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View Poll Results: Please rate Starship Exeter: The Tressaurian Intersection (whole show,
Best. Trek Fanfilm. Ever. 38 40.86%
Excellent 38 40.86%
Good 15 16.13%
Average 2 2.15%
Fair 0 0%
Poor 0 0%
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Old May 2 2014, 12:19 PM   #16
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Re: Exeter "The Tressaurian Intersection" Grading & Discussion Thread

A Black Hole at the conclusion of a very good and exciting story? Mhmm... "Great minds..." and all that.

This was really very good.
Now that it is over: I want more.
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Old May 2 2014, 12:27 PM   #17
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That damned black hole was the trickiest thing to figure out how to do, given our self-imposed restriction to only do things you could have done with 1969 technology. Once I hit on the approach it was actually pretty easy to do (can you believe it's a trick used in Fantasia in 1940?). I'm especially proud that it looks sorta like an animated Don Dixon space painting and has a bit of the movie The Black Hole look about it.
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Old May 2 2014, 01:15 PM   #18
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Best. Trek Fanfilm. Ever. - Got my vote, as well.
Exciting use of McGuffin, tight editing, wonderful SFX.
Beautiful balance of character drama and comedy injects.
The script was strong, the execution just WOW - from beginning to end.
Congratulations to all involved alone doesn't cut(ty) it. It can just be a "deeply grateful" for what we are allowed to watch. It is indeed the best fanfilm produced, so far. Until now I was with "WEAT" by Phase II - but this one puts WEAT to a 2nd place.
Hah, it took me 10 years to finally recognize the main title's music cue as a wonderful variant of "The Venus Drug" music in TOS. I'm slow, I know!

All of you involved - Thank you!

As I watched the whole episode at once, I now feel, that Act One is slighty quieter regarding the volume. Has anyone else noticed it or is it just me and my 47 years old ears...?

But that's critic on such a high niveau....

All of the people involved with TTI have excelled in with what they have done!
Once again: Thank you!

EDIT: It was really worth waiting!
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Old May 2 2014, 01:35 PM   #19
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I'm very busy offline, so I can't post a detailed review, much as I'd like to.

I'm simply going with Best Ever, and I'd like to congratulate all involved!
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Old May 2 2014, 02:01 PM   #20
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I also voted "best ever". The black hole sequence was just gorgeous, and the heroics of Ensign Richards were thrilling, and heartbreaking.

Thank you so much for not letting this production fade away without a fitting conclusion. To say that Act IV exceeded expectations is a gross understatement. It was well worth the wait.
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Old May 2 2014, 02:07 PM   #21
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Is there a higher res download? This FLV from Youtube looks like blurry poop on a big screen.
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Old May 2 2014, 02:58 PM   #22
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The show was shot in standard def, so 640 by 480 is it.

Of course, when we were making it the highest resolution at which people were watching Trek TOS was standard def on old style vacuum tube television sets.
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Old May 2 2014, 03:30 PM   #23
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Good point!
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Old May 2 2014, 03:42 PM   #24
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I am glad this episode has finally been finished. Thanks to all.

I skipped right to Act IV when it posted last night at 9PM EDT and then watched the whole thing.

An impressive effort...ten plus years in the making.

I also got to see my name in the end credits as a donor. That was a nice gesture. Best $75 (I think, it was back in 2004...) I ever spent. I look forward to the "making of" DVD to come out this summer.

This is historic.
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Old May 2 2014, 04:02 PM   #25
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I REALLY enjoyed that. Thanks to all who made it happen!
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Old May 2 2014, 04:37 PM   #26
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Just watched the entire episode; great job to all involved. Thanks for taking the time to finish this up. Quite the accomplishment after all of these years.

Congrats!!
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Old May 2 2014, 05:00 PM   #27
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Hi to FredCFO,
I voted Excellent, the only drawback was the delay for Act 4.
I fell in love with the teaser 10 yrs ago. I cant wait for the DVD on the making of later this year.
Hope to see a few of the actors doing some work in other fan films.
Thanks again to all who worked o this!!!!!!
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Old May 2 2014, 05:30 PM   #28
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Maurice wrote: View Post
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I have to say watching it from beginning to end was a real thrill. The final act put a nice bow on the package. I was also pleased that my hope that a couple of editing issues would be addressed was achieved. Just some very subtle changes that may not have entirely solved the issues, but definitely smoothed them over. It's also interesting that tighter editing had the effect for me of making the acting better. I'd be interested in the production team's thoughts on that.

In summary: well done all! Great stuff that shows what can be achieved with vision, talent and determination.
Glad you liked.

What do you mean about editing issues? Such as?
Three come to mind. In the teaser, that awkward moment where Richards appears to try to shake hands with Garrovick and he hands her the memo pad instead seems a little tighter. In the Kongo engine room, the engineer's line where he's saying they can't tow it all the way back to earth space, a cutaway to Garrovick seems to have been added. When B'fuselek apologizes for his weakness, it looks like that's been tightened up a little. Just minor stuff lasting maybe a couple of seconds total, but to me they make a big difference in the smoothness of the flow. In such a tight, fast-moving story, any breaks in the pacing really show up and I think while most people may not consciously notice them, I do think the overall effect is going to be much smoother. Just two cents worth from the peanut gallery.
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Old May 2 2014, 07:48 PM   #29
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I voted "Excellent" - and honestly, it is one of the best fan films to date. The story was well done (and something the guys writing Phase II should note in particular, and other groups should see; is you can as shown here write a GOOD, engaging and entertaining story WITHOUT constant touch stoning and name dropping every 5 minutes.)

The ONLY reason I didn't vote 'Best fan film ever' is because it took 9 years for it to finally get finished and fully shown. I'm honestly quite sad that we'll never see more from this group; but if you only have one episode to show, it helps that it's a VERY well done one from start to finish.

Well done to everyone involved - just wish we could get some more from this group.
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Old May 2 2014, 08:56 PM   #30
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^^^There are TWO episodes.
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