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Exclusive: Gil Gerard Joins Cawley’s Buck Rogers Web Series + Star Trek Phase II Update June 17, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II , trackback

It has been a while since we have reported on news from Cawley Productions on their Star Trek Phase II and new Buck Rogers web series, but today we have exclusives for both. First up is breaking news that Gil Gerard is joining the Buck Rogers series. Plus we have a production update and exclusive images from Phase II’s "Kitumba"


Gil Gerard To Join Buck Rogers Web Series
Back in January we reported that James Cawley’s Production Company had cut a deal to produce a new Buck Rogers in the 25th Century web series, with Star Trek Phase II’s Bobby Rice as Buck. Now Executive Producer James Cawley tells TrekMovie that has scored another classic actor coup by bringing on Gil Gerard has joined the cast of the new Internet series.

Gerard played Capt. William "Buck" Rogers in the 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century as well as the NBC TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century which ran from 1979 through1981. Bringing on classic actors has been a tradition for Cawley. His Star Trek Phase II series has included a host of original Star Trek luminaries in front and behind the camera, including TOS actors George Takei, Walter Koenig and writer D.C. Fontana.

Gerard recently visited Retro Films Studio, where he met with Bobby Rice, the new Buck. Gerard offered Rice advice and his best wishes during their meeting, essentially passing the torch to the new Buck Rogers.


Gerard and Rice, Buck Classic with the new Buck !

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the Internet series, is currently in pre-production. More information at BuckRogersBegins.com.

Phase II Update: Kitumba wraps
Star Trek Phase II wrapped production on the upcoming episode "Kitumba" over last weekend. The episode is based on a modified script form the original unproduced Star Trek Phase II project from the 70s. The original story would have been the first inside look at the Klingon Empire and Klingon homeworld. The original’s version of Klingon culture was much different than the one fleshed out during TNG and DS9, with the Empire run by a boy king, the ‘Kitumba.’ Cawley tells TrekMovie that their version of the story will show how the Klingons transition from the TOS style brutal style of Klingons to the more honor-focused TNG era Klingons.


Cawley as Kirk with Jonathan Zungree (L) as Chekov in "Kitumba";

"Kitumba" is the first episode where Phase II has done location shooting, which included redressing a local restaurant for a Klingon tavern and Fort Ticonderoga for for a palace on the Klingon homeworld, Kronos.


Cawley as James T. Kirk in Phase II’s "Kitumba"

"Kitumba" will also premiere new bridge consoles, which are now all LCD screens, including the 37" screens for the large overhead displays. According to Cawley, all the animations can be changed at the flip of a switch.


Charles Root as Scotty on the bridge with new LCD screens, in Phase II’s "Kitumba"

"Kitumba" will premiere online sometime in 2010. Phase II has quite a few episodes now in post-production. The current plan calls for "Blood and Fire Part 2" to come out later in the summer, followed by "The Child" by the end of the year. Then in the first half of 2010 Cawley says he hopes to release "Enemy: Starfleet," followed by "Kitumba" later in the year.

For more on the Star Trek Phase II fan series, visit startrekphase2.com.

Also Vic Mignogna has some great behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot of "Kitumba" at his Facebook page.


Michelle Specht as a Klingon in a BTS photo from "Kitumba"

More FanMade News coming
TrekMovie has been a bit distracted and has not been keeping updated as much as we should regarding all the Star Trek fan productions. In the coming weeks we will be providing updates on what is going on with all the big productions, and some small ones too.
 

Comments

1. wkiryn - June 17, 2009

New buck needs a haircut

2. johnny - June 17, 2009

james cawley is the man

3. MP - June 17, 2009

Nice long lens in that 2nd Kitumba screencap. Very cinematic. Along with the LCDs, it’s nice to see some modern sensibilities in Phase II.

4. Jeff Forsyth - June 17, 2009

I can’t believe I missed meeting Gil

5. Dr. X - June 17, 2009

About time Cawley had an update! The guy’s work is awesome, though, keep it up.

6. Canadianknight - June 17, 2009

Interesting. There appears to be one “ridged” Klingon in the long shot… as well as the standard TOS swarthy looking Klingons. Look forward to seeing this!

7. JimJ - June 17, 2009

Sounds like he’s got lots of things in the hopper. Hopefully the quality will continue!

8. Rastaman - June 17, 2009

Like Crawley’s dress uniform! I can picture Kirk from “Space Seed” quite easily seeing that.

9. Weerd1 - June 17, 2009

Love these episodes; keep it up Phase II!

10. SebiMeyer - June 17, 2009

This is seriously good stuff. That, and the fact that a recast fan series proved ST can be recast, is a lot to be proud of.

11. Andy Patterson - June 17, 2009

Phase II has long fascinated me. It’s in my ‘what if’ column.

12. S. John Ross - June 17, 2009

Just excellent news. Gil Gerard; hell yeah! Kitumba sounds aces, bring it on.

Now I can say, sincerely, “TREK LIVES.”

13. OtterVomit - June 17, 2009

In Cawley we trust!

14. Green-Blooded-Bastard - June 17, 2009

That’s gunna be Cawley’s Buck Rogers?

15. Jasmin - June 17, 2009

*SHUDDERS* That guy looks like the nerd at the local Blockbusters. Seriously all those fan made trek things where HORRIBLE..they even managed to rope in some of the original cast and its SHOCKING how bad they look/act with such bad direction. Now they’re gonna ruin the memory of Buck Rogers too, it was cheesey even back in the day so how much more with these fan boys at the controls. I dare not think..

Remember the fartagutt!!!

16. assimilator47 - June 17, 2009

It’s always fun to see fans so passionate about Star Trek and putting in so much effort.
All these fanmade-productions should deserve as much attention as the Paramount material; there are real gems (of episodes and movies) out there.

Also, i think, it is a very good way for Paramount and writers to see how fans are developing storylines, what they like to see. After all, if people start rebuilding their garages and redressing the neighbourhood for a fan-production of something they love, then you can bet it is a b-i-g- thing.

17. Sean - June 17, 2009

I love Phase II! I wish it could be released more frequently!

18. Jeffrey S. Nelson - June 17, 2009

James Cawley should part his hair on the other side…like Shatner did.

19. marvin - June 17, 2009

cannon skewing bastards. they never used lcd screen on tos

20. Ripper - June 17, 2009

Canon skewing??? It’s about making a transition now from TOS to TMP from the end of Season 3 to the look and feel we saw in The Motion Picture.

