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Old August 28 2009, 06:00 AM   #286
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

Psion, in a perfect world, Star Trek would be reality, not fiction!
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Old August 28 2009, 09:08 AM   #287
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Psion, in a perfect world, Star Trek would be reality, not fiction!
Bumpy foreheads and Ferengi aren't my idea of a perfect world.
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Old August 28 2009, 10:44 AM   #288
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I think Xortex is trying to make the case that these fan productions aren't doing anything to compete with Paramount's product, but instead complement it. Certainly it's Paramount's right to discourage anyone else from making a profit on their trademark, but some might argue that that isn't the smartest choice.

In a perfect world, I'd like to see Paramount try to nurture these fan-based productions and let them earn a profit in exchange for a fair percentage.
Oh, I don't know. I think a good argument could be made that following Star TreK: Enterprise, people got pretty tired of Star Trek and 700+ hours constituted a "glut." There was so much Trek out there that Paramoun t/CBS couldn't generate any more interest in their property. I could esily imagine the same thing happening if dozens or scores of fan productions are out there, making even more Star Trek noise that people just tune out.

There's a point where we complement real Trek and a point where we simply sabotage and water down the brand. I don't know that anyone really knows where that dividng line is--and it's probably a moving target anyway.
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Old August 28 2009, 02:50 PM   #289
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There's a point where we complement real Trek and a point where we simply sabotage and water down the brand. I don't know that anyone really knows where that dividng line is--and it's probably a moving target anyway.
Probably so.

Talked to Jimm last night; he asked for an extra second on the end of an effects shot...possibly my last CG work on the episode. We discussed the captain's final voice-over narration, which needs to be embriefened. I think we're close - measured in months, not days.
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Old August 28 2009, 05:21 PM   #290
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I think there is a big difference, or let's say big enough difference, in the universes of classic Trek vrs let's say Voyager to make them almost totally different products. If What Gene did could be done again, why would they be adverse to that? Especially since it's not being done for money. Now let's say down the road they decide to do it for money, that's a different story but they would never do it until they were sure it could be done which is understandable. I see no conflict with it running concurrent with Nu movie Trek. Yes, it's an anachronism, but one that I'm sorry was never tried until ironically the movie but the movies can't last forever as it is a prequil. Supposedly..
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Old August 28 2009, 05:51 PM   #291
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Talked to Jimm last night; he asked for an extra second on the end of an effects shot...possibly my last CG work on the episode. We discussed the captain's final voice-over narration, which needs to be embriefened. I think we're close - measured in months, not days.
1 second more on an effects shot and the your CG work is done. Sounds like it could be nearing completion. Does the final voice-over really need to be "embriefened"? ... So I guess the Captain doesn't die?

You are exciting me, Dennis! It sounds like Act IV is nearly done! Would you concur? Would Jimm concur?

Any word on the possibility of Jimm doing a voice-over for Michael's animated Farragut "The Needs of the Many"?
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Old August 28 2009, 08:14 PM   #292
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I finished (I think) my CGI work for Exeter last week as well...Only one more compositing shot from my side and I will be done as well....

Dennis...if Jimm is talking into the mic soon, see if he would be interested in recording a line for me...At least Ken can then brag he has a producer credit in the next episode

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Old August 28 2009, 08:27 PM   #293
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Are there gonna be any more Exeter episodes?
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Old August 29 2009, 12:06 AM   #294
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Oh, I don't know. I think a good argument could be made that following Star TreK: Enterprise, people got pretty tired of Star Trek and 700+ hours constituted a "glut." There was so much Trek out there that Paramoun t/CBS couldn't generate any more interest in their property. I could esily imagine the same thing happening if dozens or scores of fan productions are out there, making even more Star Trek noise that people just tune out.

There's a point where we complement real Trek and a point where we simply sabotage and water down the brand. I don't know that anyone really knows where that dividng line is--and it's probably a moving target anyway.
I hear what you're saying, and you might very well be right, but ...

Where is the glut of crime dramas? Medical dramas? There are so many of each on the air at the same time, you'd expect them to have run their course by now. And yet, they continue to draw strong audiences despite a lack of amazing effects and different settings. They're always set on modern day Earth ... usually in someplace like Los Angeles, even!

The only thing that varies are the characters, sets, and style and quality of the writing, and I'd argue that those same qualities can lend themselves well to diversity within amateur and semi-pro Trek productions. And how often do these productions put out new episodes? A few each year at best? That isn't causing any kind of a glut.

Oh, and Dennis and NEO f/x: that's damned exciting news. I'll take this opportunity to remind you again that I've held off from watching anything past the teaser in anticipation of seeing the whole thing in one sitting. And I really want to watch this!
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Old August 29 2009, 03:11 AM   #295
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Are there gonna be any more Exeter episodes?
I kinda thought you might not be fully up to speed on Exeter. We've been waiting a LONG time for the 2nd episode which I believe they said would be finished a couple of years ago. We're still waiting, but we are excited because they are very close now! But it's been 5 years or so since they did any filming and there are no published plans on their website (at least nothing dated in the last few years) to indicated that another episode is in the works. I hope that this second episode when it is completed will be so well received that they will reorganize and consider shooting another, but I know that hope is kind of a long shot.

I'm a HUGE fan of Exeter because I really think they've nailed that TOS look-and-feel. "The Tressaurian Intersection" is just awesome! BUT I'm a realist and it concerns me that their websites haven't been updated in years. There is no updated news, announcements, press releases. If they were actively preparing to do another episode you would think they might say something to someone...
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Old August 29 2009, 03:16 AM   #296
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I finished (I think) my CGI work for Exeter last week as well...Only one more compositing shot from my side and I will be done as well....

Dennis...if Jimm is talking into the mic soon, see if he would be interested in recording a line for me...At least Ken can then brag he has a producer credit in the next episode

Just in fun, Ken

Lots of fun, Michael. Made my evening. Hey, if the producing thing doesn't work out for me, could I do The Voice Over? I've been looking into voice acting over the last couple weeks. People have told me all throughout my professional career that I have a great voice and should get on radio. I've done a lot of public speaking and I have a good deep resonant voice. I've been finding out, like any good line of work, that it takes a lot to break into this field. I'm trying to find the way to make myself a demo. Anyhow, if the producing thing falls through, maybe I could be the voice of this mysterious Captain who saves the day!
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Old August 29 2009, 09:34 PM   #297
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Great news Dennis!

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Old August 29 2009, 09:44 PM   #298
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In honor of Senator Kennedy's passing.

Jimm does have some plans for the Exeter website.
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Old August 30 2009, 01:49 AM   #299
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In honor of Senator Kennedy's passing.

Jimm does have some plans for the Exeter website.
I should call him about that. I have some materials I talked to him many moons ago about putting up there as extras: storyboards, concept sketches... that script we'll never film lol.
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Old August 30 2009, 02:34 AM   #300
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DS9Sega, is your script finished - 'The Atlantis Invaders'? It seems like they're still thinking about TTI script and if it makes sense or not. I was just over there on the boards. It's like a cemetary. I got scared. I saw one viewer and felt relieved until I realized it was me!! Meanwhile new voyages is probably teaming except I got kicked out of there.

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