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Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by Bixby, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    I think only one shuttle is named in the Exeter films, the Archimedes. I don't know if @Serveaux picked that name for TTI, but it seems like a perfect fit with Galileo. When I briefly toyed with an aquashuttle for "Atlantis" I named it the Magellan in the rough draft, but even had I kept it I would have ultimately changed it because I try to not make ship names all Euro-centric. Knowing me, I'd have researched sea explorers from other cultures to pick a final name.
     
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  2. Serveaux

    Serveaux Boomer American Premium Member

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    Jimm chose the name.
     
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  3. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    I'm not usually self-promotional on this board. However, I thought I'd post my latest project, which isn't a fan film, but an audio drama podcast.

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    We Don't Belong Here
    Three friends find themselves lost in a mysterious forest. The only problem: beyond the trees lies a dark secret.

    Now they must confront their hidden pasts while battling a terrifying, life-sucking creature.

    Soon, the trio will learn they don’t really belong here. Or anywhere for that matter.

    We Don’t Belong Here is a genre-bending podcast through horror and South Asian, Filipino, and Islamic Mythologies.

    Credits:

    We Don’t Belong Here is an Avaaz Media production.

    Created by Tamara Syed, Sim Dhugga, and Ryan Thomas Riddle.

    From a concept by Tamara Syed and Sim Dhugga.

    Executive Producer: Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Producer: Tamara Syed

    Voice Director/Producer: Sim Dhugga​

    I'm the co-creator and co-writer of this production. And it even has a Trek connection as the creature is played by Kavi Raz — i.e. Lt. Singh in "Lonely Among Us" (TNG).

    Listen to the First Episode here.

    Read the Show Notes.

    Our second episode will be released on November 24th. I hope you all enjoy it!
     
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  4. Bixby

    Bixby Captain Captain

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  5. Phantassm

    Phantassm Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Thanks for your continued support Bixby. Its been a long, bumpy road and despite some of our downfalls, we hope that the message of our story will shine through and be faithful to the original series.
     
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  6. USS Intrepid

    USS Intrepid Commodore Commodore

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  7. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    Listened to both. Waiting on the next.
     
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  8. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    Thanks! It's incoming. Editing issues. But it's close. Not to worry, my line producer gave the editor an earful!
     
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  9. Bixby

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    ENDOSYMBIOSIS: A Star Trek Fan Film - YouTube
    This video just popped into my Youtube feed. It's apparently from Neutral Zone studios from Georgia, using the sets from the defunct Star Trek Continues.
    They've got really nice CG effects, but the story will likely make Maurice tear his hair out.:rommie: Some instances of pretty cringey dialogue,
    This is their second fan film outing, here is their first

    The actor playing the Captain sure gets transferred a lot. In these two films he plays the captain for both the USS Republic AND the Kongo (and in Starship Valiant latest film, he's the captain for the Constitution :shrug:)
    Watch if you must
     
  10. Phantassm

    Phantassm Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Captain Jim, (Jim Von Dolteren) as we warmly call him, appeared in his first fan film as the captain of the USS Constitution in the fan film His Name Is Mudd by Glen Wolfe. I wanted to use that character as a continuation and thank you for Glen Wolfe allowing me to appear in that film. We shot that footage of him way back in 2017. Since that time he has appeared in a multitude of fan films. Great guy by the way.
     
  11. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    I got confused which film you were talking about since you shared two in reverse release order.

    ENDOSYMBIOSIS:
    Sorry, but story...what story? It's just things that happen.

    Helm: "Captain, inertia is pulling us forward." Um, that's not inertia.

    Science Officer: "this is not a wormhole, it reads as a ... living organism."
    ...not a minute later...
    Science Officer: "sensors show we are inside the wormhole."
    MAKE. UP. YOUR. MIND.

    All the male crewmembers vanish, but then so does the woman at the navigation station. What is that telling us?

    They can't pull away from this wormhole/organism/whatever, but once they're inside they can just warp out. Huh?

    Um, chromosomes are not entirely how gender works. There cis men and women who do not fall into purely XX and XY.

    I'd never seen their first film, Starship Republic Serpent of Yesterday
     
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  12. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    Starship Republic Serpent of Yesterday

    Hoo boy. This isn't a film. It's just a very long teaser.

    If it's supposed to be an "And You Are There" thing where we're supposed to put ourselves in the captain's place and decide what action to take, that's a concept one could play with, but if that were the intent it doesn't work. It's just a cliffhanger with no payoff and a whole lot of sound and fury signifying nada.

    Once they go to the bridge not a single person acts logically.

    After their first hit the Captain wastes times switching people's stations instead of immediately ordering evasive maneuvers.

    It takes him almost a minute of screentime to even get to "prepare to break orbit!" More than a little late...

    The Chief balks that the Republic's shields can't be extended around the Columbia, and we can infer that visiting Commander has extended them but that should have been made plainer and a greater moment of conflict.

    The Doctor comes on the bridge, seems barely awake, and after checking on Ensign Fauxhawk just forgets his patient on the floor (dead?) so he can plead with the Captain about something that he wasn't even in the briefing for (same with the Yeoman).

    Neither the Captain nor visiting Commander think to suggest that the Columbia immediately break orbit, or even that the stronger Republic get between the attacker and Columbia while she tries to get away. No, they just putter along like targets on a track in a carnival shooting gallery.

    Of course they don't, because their idea of a Star Trek solution is to immediately return fire without first knowing anything other than they're being shot at. It's the way of the "pew pew".
     
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  13. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    Okay, I'm gonna be a little self-promotional here again. So please Great Bird forgive me.

    I've been working hard these past few years on achieving my goal of writing for television. And this coming week I'll be one step closer to achieving that goal.

    This Thursday, 4/22, at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST, a group of talented thespians will do a livestream table read of my solo script, "Orpheus" for a crime anthology series, Hell, California.

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    Struggling with a meth addiction, a gay jazz musician returns home seeking absolution from his past sins, and gets mixed up in murder, drugs, and perverse sexual desires, endangering his sobriety.

    The story is a hardboiled queer noir partly inspired by the Orpheus myth.

    You can watch live on Thursday, 4/22, at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST, at the following link:

    YouTube:


    The video will go live on that day!

    If you can, I'd love for y'all to watch it!
     
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