Which of the fan videos close to the real thing?

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  1. MadaBidyoni

    MadaBidyoni Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hi
    Which of the fan videos/films close to the real thing?
    any of them are available at HD?
    thanks
     
  2. Picard Alpha

    Picard Alpha Commander Red Shirt

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    I vote for the 2004 motion picture Encarta IV: Dark Hope. Though, I'm a bit partial ;). Amazingly, I think the visual effects hold up as well as episodes of Voyager that were airing around the same time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Q7kXlYSoY
     
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  3. Kelso

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    "World Enough and Time"
     
  4. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    None are really close, though some are pretty impressive. I also like "World Enough And Time" as well as the Farragut shows.
     
  5. Avon

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    i think the animated farragut episodes are closer to TAS than other fanfilms are to the various live action trek shows.
     
  6. USS Intrepid

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    I tend to agree with Dennis. And most fanfilm producers aren't so self-obsessed as to think otherwise. Contrary to what some may think, most of us are well-aware of our shortcomings.
     
  7. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'd prefer "limits" to "shortcomings." Everything's a process.
     
  8. Danlav05

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    Definitely PHASE II from 'World Enough and Time' onwards. Also agree on Farragut Animated.
     
  9. USS Intrepid

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    Yeah that's fair. :)
     
  10. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Part of the fun for me is watching the various productions improve from show to show. Exeter is a great example. Compare "The Savage Empire" to what we've seen so far of "The Tressaurian Intersection" shows how many lessons were learned between productions.
     
  11. Picard Alpha

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    Our first stint in 1999 is laughable compared to the last film...night and day.
     
  12. Linnear

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    I have to say a toss up between the sadly-unfinished Starship Exeter episode "The Tressaurian Intersection" and Phase IIs "World Enough and Time". Both truly outstanding.

    My 2 credits.

    Alec
     
  13. JimTheBuilder

    JimTheBuilder Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'll see those two credits and raise you one "agreed".
     
  14. J.C. England

    J.C. England Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Good topic!
    I suppose the criteria would be - would this episode
    (or webisode, as it were), be good enough to show
    on network or even cable television, and keep its audience?
    Changes the perspective a bit.
     
  15. USS Intrepid

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    In all honesty, I think WEAT is the only one I've seen that comes close to that.
     
  16. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I tend to agree - except that what I've seen so far of "The Price Of Anything" looks better; I have high hopes for it.
     
  17. USS Intrepid

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    Yeah I'm looking forward to that. :)
     
  18. Potemkin_Prod

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    Echoing the general sentiments, "World Enough and Time," but subsequent Phase 2's have been disappointing by comparison.
     
  19. Linnear

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    The reason why World Enough and Time will be the gold standard for some time, is what fan films always fail at 1) Story, 2) Acting.

    WEaT has two strong actors in the two guest leads, obviously Takei brings huge cred. And then Zicree's story is what you expect from a professional screen writer.

    The look of many fan films has been strong for years, look at Exeter's second effort. Even In Harm's Way looked good. I am sure the new Farragut effort will be outstanding due to Matt Bucey, who is awesome. Special effects have been democratized too. So having a good look is becoming standard. But story and acting are still the difference. And I have yet to see any fan film consistently knock it out of the park. It REALLY is difficult. Look at OGAM. Perfect example. Great actors, bad story and the final product doesn't hold to WEaT.

    So that is my 2 credit. OK, that is my third and fourth credits!

    Alec
     
  20. lennier1

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    Phase 2 has the most advanced effects out there, but Farragut has always been the one that felt the most "natural" to me (e.g., the chemistry between the lead actors).
     

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