Which of the fan videos close to the real thing?

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by MadaBidyoni, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Kail

    Kail Commodore Commodore

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    Went to the premiere of Starship Farragut's "The Price Of Anything" last night and it's fantastic! It easily surpasses anything they've done in the past. It has better production values than most of the stuff produced on the Sci-Fy channel.
     
  2. GSchnitzer

    GSchnitzer Co-Executive Producer Moderator

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    I think all right-thinking people would agree that Star Trek Phase II has the only productions that are worth watching, and that the quality of their productions is due largely to, well, the calibur of the Co-Executive Producers.
     
  3. Kelso

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    It was pretty fantastic.


    What an ignorant and needlessly inflammatory thing to say. I hope there was a joke in there that I didn't catch.
     
  4. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    ^^^I'm pretty sure it was a joke, as Greg is one of the Co-Execs.
     
  5. lennier1

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    Phase 2 is nice, but they went a bit overboard with the whole episode about the dangers of Tribble porn. ;)
     
  6. Kelso

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    Oh, good!
     
  7. GSchnitzer

    GSchnitzer Co-Executive Producer Moderator

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    Yes. The joke you didn't catch was that my over-the-top comment was made completely tongue-in-cheek--being one of the Co-Executive producers of Phase II. I apologize if it wasn't funny and came across as ignorant and needlessly inflammatory; I didn't think anyone would actually take my over-the-top comment seriously.
     
  8. Avon

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    i think the problem i have with phase 2 is the constant recasting of characters. i know its not the fault of anyone, just one of those things that happens with fan films, but it really distracts from the rest of the awesomeness.
     
  9. GSchnitzer

    GSchnitzer Co-Executive Producer Moderator

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    Yes, even though people know recasting happens with fan films, people still have a problem with it. But not too many viewers are actually so bothered by the recasting that they will chip in a few hundred bucks to help ensure better reimbursement for our cast as an incentive to make them want to return to our production over and over again. Continuity of the cast has not been a driving factor in our volunteer financial contributions.

    As I've said before, it's difficult to find actors (and behind-the-scenes folks, too, for that matter) who will volunteer their own time, travel expenses, and lodging for a couple of weeks, shoot after shoot, year after year.

    Phase II, as prolific as we are, is probably more susceptible to this recasting problem than most fan productions. If we had only one or two episodes to our credit, there would be no real opportunity or need to recast roles. But having shot twelve full-length episodes and four short vignettes, we probably encounter the recasting problem more frequently than other productions.

    Thanks to everyone for your continued enthusiasm; if we have indeed achieved any level of awesomeness, it hasn't come cheaply.
     
  10. Ian Keldon

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    ^Thank YOU for your dedication to putting out the best product possible. Even where I don't agree with your choices and directions, I recognize the effort you put in and appreciate your sincerity in that effort.
     
  11. Gary7

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    If STPII was produced closer to a major metropolitan city, then I'll bet you'd have a good chance of finding people who can make regular appearances and help maintain casting consistency. Given where it's filmed, it's got quite a respectable cast.
     
  12. Kelso

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    Fair enough. Carry on. :)
     
  13. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    To be perfectly fair, the newest episode of Starship Farragut may have just exceeded all other fan films. It's terrific.
     
  14. Ian Keldon

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    ^It was ok enough...their Animated eps are definitely "top shelf"! I especially liked the "stunt casting" voice actors.

    Was that the same voice actor that did the original Gorn captain? It sounded just like the voice in "Arena"...
     
  15. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    Not likely. Ted Cassidy has been long dead.
     
  16. Linnear

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    Bobby Clark was the original Gorn. He is still alive.
     
  17. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    He's talking about the Voice actor.
     
  18. Ian Keldon

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    Well, if it were someone else, they did a dang fine job of recreating the original voice pitch perfect.