It’s not exactly TOS and not exactly TMP… its somewhere in between

21. AzarN - June 17, 2009

15 – So goddamn true. I love Cawley’s enthusiasm and the dedication to Trek is heartwarming, but really, Phase II, Of Gods & Men, all of it is really *REALLY* poor stuff, even for low budget, independent film.

So many people love it, which I’m fine with, but I can’t take a single of frame of it seriously or gauge it as anything of quality.

22. Sebi - June 17, 2009

That second shot of Cawley reminds me of the “court scene” in the new movie… like “you will experience fear…”

23. Yammer - June 17, 2009

21 I was sort of choked up by the Sulu story one. The acting is…homage

But, dang, Cawley IS the man forever for doing this. And he got a role in Star Trek out of it, and met all his living heroes, and on and on. Very self-actualized individual.

24. Ripper - June 17, 2009

#15 As far as Buck goes… it’s not as you say ‘fanboy’ production.

From what has been said so far, here on TrekMovie a whole back:

Buck Rogers is an officially licensed product. To be written, directed and crewed by professionals and starring professionals.

25. MC1 Doug - June 17, 2009

Congrats to Mr. Cawley and his crew and their continued efforts. What I would give to work with such a crew!!!

I cannot wait to see “Blood and Fire’s” conclusion as well as future projects. I also have high hopes for the new “Buck Rogers'” series.

Incidentally and on a personal note, it is no secret I am pretty outspoken in here, and I hope Anthony doesn’t mind a self-plug. I have recently launched my own blog called ‘running2nowhere.’ I’d be honored if any of you would be kind enough to visit on occasion (with two posts thus far).

26. The Happy Klingon - June 17, 2009

A lot of people talk about what theyd do but Cawley actually does it and more power to him.

27. Adam E - June 18, 2009

So exciting! New Voyages/Phase II gets better with each episode. I just wish they could do the post production quicker! Keep up the good work Cawley and crew!

28. Millennium Vulcan - June 18, 2009

I have a sincere admiration for Mr. Cawley and the entire Phase II endeavour.

You don’t have to agree with his methods and approach or even enjoy his (and the entire cast and crews’) work. However we Trekkers should respect or at the very least acknowledge their dedication to Trek and their craft.

Even though I am more of a TNG-era fan, I’m quite envious of all the people involved with Phase II. They are pursuing their passion for Trek to the fullest.

29. Commanderhamster - June 18, 2009

Just gotta say that i love the new phase 2 enterprise

EPIC!!!!!!!!

30. Kevin from Akron - June 18, 2009

Keep up the great work, Mr, Cawley!!

31. Dom - June 18, 2009

Good luck to them!

One question (sorry if it’s been answered elsewhere): is the Buck Rogers show based on the Glen A Larson TV show incarnation or is it based on the original source Buck Rogers stories?

32. MC1 Doug - June 18, 2009

#31: Answer: Dom, it will NOT be based on the 1979 TV series. It is my understanding that they are going back to its origins, its roots… sounds cool to me.

How or if they update the concept to a 21st century audience remains to discussed… or at the least, put out in the press.

I REALLY am looking forward to it!

33. Holger - June 18, 2009

The glimpses of Kitumba we get in this report are awesome! I can’t wait for this episode… 2010, gee, such a long wait.
I love the idea that the transition of Klingons from sinister villains to honor-driven warriors is going to be explained. James Cawley has such a great knowledge, understanding and love of Trek, it’s amazing.

34. Holger - June 18, 2009

15, 21: You are free to consume JJ’s contentless glossy products instead.

35. I am Kurok! - June 18, 2009

I hope that the new Buck Rogers doesn’t have that annyoing robot from the ’79 series: “bee-dee-bee-dee-bee-dee….”

(Believe it or not, Mel Blanc of Bugs Bunny fame actually did the voice.)

36. Star Trackie - June 18, 2009

I agree. Please no Twiki. In fact, I would hope it’s an entire new take on Buck Rogers and not a copy of the 70’s series.

Also, I don’t really care for the direction the Klingons went and I’m sorry to see Phase two trying to build a bridge between the old and the new. The whole role reversal of Klingons and Romulans, from TOS to TNG, is a real sore spot with me. I’ll have to pass on this particular entry I’m afraid.

37. scifib5st - June 18, 2009

I love what James Cawley has done! Loved his comment about how Paramount should treat the “Fan Based Films” The should treat it like the paperback books. This way Cawley Entertainment could carge a fee with Paramount getting part of the action.

We should all donate something to Cawley’s Star Trek project. Gift cards to Home Depoe, Walwart, or just use PayPal. Check their web site for details and great DVD covers that can be printed out.

We would all “live long and prospser” !!!

38. Jorg Sacul - June 18, 2009

To James Cawley, cast & crew:

Despite what the trolls and haters say here, the VAST majority of Trek fans DO enjoy and appreciate your work. I look forward to seeing you at DragonCon this year!

39. Pragmaticus - June 18, 2009

Gil Gerard looks like Gene Roddenberry.

Just rewatched Catspaw – Chekov’s hair looks like a tribble.

40. Blowback - June 18, 2009

James Cawley is a force of nature… Keep up the good work!

41. Gary Evans - June 18, 2009

More will be forthcoming regarding Buck Rogers in the coming months as significant milestones are reached. James Cawley and his team are still in early pre-production stages. Much up-front business and script development is under way.

Quote from original press release {
Buck Rogers originally created in 1928 by Philip Francis Nowlan and then later serialized by John F Dille of the Dille Syndication Company has seen various incarnations of the character on television, movies, radio and in books. This will be the first live action series of Buck Rogers in nearly 30 years and the first web based series of the characters.

Executive Producer James Cawley will be bringing Buck back to his beginnings telling the story from the perspective of a 22 year old Buck Rogers who leaves World War One and is propelled into the 25th Century. “We will be using the technology we have today, to present The Original version of The First Sci-Fi Hero ever! Previous filmed incarnations never really captured the original Buck from the comic strips, which is what we aim to do” Franchise owner, writer and game designer, Flint Dille will be an Executive Producer and Consultant, and will be instrumental in keeping true to the Buck Rogers mythos. Charles Root & Gary Evans who have been instrumental in the success of “New Voyages” will also be serving as Co-Executive Producers for Retro Film studios.

Cawley says he plans to bring “every attention to detail and historical accuracy of the comics to the series”. Cawley best known for his Hugo nominated and massively popular web series New Voyages – Phase 2 based on Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry has already begun casting for roles in the new series. “We’ve got our Buck and some other key characters and are in talks with actors who have serious science fiction credentials to join the show”
} end original press release quote.

