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Old 05-29-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Star Trek (the original series) continues

Star Trek is religion to some. And, yes, you read the title right. Some fans have gotten together and decided to continue its 5 year mission. Among the actors are Chris Doohan, son of the original "Scotty" playing his father's role.

Some of the voices are off -- for instance Leonard Nimoy's voice is much lower and gravelly than the guy playing Spock (who is from Mythbusters btw) but they do a decent job on the first episode (which you can see if you scroll down to the bottom). And by decent I mean its not great but its not bad either. Its very true to the original series. Be warned its a full episode.

'Star Trek Continues' Sets out to Complete Enterprise's Five-Year Mission
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As much as it pains me to say something positive about Star Trek fanfic........I have no choice. Fanfic is usually corny, cheesy, and above all cheap.

These people did a great job on the costuming and sets; they all look so authentic. They even got the set lighting down pat which shows they did some serious research. The uniforms don't look like fan-made look-alikes; they may as well have borrowed them from the real actors. Even the non-uniform clothing is perfect. The guy playing Kirk actually plays Kirk straight like in the show, not the sort of tongue-in-cheek caricature of Kirk that we've all come to accept (and etc for the other actors too). McCoy has hips which is weird, but he was my favorite character from the real show so I'm probably just being overprotective.

And those external shots of the ship are brilliant. Obviously not amateur work either. I am impressed.

Story, dialogue - these need work.

My only complaint, such as it is, is that the picture is too sharp. Old Star Trek just doesn't work in HD. There needs to be some age for it to look "just right".
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As much as it pains me to say something positive about Star Trek fanfic........I have no choice. Fanfic is usually corny, cheesy, and above all cheap.

These people did a great job on the costuming and sets; they all look so authentic. They even got the set lighting down pat which shows they did some serious research. The uniforms don't look like fan-made look-alikes; they may as well have borrowed them from the real actors. Even the non-uniform clothing is perfect. The guy playing Kirk actually plays Kirk straight like in the show, not the sort of tongue-in-cheek caricature of Kirk that we've all come to accept (and etc for the other actors too). McCoy has hips which is weird, but he was my favorite character from the real show so I'm probably just being overprotective.

And those external shots of the ship are brilliant. Obviously not amateur work either. I am impressed.

Story, dialogue - these need work.

My only complaint, such as it is, is that the picture is too sharp. Old Star Trek just doesn't work in HD. There needs to be some age for it to look "just right".
I can't get past McCoy. He's just wrong but the rest of it is a lot better than I had expected.
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sorry i got confused. its sulu that is from mythbusters.
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As much as it pains me to say something positive about Star Trek fanfic........I have no choice. Fanfic is usually corny, cheesy, and above all cheap.

These people did a great job on the costuming and sets; they all look so authentic. They even got the set lighting down pat which shows they did some serious research. The uniforms don't look like fan-made look-alikes; they may as well have borrowed them from the real actors. Even the non-uniform clothing is perfect. The guy playing Kirk actually plays Kirk straight like in the show, not the sort of tongue-in-cheek caricature of Kirk that we've all come to accept (and etc for the other actors too). McCoy has hips which is weird, but he was my favorite character from the real show so I'm probably just being overprotective.

And those external shots of the ship are brilliant. Obviously not amateur work either. I am impressed.

Story, dialogue - these need work.

My only complaint, such as it is, is that the picture is too sharp. Old Star Trek just doesn't work in HD. There needs to be some age for it to look "just right".
You tried Phase II Dakota?

Story and dialogue are bang on there, (as many of the scripts are actually written by folk like DC Fontana)

Try this episode for size...

http://digitalnewage.com/dnapartners...t.asp?epi=WEaT
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That's even neater. It's too bad they seem to only be able to make a new episode like once a year or something. It seems to be to do with money; but assuming they built all the sets and models and costumes themselves I can't think of what should cost so much.
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I've bookmarked this for later viewing, but I got 10 minutes in before pulling myself away.
It does feel very close to the original (having Apollo in Ep1 doesn't hurt) and I can deal with McCoy easily enough... probably more so by a couple episodes in.
BUT... Spock... UGH!
I wouldn't be surprised if he was replaced or something, to me he's the weakest link by far.

Either way, thanks for sharing this, Viv!
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You tried Phase II Dakota?

Story and dialogue are bang on there, (as many of the scripts are actually written by folk like DC Fontana)

Try this episode for size...

http://digitalnewage.com/dnapartners...t.asp?epi=WEaT

The guy who plays McCoy in Phase II is a friend of mine. We went to high school together and I've even acted in a play with him once. He's a really great guy and the funniest thing is that he's a doctor in real life.
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I've bookmarked this for later viewing, but I got 10 minutes in before pulling myself away.
It does feel very close to the original (having Apollo in Ep1 doesn't hurt) and I can deal with McCoy easily enough... probably more so by a couple episodes in.
BUT... Spock... UGH!
I wouldn't be surprised if he was replaced or something, to me he's the weakest link by far.

Either way, thanks for sharing this, Viv!
it was that way for me too but by the time i reached the end i had come to grips with the differences. the worst thing about spock was his voice. it just isn't even near as deep as leonard nimoy's and that was hard for me to overcome.
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I'm looking forward to watching the entire episode and am hoping to assimilate newSpock as well as I can, but really... did NObody think his voice is SO wrong!?

Oh... and I'm not sure if I buy Uhura either.
She doesn't look right to me... too young, different facial style, etc.
But they do a good job of trying to play their roles, so they get cookies for that.
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