Your opinions on "New Voyages?"

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Good Will Riker, May 10, 2007.

  1. Vance

    Vance Vice Admiral In Memoriam

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    I think the very obvious problem with NV's acting is that they're all trying to do impersonations rather than act. Isn't it telling that the 'best actor' is the one NOT doing a major character from TOS?
     
  2. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Hell, all the fanfilms I was in were made on Super-8! Nobody's seen them since our projectors all died 20 years ago!
     
  3. Holytomato

    Holytomato Fleet Captain

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    Let's go down my to-do list:

    1. Trash New Voyages. :check:

    2. Trash TOS-R

    3. Trash JJ Abrams movie

    4. Trash DS9

    5. Trash Star Trek: Legacy

    5. Trash anything "non canon"

    When I'm done I can cross out the checks, and recycle the list.

    :thumbsup:

    :guffaw:

    I love the new TrekBBS motto. :drool:

    ...

    see, I stayed on topic. ;)
     
  4. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    George Takei certainly did a TMP sequel fan film, "Yorktown II", for free for a group of fans way back in the early 80s. It was a favour to them because they'd asked him, but it was never meant to get distribution of any kind. ("Starlog" magazine did publish a pic of George in uniform, and a brief article about it.) The amateur producers got into big trouble with Paramount's lawyers when the film was finished and they started to spread suggestions at conventions that they'd make it available to other fans on videotape, for cash.

    See here

    and earlier fan film info here.

    The LA Star Trek and SF convention community were always making amateur films in the 80s. There was also the infamous "Superbman: The Other Movie", featuring Bjo Trimble and 50s serials "Superman", Kirk Allyn, as Ma and Pa Kant.

    Here in Australia, Brian Croucher of "Blake's Seven", played Travis opposite an amateur Servalan in our fanfilm gameshow, "The Nearly Wed Game". Nobody's seen this film beyond our fan group. I still have the eyepatch he wore. ;)
     
  5. Guartho

    Guartho Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Here's a shameless plug for you John,

    My company does 8mm and Super-8 film to DVD transfers. We even do super-8 sound of the magnetic strip variety.

    If you're interested, PM me for details.
     
  6. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Wow, cool. Though IIRC, the film was done on one of those proprietary S-8 sound systems that only one company ever made, which is why my friend never got it transferred.

    At least somebody took a picture of me at the helm -
    http://www.inpayne.com/temp/trek82.jpg
    :lol:
     
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  7. Jamee999

    Jamee999 Commander Red Shirt

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    They wouldn't have heard of NV...
     
  8. Steven Of Nine

    Steven Of Nine Commodore Commodore

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    I've tried to enjoy them. I know they're labours of love, by people with a like love for the series and its concepts and origins.

    But it's so amateur and so badly executed, for all their effort, it remains unwatchable to me.

    That doesn't mean it shouldn't go on. For me it's fanfic to the ultimate level. But for the same reason I don't watch women's sport as a lower-quality option, or go to school plays rather than professional works... I don't watch these, however much and however long I've been a fan of STrek.

    It's not top-grade.
     
  9. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Seven, your avatar is hypnotizing me...
     
  10. AC84

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    I really can't get past the Ed Wood level of bad acting and the ridiculously poofy Elvis hair. The cast is also a little too young. It's like watching a high school theater adaptation.

    Starship Exeter on the other hand is near perfect and happens to be my favorite fan film.
     
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