See our nascent website: http://www.buckrogersbegins.com

42. Aldo F. Rodriguez - June 18, 2009

James,
Big fan of New Voyages/Phase II here: I was wondering if you and Daren Dochtermann could redo Star Trek V just in time for the 20th Anniversary. The special effects on Phase II puts it to shame. Just wondering :)

Keep On Trekkin’!

43. Aldo F. Rodriguez - June 18, 2009

Yes #35, that’s what ruined the show for me. Mr. Blanc’s voice was too recognizable for me. I kept seeing Yosemite Sam in my mind every time that stupid little robot talked (Although, Erin Gray looked exceptionally hot in her uniform!)

44. Mike - June 18, 2009

Wow, James that is some receding hairline!

45. James Cawley - June 18, 2009

Receding hairline, lol! I have more hair than I know what to do with. Most people usually accuse me of wearing a hair piece! lol……………..

46. James Cawley - June 18, 2009

Bobby, looks a bit out of iti n the photo, but it was taken late in the evening, and really fast! then when we were about to snap the picture Gil with his great sense of humor squeezed Bobby’s hand real tight and said “don’t F’ it up kid!” We all exploded with laughter! That is why Bobby’s expression is that way!
Fun Times.
James

47. Frederick - June 18, 2009

Love the look of the new LCD screens on the bridge, it looks so realistic now, if only the original could have looked that good!

James, keep up the good work, and good luck! We’re all counting on you.

48. John Gill - June 18, 2009

Cawley is forever the Fan’s Man, keep up the GREAT work, will always enjoy and look forward to your work!

49. Capt Finnegan - June 18, 2009

Is the Buck Rodgers series going to be more like the first series with Gil Gerard, my personal favorite, or more like the classic serials & comics? I would love to see Gil somehow be able to reprise his take on the character. By the way – can’t wait for the new Phase II episodes – regardless of what anyone says love the hair & the new LCD screens.

50. James Cawley - June 18, 2009

This is going to be a Retro, yet very contemporary take on it. I think you will all enjoy it.

51. LCDR Arch - June 18, 2009

I like Cawley’s enterprise bridge far better than the JJ Abrams Ipod store bridge. I think the movie bridge had dramatic colors but it looked like a silly hollywood set and not functional. Could you imagine sitting in a bridge console chair for a 4 hour watch with bright spotlights in your eyes! How about sitting in the captains chair with bright floor lights in your eyes? The old bridge seemed more functional and real to me. (even with the painted plywood look at times…) It is ashame we had to create an alternate timeline just to not have as cool of bridge and engineroom.

As much as I liked the new movie, I look forward to Phase II productions more. It is the only regular time line ST we have left!

52. cw - June 18, 2009

I am a HUGE Cawley fan. I love all the NV and Phase II stuff, So do my kids. After rewatching the TOS episodes for the millionth time, the production quality is exactly the same. He wanted to make more TOS and that is what he did. You haters are just that: Haters. Jeez, how could anyone say anything bad about Cawley or his work. Amazing.

53. bill hiro - June 18, 2009

James Cawley makes a very convincing James T. Kirk. Nice to see a grown-up playing that part. Love your work, James.

54. New Horizon - June 18, 2009

Great looking Phase 2 shots! :) Very exciting.

55. Edwin - June 18, 2009

I had the pleasure of being in this production and it was a fantastic experience! The sets were breathtaking — stepping onto THE bridge was an experience I will never forget and the closest I will ever come to stepping onto the original 1960’s bridge. Everyone involved in the production was extremely welcoming and my 5 year old son loved being “beamed up” in the transporter room! I want to thank everyone involved for this fantastic experience, especially James Cawley and Patty Wright. These guys truly love Star Trek and their high quality fan films and attention to detail reflects this.

Thanks again! :)

56. Dom - June 18, 2009

32. MC1 Doug

Thanks. :)

57. khan - June 18, 2009

I think that Jame Cawley does what most Star Trek fans dream about doing. That in itself is extremely commendable. He has adopted what Star Trek is all about (becoming the best you can be) and he has employed that idea to his personal life.
But I have to say the acting is so bad it makes watching the episode unbearable to watch. I watched one episode and it was painful for me to get through it. The person who plays Dr. McCoy is just horrible. James Cawley although I truely admire his accomlishment does not play a convincing Kirk. I see people trying to act instead of being the character. Sorry that’s just how I feel.

58. methos - June 18, 2009

I loved the NBC Buck Rogers tv series!!! That and the original BSG from Larson was what kept me going when I was in grade school! Good stuff!!!!

59. Raul4510 - June 18, 2009

James you rock! You are starting to resemble Shatner a little!

60. Chris Doohan - June 18, 2009

Really looking forward to that, James. Very cool.

61. Daoud - June 18, 2009

#57 Each episode of the Cawley Universe improves upon the previous. Try going through the sequence. I don’t think their Dr. McCoy is so terrible. I mean, Phil Hartman set the bar so very high! :)

Buck Rogers will be a tough sell, only because everyone will expect the TV version, and be unprepared for the original version from the comics, or the radio era. The truest problem, is that when the comic debuted, a young man from WWI was near enough to the demographic the strip targeted: middle aged men reading the newspaper. Now, how many of us today can relate to a man born in 1894? Gee look, it’s my great grandpa as a kid playing spaceman! :) Best wishes, though. At least all the now-well-developed production values learned from Phase II will pay off. If at the same time 22-year old Buck happened to encounter a young man born in 1994 who also ends up in the 25th century… a true ‘sidekick’ needing a father figure, which young Buck barely can do… that might create the dynamic needed.

Don’t be down though, the same ‘relate to’ thing would happen if you made a new Superman movie based on the *original* comic books. People would go…. wtf!

62. James Cawley - June 18, 2009

Buck Rogers will be about people, it will be very character driven.
No one will have any trouble relating to it.

63. Mike - June 18, 2009

That is one receding hairline and if you can not see it you fooling yourself. Also have you thought of botox?

64. VOODOO - June 18, 2009

James #62

I’m a fan. Keep up the great work.

65. James Cawley - June 18, 2009

#63.Uhm sure, okay. Yeah receding, I will also try botox , get a face peel, face lift, collagen, teeth whitener, and Viagra. Maybe then I will be ready for the next episode. lol.

