in Day Of The Dove, just with horizontal swirling. Look again.

I should know, I created it.

The Federation people come off the Enterprise, with K'Sia along, using the standard Federation transporter. Again, I created it.
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Old January 9 2014, 06:51 AM   #180
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OK, I watched it again several times.

Again, I used this link. The Federation beam-in is at 56:17 or so, and the Klingon beam-in is at 56:35 or so. The Kitumba beams-in around 57:50.

The Klingon transporters use a sound effect very similar to the Federation transporter sound effect, is the thing. On "Day of the Dove", the Klingon transporters made no sound. That was part of the confusion, I think.

Also, the swirling looks like a gold similar to the Federation effect. However, I do see that the swirling is horizontal, and I see some red in it now after repeated viewings, especially at the end of the cycle, but honestly it doesn't scream Klingon effect to me until the very end of the cycle.

I think another element at work here is that the whole scene is in red light, which makes perceiving the actual color of things somewhat problematic, at least for me. Was this part shot in red light on stage, or was a red filter applied during post, or some combination of both?

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