"Needs of the Many"

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

  1. AaronJay

    AaronJay Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    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.
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    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

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    That was very good. I'm guessing you're in the UK?
     
  3. Tom

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    Wow that was an excellent short, pretty well written and acted.
     
  4. SuperSpaceMan

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    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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    Marvelous. Are there more Trek films in the series, or will this be the only one we get to enjoy?
     
  6. scifib5st

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    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

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    outstanding! great job
     
  8. Christopher Miles

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    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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    Great job!
     
  10. The Cutest of Borg

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    Thanks for sharing Aaron. Very well done!
     
  11. Philip Guyott

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    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:
     
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  13. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    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.
     
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  14. Maurice

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    ^^^Beat me to it. Agreed. I found a few lines hard to hear and had to rewind.

    Congrats tho. :)
     
  15. Barbreader

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    My Facebook post on this is getting multiple shares and positive comments.
     
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    Nice little story, good job!
     
  17. batboy853

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

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

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    The accents sound Australian to me.

    Nicely done!
     
  20. Serveaux

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    That was really, really good.
     
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