Star Trek Continues: Episode 2 "Lolani"...

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  1. feek61

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    They are in reality totally different productions using the same facility and a few cross-overs in the crew but that's the only association between the two productions.
     
  2. Peach Wookiee

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    My guess is their Mirror Universe episode will be more in keeping with TOS than DS9 after the first couple of mirror eppies.
     
  3. Warped9

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  4. Warped9

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    Star Trek Continues and Vic Mignogna are referenced in the recently released These Are The Voyages: TOS Season 2. The reference is on page 115 in connection to "Who Mourns For Adonais?" and Vic being moved by the episode and years later reaching out to Michael Forrest to ask him to reprise his role of Apollo for STC's followup "Pilgrim Of Eternity."
     
  5. CaptainSerek

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    I have enjoyed both the vignettes and episodes so far. I am looking forward to more as I support any fan production that does the work.
     
  6. GeorgeKirk

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    That's a pretty bold statement to make about an episode that isn't even made yet. Can't we wait until a production is finished and we've seen it before making sweeping proclamations about its quality?
     
  7. Warped9

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    Whatever they do I think the execution will be fine. I just have some questions about the subject matter. That said I istened in on a recent podcast with the director of the episode and the hint seems to be that it's a self-contained story without direct connections or reference to other productions. Their reasoning is that if this story had been done in 1969 there would be nothing outside of TOS to reference.I'm also getting the feeling that they might be doing an episode set entirely within the Mirror Universe and basically picking up where they left of in TOS after the Mirror Kirk returns to his own universe.

    If this is the angle they're taking then I'm beginning to feel more positive.
     
  8. Barbreader

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    The two full-length films so far have been good. I'm hopeful. And if I am wrong, well, he who never makes a klunker has probably never experimented.
     
  9. doubleohfive

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    Star Trek Continues has become the stand-out example, I think, of how the fan films (well, the ongoing ones anyway) should continue to proceed.

    While that's a nice anecdote, it's hardly worth mentioning, given what a hack job that book turned out to be.
     
  10. feek61

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    I think the forth-coming episode will be fun and as I said previously; I believe it will be our best; not only that, I believe it will be by far our best. I am super excited about it! There are going to be some real fun surprises and also a few special guests that we all know . . . :)
     
  11. Mr_Homn

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    I can't flippin' wait!!
     
  12. JD

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    I just watched Lolani this morning and really enjoyed it.
    I was glad to see a TOS story (even if it is just a fan series) address the whole Orion Slave Girl thing. I've always been a little bothered by how casually they seemed to treat it in the series.
    It was really well written, and most of the cast gave good performances.
    I was a little shocked by just how dark the ending was.
    My only minor complaint was that I had a bit of trouble understanding Lou Ferigno, but I understand that is due to issues he has no control over, so I don't hold it against him, or anyone else involved.
     
  13. Astra

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    If you watch it directly on the STC page, you can have subtitles by clicking the CC button. Hope that helps!
     
  14. King Daniel Paid CBS Plant

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    Apologies if this has been brought up already, but according to IMDB, Fiona Vroom will be playing a "Green Girl" in Star Trek Beyond, which I think is very cool :)
     
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  15. JD

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    Very cool.
     
  16. Zaminhon

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    I hope Fiona Vroom is cast as an educated Lolani-type Orion and has some intelligent lines. (Probably not.)
     
  17. Trekker4747

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    Okay, so I watched "That's What Ships Are For" this past weekend and found myself very impressed even if I had a few quibbles. So, I've decided to watch this entire series.

    I watched the first episode earlier (the one with Apollo) and found it to be decent but sort of weak for a "premiere" episode (even if we're to take this series as a "Season 4" and not a fresh start it's a weak season opener, but maybe not in a 1960's sense. Either way to get people pulled into a fan production, for me, it was weak but still decent.), this one I just got done watching about 20 minutes ago and was very impressed. I didn't recognize Ferrigno at first and was having trouble understanding this guy who sounded like he had a swollen tongue, but when Ferrigno finally clicked in my head it all made sense and even got into the notion of this being an alien speaking English/Basic or whatever. It began to work.

    Maybe I'm too much of a fan of TNG but the counselor woman doesn't bother me even if she messes up the 3-way dynamic of Kirk, Spock and McCoy, I think it's interesting to have someone there willing to challenge Kirk a bit and keep him on his toes. She works for me, but can understand why she wouldn't be overly well received/welcomed as an addition.

    The actors on this show really do a great job and the production values of it are really good. I am damn impressed, the lighting, look and overall feel of this show just feels very much like TOS. They've done a remarkable job.
     
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  18. Mark_Nguyen

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    Interesting, it's funny how the first page of this thread delved into how Number One was cast and then removed as a character, mostly because it was about how Majel basically got cast because she was Gene Roddenberry's mistress at the time. And I've only just realised that Doctor McKennah is in an original role for STC, and is Vic Mignona's wife. Not that she can't hack the role in the context of all this being a fan film, and I do in fact like her, but it find it an interesting parallel for the history of the show.

    Mark
     
  19. Warped9

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    They could have cast Specht as Doctor Helen Noel. But this was a sop to TNG fans and continuity tie-in.
     
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