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Old April 1 2014, 05:21 PM   #16
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Working on some LCARS designs. Hopefully by the end of the week i'll have something physical in hand. Doing something different with these classic designs.

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Old April 2 2014, 05:30 PM   #17
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It's Wednesday again! As you may have seen from the previous post we are working on our LCARS panel designs.Yesterday we sent off a pattern as a test to an acrylic etching house. Etching? Yes, etching. Each LCARS panel will be made up of three clear acrylic sheets, each with a portion of the whole image etched into it. When all three sheets are stacked together you see the entire image. Furthermore each sheet is independently lit by several LED RGB strips. Doing this means we can change the color of each sheet separately signaling an imcoming signal or RED ALERT! We are super excited about seeing several of these manned by some Starfleet personnel.

PS - There are some musician easter eggs in here. See if you can find them.

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Old April 9 2014, 04:35 PM   #18
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Old April 9 2014, 06:58 PM   #19
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Old April 9 2014, 09:17 PM   #20
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It's Wednesday again! As you may have seen from the previous post we are working on our LCARS panel designs.Yesterday we sent off a pattern as a test to an acrylic etching house. Etching? Yes, etching. Each LCARS panel will be made up of three clear acrylic sheets, each with a portion of the whole image etched into it. When all three sheets are stacked together you see the entire image. Furthermore each sheet is independently lit by several LED RGB strips. Doing this means we can change the color of each sheet separately signaling an imcoming signal or RED ALERT! We are super excited about seeing several of these manned by some Starfleet personnel.

PS - There are some musician easter eggs in here. See if you can find them.

That's the same edge-lit plexi technique used on the side displays on the Klingon bridge in TMP. Nice.
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What more needs to be said.
I'm postively speechless, what a graphic way to shut me up.

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Old April 11 2014, 10:24 PM   #22
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That's the same edge-lit plexi technique used on the side displays on the Klingon bridge in TMP. Nice.
Wow yes it is! Didn't even notice that the last time I watched TMP.
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Old April 15 2014, 03:55 PM   #23
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Good news everyone! I am very happy to announce that I will be sitting down, one-on-one with Zach over at TrekRadio.net this Saturday (4/19) at 12pm EST/ 9am PST. We are going to dive deep into the characters and story of Star Trek Futures. I'll also be taking your questions and comments live as well! Hope to see you there!

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Old April 17 2014, 05:26 PM   #24
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STF Artwork..... Thursday? Why yes! Better late than never I say! Introducing the Cae "Va'arost" class starship. Characterized by their aging internals and their cobbled together outer hull, the Va'arost class ships can often be held together by quick welds and hope. They represent a bygone era of power and strength that has been lost in parallel with the downfall of the Cae Union. Often times you'll find replacement parts hastily bolted to their hulls or sadly scrapped and set a drift. However don't count them out completely as some of the remaining operational Va'arost vessels can still do some serious damage in a firefight.

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ok this is just my thoughts based on looking at this thread, so please don't take this the wrong way, but why is this a star trek fan film?

it seems like an original story with its own new aliens, with bits of trek stuff to make it a bit trek, but not massively.

you clearly have some great concepts, imagery and have a story to tell, but you could come up with some cool federation-like thing for your heroes to be part of with its own style of ships, etc and it would be all yours, without the restrictions being a trek fanfilm brings.

again, just my opinions, so feel free to ignore hahaha
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ok this is just my thoughts based on looking at this thread, so please don't take this the wrong way, but why is this a star trek fan film?

it seems like an original story with its own new aliens, with bits of trek stuff to make it a bit trek, but not massively.

you clearly have some great concepts, imagery and have a story to tell, but you could come up with some cool federation-like thing for your heroes to be part of with its own style of ships, etc and it would be all yours, without the restrictions being a trek fanfilm brings.

again, just my opinions, so feel free to ignore hahaha
Haha no worries. I get what you are saying and it's true that most of this is brand new. To that point a lot of the story comes from an original concept before it was brought into Star Trek. At this point the posts can be viewed towards not being an ST fan film, but I'll attribute that to the task of world building in public (BBS, Facebook, etc). Don't let all this new stuff get in the way though. The central pillar of this story IS the Crusher family and the Ent-C.

In my opinion a "fan film" shouldn't be ONLY things/characters that we've seen before. The galaxy is just too big. . I'm just not the type of person who is going to invest this kind of effort and time in something that anyone else can do. I'm strongly motivated to create something new and different that rings true to your comment. Instead of rejecting your comment, I embrace it and cherish it.

Instead of blabbering on further i'll save some of these comments for the interview on Trekradio.net this saturday at 9am PST, 12pm EST. Hope you tune in for more about the project.
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Old April 18 2014, 12:19 AM   #27
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Beautiful stuff...!
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Old April 18 2014, 04:08 PM   #28
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Just a reminder to everyone that I will be doing an in depth interview with Zach over at TrekRadio.net tomorrow starting 9am PST / 12pm EST. We'll talk about the motivations for the project, character profiles, and the overall story, and much more. I'll also be answering viewer comments and questions live as well. So make sure you join us tomorrow for some Trek!

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Old April 22 2014, 08:25 PM   #29
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Hi everyone! Our interview on TrekRadio.net got rescheduled for THIS saturday, 4/26 at 9am PST / 12pm EST. Hope you can join us!
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Old May 2 2014, 05:05 PM   #30
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Artwork update! Here is the concept for our villain ships, the Ra'zae Va'arost variant. It is similar in design to the classic Cae Va'arost but with some new updates and modifications. Built in total secret underground, they have increased speed and handling at sunlight speeds, more firepower, and a new upper hull which carries a series of unique mines (more about those to follow). You'll also notice some black "cruft" on the hull. This is hardened obsidian glass that clung to the ship after the ships broke their way through the volcanic outer crust of Ra'kazek. We hope you like the design!



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