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  • Star Trek Continues

    From Rastus@VERT/EWBBS to DOVE-Net.General on Mon Jan 4 09:35:15 2016
    Wow... I just found this little jewel. Vic Mingnogna, the new Captain
    Kirk, doesn't overact quite as well as William Shatner, but it's
    definitely worth watching. It is Star Trek!

    Here's a link:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/StarTrekContinues

    I had watched Hidden Frontiers and the spin offs.. they were ok... but a
    bit to gay for me to truly like. (keep sex in the bedroom, and gay sex
    in the bedroom closet, where it belongs).

    I got re-interested when I saw that CBS was suing a group for
    infringement so I looked around for more movies/episodes. Me thinks
    that CBS didn't mind while the work was hammy but now that it's gaining
    tech and good script they are seeing green. I don't like money, never
    have.. other than as a tool that is, and I'm glad to see that Trek lives
    on in fan-dome.

    Nick

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Rastus on Mon Jan 4 10:26:15 2016
    Wow... I just found this little jewel. Vic Mingnogna, the new Captain
    Kirk, doesn't overact quite as well as William Shatner, but it's
    definitely worth watching. It is Star Trek!

    Here's a link:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/StarTrekContinues

    That's interesting.. I had seen another group, Star Trek New Voyages, that
    are also producing their own Star Trek Original Series episodes: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/

    I didn't know about Star Trek Continues.. Although personally I'm more of a fan of the Next Generation era of Star Trek. One thing I wouldn't mind
    seeing, though, is a movie or TV show based on the time between the original series and next generation - For instance, something based on the Enterprise
    B or Enterprise C voyages. Both of those ships were only really shown once
    in canon Star Trek.

    Nightfox

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Mon Jan 4 11:30:46 2016
    Re: Star Trek Continues
    By: Nightfox to Rastus on Mon Jan 04 2016 10:26 am

    I didn't know about Star Trek Continues.. Although personally I'm more of a fan of the Next Generation era of Star Trek. One thing I wouldn't mind seeing, though, is a movie or TV show based on the time between the original series and next generation - For instance, something based on the Enterprise B or Enterprise C voyages. Both of those ships were only really shown once in canon Star Trek.

    That would be great. There's a lot of area to fill in, the ships would look good, and they could build into the TNG universe. There's been fan demand for them, like a show with Sulu in command of the Excelsior. How about rebuilding Kronos after the events of ST:VI?

    One thing I didn't like about Enterprise was that I felt the ships should be much more primitive. The NX-01 looked like, if you painted it white, could have been one of the new ships from First Contact.

    I think there's a lot of possibilities for dovetailing into canon. The recent teaser trailer for "Axanar" looks good and ties into canon well, both in building on characters from ST:TOS (Captain Garth) and the medal of Axanar that's now a medal of valor.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Poindexter Fortran on Mon Jan 4 12:33:41 2016
    I didn't know about Star Trek Continues.. Although personally I'm more of a fan of the Next Generation era of Star Trek. One thing I wouldn't mind seeing, though, is a movie or TV show based on the time between the original series and next generation - For instance, something based on the Enterprise B or Enterprise C voyages. Both of those ships were only really shown once in canon Star Trek.

    That would be great. There's a lot of area to fill in, the ships would look good, and they could build into the TNG universe. There's been fan demand for them, like a show with Sulu in command of the Excelsior. How about rebuilding Kronos after the events of ST:VI?

    That would be interesting too.

    One thing I didn't like about Enterprise was that I felt the ships should be much more primitive. The NX-01 looked like, if you painted it white, could have been one of the new ships from First Contact.

    True, but I always attributed that to the fact that filming techniques have evolved and changed since the original series of Star Trek was filmed, and they probably also had a bigger budget for Enterprise. I agree the ships could have probably looked more primitive to fit into Star Trek canon, but it was probably also a more realistic depiction of what (at least our) ships might look like in that era. Overall I think they still did a fair job of fitting it into Star Trek canon, with the lack of future technologies such as holodecks and replicators, and the fact that many of the crew preferred to take a shuttlecraft
    rather than use the transporter to beam down to a planet's surface, etc.

    I think Enterprise had some good moments with the characters as well. One of my
    favorite scenes when Malcolm Reed was working on the security system and said he
    thought of naming his alert system the "Reed Alert".

    Nightfox

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Rastus on Mon Jan 4 15:46:10 2016
    Re: Star Trek Continues
    By: Rastus to DOVE-Net.General on Mon Jan 04 2016 09:35 am

    Kirk, doesn't overact quite as well as William Shatner, but it's
    definitely worth watching. It is Star Trek!

    Here's a link:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/StarTrekContinues


    ehhhhhhh dunno bout this. maybe i would have liked it better if they were just not copying the original crew and did their own thing.

    it's hard for me to watch.
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  • From Gryphon@VERT/CYBERIA to Rastus on Mon Jan 4 17:56:00 2016
    On 01/04/16, Rastus said the following...

    Wow... I just found this little jewel. Vic Mingnogna, the new Captain Kirk, doesn't overact quite as well as William Shatner, but it's definitely worth watching. It is Star Trek!

    Here's a link:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/StarTrekContinues

    Is this the one where the actor who plays Scottie is the son of James Doohan, and Sulu is the guy from MythBusters?

