Your Recent Opinion of Tim Russ?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Excelsius, May 23, 2007.

  1. Chuckling

    Chuckling Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I've met Tim professionally and let me back up that he is extremely aware of the desires of the Trek community and is very supportive. Remember, he is more part of it than anyone here.

    Let's put it this way, the Trek community is diverse. There's room for all forms of appreciation but if you want it to continue to grow, it needs to go where no man has gone before. Push the boundaries of Sci-Fi and be on the cutting edge.

    No program can stay static unless you want to pack it in mothballs. In which case, Trek will go the way of so many others that only exist in archives. That's how I see it.

    Chuckling
     
  2. Jack Bauer

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    So he made a silly comment. Don't we all? My opinion is unchanged. I always liked him as Tuvok.
     
  3. Kitty Worrier

    Kitty Worrier Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Same here. I'm kind of looking forward to this film they are making. I don't care if it's late - I'd rather have a good product than a rushed one.
     
  4. Trekwatcher

    Trekwatcher Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    He was great as Tuvok. Outside of the show, I'm not sure I care. I.e. I was always interested in James T. Kirk, but not Shatner.

    As for his OGAM comments, that just reflects poor judgment if they are true.
     
  5. TiberiusK

    TiberiusK Captain Captain

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    Trekdom is currently interviewing Tim Russ. Stay tuned.
     
  6. UnknownSample

    UnknownSample Commodore Commodore

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    Hmmm. I wonder what Tim Russ said, and what OGAM is....
     
  7. TMara

    TMara Commodore Commodore

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    OGAM stands for "Of Gods and Men", an upcoming, independent, made-for-internet ST movie, which was directed by Tim. Information on this project can be found at http://www.startrekofgodsandmen.com

    The discussion was caused by this interview with Tim: http://blogs.chron.com/makingmovies/archives/2007/05/interview_with_1.html

    While OGAM is commonly labelled as a "fan film" (it is not connected to or supported by CBS/Paramount), Tim called it an independet film in that interview. Considering the fact that he is using a cast of professional actors and professional crew as well, and that the film had a real, though small budget, just like every independent film, he is right on that. They also paid all the actors, though they only got the minimum for internet productions, but they still were paid. Of course, considering that it does not have support from Paramount, "fan film" may also be applicable to the film, but since "fan film" also has the connotation of "amateur", Tim prefers "independent movie".

    The second problem is that Tim said in this interview, they were trying to get a license from CBS, so that they could maybe sell it on DVD or something. He did *not* say they would charge for it, period. He did *not* say they *have* a license. He said it was all up to Doug (the producer and creator of the project - Tim was hired to direct it and act in it and he did have some story input, that's all; he is not involved with the distribution either), but that there were plans for a license. Which is what he had been lead to believe (or maybe he misunderstood something that Doug told him). Anyway, Tim thought he was stating the obvious when he made these comments.

    The latest news I have on that are still: they do not have a license - at least not at the moment. The decision how to distribute it, is Doug's.

    Please can somebody explain to me, how anything Tim said could possibly be interpreted as insulting or otherwise bad? I have to admit that I do not quite get it. Nor does he, BTW.
     
  8. Saxman1

    Saxman1 Commodore Commodore

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    Tim Russ was in a recent ep of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana." He played a throat specialist advising the title character to either rest her throat (she's a teen singer) or have an operation. He was only in one very brief scene but pretty much came across as Tuvok with human ears and unslanted eyebrows. Still, it was great to see him!
     
  9. JD

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    This was the first I've heard about it, and if what you say is accurate I don't see any way that that could possibly be taken as even slightly insulting. All he was saying was that he didn't like calling it a fan film, since it was made by people in the industry, but I guess I may have misunderstood the deffinition of fan film. Because I was under the impression that they were made by groups of fans who decided they wanted to make there own Star Trek movies. As for my Tim, this deffinitely has no impact on it.
     
  10. UnknownSample

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    If all he did was to state that he didn't consider it a fan film, get off his back already, whoever's after him over it.... Thanks for the explanation! My eye problem keeps me from reading whole articles, so I'll go with the summation, thanks....