The Stars My Destination

Forums for Game Night scheduling, tracking and discussion (formerly for players of Space Empires V: The Stars My Destination PBW game)
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in
Next West Side Game Night is TBD, Next East Side is TBD
Buckeye Game Fest September 21st - 24th
Waiting for some of you to reply to emails is like waiting for HPD to take his turn.

Share | 
 

 Fan based Star Trek series

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
hpd

avatar

Posts : 139
Join date : 2009-05-16
Age : 48

PostSubject: Fan based Star Trek series   Thu 28 Jan 2016, 20:09

http://www.startrekcontinues.com/episodes.html

Fan based continuation of 60s tv series. I guess they built a bridge and some sets in an old grocery store or something, amd started filming their own episodes. Paramount came out to look at it to make sure they weren't gonna make money, and said as long as it's free we don't care.

Sets, costumes , etc. very accurate to tv show.

As of this post I have not watched any. Will repost once I do.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
TheChin!
Admin
avatar

Posts : 632
Join date : 2009-04-29
Age : 49
Location : Cleveland Heights

PostSubject: Re: Fan based Star Trek series   Fri 29 Jan 2016, 10:04

I have seen stills from this on Pinterest. I think Paramount is wasting a great opportunity to do at least a miniseries in the original style.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://starsmydestination.forumotion.com
TheChin!
Admin
avatar

Posts : 632
Join date : 2009-04-29
Age : 49
Location : Cleveland Heights

PostSubject: Re: Fan based Star Trek series   Fri 29 Jan 2016, 10:20

Speaking of Star Trek, I'd love to get a nice print of this to hang up in my cube at work:

Back to top Go down
View user profile http://starsmydestination.forumotion.com
hpd

avatar

Posts : 139
Join date : 2009-05-16
Age : 48

PostSubject: Re: Fan based Star Trek series   Fri 29 Jan 2016, 21:46

Sweet! (That pic)

Did u watch any of them?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
TheChin!
Admin
avatar

Posts : 632
Join date : 2009-04-29
Age : 49
Location : Cleveland Heights

PostSubject: Re: Fan based Star Trek series   Sat 30 Jan 2016, 11:04

No, not yet. But I am going to.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://starsmydestination.forumotion.com
TheChin!
Admin
avatar

Posts : 632
Join date : 2009-04-29
Age : 49
Location : Cleveland Heights

PostSubject: Re: Fan based Star Trek series   Sun 14 Feb 2016, 07:27

I watched the first two episodes and they are pretty awesome.  The attention to detail is incredible.  The actually writing is good too, these easily could have been filmed with the original cast in 68 and would have been seemless with previous episodes.  It is so good that at some point in the second episode you stop hunting for inconsistencies and actually start enjoying these as actual new Star Trek episodes.  They don't reuse anything, they had to recreate all the props and the scores.

The actors are not perfect clones of the originals, but other than McCoy they are good enough that you start to forget about the differences and enjoy the show.  That is really the only thing missing so far, the chemistry between Spock and McCoy.  I'm not sure if they aren't trying to recreate it because the actors involved don't have it or if it's because the actor who plays the Captain is also the executive producer/writer/director and tends to be Kirk centric.  We'll see how it plays out

The whole thing is really amazing since they are totally non-profit.  I'm not sure you could do better if it was for-profit.  The wife and I were talking that if Paramount actually had funded it for CBS or even SyFy, some suit would have changed things to try and rope in new fans.  This isn't intended to patronize anyone, even the old fans.  It really is an attempt to extend the original series.  I'm only two episodes in and I am already dreading that there are 6 months between episodes and I only have 3 more to go before waiting until June for episode 6.

I watched it on vimeo through my Roku on my TV.  Not sure if the experience is the same just watching it on a monitor.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://starsmydestination.forumotion.com
TheChin!
Admin
avatar

Posts : 632
Join date : 2009-04-29
Age : 49
Location : Cleveland Heights

PostSubject: Re: Fan based Star Trek series   Mon 07 Mar 2016, 15:11

Back to top Go down
View user profile http://starsmydestination.forumotion.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Fan based Star Trek series   

Back to top Go down
 
Fan based Star Trek series
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Dai Atlas's Star Trek Goodies
» New Star Trek Figures
» Hot Wheels Star Trek
» Star Trek figures playsets, scale starships & action figures
» LF: Playmates Star Trek Voyager Action Figures

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Stars My Destination :: Non-Game Night Discussions :: Irrelevant Discussion-
Jump to: