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EXCLUSIVE: New Cast Photos from Star Trek Continues Episode 3 “Fairest of Them All” + Free TrekMovie Las Vegas Screening and Q&A June 4, 2014

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UPDATE: We’ve got another new photo of Chris Doohan as Scotty! Check it out.

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TrekMovie is excited to bring you the title of the upcoming Star Trek Continues episode, “Fairest of Them All” and exclusive shots of the cast in Mirror Universe uniform. The new episode, written by James Kerwin & Vic Mignogna and directed by James Kerwin, will take place in the mirror universe. The story picks up where The Original Series episode “Mirror, Mirror” left off and tells the story of what happened to the mirror landing party after returning to the I.S.S. Enterprise. The episode is set to release June 15 at Supanova in Sydney, Australia, and will be available on Vimeo and YouTube the same day worldwide. Also lookout for a behind the scenes documentary dedicated to the making of “Fairest of Them All”.

We are also thrilled to announce a TrekMovie.com special event. Kicking off the big Creation convention in Las Vegas, this July 31st (Thursday night — Friday morning) TrekMovie.com presents a FREE midnight screening of “Fairest of Them All” with a Q&A session with cast and crew after the show, including Vic Mignogna (Kirk), Chris Doohan (Scotty), Asia DeMarcos (Marlena), Kipleigh Brown (Smith), plus James Kerwin and several members of the crew, and a special appearance by Michael Dorn! Hit the jump for details!

Exclusive cast photos from “Fairest of Them All”
The latest from Star Trek Continues takes us where no fan film has gone before… into the mirror universe established in the famous TOS episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Fairest of them all takes place directly at the end of “Mirror, Mirror” when the mirror crew are sent back to their own I.S.S Enterprise. The episode features BarBara Luna-approved actress Asia DeMarcos in the iconic role of “Lt. Marlena Moreau” plus Trek alumnus Kipleigh Brown (Taylor in “Enterprise”) plays the helmsman — the Mirror version of a special character who will be familiar to TOS fans. As an added bonus, Trek alumnus Bobby Clark — the Gorn from TOS — will appear in a cameo role. Hardcore Trek fans will know that Clark was also in the original “Mirror, Mirror” episode as Chekov’s henchman.

Like the other 2 episodes of Star Trek Continues, “Fairest of Them All” captures the genuine look and feel of The Original Series, as it was shot in the 1960’s. No stone was left unturned in producing accurate TOS Mirror uniforms from genuine cotton velour (as used in the late 60s), and repainting/rebuilding the sets to match the second-season Enterprise as seen in “Mirror, Mirror”. That authenticity is evident in these TrekMovie.com exclusive photos of Kirk, Scotty, Lt. Marlena Moreau, and Smith.

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Kipleigh Brown as Smith. Photo by Donald Huston, copyright Far From Home LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Vic Mignogna as Kirk. Photo by Matt Bucy, copyright Far From Home LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Asia DeMarcos as Moreau. Photo by Donald Huston, copyright Far From Home LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Chris Doohan as Scott. Photo by Donald Huston, copyright Far From Home LLC. All Rights Reserved.

UPDATE! New Photo of Mr. Scott

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Newly released photo of Chris Doohan as Scotty

More photos released last week
A few other photos have appeared on the Official Star Trek Continues facebook page since last week. In case you haven’t had enough of those sparkly, low-cut, mirror-universe costumes, here are a couple more!

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“Your agonizer, please.” Here’s your first look at the amazing Mirror Spock. What a difference a beard makes!

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Now for a peek at Mirror Kirk and Uhura, the Terran Empire’s finest! The lighting really brings out the evil, don’t you think?

Special Behind The Scenes Documentary: The Making of “Fairest of Them All”
Besides the release of this latest episode, be on the lookout for the behind the scenes documentary produced by Condé Nast Entertainment. The doc will be several episodes long, with one episode dedicated to the making of “Fairest of Them All”. Star Trek Continues has had the unique aim of making their episodes look and feel like it was filmed back in the late 1960’s. When watching, you can’t help but feel like you are watching a lost episode of The Original Series. This documentary series will provide a glimpse into the unique creative efforts involving costumes, sets, props, and makeup that go into the production. The exact release date is soon to be announced but is currently scheduled for sometime this month.

