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ecmyers
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Post Star Trek Continues
on: May 26, 2013, 11:39
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The first episode of the new fan series, Star Trek Continues, is finally up:

http://www.startrekcontinues.com/

It picks up right after the third season. "Pilgrim of Eternity" is a direct sequel to "Who Mourns for Adonais?" It isn't perfect--some of the main cast are great, some not so much--but Michael Forest as an aging Apollo is actually very good. And there are some surprising new directions for the series and on- and off-screen cameos that I don't want to spoil. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try. It might be interesting to review these here at some point...

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Post Re: Star Trek Continues
on: May 28, 2013, 14:41
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I watched that this past weekend. I thought the guy doing Kirk ( Vic M...something ), although not resembling Shatner face or voice wise, did a remarkable job of capturing his subtle movements and mannerisms. I feel Grant Imahara ( whi I have always enjoyed on Mythbusters ) is trying a little too hard to sound like George Takei. It would be less distracting if he would relax and stop trying so hard. Although I hate to be super critical to a fellow fan, Larry Nemecek is totally miscast as McCoy and comes off ( and I say this as a gay man ) as the gayest Bones ever.

The sets are wonderfully close recreations of the originals ( I sat in that exact Captain's chair and took a pic in a marvelous recreation of the original Romulan Bird Of Prey bridge at a local Planetarium exhibiton recently ) and are housed in Kingsland Georgia, not too far a distance from where I live. I was told by one of the Farragut Films people that they have an open house every year in December where fans can visit the sets and take pictures. I may just have to try and visit during the next one, as it would be a geek fantasy to sit at the helm, or the science station or visit the transporter room and sickbay. Probably about the closest I'd ever get to being on the original sets.

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Post Re: Star Trek Continues
on: May 28, 2013, 14:49
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I totally agree about Imahara and Nemecek. I love Nemecek's Star Trek Compendium, but he's a terrible Bones, especially in comparison to someone like say, Karl Urban. Maybe it isn't necessary for him to do an impression of DeForest Kelley, but I kept wondering if he had blackmailed someone to get the part. I miss the guy they had in the vignettes, who seems to have left or been fired or something.

Keep us posted on that open house. I doubt I could make it, but I would be sorely tempted to take a trip down there to be on set.

Anyway, as far as "pilots" go, this series is off to a strong start. I think I'm finally going to go watch Phase II while I wait for the next episode.

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Post Re: Star Trek Continues / Farragut Fest
on: December 7, 2013, 23:12
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I had a strange dream today that I was aboard a Starship. One of those dreams that's so vivid and real that you'd swear it's happening. Imagine my surprise when I checked my camera and found these pictures;
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Post Re: Star Trek Continues / Farragut Fest
on: December 7, 2013, 23:26
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The dream continues:
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Post Re: Star Trek Continues / Farragut Fest
on: December 7, 2013, 23:38
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Of course, it wasn't a dream. It was the open house at Farragut Fest in Kingsland Georgia. I and lots of other fans got to visit, walk on and touch the loving recreations of original series sets that the Starship Farragut and Star Trek Continues fan productions are filmed on. There were also a partial shuttlecraft and a Romulan bridge set as well. A childhood dream come true.
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Post Re: Star Trek Continues / Farragut Fest
on: December 7, 2013, 23:45
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A few more...
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Post Re: Star Trek Continues / Farragut Fest
on: December 7, 2013, 23:56
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And finally...before I completely monopolize the thread.
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Post Re: Star Trek Continues
on: December 8, 2013, 12:38
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These are such great photos! Thanks for sharing them. Really cool that you were able to walk around and get pictures without too many other people in the background. I can't believe the attention to detail in their sets and the production quality of the programs they're making--they really seem to get Star Trek better than the "creative" teams who are currently in charge of it. Too bad you forgot to wear your uniform!

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Post Re: Star Trek Continues
on: December 10, 2013, 12:54
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I second Eugene, these are great photos.

We're over halfway through our TOS rewatch (time flies!), and I'm thinking of attacking some of the fan series next, parallel to rewatching TAS. Is there a good index or resource somewhere for the worthwhile ones? I know about Phase II and Star Trek Continues. It's very exciting to see how good (and thorough) these set reproductions are for ST Continues.

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Post Re: Star Trek Continues
on: December 11, 2013, 17:50
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Hey Kevin, I don't know how up-to-date this list is, but try this link:

http://www.orionpressfanzines.com/fanfilms/index.html

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Post Re: Star Trek Continues
on: February 16, 2014, 14:22
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Oh lord, one of our local affiliates has it's own low rent version of those "Ghost Hunters" "reality" shows that appear to be so popular on the "SyFy" channel. It's called "Local Haunts" and I just saw a commercial that shows them taking their ghostbusting 'equipment' to the Farragut Films sets. I normally avoid these shows like the plague, but I guess I'm gonna have to try to watch this one. I'll make sure I have plenty of crackers to go with all the cheese that will be oozing forth from my television!

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Post Re: Star Trek Continues
on: February 20, 2014, 10:40
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I'd see that!

The second episode of ST:C is up, but I haven't had time to watch it yet. Soon...

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Post Re: Star Trek Continues
on: February 22, 2014, 23:07
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Wow, that "Local Haunts' episode at the Farragut Films sets is actually a two parter, with the second half airing tomorrow. So far they've found one "spirit" hanging around the transporter platform set. They are calling him "Kirk" and he supposedly died of a head injury after a auto collision ( according to the team medium, his last vision is of bright lights, so the bright lights when they are filming bother him... makes you wonder why he would hang out in a makeshift film studio? ).

I keep wondering if they'll find the ghost of Roddenberry trying to send them the message, "Tell Abrams to go mess up Lucas' legacy, and leave mine alone!" Although it would be fun if they found a guy floating around in a silver lame spacesuit mouthing "HURRY SPOCK!" ;)

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Post Re: Star Trek Continues
on: February 23, 2014, 08:29
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Amazing! Maybe the ghost was a Trekkie? I suppose that would make that whole "Get a life" thing even more tragic.

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Post Re: Star Trek Continues
on: February 23, 2014, 08:48
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Oh, hey. Looks like the episode is online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tmbh7vuknQ

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