Star Trek: First Frontier on Kickstarter

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by Bixby, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    Okay, this thing has been out, like, what, three months? And it has over a million views...which is more than some Continues episodes have years on. How does that work?
     
  2. USS Intrepid

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    YouTube algorithms are weird. I wonder what their retention rates are, and how long those viewers watched for.
     
  3. Serveaux

    Serveaux Boomer American Premium Member

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    Well, FF has been pretty active on FB and i think the Axanar people promote it.
     
  4. USS Intrepid

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    That certainly helps.
     
  5. ssosmcin

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    Me: 7 minutes
     
  6. USS Intrepid

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    What made you tune out?
     
  7. Serveaux

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    I sort of browsed and skimmed through it. May watch it all later.

    It's certainly an impressive production.

    I've read several dozen of the YouTube comments and there's a refreshing scarcity of nitpickery thus far. ;)
     
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    It was really more like 15 but there was too much angst and trying to convince this guy to be Captain. I'm much like Scott Mantz in that I prefer my lead to want to be the Captain, not spend a lot of time seeing him getting talked into it. The production values were nice, but I like my Star Trek to be an adventure rather than a universe ending tragedy in the making. Not every story needs super high stakes to be gripping, but that seems to be a bit of a trend. This just wasn't my kind of story.

    On a side note. I have a real issue with mixing music eras. If you're gonna use stock Trek music, keep them consistent in style rather than mix films and TV scores. And learn how the art of "spotting." Not every scene needs music and if it does, make the right choices. To be fair, even the original series laid some cues on pretty thick...
     
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  9. USS Intrepid

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    Those are all fair points. As Maurice has pointed out, the reluctant captain has become an all too present trope in fanfilms. Hell, I’ve been guilty of it myself back in the day.
     
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  10. Phoenix219

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    I never finished because of the volume differences in the sound mix. Got tired of having to turn the volume up and down every scene.
     
  11. Imaus

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    So I just saw this on youtube.

    Main complaints: the Aliens look off. Lyra looks great, I mean, the antagonistic ones.

    The Connie's domes look a little squished but most of the cg is studio quality.

    The acting wasn't bad, not by far.

    Overall, enjoyable. One of the best fanworks I've seen yet. It's just...the San....hrm.
     
  12. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    I don't understand what that means or refers to.
     
  13. KennyB

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    Obviously Human Resource Management........:nyah: I have no idea either
     
  14. Tosk

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    Apparently the "fixed" edition will be out in September. I think I'll continue to wait. :)
     
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  15. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    Fixing what?
     
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    The aliens? The San'Ruu or somesuch? The eyes were CG'd on. It was really sorta odd. At times it made it feel 60s, but at others it made the room laugh in a bad way, same with the phaser/laser shots. Which is odd when you see the ship CG.
     
  18. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    Still won't fix a bad story.

    Ba dum tiss!
     
  19. jackoverfull

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    But at least it will make it comprehensible.
     
  20. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    Oh, I see what you were referring to. Thanks.