66. I'm dead Jim - June 18, 2009

James C… I am always impressed with your work and that you have some of Trek’s finest on board with you.

I heard recently here somewhere that your cameo did appear in the JJ’s Trek. I will be seeing it again soon and want to keep an eye open for it amongst the camera swings and lens flares. Could you remind me where it is?

67. Irishtrekkie - June 18, 2009

Cant wait i love the all esp of new voy/phase 2 , and those new LCD screens look really cool .

68. James Cawley - June 18, 2009

After Spock returns from the bridge after giving up the captaincy, you can find me on the bridge.

69. Andros - June 18, 2009

I love Cawley’s enthusiasm, but he’s taking on too much. New Voyages/Phase II barely gets episodes out as it is and now he’s adding another series?

Fanmade or not, 3 or 4 episodes a year does not cut it.

70. Alex Prewitt - June 18, 2009

Way to go James! Looking forward to seeing the new eps!

71. Dennis Bailey - June 18, 2009

#69: “Fanmade or not, 3 or 4 episodes a year does not cut it.”

Oh come on – against what standard of comparison are you making *that* flat-footed declaration?

Here, I can answer for you: none at all. It just sounded smart to you before you posted it.

72. Scott - June 18, 2009

I admire Crawley’s enthusiasm, and you know, there are some moments where he really channels Shatner quite well.

73. Scott - June 18, 2009

An afterthought, he really needs to dye his hair to look the part.

74. Raphael Salgado - June 18, 2009

I really enjoy NV, looking forward to more of Cawley’s work. It really feels awesome when I’m totally in the story and forget that it’s not an actual televised episode. Way to go JC!

75. Trekwebmaster - June 18, 2009

Kudos to Cawley and Crew for all their excellent work in STP2 and keeping STAR TREK alive and in the forefront with fan produced TREK!

It may seem like I am biased FOR this particular fan-produced version of STAR TREK, and yes, I am!

I admire James and what these guys have done with STAR TREK! They were all we (the fans) had during the “lean times.” STP2, Farragut, and Exeter, just to name a few, gave the fans just what they wanted…MORE STAR TREK, and they did it with style and have proved the point that fan’s appetite for STAR TREK never diminishes!

For some of the veterans of STAR TREK to appear in STP2 says volumes about just how important fan-produced versions of STAR TREK is and will be in the future.

Trekwebmaster.com is very happy to be involved in STP2, starting with Part One of “Blood and Fire,” by David Gerrold, to further increase availability for fans to download the popular webisodes…hopefully we will be adding several more episodes to our download list this year!

Kudos to Cawley and Crew and all of the great fan-produced STAR TREK webseries…you guys have my undying support….thank you!!!

Warm Regards,

Trekwebmaster

76. MC1 Doug - June 18, 2009

#45: Oh James, how I wish I had your problem.(too much hair).

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

hahahahahaha

I look forward to your future online adventures.

77. MC1 Doug - June 18, 2009

#69: “Fanmade or not, 3 or 4 episodes a year does not cut it.”

Perhaps you might want to contribute some $$$$ to help defray production costs? Or volunteer on the set (though with your defeatist attitude I wouldn’t want to be within 10 feet of you).

Yeesh, you get to see new episodes for free… and the people who work on these episodes are doing it for the love of TREK… and I think they are all volunteers as well… and you’re complaining????

Such whining! I’d laugh, but all these complaints are pretty pathetic, and some downright mean-spirited.

78. Scott B. here. - June 18, 2009

More power to James; he’s living the dream. And his hairline is fine. The truly hairline challenged salute you.

I saw Gil Gerard at Dragon Con a few years ago. I’m glad he’s dropped some weight. He is such a cool guy. Erin Gray was there too, in all her still stunning beauty. Hopefully there’ll be room for her in the new Buck production.

I just read “Armageddon 2419″ a couple of weeks ago. Good stuff. I can easily see it working as a series format, with some updating. “Retro but updated” sounds like a plan to me. Looking forward to it.

Scott B. out.

79. Dr. Image - June 18, 2009

And despite what the nasties have said, I think Charles Root does a great job as Scotty.

80. dudeman - June 18, 2009

sorry, cawley is not james t. kirk

81. Trekwebmaster - June 18, 2009

@69 Andros —

The production quality is very high in Star Trek Phase II and rest assured a webisode will be released only after it is ready TO BE released. As a budding producer myself, I can agree with this policy and production standard!

This great team of folks do very high-quality work on a VERY TIGHT shoestring budget. It is amazing what they can do…a very talented team.

Just amazing!

82. Trekwebmaster - June 18, 2009

To quote MC1 Doug’s comment says it all to all the whiners or shall I say weiners?

#77 MC1 Doug: “Yeesh, you get to see new episodes for free… and the people who work on these episodes are doing it for the love of TREK… and I think they are all volunteers as well… and you’re complaining????”

I THINK THIS SUMS IT UP NICELY, DOUG!

Kudos!!!

83. Trekwebmaster - June 18, 2009

Hey, James, I am eager as a beaver to see the new Buck Rogers!!! I know you will do it WITH STYLE!

You are a great person, my friend and thank you once again for allowing Trekwebmaster.com to participate with STP2 in being a mirror site.

These guys just keep amazing me and I hope one of the innovative TV/Movie studio producers with BIG POCKETS is reading this forum, cuz James Cawley is one hell of a producer, actor, and won’t release an episode until it has passed the “Cawley Inspection!” If it ain’t ready you ain’t gonna see it until it is — very high production standard!

This guy has it going on!

Thank you James Cawley, you are one heck of a guy!

Trekwebmaster

84. Holger - June 18, 2009

I don’t see a receding hairline. What kind of a discussion is this, anyway? Please cut it!

85. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - June 18, 2009

This isn’t Cawley’s first “location shoot” – didn’t anyone watch “World Enough and Time?”

86. Capt. Finnegan - June 18, 2009

James Cawley’s first job is as an Elvis impersonator, and a very good one at that. That’s why he keeps his hair that way. And by the way – William Shatner wore a hair piece throughout the original series, as did Gil Gerard & numerous others, and that has never been a problem for me watching their shows. Instead of spending time knocking his hair, you should give him a huge round of applause for keeping this project going & with Buck Rogers as well. Alot of jealousy from people who wish they were doing what he’s doing. If I’m ever up that way, I would love to see the sets.

87. Gary - June 18, 2009

The year is 1987 and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William “Buck” Rogers, are thrown/blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems and returns Buck Rogers to Earth 500 years later.

BUP BUP BUP,
BUP BUP BUP BUP BUP
BUP BUP BUP,

(cue music and the very hot Erin Grey)

I think that’s correct. Why do I know this!

88. THX-1138 - June 18, 2009

#63

We would all love to know what spectacular contribution you have made to the world of Trek. Please do enlighten us with your fascinating tales of appearing in actual Star Trek movies. Or perhaps it is the meticulously constructed, scripted, and filmed episodes that you provide for the rest of the world for free? What’s that, you say? You have done nothing at all besides bitch about a dude’s hair on a website? Kudos to you, sir! Well played!

You keep doing what you’re doing, James (you too, Dennis). As I have said (NUMEROUS times), if you need an extra, I am available. Maybe you could do some of that location shooting in the great Pacific NW?

89. Ryan T. Riddle - June 18, 2009

Stay classy, James Cawley. You’ve done a great deal to keep TOS in the spotlight.

90. Al Hartman - June 18, 2009

Having been priviledged to be present during two of the shoots, I can tell you one thing… These folks are a stickler for quality.

They could easily produce more shows if they put them together slap-dash and didn’t care about production values.

Each show improves on the behind-camera technique of the one before. The lighting, the directing, the staging, the acting, the sets… all improve with each episode.

The first proof-of-concept episode was a little off. But, it showed they COULD do it. And the next episode was many times better. This latest episode, Kitumba is going to close a lot of flapping mouths. It is the best outting yet from James and his family of Star Trek production folks.

James looks fine, trolling by attacking his looks is just silly. He’s a handsome guy and does Kirk very well. Doc John who plays McCoy is NOT a professional actor (though others in the cast are), yet to me… Does a great job as McCoy.

As someone said somewhere else… A lot of people talk about making Star Trek, James and company actually do it… and finish it. As good as Exeter is… Where is the final act?

A lot of these non-Paramount projects get websites and fancy series bibles and photoshopped pics… But, how many produce actual watchable episodes?

How many have people like David Gerrold, Jon Povil, John Palladin, Walter Koenig, George Takei and others involved?

This is better Trek than most of the last few shows. I was present during Enemy: Starfleet and Kitumba, and I can say for sure that you all have a treat in store for you when these episodes are released. I hear “The Child” is going to be great as well.

This is all done on a volunteer basis, and not for profit. The only profit these folks get from the production is the pride of seeing good Trek on the screen, and the appreciation by fans.

There will always be people who are nasty and critical. That’s expected. It’s just jealousy or arm-chair producing.

I’ve seen the blood, sweat and tears that goes into making this show. There are amazing, dedicated folks making it.

The best thing we all can do, is to appreciate their hard work.

I for one, appreciate James Cawley’s generosity and friendship in inviting me to be assist with my meager abilities during two shoots. I certainly didn’t do as much as many did. But, what I can do… is cheer them on and appreciate them.

James lives my lifelong fantasy of owning a museum quality bridge replica, and of bringing us more TOS Trek. And he shares it generously with all the rest of us.

Thank you James. You are a wonderful person, and I am priviledged to know you.

91. Al Hartman - June 18, 2009

I was also lucky to be present during Gil Gerard’s set visit. He was funny, charming, engaging, and great to be with.

He had every bit the charm that he brought to the Buck Rodgers character in the old show.

His wife was wonderful as well.

He could have been upset that Buck Rodgers was being redone, and done differently than his show. Instead he has been generous and supportive of James Cawley and Co.

I’m looking forward to this new series, and I know that with James and the Phase II folks… Buck Rodgers is in good hands.

I don’t expect to be disappointed.

92. Smitty™ - June 18, 2009

If this has not been mentioned before Kitumba was one of the scripts for the original ST:Phase II series.

Gonna be some interesting rewrites I imagine since it was originally centered on the Klingon Empire and a bit different from how the Klingons eventually developed etc.

-cs™

93. wjteegarden - June 18, 2009

The same whiney fanboys that are bashing James and crew and their **FANTASTIC** efforts on Phase II will also be eating a heaping helping of CROW when the latest three episodes air in their entirety… this IS STAR TREK, as surely as Gene and Majel had made it themselves.

For the record… it’s ALL volunteer effort folks. We make Phase II because we *LOVE* STAR TREK. Anyone who wants to whine about how often episodes are released, continuity, canon, and any other nit-picky crap, I’ll gladly listen to your pathetic complaints… right after you pony up a minimum of $2500 and a month of your life each year, like every member of the Phase II crew does to produce the object of your derision! >:b

94. Florida Treking - June 18, 2009

Hmmm check out Scotty’s sleeves in that shot of him in front of the new LCD’s. Commander Scott?

95. RetroWarbird - June 18, 2009

Man, they’re really putting some hardcore effort into Phase II. They had pretty solid production values before, but those costumes are really top notch, original-accurate, to the point where I was wondering if Cawley just up and bought the original Kirk dress uniform.

I’d love to get in Phase II as an Andorian or something.

96. Smitty™ - June 18, 2009

For the record I am not bashing Phase II, far from it.

Just some added some information on the history of the latest production that’s all.

Those screencaps look great…

-cs™

97. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - June 18, 2009

Hey James Cawley. You looked great on the big screen. Love Phase 2 and im realy looking forward to Buck Rogers. I am a big fan of that show as well and im realy looking forward to it. By the way what role will Gil play.

98. Gary Evans - June 18, 2009

No info on roles will be evailable for soem time – we must get the story arcs and first episodes written.
The team has been busy working on that facet, business processes, contacting potential sponsors, planning sets, looking for possible sites for location shoots to use in the pilot / first episodes and other mundane, but necessary work.
Next, we must prepare budgets and plan for all sets, props and accomplish other necessary work.
Remember, Buck Rogers will be am independent professional web series; we are fully licensed by the trademark owners.
I think there about 1001 details to work out; it is very time-consuming to be sure.
http://www.buckrogersbegins.com

99. Falvoant - June 18, 2009

85
We have never Beamed Down and done a planet based episode before
You have NO IDEA in whats needed to pull this off and make it look good
thats why it is not done in fan based episodes oftton
The 100,000 dollar lighting package had a lot to do with it looking right as well as our Gaffer Rob Mauro …There are challenges involved with “On location shooting ” that you dont even think of til you are doing it!
We did not have paper mache rocks and a sound stage …we shot in the real world under real conditions.
Also we did not shoot this with a camcorder either
Ever heard of camera called RED ?
Alex Ibraham the DP did an awesome job with camera
I dont know how to make production values any higher than they are but Im sure Ill think of it

100. Gary Evans - June 18, 2009

I believe in Doc John’s performances as Dr. McCoy. Doc has been improving each episode. We must remember that Doc is really a Doctor and he not only acts in Phase II but this is part of his vacation – from a stressful job to a lot of fun and work as Dr. McCoy.

