CBS/Paramount sues to stop Axanar 2 - Electric Boogaloo-Fanboys gone WILD-too many hyphens

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by jespah, May 10, 2018.

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  1. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    Why did they use K'T'inga's instead of D7s?

    They did use the impulse engines from TOS Remastered design though. Weird.

    it's a hybrid kinda like the D7 seen in DS9.
     
  2. Sgt_G

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    Still can't stand to see Klingons firing Photon Torpedoes out of the main sensor/deflector dish.
     
  3. captainkirk

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    Why after so many fan films do they still think that merely having a space battle and yelling technobabble is exciting? Especially when the battle is presented in such a bland and static way. I got to the end of the battle scenes and thought "Okay, that's the whole thing done." and then checked and there were still five minutes to go, most of it Alec "acting".

    Let's compare it to the ST09 opening, which is actually the only Star Trek movie to open with a space battle. That whole sequence is basically a three-act short film on its own.. The first act is the Kelvin and Narada beginning to fight. The second act is Robau handing over command to George Kirk and going to the Narada. The third act is Robau's death and George's sacrifice. Each one of those acts intensifies the stakes while actually making them smaller. First, it's the whole crew is in danger, then it's George having to take command and the captain heading into certain death, and then it's George's pregnant wife. There's no fate of the Federation stuff, just a simple human story told with great energy and emotion.

    What does Interlude have? Extremely boring action that I have no reason to care about. They try to raise the stakes by having Ramirez be injured, but they never explained before this point who he is or why he's important. If I hadn't seen comments here I wouldn't have even remembered that he was the admiral from Prelude. The Artemis was the more interesting ship simply because its captain had way more screen presence than Alec, but then so did the coffee cup.

    And what exactly does this tell us about the larger story? Prelude was all about how Garth was this amazing leader and the Ares-class was an awesome ship. This story shows Garth heroically running away, leaving his comrades to die, and two Ares-class ships being unable to win a fight so one has to blow up. They're not doing a very good job of selling either of them. I think I'd defect to the Klingons at this point.
     
  4. motorhead

    motorhead Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    had to laugh for 1.5 pages straight. you guys rock.
     
  5. DarKush

    DarKush Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I thought "Interlude" was a neat fan film. I really like the cinematography for all of the Avalon fan films and I thought Victoria Fox's direction was good. The production values were also quite good. The acting was so-so, but it's a fan film so I'm not expecting much in that regard.

    I do think the "Interlude" creators assumed you would've seen "Prelude to Axanar" and knew or remembered who Admiral Ramirez was and why he was important. Though they were pressed for time, it would've been nice to see Ramirez get injured, and also some dialogue or a scene beforehand to establish who is he is. I also wouldn't have minded a scene or some dialogue, or even the narrator setting up that the starships were coming back from a meeting.

    I found that Jakande and Garth's conversations felt a little uneven to me. I wish it had been a bit more chummier so it would really drive home Jakande's loss and what that loss would mean to Garth. Alec Peters's Garth came across much more natural in the documentary scenes than in the command chair. The space action was okay, though I would've liked to see more of a fight from Starfleet ships. Also having both the Ares and Artemis a bit more trashed.

    But I can be forgiving due to the time constraints they were under, and for like a ten minute fan film they did a very good job.
     
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  6. jespah

    jespah Taller than a Hobbit Moderator

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    I'm so sorry I missed this! March (and about 3/4 of February) was spent cleaning out my late MIL's old apartment.

    So. Much. Stuff.
     
  7. fireproof78

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    Sorry to hear that, Madame Jespah. My parents dealt with that for both of my mom's parents, and my dad's dad. It was a huge pain for them and the rest of the family trying to help sort everything. I think my mom still is for her dad.

    Hang in there!
     
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  8. jespah

    jespah Taller than a Hobbit Moderator

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    Oh thank you! <3

    She and my FIL (also gone) were in the building for over 60 years and in that particular apartment for over 50. We brought home a ton of photos -- and we had cleaned out a bunch before we departed!
     
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  9. jespah

    jespah Taller than a Hobbit Moderator

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    Are you lost, perhaps?
     
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  10. Worf factor9

    Worf factor9 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I believe you missed my original meaning.

    As in Axnar, Who gives a F*$!?
     
  11. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    As I am told so frequently in various forums and thread, "Because Star Trek."

    That's what I was told to say.
     
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  12. jespah

    jespah Taller than a Hobbit Moderator

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    Oh no, I caught it all right.
     
  13. SITZKRIEG!

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    So dark... are you sure you're not supposed to post in a Snyderverse thread? :)
     
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  14. fireproof78

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    Yeah, my parents definitely labored long. However, it has motivated them to clean out their own houses so myself and my siblings don't have to worry about it.
     
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  15. MikeH92467

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    What a sad job to sort through a lifetime of memories and possessions.
     
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  16. Mytran

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    Kind of goes with the job of being someone's child / inlaw
    But it is sad
     
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  17. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Axanar is not a fan film series, though. It's "professional, independent Star Trek", remember?
     
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  18. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    This was posted in another thread but I'm replying to it here since this is where Quaalude is being discussed...
    No. That's not what happened.

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    Statement from Paul Jenkins and META Studios: "META Studios and its employees, including Founder and Chief Creative Officer Paul Jenkins, DO NOT endorse the use of the Axanar logo and the solicitation of funds for the purpose of creating fan films associated with CBS intellectual property."
    I don't see how that = "wanted out".

    That makes no sense. You can edit the video description. You don't need to do it in the comments if it's your own channel.

    I'd have to disagree. There's not a genuine note in Alec's performance.
     
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  19. David cgc

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    No can do, the whole point of seriously but not quite fatally injuring Ramirez is to write out Tony Todd without killing him off, since he was alive after the war in Prelude. The more you see of Ramirez, the more obvious it's a stand-in.

    Got an email today advertising the USS Ares flask-and-shot-glass set, as Axanar continues in it's Shadows-of-the-Empire-like aim to merchandise a movie without actually making a movie. Feel free to make all the obvious jokes.
     
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  20. motorhead

    motorhead Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    whatever gave you that idea :guffaw:
     
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