Drex Files is gone!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by B.J., Apr 12, 2013.

  1. B.J.

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    If you never saw Doug Drexler's Wordpress blog, you were missing out on a great resource of ship renders, concept art, and behind-the-scenes info. Unfortunately, it's now gone. Read about it here:
    http://startrekauction.blogspot.com/2013/04/doug-drexler-takes-down-drexfiles-blog.html
    http://wrathofdhanprops.blogspot.com/2013/04/end-of-era-drex-files-blog-is-gone.html

    It seems that some other VFX artists took issue with him putting "Drex Files" on all the images, and felt he was taking credit for them. I can understand that to a point, but he was also going out of his way in the article text to say who did all the work for each design/render.

    Even though Doug hadn't updated it recently, I hope it comes back in some form. I'd hate to lose access to all those amazing images!
     
  2. feek61

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    That sucks!!

    The Drexfiles has been such a great resource over the past years. I was wondering why Doug quit updating it. Hopefully it will come back.
     
  3. Kaiser

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    lousy Whiners they were prolly jealous of him =/
     
  4. Robert Comsol

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    DAMN! :scream: :wtf: :brickwall: :eek:

    That's really all I have to say for the moment.

    Bob
     
  5. Patrickivan

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  6. Ziz

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    From the end of the second link BJ posted...
     
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  8. Sarvek

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    This just sucks. I love his blog and he has great reference material. This just sucks. I hope that he brings it back. He is a great artist and always gives credit where credit is do. This just sucks! :evil: :evil:
     
  9. DEWLine

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    Agreed. This was and is cause for sadness and dismay. Hopefully, it gets resolved and the blog restored quickly.
     
  10. Santaman

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    Else he could set up shop here in the art forum.. :shifty:
     
  11. Gep Malakai

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    ^He is a member here, though it's been a long time since he's posted. Maybe if we say his name we can summon him.

    Drexler, Drexler, Drexler!
     
  12. Psion

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    If Malakai isn't full of malarkey*, then I want Doug to know that his site was a favorite resource and glimpse behind the scenes of Star Trek for many.

    I'm sorry folks gave you trouble, Doug!




    *Sorry, Gep, that flowed together too well to ignore.
     
  13. Kaiser

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    I wonder if CBS made him take it down?
     
  14. DEWLine

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    I doubt it. If CBS had had words with Doug, we'd have known it far sooner than this.
     
  15. SeerSGB

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    And I doubt Doug would cover for them by passing the blame onto his colleagues. He's always struck me as the sort that would just come out and say so if CBS asked him to shut down.

    Shame though. I loved all the behind the scens stuff he had on his blog.
     
  16. Melakon

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    Well crap. I downloaded a few images occasionally for research, so I still have those. John Eaves' blog is still active, and he sometimes does pinup photography with the girls in a familiar red dress.
     
  17. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Wow. If this is permanent, it is a great loss for Trek tech fandom. I used to follow DrexFiles religiously. It would be absolutely horrible if it were dead due likely to nothing more than what seems to be an accidental misunderstanding.
     
  18. timelord1010

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    I agree with you 100%. I have been going to Mr. Drexler's site for years and saved some of his Trek images for personal use, mainly for my desktop images.

    He also had some incredible behind the scenes stories that were incredible. Like the story of a guy that came across the Enterprise TV show sets being destroyed and he tried to get a truck to pick them up but the person in charge had orders from "a high up CBS Exec" that hated Trek to have them destroyed.
    This story was on Mr. Drexler's site, with pictures.

    This truly was a incredible source of information that I hope can return along with the archived information.
     
  19. SeerSGB

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    If you were into modeling (CGI or physical) his blog was a invaluable resource. Not to mention the little technical articles he wrote up for the NX-01 explaing this or that bit of tech.

    Didn't John Eaves have a similar story/report on his blog? Seemed like Paramount/Viacom/CBS really wanted to send a message to the "Save Enteprise" people/Fans in general that Trek was dead, done, get over, it's buried.
     
  20. publiusr

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    I hate it when bright people have falling outs, as with Thomas and Iverson and what not.