Das Vermachtnis/The Legacy - the greatest lost fan movie ever?

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by Danlav05, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Danlav05

    Danlav05 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    From about 1999 to 2005 there was a German fan film in production called 'Das Vermachtnis' [The Legacy], which was covered on Trekkies 2 by Denise Crosby. This was to be a full-whack TOS/TNG crossover.

    The film completed principal photography however during the editing project, due to personal reasons, the film was abandoned. Vulcan Willi, who played Spock, said the director believed it would never be completed by 'the grace of G*d'

    It looked amazing - a full Klingon Bridge, bridges for two Enterprises - including Young Kirk and Movie Spock on the Enterprise-D, Q, a professional Spock lookalike, a shuttle and more. The costumes were great and production values looked high. The one negative is that the guy playing Worf seemed 'blacked up', even though they had a black actor playing LaForge.

    Here are a few pictures:
    http://www.der-deutsche-spock.de/fanfilm_en.htm

    Interviews:
    http://lief-fanprods.blogspot.com/2006/02/star-trek-das-vermchtnis-legacy-in.html

    And clips in this news report:


    Do you guys remember it, and could it have been perhaps one of the best ever? i still lament it's loss, if the footage still exists maybe it could be revived someday (if they didn't complete it privately)! (it started pre-guidelines so is immune)
     
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  2. CRM-114

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    Wow, I've never heard of this movie until now.

    It does make you wonder what did happen, as those involved sank at least $30,000 into the project. Could any German Trekkies out there have any knowledge of what happened?
     
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  3. Danlav05

    Danlav05 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I tried to find the director on Facebook. Willi gave me an email address years ago but I got nothing back
     
  4. YJAGG

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    IFC I read somewhere here the filmmaker had a kid and everything got put on hold....but I could be wrong
     
  5. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Impossible. Trekkies don't get laid.


    :p
     
  6. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    This is why I am not a Trekkie. Just a Trek Archaeologist. :D
     
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  7. Noname Given

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    But Trekkers OTOH... :whistle::nyah:;)
     
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