Commanders of Starfleet: Trek in the 40s

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by Sketcher, May 1, 2022.

  1. Sketcher

    Sketcher Captain Captain

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    Hey everyone, wanted to share a fan film I made recently.

    Inspired by classic serials like 'Flash Gordon' and 'Buck Rogers' the film serves as a prequel to both TOS and TOS production history, following two Starfleet officers during the Earth-Romulan War. Hope you enjoy!

     
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  2. Sgt_G

    Sgt_G Commodore Commodore

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    Super campy. I loved it.
     
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  3. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    Ha. That was fun. Congrats.
     
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  4. JMS

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this. Great costume and spaceship design, especially the Romulan ship. I loved them dressing the Romulan as a medieval knight - very realistic costuming for a serial from the period.
     
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  5. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    The Romulan ship kitbash was pretty good.
     
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  6. CorporalCaptain

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    Very enjoyable. I hope there's more to come. Even if not, very well done indeed.
     
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  7. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Screenwriter | Award-Winning Journalist Premium Member

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    That was fun and different! I always wondered what Trek would be like as a 1940s serial!
     
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  8. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    More please!

    Would have loved if they had used UESPA instead of Starfleet.
     
  9. dupersuper

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    added to watch later
     
  10. YJAGG

    YJAGG Captain Captain

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    that was fun, great job!

    Did you film this at Vasquez Rocks?
     
  11. Sketcher

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    It was actually shot about 50 miles east of Vasquez. Lots of great rock formations out that way.
     
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  12. SITZKRIEG!

    SITZKRIEG! Commander Red Shirt

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    Looking forward to watching this. I like the idea of a trek/serials mashup.

    edit: Nicely done. I especially liked the opening crawl and art design. Are you a fan of the Buster Crabbe serials?
     
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  13. YJAGG

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    Nice, heading out to Anaheim in the fall for work, maybe I'll add that to the trip in my off time!
     
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  14. Sketcher

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    I am! It felt like if you're going to do something that feels like it really came before TOS, Buster Crabbe type serials would be the way to go.
     
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  15. USS Intrepid

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    That was fun. Looking forward to the next installment. :)
     
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  16. SITZKRIEG!

    SITZKRIEG! Commander Red Shirt

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    Agreed. I just discovered them last year and was impressed (obviously for the time). Are you planning the next chapter? :)
     
  17. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Garth of Algar Premium Member

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    Good work. Loved it.
     
  18. publiusr

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    Now to meet the rest of the crew

    Radio Riley
    Buddy Brandon
    Snap Allen and Corky.
     
  19. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The (presumably) Klingon ship at the end was better.
     
  20. Maurice

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    It's kludgier.