Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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

  1. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    BTW, just so you know, there are three complete copies of the film data, each in a different city, so it's relatively impossible for any error to wipe it out. ;)
     
  2. Psion

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    You're just trying to jinx us with a Carrington Event.
     
  3. scifib5st

    scifib5st Commander Red Shirt

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    So, does this mean that two other people are working on this along with you? :drool::bolian:
     
  4. Maurice

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    Well, Jimm Johnson has the master set and both Scott Cummins and I have copies. I also just backed up my current .FCP project files to DVD-ROM as extra safety of my work to date. Safety first!
     
  5. Kelso

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    I'll hold on to a copy if you'd like.

    :)
     
  6. Maurice

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    Sure, I can send you the .FCP file, but minus the footage, it'll tell you nothing!
     
  7. Kelso

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    Worth a shot.
     
  8. TerraForm1

    TerraForm1 Cadet Newbie

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    So I routinely did my monthly check of the Starship Exeter website today and discovered the domain has expired... Sad to see this project still incomplete and now suffering the indignity of being homeless. As much as Phase 2 seems to have eclipsed Exeter, this fan film was the one that really got me excited about the new genre. I think it was easier to accept new starfleet characters than re-portraying the classic crew/actors. I wish the Exeter creators well and thank them for what has been shared so far...
     
  9. The Lensman

    The Lensman Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Very much this. I had a much easier time with a new crew, and Exeter's FX were crazy awesome. While Phase 2 is alright, this show caputred the feel of 60's era Trek much better IMO. Plus I liked the idea of seeing another crew during this time.

    But it is what it is. I look forward to one day seeing the whole thing. Sad to think we won't see any new adventures with this crew.
     
  10. Captain Randy Hall

    Captain Randy Hall Commodore Commodore

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    Also sad to see one of the first and best fan film series go to the big starship in the sky. Maybe someday we'll see the full episode...
     
  11. MikeH92467

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    It's been a year since I published this article on Exeter. I really hope to follow it up with a story about the completed episode someday.
     
  12. JimTheBuilder

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    So, Maurice....any news? ...tidbits? ....crumbs? ...morsals?
     
  13. Maurice

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    If the site's down (Jimm sometimes forgets to re-up it), that's no indication of anything. The website's just the website.

    I've just been working like mad on paying video work for the past few months (two music videos and I was Coordinator on a short film for UC Berkeley), plus I really needed to get the Polaris rough cut together so that visual effects work could get going, and that took weeks of solid work to make happen (and there's one sequence left to cut). That's the only news. It's really just a matter of free time on my part.

    Scott Cummins and I are discussing how to divide up work to finish it. He already recut a short scene that I hadn't dealt with yet.
     
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  15. doubleohfive

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    Yeah the website being down means nothing. As Maurice has explained, he's working on it. That's good enough for me.

    The day Maurice or Dennis come in here and officially announce "The show's over, kids." then I'll wallow in my whiskey. Until then, I eagerly await the completion with anticipation and excitement.
     
  16. Maurice

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    Heh. Well, much as I love Exeter and want to finish it, I only have so many hours in the day to work. In fact, I was so busy that in order to meet the deadline for the "I Will Watch YouTube" music video I had to work 30 hours nonstop to finish it. That's how busy I've been.

    I'm currently finishing another music video, and have a film of my own I've been neglecting. Oy!
     
  17. MikeH92467

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    One thing I've noticed is that about the time I take on a project for friends because I have the time, suddenly work starts piling in from everywhere...odd that...
     
  18. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    As much as I have been looking forward to a completed Exeter, I'm more looking forward to that film you've been neglecting with that really snazzy actor who was once again typcasted as the "hot gay guy." :)
     
  19. JimTheBuilder

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    Same here...It's feast or famine...:vulcan:

    ...or, all the deadlines are within the same frakkin week! :klingon:
     
  20. crapulus

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    So almost a month and a half with no news at all. Is anyone actually gonna call time of death or are we gonna keep pretending?