TrekMovie.com Presents a Free Midnight Screening of “Fairest of Them All” + Q&A in Las Vegas
Please join us for a very special screening of Star Trek Continues episode 3, “Fairest of Them All” at midnight on the night of Thursday, July 31st at the AMC Town Square in Las Vegas. The event is planned to help kick off the big Creation Star Trek convention, which runs from July 13st – August 3rd (note that the con is a week earlier this year). After the show, guests will be treated to a Q&A session with writer/director James Kerwin, producer/actor Vic Mignogna (Kirk), actors Chris Doohan (Scotty), Asia DeMarcos (Marlena), Kipleigh Brown (Smith), and special guest Michael Dorn that will last to the wee hours Friday morning. Admission is absolutely free, and seats go on a first come, first served basis. So, gather your friends, and start lining up for showtime!

 


 

Comments

1. ados - June 4, 2014

Nice

2. ME!! - June 4, 2014

Holy crap that looks amazingly awesome. I LOVE Star Trek Continues!! Phase II I could never get into. That one’s just not quite right from camera angles to lighting to effects shots to actors (and their “acting”). ST Continues is spot-on & truly feels like a continuation of the Original Series!

3. Al - June 4, 2014

Why does Scotty have makeup on?

4. Phil - June 4, 2014

Trekmovie.com presents?? That kinda implies that the site, or it’s MIA owner may be on the verge of reemerging…

5. Chris Doohan - June 4, 2014

3. Al

And why is Scotty sweating?? You’ll find out on June 15th. :)

6. Tiberius Kirk - June 4, 2014

Great pics guys! ;)

7. ados - June 4, 2014

Hi Chris…grats looks like fun…

8. Bart - June 4, 2014

Kipleigh Brown……sweet Jesus!!!

9. smike - June 4, 2014

Asia DeMarcos… OH MY GOD! It IS Moreau!!!

10. smike - June 4, 2014

It’s such a pity ST Continues episodes can’t be downloaded…

11. Bart - June 4, 2014

@9. smike – June 4, 2014

I thought it was the same actress for a minute. Then I did the math, :-)

12. Chris Doohan - June 4, 2014

9.smike

“Asia DeMarcos… OH MY GOD! It IS Moreau!!!”

I know…right? She looks so much like her and she’s an amazing actress. There’s a great story about how we found her. I let her tell it on
July 31st.

13. Chip Wolfe - June 4, 2014

@10

You can download them decent 720p from youtube. Just use something like keepvid.com or a plugin for firefox or chrome that can even download from there Vimeo page.

I got them archived now on a nas. Going to do the same with “Fairest of them all” too. Should be the best episode yet of Star Trek Continues

14. Andy B - June 4, 2014

Excited to see this work by James Kerwin!!

15. Paul - June 4, 2014

Why is Chris Doohan wearing orange makeup all over his face?

16. ados - June 4, 2014

This is why Trek rules….

http://trekcore.com/blog/2014/05/tng-cast-has-touching-encounter-with-war-veteran/

17. Mike Barnett - June 4, 2014

Awesome!!

18. Larry Nemecek - June 4, 2014

Guys, re: Chris’ look: Have you also not heard of RED ALERT?

Asia’s story is incredible—and if you miss it live, I think there’s at least a couple versions to be online … including one at TREKLAND, which was shot the end of her first day. ;-)

See you at Vegas!

19. Phil - June 4, 2014

@5. Lots of push-ups?

20. Q' haar - June 4, 2014

Awesome! This is TOS Trek done right!

21. Cygnus-X1 - June 4, 2014

Looks awesome!! Can’t wait!!

Man, I wish I could go to the Con in Vegas!!

Please tell me that someone’s going to film the Q&A so that all of us less fortunate folks who can’t make it will be able to see it.

Also looking forward to the Conde Nast doc!

And this is great—> As an added bonus, Trek alumnus Bobby Clark — the Gorn from TOS — will appear in a cameo role. Hardcore Trek fans will know that Clark was also in the original “Mirror, Mirror” episode as Chekov’s henchman.

22. Cygnus-X1 - June 4, 2014

16. ados – June 4, 2014

Wow, that is quite touching.

23. Ahmed - June 4, 2014

Great, I love Mirror Universe stories!

24. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - June 4, 2014

Wow, this looks AMAZING!!! I’ve never been this excited about a fan series before.

Also, is that supposed to be Yeoman Smith from WNMHGB? Now THAT is pretty darn cool!!

25. Rico - June 4, 2014

Looks great! Excited to see another episode from these guys. They’ve done an excellent job on their past work too.

26. Ahmed - June 4, 2014

@ 21. Cygnus-X1 – June 4, 2014

“Please tell me that someone’s going to film the Q&A so that all of us less fortunate folks who can’t make it will be able to see it.”