I remember first seeing “Cheaper By The Dozen” at a high-school play in 1966. The acting was weak, but very heart-felt and somewhat stilted, BUT these high-schoolers (I was in college then) captured the essence of this story far better than the subsequent movies and better than a professional summer rendition I saw in the late 1970s.

So, I stand with John Kelley 100%. Doc is a friend, for me, he is also the best embodiment we have for Dr. McCoy since De Kelley left the role. No, Doc John is not DeForest Kelley, but he is improving!

It requires a lot of work, a lot of time, significant money and then the guts to put your face, body, filming and acting styles out there for the world to view – and all out of love for Star Trek – not pecuniary gain!

Is Phase II perfecrt? No, we are far from it, but we do what we do to the best of our ability; we try to improve with each effort. This is Star Trek by and for the Trek fans of this planet.

We at Phase II have known for nearly three years that ONE-THIRD of StarTrek fans live outside the USA. Box Office receipts for the new Star Trek movie confirm that fact! Where will Star Trek find millions (billions?) of new fans, among the nearly SIX BILLION humans living outside the USA.

I can just imagine the day when Paramount makes Star Trek where the English language will be in subtitles or dubbed while the main dialogue is in a language other than English.

There are numerous Trek fan-fic writers outside the USA. They have written some very unique and interesting Trek! Star Trek is becoming more cosmopolitan and I predict that trend will both continue and quicken as well.

101. Lt. Bailey - June 18, 2009

I really have to hand it to James Crawley, his attention to detail is unsurpassed for getting the TOS era perfect. He can make these Phase II episodes for years to come (I hope) and JJ Abrams can do his thing with the Alternative Time Line. This proves that Trek never dies or is this some thing like the “best of both worlds”?

Excellent work James, I wish you all the success and look forward to the new episdoes.

102. Mike - June 18, 2009

I thought that one of James first job was running a movie theater in Ticonderoga until the roof collapsed under the snow.

103. Al Hartman - June 18, 2009

@101: It’s Cawley, not Crawley…

104. Dr. Image - June 18, 2009

#99 You’re shooting with a RED? High five!
Just ignore the dkheads. Onward PII! The true torch-bearer of TOS!

105. BPS - June 18, 2009

Working on the “Kitumba” shoot was a great experience, and I am very much looking forward to the final product! Cheers to everyone who helped make that episode what it was!

106. 750 Mang - June 18, 2009

Buck Rogers… so bad. I watch it all the time. Really. Makes me feel like I’m nine again.

107. HairHopper - June 18, 2009

James, you do great stuff with your Trek films. I’m a big fan of them all. I miss Jeffery Quinn as Spock. Look forward to seeing you and your crew at DragonCon this year.

p.s. Ignore the hater fanbois, they’re just jealous they don’t have a bridge and accurate costumes.

108. Gary - June 18, 2009

I thing that Mr. Cawley does better than any other fan-produced Star Trek is definitely those uniforms. They all look tailored perfectly.

109. GarryT - June 18, 2009

The Wagon Wheel was lots of fun. Too bad JG did not return as a Klingon but just wait till they see Gil!

110. GayAl - June 18, 2009

I had so much fun with the stunt fight. John is the greatest. Klingon vs Klingon fricking cool.

111. Rick - June 18, 2009

From what I have read it sounds like this Buck Rogers is adapting the storyline and look from the original source? I sure hope so and as a kid I even read the original novel the cartoon strip came from. While the novel is far from perfect to me now it did have some cool concepts/ideas and some interesting foresight into some tech development. Funny as a kid I wanted to adapt Armageddon 2419 A.D. into a comic book. Well here is looking forward to a fun BUCK ROGERS show! Good luck to the creators.

112. mtngracie - June 18, 2009

#102…. yes, and no. The roof collapsed after he sold the theatre.

113. Ryan T. Riddle - June 18, 2009

100. Gary Evans – June 18, 2009 RE: John Kelly

John Kelly is one of my favorite aspects of NV/Phase II. He has a unique take on Doctor McCoy that doesn’t seem like straight out parody or imitation. He was the reason I kept watching the web series past “Come What May.”

You’re right, he’s no De Kelly nor should he be. And that’s what I like about him in the role.

114. AzarN - June 18, 2009

34. Calling Abrams work contentless is just bizarre.

115. Mike - June 18, 2009

#112 Then why was he sued by Ticonderoga and owes them over $30K?

116. Simon - June 18, 2009

Since they are obsessively recreating the 60’s production value and ignoring the ’79 TMP update for TREK’s look I wonder if they’ll faithfully recreate the production values of the 1930’s Buck Rogers serials (again ignoring that franchise’s 1979 look).

Captain Proton here we come!

117. ken1w - June 19, 2009

James Cawley and his team do amazing work.

@ 116 Simon

> and ignoring the ‘79 TMP update for TREK’s look…

They are not ignoring anything. They are doing the continuation of original five-year mission, hence things need to look like they did in the original series. After a another episode or two, they are supposedly transitioning to the look envisioned for Star Trek Phase II, a planned but never produced Trek series. At some point, if they can keep it going long enough, maybe they will transition once again, and do stories from between ST-TMP and ST-TWOK. But for now, I think there are plenty of great stories to tell, before ST-TMP’s time.

That’s why I enjoy their work so much. It’s like finding a long-lost episode of the original Trek series, that for some unimaginable reason, I have never seen before.

118. Browncoat - June 19, 2009

Star Trackie – June 18, 2009

I agree. Please no Twiki. In fact, I would hope it’s an entire new take on Buck Rogers and not a copy of the 70’s series.

Also, I don’t really care for the direction the Klingons went and I’m sorry to see Phase two trying to build a bridge between the old and the new. The whole role reversal of Klingons and Romulans, from TOS to TNG, is a real sore spot with me. I’ll have to pass on this particular entry I’m afraid.

…………………………I agree

119. Kirk's Girdle - June 19, 2009

The scenes from Kitumba look beautifully lit – very cinematic (although probably shot digitally).

