Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by TK421, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Barbreader

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    I'm sure they'll pay the bill and it will go back up.
     
  2. Captain Robert April

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    Definitely one for the "Oops" file...
     
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Just talked to Jimm; he's going to get the website back up. Yep, he's still working on the fine cut of Act Four. :)
     
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  5. IcecreamLtDan

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    That's a "fine" thing to hear Dennis!
     
  6. CDR6

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    Good to hear...it was alittle scary there for a moment.

    I do hope you guys are able to do more "Exeter", because it captures the original intent of Star Trek better than any of the films to date.
     
  7. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I think maybe Jimm plans to, but I've moved on to other projects. Thanks for the kind words, though.
     
  8. CaptainKen

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    Still no word...

    Just re-watching some of The Tressaurian Intersection. Wow! It still amazes me. It is so good, so true to TOS. It really is incredibly well done. And this was an awesome script.

    I wonder how it ends?

    It's my birthday... I was really hoping I might find the ending of TTI as my surprise birthday gift. Guess not :(
     
  9. DestinyCaptain

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    I wish we could get in touch with Jimm. I think he might need to know that people still care. I'm wondering if he hasn't lost the drive to complete it either due to the demands of everyday life or frustration over the fan film process itself...

    There is a fan page on facebook. That might be a good place to post messages. Surely he could see them there. Maybe we should encourage interested people to post something there and pass it along???

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9282978289
     
  10. MikeH92467

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    From what I've seen Jimm follows his own course and is impervious to outside considerations. That's not a criticism, just an observation. Exeter's quality is a direct result of that single-mindedness. I'm like everyone else, I hope to see the rest of it, sooner rather than later, but I think that the best course is to simply respect the way Jimm operates and allow him to do his work. He may be single minded, but I have no doubt that he realizes the interest there is in his project, but really the way I see it trying to persuade (pressure?) him into working faster isn't going to accomplish anything, other than possibly slow him down even further if he feels compelled to start responding to such inquiries.

    Exeter is a gift to the Star Trek community and I'm willing to wait for the payoff.
     
  11. Barbreader

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    I think of Exeter like the Sistine Chapel. Don't rush it.
     
  12. GSchnitzer

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    Although it only took a bit over four years for Michelangelo to paint that.
     
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  13. doubleohfive

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    ....and your point would be?
     
  14. GSchnitzer

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    I don't have much of a point. My only observation was that Barb likened the TTI release to another ambitious project--one that wasn't rushed and ultimately had amazing results. Being not too knowledgable on the subject, I personally thought that Michelangelo worked on the ceiling for, well, decades, because of the incredible final result. I was surprised to learn (and I thought others might be interested to know) that he actually knocked it out in about four years. Great results--but not actually as lengthy a process as I had thought it was.

    It was just an interesting and surprising bit of trivia. I wouldn't try to read any more into my comment than that. I apologize that my comment might have been tinged with something that wasn't really intended.
     
  15. DestinyCaptain

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    I don't want to pressure Jimm. I just want to offer encouragement.
     
  16. Captain Randy Hall

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    Agreed. What I've seen has been terrific, and I'd enjoy seeing how it all works out.
     
  17. CaptainKen

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    Won't it be AWESOME to finally see the ending?

    I still get tensed up thinking about... we were left on such a cliffhanger. It really is wide open as to what will happen in that final act.

    I sure hope it's soon. I could use a really good dose of Trek (and please Barbreader, don't tell me about all the other fan productions I could be watching in the meantime -- unless you know of any that are at the same level of Quality as Exeter-Farragut-PhaseII).
     
  18. Maurice

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    Frankly, I don't know what the hold-up is. I've seen several cuts of Act 4 over the years and -- with the effects shots (which I think are done, but I could be wrong) -- it could be buttoned up fairly quickly.
     
  19. Horizon

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    Sadly, I can relate to the rumor that Jimm is a perfectionist. (I say "Rumor" because I don't know him)
    I've been working on a CG model of the Baton Rouge class for WAY too long and keep redoing parts of it because some tiny little thing that no one will notice is "wrong".
    Sometimes it just isn't healthy to be a perfectionist.

    However, when a perfectionist puts some type of art on display there's usually praise. That makes it worth it, I suppose.

    ...but I really want to see Act IV today. Since I can't, I wait.
     
  20. Maurice

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    Well, there's a certain point where you need to just say "good enough" and let it go.