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  • From Rastus@VERT/EWBBS to Mro on Mon Jan 4 20:51:46 2016
    On 01/04/2016 04:46 PM, Mro wrote:

    > Kirk, doesn't overact quite as well as William Shatner, but it's
    > definitely worth watching. It is Star Trek!

    > Here's a link:
    > https://www.youtube.com/user/StarTrekContinues


    ehhhhhhh dunno bout this. maybe i would have liked it better if they were just
    not copying the original crew and did their own thing.

    it's hard for me to watch.

    Well, if they didn't copy the original crew they wouldn't have been able
    to use the title 'Star Trek Continues'.

    This afternoon I also watched the last episode of Star Trek Phase Two..
    I didn't now it was out... Mind Shifter it was called. I tried to get
    my younger brother to watch some of these episodes but he couldn't get
    past the actors not being the originals... yeah... he's what you'd call
    a low-brow mf'er... or at least that's what I call him! ;)

    After looking around.. I found that there are many Star Trek Fan films now-a-days.. Many of them are rather cheesy but I admire the efforts
    and the art work of all involved.

    I've got find something to occupy my time.. hunting season has ended,
    winter finally arrived, and I'll be stuck in the house for the next few months. I'm bored with software tinkering so I guess I'll try watching
    cheesy videos for a little while.. But it won't be too long before the
    fish start biting and the garden can be tilled...

    Have a great day!

    Nick

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  • From Rastus@VERT/EWBBS to Nightfox on Wed Jan 6 15:54:14 2016
    On 01/04/2016 01:26 PM, Nightfox wrote:
    I didn't know about Star Trek Continues.. Although personally I'm more of a fan of the Next Generation era of Star Trek. One thing I wouldn't mind seeing, though, is a movie or TV show based on the time between the original series and next generation - For instance, something based on the Enterprise B or Enterprise C voyages. Both of those ships were only really shown once in canon Star Trek.

    Maybe STC can cross that bridge. I was always a fan of TOS, but I find
    that I watch more Deep Space Nine reruns than the others. I liked the
    DS9 story line. Voyager's graphics were very nice, and I do like the
    series, but the story line, up until The Borg entered the scene didn't
    do much for me. But of course watching an episode of TNG is always an interesting diversion.

    I just finished watching all of Star Trek Continues offerings. I really
    liked watching the new Engine Room come together in the Construction
    videos. Star Trek Continues is a real class act! I hope that it can
    continue for years to come. STC is, in some ways, better than ST TOS.

    Linux and Open Source is making many things possible now. But, I would imagine that most of the special effects video is being done on Mac.

    Fat Rastus

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Rastus on Wed Jan 6 14:50:13 2016
    original series and next generation - For instance, something based on the Enterprise B or Enterprise C voyages. Both of those ships were only really shown once in canon Star Trek.

    Maybe STC can cross that bridge. I was always a fan of TOS, but I find
    that I watch more Deep Space Nine reruns than the others. I liked the
    DS9 story line. Voyager's graphics were very nice, and I do like the series, but the story line, up until The Borg entered the scene didn't
    do much for me. But of course watching an episode of TNG is always an interesting diversion.

    I thought Voyager was entertaining enough, but sometimes I thought some of the dialogue/writing was a little corny. But overall I liked it, and I thought some
    of the Borg story lines were interesting too.

    My favorite Star Trek was TNG, and I always liked watching TNG reruns - But I thought DS9 was fairly good too. It's harder to watch random DS9 reruns though,
    since DS9 episodes mostly all tie into the story more and generally aren't stand-alone episodes as in most other Star Trek series.

    I bought the TNG blu-ray remasters, and I think they did a really good job of remastering it for blu-ray. I'd like to see Voyager and DS9 on blu-ray, but I'm
    not sure there's a good chance of that happening, at least not soon. I suppose I should buy TOS and Enterprise on blu-ray - I might as well have those around, and I've heard that buying those is the best way to show that there's interest in having the other series on blu-ray too.

    Linux and Open Source is making many things possible now. But, I would imagine that most of the special effects video is being done on Mac.

    Why Mac in particular? Is there some video editing software for Mac that isn't available for other platforms?
    James Cameron's 'Titanic' comes to mind - When that came out in 1997, I remember
    hearing that most (if not all) the CGI was rendered on Linux workstations.

    Nightfox

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  • From Xucaen@VERT/TIMEPORT to Rastus on Fri Feb 5 01:48:33 2016
    have you seen New Voyages or Starship Farragu? There's also someone new called Star trek Anthologies working on 2 new Trek shows, including Assignment: Earth. And I assume you have seen Prelude to Axanar.

    IMO, at this point CBS and Paramount can't keep up. I hope Axanar wins the right to continue. CBS should at least allow these fan productions to get licenses and provide guidelines. But I digress. Continues et al are great Trek. Welcome aboard! \\//,

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Xucaen on Fri Feb 5 09:28:06 2016
    Re: Star Trek Continues
    By: Xucaen to Rastus on Fri Feb 05 2016 01:48 am

    IMO, at this point CBS and Paramount can't keep up. I hope Axanar wins the right to continue. CBS should at least allow these fan productions to get licenses and provide guidelines. But I digress. Continues et al are great Trek.

    The guidance seemed to be "don't make money and have fun". I guess Axanar's fund-raising campaign raised some eyebrows.

    I'm intrigued by the story - it leverages canon nicely without rehashing anything, fills in a back-story dying to be filled in and has some great talent in front of the camera.

    Maybe the guidance should be "don't make money, don't upstage Paramount and have fun"?

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