"Needs of the Many"

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by AaronJay, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. AaronJay

    AaronJay Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jan 17, 2016
    Hello everyone! Very new to the forum, but I thought this might be the best place to post about a Star Trek inspired short film I've just released.
    Throughout 2015, I was working on a series of unrelated short films and the final one is an original, character piece called "Needs of the Many" and is set during the Star Trek: Enterprise era of the franchise.

    Two minutes til impact. One option. No turning back.

    Looking forward to hearing your feedback,
    Aaron :)
  2. USS Intrepid

    USS Intrepid Commodore Commodore

    Nov 15, 1999
    Dundee, Scotland, UK
    That was very good. I'm guessing you're in the UK?
  3. Tom

    Tom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 10, 2003
    In your Mind!
    Wow that was an excellent short, pretty well written and acted.
  4. SuperSpaceMan

    SuperSpaceMan Captain Captain

    Dec 28, 2011
    On Terra in the Sol System
    This is a great reminder that a good strong, fan film doesn't need to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, build a separate film studio, recreate a starship, or recreate a "Series" to tell a great story. Good Job!
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  5. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Commodore Commodore

    Oct 16, 2004
    Back in the U.S.S.R.
    Marvelous. Are there more Trek films in the series, or will this be the only one we get to enjoy?
  6. scifib5st

    scifib5st Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 9, 2010
    Wow, this is very well done. Hopefully you can release this in parts. It looks very dramatic and it builds well. Keep up the good work.
  7. YJAGG

    YJAGG Captain Captain

    Jun 3, 2013
    Baltimore, MD
    outstanding! great job
  8. Christopher Miles

    Christopher Miles Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 21, 2015
    Well done.

    I like the in media res: Here we are, in the thick of it- and we are witness to the two honorable people left to deal with the situation. Bravo. Why are Starfleet people a cut above? This is why. Right here.

    Thanks much, Aaron.
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  9. 9gs

    9gs Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 28, 2015
    Great job!
  10. The Cutest of Borg

    The Cutest of Borg Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 15, 2002
    The Cutest of Borg - Metro Phoenix, AZ
    Thanks for sharing Aaron. Very well done!
  11. Philip Guyott

    Philip Guyott Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 1, 2015
    The story was simple, but heartfelt. I loved it, thank you so much. As someone who also has an interest in theology and Dr Who, I also really liked ‘The Council of Nicaea’ mini episode on your YouTube page. Can’t wait to see what you guys do next. Please do more Star Trek. :techman:
  12. Barbreader

    Barbreader Fleet Captain In Memoriam

    Jul 13, 2009
    New York, New York
  13. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Screenwriter | Award-Winning Journalist Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    Where No One Has Gone Before
    Well done telling a simple, effective story of two people in a dire situation, with one having to make a sacrifice. This short proves that you can erect partial sets and not have a lot of CGI effects to make a good fan film.

    There is one missed opportunity in this piece. Dramatically, it would've been better if the Lieutenant made the decision, ordering the crewperson to do what is needed. Thus, the drama isn't whether they'll survive this but hinges on the decision that the Lieutenant must make to get everyone else out of it. Give us the gut-wrenching emotion that comes from ordering someone to their death. Something we've rarely seen in STAR TREK. It's hinted at, but we never really see anyone do it.

    There's a bit too much technobabble for my taste. And at times the sound is weak.

    All in all, great job. I wish more fan films told smaller stories instead of the bloated, overwrought yarns with lots of pew pew and connect-the-canon-dots.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
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  14. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    One ferry ride from Starfleet HQ
    ^^^Beat me to it. Agreed. I found a few lines hard to hear and had to rewind.

    Congrats tho. :)
  15. Barbreader

    Barbreader Fleet Captain In Memoriam

    Jul 13, 2009
    New York, New York
    My Facebook post on this is getting multiple shares and positive comments.
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  16. HarryM

    HarryM Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 20, 2007
    Old Earth
    Nice little story, good job!
  17. batboy853

    batboy853 Captain Captain

    May 16, 2006
    I really enjoyed this, would love to see more.
  18. BoredShipCapt'n

    BoredShipCapt'n Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 5, 2012
    Stage 9 forever
    Really liked this. It sort of has the tone of a Doctor Who mini-episode, but maybe that's just the Britishness.
  19. Cranston

    Cranston Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 15, 2005
    Right here. But where are you?
    The accents sound Australian to me.

    Nicely done!
  20. Serveaux

    Serveaux Mediocre Old White Man Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Location, Location
    That was really, really good.
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