120. Kirk's Girdle - June 19, 2009

Re: John Kelly

I don’t know if his acting has improved lately. It was initially pretty stiff, but something about his look and demeanor really came across as McCoy – not a precise resemblance, but something about his definitely. And hey, he’s got the name, anyway.

121. Trek Ahead - June 19, 2009

JJ Abrams has ruined any future big screen Star Trek for me!
I know it’s doing well, and making Paramount a lot of money, but I left the theatre feeling betrayed and insulted!

I am forever grateful to James Cawley for bringing TOS Trek back to those of us who have loved Trek from the beginning!

James, I don’t know what you think of JJ’s version of Star Trek, but the New Voyages / Phase 2 retains the vision of the future that was uniquely Roddenberry’s! Keep up the Great work!

Live Long and Prosper!

I am also very much looking forward to Buck Rodgers!

122. Ryan T. Riddle - June 19, 2009

I can certainly understand if the new movie isn’t everyone’s ideal of “Star Trek.”

It worked fine for me because it made me feel like a four year-old watching the original series. It had a sense of fun and adventure that’s long been missing from Paramount-produced “Star Trek.” To me, that’s what matters. And it worked fine on the big screen.

However, this is a great time to be a Trekkie/Trekker/Whatever, especially of TOS, because we can eat our cake and have it to. There’s the Abrams movie and there’s “New Voyages”/”Phase II”.

123. Charles Root - June 19, 2009

#94 Good catch! Scotty is sporting new rank braids, you’ll have to see how that works out :-)

Reading through these post today, I do have to say that James has now reached a level of fame that is “elite” to say the least. Not so much for the post that praise his work, but for the post that attack him personally.

If you have criticism of Phase 2, fine express it, we put the work out there, so we should expect the arrows along with the roses. But when you start attacking a persons looks, or unrelated business issues which have no baring on the topic, THEN, then my friends you know fame has been achieved!

What you’re witnessing is jealousy, immaturity and in some respects a certain sociopathy that compels individuals to attack others, in any way possible, that they see in their eyes as having received something unjustly or something they secretly covet. In this case, James’ exceptional association to Star Trek.

You see this with movie stars all the time and the scathing editorials written about them in the gossip rags. You can also see examples by rivals in the political arena.

James you’ve made it my friend you’ve made it! Now revel in the haters vitriol, as you realize their barbs and attacks can’t erase the pain they have inside, nor diminish your accomplishments and joy of your status.

And remember you have good company, take a look at James 3:16 in the Good Book :-)

124. Andros - June 19, 2009

#77

I don’t remember complaining about any of the staff or the people invovled, so perhaps before you reply you should truly read my post. Its one thing to do it for the “love” of Star Trek, but that’s clearly not the intent anymore. In the beginning it truly was a heartfelt effort, but now its slowly becoming a little bit more about it being commercial. (look at the website)

I guess what I meant by the episodes taking so long is that they really don’t have to take on new series if they can barely get the one they “love” out on time. Why add Buck Rogers? Were people clamoring for this to happen?

In the end, I just truly don’t want one series to suffer because of another.

Also, I was mistaken as to the amount of episodes released a year. Its been roughly 1 per year since production started in 2004.

125. Ryan T. Riddle - June 19, 2009

” 120. Kirk’s Girdle – June 19, 2009

Re: John Kelly

I don’t know if his acting has improved lately. It was initially pretty stiff, but something about his look and demeanor really came across as McCoy – not a precise resemblance, but something about his definitely. And hey, he’s got the name, anyway.

It’s not so much the acting, but the heart. John Kelly’s got a lot of heart in the role and it shows.

126. Mr. Lombardo - June 19, 2009

James & co do a great job! Really enjoy it. The look of your effects, computer graphics , & LCD screens are even better than the remastered TOS, while staying true to the look of the original. Improving the experience of realism while maintaining the original look. The vision & labor of a devoted fan. No one could ask or do more !

Thanks Guys!!!!!

127. James Cawley - June 19, 2009

#124 Sorry it has never been commercial. We make this because we Love Star Trek. We have built a great team of fans who love making these episodes. It costs us lots of money to be able to play in this sandbox. We have strictly adhered to the guidelines given us by Paramount many years ago. We will continue to do just that, as We love Star Trek more than ever. We support The Star Trek Franchise and will do whatever we can to make sure it is around for another 40 years!

As to our other venture, which is completely separate,
We have grown and want to apply our skills to something we may be able to profit from, that is why we are developing Buck Rogers.

128. Capt. Finnegan - June 19, 2009

Hi James!

Congratulations! The new episodes look like they will be great fun to watch. Also best of luck with the Buck Rogers endeavor. I just wanted to know – will they be produced upstate, or somewhere else this time?

129. Dave in RI - June 19, 2009

I remember talk of a Wild Wild West revival a few years ago and I was very excited at the prospect of this. Has plans for this been put on the back burner or (gulp) abandonded?

130. Dave in RI - June 19, 2009

*abandoned

131. Trek Ahead - June 19, 2009

#122 I watched the original series during it’s original run.
They were character driven science fiction stories about the human condition, based on science facts. It inspired in me an appreciation of science, astronomy, and astrophysics.

The original pilot, “The Cage” was considered too cerebral for 1960’s audiences. Even when Gene Roddenberry had to remake the pilot with more action, it was still believable science fiction that still holds up today.

Star Trek through the years has always tried to hold true to contemporary scientific theories, for an ever increasingly sophisticated audience. Until this movie.

I’m not going to spoil it for those who haven’t seen it yet, but JJ Abrams was not a Trek fan, and appears to have no understanding of science and or astrophysics.

Perhaps I’m just over analyzing, but I do enjoy intelligent science fiction.
Action and flash without substance makes for poor story telling.

But obviously, the film is doing very well, and this is just my own view why I don’t care for it. People like what they like.

I will stick to being a fan of James Cawley’s work, because he clearly understands Star Trek, and won’t take the easy way out with a lame alternate timeline plot device!

Paramount should get James Cawley to direct the next feature film.
Imagine what he could create with a several million dollar budget?!

Keep on Trekkin James!

132. jc - June 19, 2009

I’m so glad this series exists.

133. ALLAN ALBRIGHT - June 19, 2009

Where was James in the movie?

134. Kirk's Girdle - June 19, 2009

RE: James Cawley

So along with Elvis, Buck Rogers will be helping to foot the bill for Star Trek: Phase II. That’s a good idea. Trek profits are off the table so a viable financing scheme makes sense. I hope your team will be able to handle the extra work and that one doesn’t sacrifice the other, but without money, you’ve got no production at all.

