TMP Fan Film "The Human Adventure"

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  1. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I'm surprised that this hasn't been posted yet.

    It's a TMP fan film set during Kirk's meeting with Nogura.



    I applaud them in completing the film even if it wasn't my cup of Earl Grey. But it is interesting to see a fan film set within my favorite Trek film! Also kudos for casting lots of POC!
     
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  2. Tosk

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    I concur.
     
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  3. Noname Given

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    Featuring Apartment Fleet Command. ;)

    It's okay for what it is - although I liked Kirk's ST:TMP that he was on his way to a meeting with Admiral Nogura that won't last more than 3 minutes. This makes said meeting come across a bit more reserved overall than I would have expected.
     
  4. Csalem

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    I like they found a building that was in TMP brown. :)
     
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  5. Admiral Archer

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    This was fun! Just a simple fan film that didn't try anything too ambitious, and just wanted to entertain. I like it! :)
     
  6. Maurice

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    My issue is that it’s just slow and there’s no sense of urgency. And
    the Star Trek II stuff at the end
    sours it for me somewhat.
     
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  7. YJAGG

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    that was a long three minutes...but it was cute and nice eu piece
     
  8. BillJ

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    I only made it about four minutes in. They kept repeating dialogue from TMP.
     
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  9. Maurice

    Maurice Maurice, the ATARI CX5200 Premium Member

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    Kirk be way too laid back. In fact, with the
    Earth in danger of imminent annihilation, everyone
    was too laid back.
     
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  10. drt

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    I found that super distracting as well...
     
  11. MikeH92467

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    I'll watch later, but getting it done and released deserves congratulations! :bolian::techman:
     
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  12. Mysterion

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    I've had that issue with many Trek fan films where they have the characters spend way too much time quouting themselves from various other episodes and movies. Every once in a very great while it's a clever nod to the familiar, but mostly it is just damned annoying.
     
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  13. dmac

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    It appears to be a first effort by this group and I got to give them credit for not attempting to go over the "epic" cliff.
     
  14. Maurice

    Maurice Maurice, the ATARI CX5200 Premium Member

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    Yeah. Kudos for that.

    I like the idea of showing the meeting, but not their execution of same.

    I just wish they managed to capture any sense of immediacy given the situation. It's a common problem in fanfilms where people are cutesy and banter when there's a ticking time bomb around.
     
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  15. TREK_GOD_1

    TREK_GOD_1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Was this a send-up based on one TMP scene?

    ..and sigh, they pick the dry cardboard drifting in space AKA The Motion Picture as the specific period of choice. I will give them a bit of credit for selecting the most underused Star Trek period instead of TOS or TNG, but still..its the TMP story....
     
  16. drt

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    Yeah, I think an intense, five minute Glengarry Glen Ross type of pure dialog scene in Nogura's office would have been the way to go. At leaet, that's how I always envisioned it.
     
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  17. Mysterion

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    I'll bet someone like Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) could write the hell out of a scene like that. (Sorkin writing ST. If only.... *sigh*)
     
  18. jespah

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    I'd better hit the spoiler tags, heh. Sorry for the length of this.

    Yeah - I just watched it. Things don't feel dire. It's all good morning this, and hey, let's do this slow test of competence that. With no sense of urgency, the premise falls flat.

    The costuming is good. I despise the unis from this era but they did get them right. The outdoor location was lovely and a decent choice as it looks timeless (and was likely a cost-saving measure to get -- very wise use of funds there). Wish the running water wasn't quite so loud. Score was pretty good; kudos to them for not repeating the standard TOS theme somewhere in there. The 2 guys with the most screen time improved as they went on, leading me to believe the film was shot more or less in order. Definitely kudos for adding POC.

    Women had virtually nothing to do, though. One even escorted I forget who in, and that's kind of standard receptionist behavior. Not that people don't need escorts or the like. It felt more like how TOS after The Cage compartmentalized women into traditional female-dominated jobs -- nurse, switchboard operator, and secretary (Rand). Giving the female doctor the "yoohoo!" line felt cringey to me. She had one good line about working together. Otherwise, she was set dressing, and the escorting woman even more so. They never spoke to each other, so goodbye Bechdel test.

    I found the question about being able to work together after attending rival schools to be weird. Once you're past maybe your first month of any sort of employment, that kind of nonsense stops mattering, if it ever did. In particular, that's silly for people over the age of 30, which the male doctor certainly was (yeah, I know about the last bit but that was the presentation and would be a viewer's expectation). I imagine the idea was to provide those two with a smidgen of dialogue, but no one even asked them about the cloud, so they could have been replaced with anyone with no harm done to the overall story arc (the sexy lamp test).

    One bit of kudos to point out is the good mix of ages. The right people were older or younger. It didn't feel like anyone shoehorning themselves into the wrong age group. As in, admirals should be older people. Lieutenants and other lower grade people can be young but not too young, up to retirement age. The doctors were a good contrast in that respect, giving forth a vibe of trying to get a team with disparate viewpoints together in order to best tackle the problem at hand. Pity they barely mentioned why they were there.
     
  19. Maurice

    Maurice Maurice, the ATARI CX5200 Premium Member

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    Well said, and not too long at all.
     
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  20. jespah

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    Oh, thanks.