Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by TK421, Dec 13, 2008.
How is Polaris coming along?
I thought they renamed the hero ship "Starship Dennis".
Hopefully I'll have some more specifics to announce by the end of July. Our plan is still to shoot the lion's share of the live action in the first week of December, and so far we're on target.
Thanks for asking.
Nice to hear you are making progress, Dennis. Did you happen to see the short I made a few weeks ago for the 48 Hour Film Project?
Yeah, I really was impressed and enjoyed it.
Out of curiosity, what was your lighting set-up like there? I'd think it'd be pretty close quarters.
Cooley looks real familiar to me, BTW - has he done any TV or film work that I might have seen?
It was TIGHT. I'll post some pix of the shoot over on the thread about the film and talk about what we did for lighting, as I don't want to hickjack this topic!
I'll address your question about P.A. Cooley there, too.
Is there ANY chance that the final act will be completed by Shore Leave (07/10-12)? That would make the great convention a hoot.
If not, I understand that, though Shore Leave would be cool, some things take their time.
I don't want to speak to the rest of the team, but even if I got my visuals to Jimm today (which I won't), I don't think it will be done next week.
However, as a not-too-distant bystander, I think when this is done it will blow everyone away...It will be more of a work of art than simply an episode.
Yeah, no way we're done in time for Shore Leave. I'm sorry to say.
That's all anyone is really asking. Well, I'm sure some of us don't care about art and just wanna see it done, but most of us understand. Do the job right, release it when it's done, and try to ignore those of us cooped up in the back of Dennis' car. We're kind of smelly anyway.
Thanks to Dennis and NEO for responding to my query. As I said, some things take time.
Ok, that might be setting expectations a little too high.
I just wanted to step into this thread to express my admiration to the folks who make STARSHIP EXETER. Downloading the completed segments of "The Tressaurian Intersection", I felt like I was watching some hidden, just-uncovered, never-before-seen episode of TOS. The Exeter Studios people really hit the Bull's Eye, more than any other fan-film production I've seen to date. That teaser took my breath away. This is what I was hoping the new Hollywood movie would be like!
I hope the Exeter crew is able to complete their "Tressaurian" voyage soon; I'll be eagerly awaiting the final segment!
The Wing Man
Thank you for the kind words; we'll certainly pass them along to others who work on the show.
I just sat a watched all of The Tressaurian Intersection that has been released thus far...again. All I continue to say is: WOW! Even if it never gets finish, it is a work of art for those of us who grew up on TOS.
I watch this every 6-7 months, so it isn't like it is the first time I've seen it. It's just that I'm awed each time I watch it.
Well, while WE may not be able to; our GRANDCHILDREN might...(and no, I'm noit trying to imply that it's been a long wait at all....)
"It's been a long road, getting from there to here. It's been a long time..."
Dennis... nice avatar! Like many others, I found Sarah Palin's resignation to be, well, bizarre. But now you've given me a new thought. Did she resign from being Governor in order to play a part in Starship Exeter? or Polaris?
Seriously, now, I have a few things to say about Exeter.
Maybe, I should NOT have done it. Knowing how long it seemed to be taking to be fully released, I wanted to wait until it was done. I've checked out the Teaser before, even skimmed a little bit here and there of Acts 1, 2 and 3. But now I've really done IT. I sat down and watched Starship Exeter: The Tressaurian Intersection, all of it that is available. And you know what? It is really AWESOME Original Era Star Trek. It's a truly tremendous achievement in fan productions of Star Trek!
The sets/backgrounds/atmosphere are perfect! This could've run right beside The Original Series. It is just that bang on! TSI is a visually stunning episode. The planet is totally convincing (maybe more so than the planets in TOS). The ship is beautiful. And the costumes and gadgets are all well done.
The First Officer, Cdr Jo Harris played by Holly Guess, is a strong, convincing character. The British accent helps, of course, but she really played the part well. The little details like having Harris wear the traditional mini-skirt uniform on the ship, but pants on away missions made sense and worked really well. Over all, the character development and strength of acting is outstanding in this episode. The Andorian b'Fuselek is much stronger in TSI than he was in the Savage Empire. And Jimm Johnson, himself, does a great job playing Garrovick, especially the tortured soul scene near the start of Act III.
And the aliens are fascinating in TSI. Just like TOS, the aliens are not quite convincing, but visually interesting enough to keep you engaged. Apparently these Tressaurians are related to the Gorn! They sure moved around like him! I liked that the special effects were good but limited to the quality of TOS. Sure I love the improved remastered or newly engineered effects too, don't get me wrong, but the TOS look and feel of TSI is just a special treat. I love this episode. It made me feel young again, like watching Star Trek for the first time all over again.
I know it's a long standing joke about how long they've taken to release these parts of The Tressaurian Intersection, and I know they give no updates on their website, but even still, I just want to say that it really is an excellent episode of Original Era Trek, and I for one eagerly anticipate the ending. I've seen evidence on different forums, posts by Dennis and also from Michael at neo f/x to know that after all this time, they really are working at finishing it and I look forward to what Jimm Johnson and his crew will eventually produce. Michael has said it will be a work of art and he knows what he's talking about, so I'm all the more eager to see it!
Hint: If you haven't yet watched The Tressaurian Intersection, if you were waiting for all of it to be released, please watch it, it's a treat! Plus, I don't want to be the only one who's so totally thrilled but also dying in anticipation! Check it out: http://starshipexeter.com/ Enjoy.
Thanks, I really appreciate your detailed comments - it sounds as if you're getting out of the show exactly what quite a few of us working on it have hoped that people would.
The end is coming - in a good way. Hang in, and thanks again.
PS - thanks for the interest in Polaris. That's moving forward and we should be updating information online in the next few weeks.
Maybe you could cast Sarah as whatever the equivalent of a redshirt is in the Starship Polaris universe.
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