I still think your high water mark was “World Enough and Time”. Jeffrey Quinn, although, he just plain looked odd, was really becoming very good in the Spock role (I don’t care for Topin, he reminds me too much of Chevy Chase in the SNL skit – we’ll see about Quinto;s double), Andy Bray is a damn clone, John Lim did a great job, as did guest actors George Takei and the wonderfully talented Christina Moses. The effects by Ron Thornton’s class at the DAVE School are better than anything done before or since (my personal opinion) on New Voyage / Phase II although you guys keep trying. That episode was ambitious, cinematic, and gave several characters opportunities to shine. Keep up the good work and KEEP ON TREKKIN’.

135. druzilla - June 19, 2009

Love, love Bobby from his audition for Hidden Frontier and through Blood & Fire but that hair is just terrifying. Gil is looking a bit better than he has in recent years.

136. Troy Fontaine - June 19, 2009

James and Company, every time I see pictures and final products from your Star Trek projects I am inspired.

You continue to develop and expand on your love of Star Trek as well as showing what volunteering, passion and the desire to improve can do for fan fiction. To this day, I still hold New Voyages/Phase 2 as the epitome of what fans can do.

It’s astonishing how you guys started out with an Canon XL1s, moved onto some P2-based camcorders to the uber-awesome (and last time I checked costed your soul) RED camera. Just the photos alone give your production far more “professional” level of presentation compared to a lot of professional productions (for those that don’t know, RED is a new-ish type of camera that takes HUGE photos and film speeds and creates absolutely gorgeous video, while being extremely light and has the ability to use 35mm film lenses and accessories). Star Trek TNG took forever to even get to a cinematic level that you have achieved already with only a few episodes under your belts. And the respect for quality always blows me away.

I can only hope that any production I work on in the future could be even half of what you guys are doing. And I, for one, appreciate everything you have done.

All that being said, I don’t understand why so many feel the need to bash these people who are doing a lot more than ANY other fan production has been able to do. And to reiterate, if you think you can do any better, put your money where your mouth is.

On top of that, bashing the snot out of JJ Abrams for the new movie. If you people who love bashing it had ANY understanding of what is required to get a modern-day joe-blow audience to see a movie, you would understand they had to start somewhere. And this was it. The fact it is bringing in so much money increases the chances we will see something closer to the ideals held for Trek originally. On top of all that, you pin this all on JJ Abrams, when he is also working with a script by two extremely talented individuals who UNDERSTAND how to get an audience to come back. They were also working under the watchful eye of producers who vetoed anything they felt would hurt the movies reception by modern audiences. People shouldn’t look at this movie as part of what has passed. The new movie is something new and different, and really, who are we to say that the movie’s physics are wrong when we only have an early 21st century understanding of the universe around us. Were there people in the 60s who said communicators could never happen? Did they say quantum teleportation was a myth?

Consider the movie just part of the process of bringing real human stories back to the forefront of their storytelling. They had to start somewhere.

James Cawley and his crew didn’t NEED to do that, they simply stepped in where TOS left off and, in my opinion, updated it where necessary but still told relevant tales. I’ve loved the last three episodes and look forward to seeing what new fx, acting and scripts they come up with. Any aspiring filmmaker would be wise to follow how things develop and pick up on how things change and are improved. Kind of like a ladder to see how one group evolves their products to match with improved resources.

And for anyone bellyaching about any of this, really, if you haven’t noticed, today’s television doesn’t tell much about the human condition, throw topics on their ear or force us to look at who we are; they generally lean towards telling stories for people so they can feel that someone else’s life sucks more than theirs. Personally, I can anxiously await 1 or 2 episodes a year of Phase 2 for quality story telling.

137. Mark Lynch - June 20, 2009

I just don’t understand why Paramount won’t throw a few million dollars towards James Cawley and let him make a full blown series of original Trek, which would be screened on cable television or something other than web based.

I would imagine that it would make a shed load of money for both parties and we would get to see a regular supply of good, new TOS episodes.

After all, we still need our fix, and a movie every couple of years is just not good enough….

Come on Paramount, what about it?
James C., has the thought ever crossed your mind?

My deepest thanks to James and Team for what they continue to give us, for free no less!

138. Robert Wellsford-James - June 20, 2009

I’m sorry but that new guy aint Buck Rogers. Pee Wee Herman maybe.

139. Al Hartman - June 21, 2009

@138 – LOL! Nope, Bobby is no Pee Wee…

Remember, Buck Rogers in his seminal incarnation is in his early twenties. So, Bobby is in the right age range for the character.

I admit to being skeptical about Bobby’s casting too. But, Retro Films has a clear vision about this new series and I’m just going to sit back and see what they produce.

Bobby is a good guy, and I have no doubt he’ll put his best effort into the role.

140. TheBigCW - June 21, 2009

I wonder if Gil will play a new character or one of the classic ones? (Maybe Dr.Huer or Black Barney perhaps?)

Chekov in a red shirt means he’s going to be Security Chief as he was in ST:TMP I take it? :)

141. Pony Horton - July 2, 2009

If you’ll notice that top photo of James as Kirk, with the Klingons behind him… well, I was right there next to the camera, and when I saw James and the others standing there for that scene, it suddenly occurred to me…”Holy crap! This REALLY IS Star Trek!”

This show KITUMBA is gonna look GREAT!

142. Patty W - July 14, 2009

# 140… yes. Check out this clip on YouTube from Enemy: Starfleet for the explanation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdAUh8GdFj4

143. Kenneth Thomson Jr. - July 25, 2009

I was there for the “Kitumba” shoot and I had the honor of being in there working with these fine people for two weeks straight. What a wonderful experience it was! “Kitumba” will rock you!

Ken Thomson
aka Captain Ray Martin, USS Saladin NCC-500

144. Bill Lutz - July 29, 2009

The best people to work with and I am very glad to be a part of Star Trek Phase II.
It is worth it.

145. Garth Of Izar - September 28, 2010

#71. Dennis Bailey – June 18, 2009

“#69: “Fanmade or not, 3 or 4 episodes a year does not cut it.”

Oh come on – against what standard of comparison are you making *that* flat-footed declaration?

Here, I can answer for you: none at all. It just sounded smart to you before you posted it.

Bailey, do you have a problem with people expressing their opinions, or should I say speaking their minds? It seems to me that your comment sounded ‘smart to you before you posted it.’

Yours sounded like a flat-footed declaration, too!

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