Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by HerbFlynn, Apr 5, 2017.
Says the man who is a perfectionist and can have a temper and doesn't like releasing bad product.
But its not about a bad product or how good you are, its about warm, fun, friendship and camaderie! If its not about being official, professional quality or canon, then there is no reason to not release the things that his help worked extremely hard on, whose doners spent hard earned money on.
Its like even in retirement, he doesn't want any other productions to be better accepted (canonized) or loved then his own, and has to knock everyone down to the same level.
Re reading it, the "only One True Star Trek (TM) and it starred Bill Shatner!" and the "it ran from '66 to '69 and *had no 4th season* seem even more like passive aggressive digs at STC and any fans that consider their (completed run of full length episodes) an unofficial 4th season/finale, and Vic to be a legit face for Captain Kirk.
There is just ONE level, whether we're talking about New Voyages, Of Gods and Men, Starship Exeter, STC or many others: they are Fan Films. Point final.
For fun, I do some 3D modeling on the side and sell it for bubkus in an online marketplace. I'm constantly taking down my old stuff and refining my newer stuff because I dont think that fits the level of quality I want to represent myself.
People are allowed to be perfectionists, even if its just about a hobby,
I think you all are reading into comments made by James based on a perceived feud or animosity towards a particular group. Honestly as Star Trek fans canon Star Trek is The TV Series (TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT, DSC) and the movies, to elevate ANY FAN SERIES to that level is preposterous... whether it is CONTINUES, NEW VOYAGES, FARRAGUT, HIDDEN FRONTIER and so on.
And that is the basic idea James I believe was trying to convey. Also those of us who did or do film fan Star Trek, for the most part do it to have fun doing what we love, and anyone who wants to further their careers with it are doing it for the wrong reasons. When I did Trek it was 2 weeks of Summer Camp with my friends and that is what it is all about
This. I can enjoy STC or Exeter and things like that, but they all have that tint of nostalgia, that hint of fan love that separates from the rest. It starts from a different place than an original production.
Not good, not bad, just is.
Every time I see the title of this thread, I think:
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Yeah, but nothing any fanfilm has ever had to say approaches anything Nietszche mumbled in his sleep, and James doesn't have a bitching theme tune written by [EDIT] Strauss.
A Wagner theme tune would certainly elevate any fan film.
Or even Richard Strauss.
Oops. Yes! I'll fix that. I was discussing Wagner earlier and it jumped to my finger unbidden!
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