Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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

  1. doubleohfive

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    Glad to hear things are progressing, Dennis! Also, DS9 Sega, thanks for posting the images -- I sometimes forget how truly and faithfully detailed the sets were.

    Quite looking forward to seeing the final film! :)
     
  2. Potemkin_Prod

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    Definitely a joy to see their attention to detail!
     
  3. DestinyCaptain

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    Let's hope this thing that's been hinted at does indeed move things along. I'd love to see it completed.
     
  4. Potemkin_Prod

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    I think it's safe to say all of us would.
     
  5. Maurice

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    Sure, except that the fire control panel is something I designed specifically for the show. Glad it looks authentic, even if it's not. ;)
     
  6. Potemkin_Prod

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    Sure fooled me. Not that that's a hard thing to do mind you... ;)
     
  7. Maurice

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    Well, the fire button and the rows of lights on either side are based on the phaser firing switch seen in the phaser control room in "Balance of Terror", but the rest of the panel is something I came up with. I wanted to give Cutty's station a signature instrument like Spock's library computer and hooded scanner or the Sulu-scope. I also knew a big fire button would demand a close-up, so I designed it to be functional. You press one of the white buttons to select a weapon, and hit the big red button to fire. The smaller red button disarms everything (it was supposed to be a rounded white button like on Kirk's chair).

    I even designed a targeting display, but they didn't use it on-set.
     
  8. doubleohfive

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    Well, I honestly don't know one way or the other ... I just think it's neat :)
     
  9. MikeH92467

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    It's authentic for Exeter! I mean really, no naval vessels of the same series are identical in every detail. Every one is unique in some way that will tell the discerning eye on what ship they are. There's no reason given the constant repairs and overhauls as well as design modifications that happen as the state of the art evolves that there wouldn't be minor differences between ships. It's a great looking console and that's what really matters. :techman:
     
  10. Admiral Buzzkill

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    It completely gets the style of the original designs.

    One of the things I enjoyed about Exeter was that there was always this walking-the-line between being authentic to TOS and to improvising in all kinds of ways with props, costuming and so forth. We expanded upon the TOS "universe" in little ways, pretty much sticking to what we could have used for reference in the 1960s and pre-TMP 1970s.

    Pretty much. The Kongo is based on a fan ship design which is itself based on Franz Joseph's version of the Constitution class. That places some of the design cues later than our "envelope" but only a little.
     
  11. Psion

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    Wow. I thought it was genuine, too. I can't wait to see the finished episode.

    No, really. I can't wait.
     
  12. scifib5st

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    This is great news. Thanks Dennis for keeping us updated.
     
  13. Trekwatcher

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    We shall see...
     
  14. CaptainKen

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    Thanks, Dennis. For whatever development you may have helped develop, thank you. And thanks for revealing it to us, cryptic as it was.

    At this point, I'm just glad to know that something is going on and some kind of release will happen some time.

    You're a good man for helping it along and helping us to know that there really is more to come.
     
  15. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I don't know who put this together or who uploaded it to YouTube - it looks like it's assembled from bits of interviews that we did for the eventual Exeter "special features" - but while looking over there for an old Starship Farragut trailer with Don LaFontaine's voice-over I found this mini-documentary about Exeter:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxj2t7cc1cg&feature=related[/yt]

    EDIT: Looks like it was uploaded by Stan Ginsel, one of the producers. I don't know anything else about it.
     
  16. Potemkin_Prod

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  17. Captain Robert April

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    How the hell did you guys get LaFontaine?
     
  18. Professor Moriarty

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    What a find! I've been looking forward to seeing the "making of" documentary almost as much as Act IV. (Emphasis on almost :))
     
  19. USS Intrepid

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    Me too. I loved 'The Making of Starship Exeter', and hope the Tressaurian version still gets released once Act 4 is done and dusted.
     
  20. CDR Tacket

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    We have a very talented producer.
     

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