"Yorktown: A Time to Heal" - Official thread for the Sulu fan film!

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  1. Captain Atkin

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    Now that production on Stan Woo's classic fan film is back under way, we felt it was time to start a new thread that concentrates on the film's ongoing development. This thread will help keep everyone up to date on the film's general progress.

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    YORKTOWN: A TIME TO HEAL

    Producer: Stan Woo
    Executive Producer: Jem Ong Woo
    Supervising Producer: John Atkin
    Associate Producer: Teresa E. Victor
    Screenplay: Dov Schwarz, Stan Woo, and Paul McCudden
    Director: Ronald Lennstrom
    Second Unit Director: William Allison
    Assistant Director: Irv Weiss
    Editors: Kyle Wilson, Juan Kalafatovich
    Cinematography: Gaston Biraben
    Art Direction: Roger Whiter
    Costume Designer: Kathy Pillsbury (concepts by Stan Woo)
    Sound Designer: Theodore McClendon
    Music: Christopher Barr
    Special Effects: Roland Baron
    Production Illustrator: Andrew Probert

    Cast: George Takei, James Shigeta, J.J. Silvia, Stan Woo, Wil Rodriguez, Lance Williams, Teresa E. Victor, Kathy Pillsbury, Joseph Kerezman, Bob Whiter, Roger Whiter, Alan Salopek, Brian O'Brien, Tina Hovath, Steve Goodpastor, Patricia Ann Cochran, John Atkin, Jesse Tebbs, Ashley Lotecki, Ron Boyd, Liam Collins

    Characters: Admiral Heihachiro Nogura, Lt. Commander Hikaru Sulu, Captain Bradley Frame, and Lt. Jeffrey R. Pond, to name a few.

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    Timeframe: Era between ST:TOS and ST:TMP.
    Sets: Mostly locations and some sets.
    Quality: Rank Cintel Scanned Super 8 Film.

    Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California, USA (1985-1987); Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2010-Present).

    Plot Summary: Having escaped capture by the Klingons, a damaged Starfleet reconnaissance probe crashes undetected on the planet Pahl III. Hikaru Sulu, serving as first officer on the retrofitted USS Yorktown, is sent by Admiral Nogura on a secret mission to help locate the missing spy drone. In order to prevent a catastrophic war from igniting with the Klingons, the USS Yorktown (under the command of Captain Bradley Frame) races against time to find the lost drone, with orders to conceal its existence. At the same time, a terrorist group called S.H.A.R.K. discover the drone's location, and plot to steal the device and use it for their own nefarious means.

    Running Time: 22 minutes.

    Originally shot from 1985-1987, and on hiatus since 1987. All pricipal photography completed. ADR is partially completed. Visual Effects currently in development by VFX artist Roland Baron. New music being produced by Christopher Barr. Current digital technolgy is being used to finish the film. A script is currently being prepared to incorporate new changes made during post-production. Screenwriter Paul McCudden ("From the Earth to the Moon") is currently finishing the script.

    Facebook Group page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=151211704904054&ref=ts

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  2. Captain Atkin

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    Here are some new pictures of the USS Yorktown "refit" design. Artwork by Canadian VFX artist Roland Baron. Original design by Andrew Probert (Star Trek: The Motion Picture).

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    The crew of the USS Yorktown

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    George Takei as Sulu

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    Captain Frame (Captain of the USS Yorktown)

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    Here are a few more pictures of the starship designs created for the film. All ships were designed for the Yorktown production by Andrew Probert.

    The NAGAER

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    The Klingon "K-Fighter"

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  3. JohnnyE4

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    Re: "Yorktown: A Time to Heal" - Official thread for the Sulu fan film

    that K fighter looks awesome
    great model work
     
  4. KDoug

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    Great! I think I first heard about this a few years ago. Was it ever shown to the public in any form (presumably without FX)? At any rate, I would love to see it completed.
     
  5. Captain Atkin

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    No, the film has not been shown to the public as of yet. We hope to have the film completed in 2012. A teaser trailer (VFX only) is nearly finished, and we will be putting it online in a couple of weeks.

    Here are three new shots of the USS Yorktown, as it appears at the beginning of the fan film. This is how the ship looks before it is given a refit.

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  6. Captain Atkin

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    Original physical model of the USS Yorktown (1986).

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    George Takei on location in the Angeles National Forrest.

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    Stan Woo and George Takei completing ADR work on "Yorktown: A Time to Heal."

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    Teresa E. Victor (Admiral Lori Ciana) and James Shigeta (Admiral Heihachiro Nogura) complete a take on the Starbase 7 set.

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    Roger Whiter in a cameo appearance in Yorktown: A Time to Heal. This is at the Lake Arrowhead location.

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    Irv Weiss (1st Asst. Director), directing some lovely ladies on the set of Starbase 7.

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    Lance Williams as the Nagear Helmsman, with Gaston Biraben in the background.

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    Bob Whiter as Admiral Bob Digby, Commanding Officer of Starbase 7.

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    Liam Collins as the Klingon Captain Ma'k.

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  7. Captain Atkin

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    Magazines featuring articles on "Yorktown: A Time to Heal".

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    A small picture of Lance Williams on the Yorktown set, on the cover of Starlog's CineMagic Magazine.

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  8. CaptainSerek

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    Excellent memories, it gets me excited to see the final results.
     
  9. Barbreader

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    You've said this will be "short." I have to ask... how short? 5 minutes? 15 minutes?
     
  10. Mark_Nguyen

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    Re: "Yorktown: A Time to Heal" - Official thread for the Sulu fan film

    The OP reads 22 minutes...

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  11. Captain Atkin

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    Re: "Yorktown: A Time to Heal" - Official thread for the Sulu fan film

    Yes, with the new FX and credits added, the running time is about 22 minutes long. So it qualifies as a short film.
     
  12. Barbreader

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    Thanks.
     
  13. Captain Atkin

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    Would it be possible to put the trailer on Vimeo? I have trouble using Youtube and I would really like to see this.
     
  15. scifib5st

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    Great work.... can't wait!
     
  16. Captain Atkin

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    I have asked them too. Might be a few days. I'll post a link when it happens.

    Yorktown Teaser Trailer #1 (Youtube)
    http://youtu.be/mswALTOF5Hg

    Anyone wishing to hear music from our composser, Christopher Barr, can check out his website at http://www.cbarrmusic.com/. There is also a link to the teaser at his video page section.
     
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    Excellent teaser, nice sfx.
     
  18. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Very nice work. Congratulations.
     
  19. Expo67

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    It looks cool. Let alone very sharp and clear. Hope it works out.
     
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