Exeter "The Tressaurian Intersection" Grading & Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by Maurice, May 2, 2014.

?

Please rate Starship Exeter: The Tressaurian Intersection (whole show,

Poll closed Oct 29, 2014.
  1. Best. Trek Fanfilm. Ever.

    38 vote(s)
    40.9%
  2. Excellent

    38 vote(s)
    40.9%
  3. Good

    15 vote(s)
    16.1%
  4. Average

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  5. Fair

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Poor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    That's what we were aiming for.
     
  2. HarryM

    HarryM Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Location:
    Old Earth
    Best ever. Great job, worth the wait!
     
  3. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    Not review-related, but here are a few images related to the production.

    [​IMG]
    Screengrab marked up to show NEO f/x how to adjust the ship path and size after their first pass.

    [​IMG]
    The complete death certificate. Doc Azato made a typo on her weight: it should read 108. One subtle thing I did was to make the fields for her relations just say "relation" as opposed to "father" and "mother", knowing that the Federation would be dealing with aliens and even humans who don't conform to a strict daddy and mum binary.

    [​IMG]
    Michael Buford, who plays Mr. Cutty on Exeter, and friend Nancee dress in uniform correct colors for Mike's final looping session for "The Tressaurian Intersection". They survived the session despite their red shirts.
     
  4. wtriker1701

    wtriker1701 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Location:
    Platjenwerbe, Germany
    Those 5 seconds were not too ling! ;-)
     
  5. USS Intrepid

    USS Intrepid Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 1999
    Location:
    Dundee, Scotland, UK
    Denise. Ha!

    (I did notice it earlier).
     
  6. doubleohfive

    doubleohfive Fleet Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2001
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    Love the background information Maurice!

    Now I want to watch "Tressaurian" all over again.
     
  7. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    I told Dennis he was a "real mother". ;)
     
  8. USS Intrepid

    USS Intrepid Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 1999
    Location:
    Dundee, Scotland, UK
    He's been called worse. :)
     
  9. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    By me! LOL
     
  10. starshipexeter

    starshipexeter Ensign Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2003
    I thought this might be interesting for some. It's my original "treatment" for TTI. Josh and I had about 10 of these. Each was an outline for a potential Exeter episode. When we asked Dennis to pen a script for us, he looked them all over and decided to work from this one:

     
  11. USS Intrepid

    USS Intrepid Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 1999
    Location:
    Dundee, Scotland, UK
    I remember the story outlines you had on the old site. Thanks for posting that. :)
     
  12. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    Per Ardua
    It was fun to watch. Which is my highest grade when it comes to entertainment. It definitely "feels" more like the Star Trek I grew up with than any other fan film out there.

    My hats off to the people who made this possible.
     
  13. wtriker1701

    wtriker1701 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Location:
    Platjenwerbe, Germany
    Thanks for posting, Jimm. An incredibly ambitious outline.
    But the script, Dennis delevoped out of this has the advantage of offering another enemy. A situation that offers chance of addressing prejudice more clearly.

    But nevertheless - what you, your brother and all of the people involved have achieved is just remarkable, outstanding!

    And the best fan film ever produced, yet!

    Thank you for your efforts and Greetings from Platjenwerbe!

    Per
     
  14. E-DUB

    E-DUB Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    And the very best part of having this completed is that the darned "Whatever Happened to Starship Exeter?" thread will eventually drop off the screen never to be seen again.
     
  15. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Location:
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    Famous last words.
     
  16. MarsWeeps

    MarsWeeps Fleet Captain Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Location:
    SubSpace
    I LOVE the attention to detail! I don't know if anyone else caught this but these screenshots back up the opinion that the bridge is NOT offset.

    First we see the bridge from the top (an homage to "The Cage") which shows the external shaft at the rear of the bridge does not line up with the internal bridge doors which indicates the bridge is not offset.

    [​IMG]

    And now my favorite part, in the turbolift we see Cutty and Garrovick talking. If you notice the moving deck indicator, you will see the last vertical movement (from top to bottom) that shows the turbolift has reached the bridge level. Immediately after that, you see the indicator move once from right to left, which indicates that the turbolift slid from the shaft to the right in order to line up with the bridge doors. Excellent work whoever was responsible for that!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    Per Ardua
    Not that I've ever had a dog in the "offset" fight. But how does this back up anything? It's a fan made episode. It has the same weight, officially speaking, as any other fan generated idea.
     
  18. MarsWeeps

    MarsWeeps Fleet Captain Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Location:
    SubSpace
    As I stated, it backs up the OPINION that the bridge is not offset. It may be a fan made episode but it completely captures the look and feel of TOS during the 60's and that's good enough for me.
     
  19. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    The turbolift is also not lined up with the exterior...just like The Cage.
     
  20. Dennis

    Dennis The Man Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Location:
    Under the Great Blue Sky
    Yeah, I did it that way to imitate "The Cage.". It's always looked to me like it was Jefferies intention that the turbolift fit into the cylinder in the back; rotated the way we have it, it would poke out through the hull.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2014