I second that, someone should film it & upload it to trekmovie underused Youtube channel.

27. Kayla Iacovino - June 4, 2014

For everyone asking: we hope to be able to film the Q&A session and bring it to you either live or after the fact. Stay tuned, and I’ll update you as more info comes available!

28. Bill - June 4, 2014

Chris. As a fan since ’66, just wanted to say how incredible your portrayal of Scotty is! Your dad must be looking down and be very proud.

29. V.C. - June 4, 2014

It looks fantastic I can’t wait Star Trek continues is the best

30. BatlethInTheGroin - June 4, 2014

Moreau’s likeness is insanely accurate. Kirk and Spock… meh. Those actors really do not look the part.

31. Kirk's Girdle - June 4, 2014

Vic is the most Kirk-like Kirk to emerge in the Trek Fan film world, so far. Spock, not so much, I agree. He’s better with the beard, but so far no one has found a Spock with the correct voice – including J.J. Abrams.

Chris Doohan’s Scotty is spot on – I love it. And if you don’t like his makeup, go back and watch some TOS – it was shot before HDTV. Kirk and McCoy’s eyeshadow was particular sexy on several occasions.

This looks like another great production. Can’t wait to see it.

32. Cygnus-X1 - June 4, 2014

27. Kayla Iacovino – June 4, 2014

Sweet!!

33. Brian Drew - June 4, 2014

Many thanks to Kayla for putting this all together with the STC team.

This event is going to be an absolute blast. Hope many of you can make it!

34. Jack - June 4, 2014

I don’t understand the makeup comments — I noticed Mr. Scott was sweaty, which we’ve never seen before… and which can’t be a good sign for the Enterprise (exciting!). But makeup? What makeup? WTF, y’all.

35. dayxday - June 4, 2014

Nice! But still no love for Starship Exeter’s Tressaurian Intersection? What gives?

36. B Kramer - June 4, 2014

Congrats to all – looks fantastic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okXR2OcZjjo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oAPLj4Ppqc

37. Will - June 4, 2014

Is it just me or does the mirror Spock look kind of like Tom Green’s Backwards Man from Freddie Got Fingered?

38. Michael Prenez-Isbell - June 4, 2014

Cygnus-X1

Keep your eyes peeled for the first episode in the Condé Nast documentary series about Star Trek Continues series when they appear next week. Going to be on one of our branded channels. We’ll give links and dates to TrekMovie.com as they become available.

Michael Prenez-Isbell

39. Capt.Eeore - June 4, 2014

I don’t get it with people talking about a Spock voice…he isn’t trying to be Nimoy as Spock. He’s being the CHARACTER of Spock. That’s like saying, “well, Christian Bale’s Batman voice wasn’t Michael Keaton’s voice so he’s not Batman. He’s not putting in the time on set and in a trilogy of Batman films cause his voice isn’t like Michael Keaton’s.” All you nitpicking “fans” need to pocket your negativity and turn it into something productive.

40. Cygnus-X1 - June 4, 2014

38. Michael Prenez-Isbell – June 4, 2014

Will do!

41. Shatoupee - June 4, 2014

Hope you guys come back to DragonCon this year!

42. Cygnus-X1 - June 4, 2014

35. dayxday – June 4, 2014

Nice! But still no love for Starship Exeter’s Tressaurian Intersection? What gives?

I watched it. It’s a good, solid episode and quite enjoyable. I like the deadpan humor and thoughtful theme. It’s a bit rough around the edges in places…the dialogue audio mix in particular could do with more crispness and clarity. The production in general is not as polished, sophisticated and nuanced as STC—but definitely fun and worthwhile. I think that Exeter is tighter all around than Farragut, particularly in the performances, though the Farragut stories and how they are presented are quite enjoyable and have a certain, distinct style to them.

One thing I’m a bit confused about is why the badges on the Exeter uniforms don’t look anything like the Star Fleet badges. It’s supposed to be set in Star Fleet and the Trek world, right?

43. Marja - June 4, 2014

41 Cygnus, I agree with you on Exeter, I like the episodes better than the Farragut ones; acting’s a bit stilted in both. I really hope Exeter can get back into production but my understanding is that it’s not likely.

But Cygnus I am simply shocked, shocked! that you do not know that the insignia in TOS differed from ship to ship — look at Commodore Decker’s badge in “Doomsday Machine” and Cmdr Wesley’s badge in “The Ultimate Computer.” Rare birds, yes, “unit patches” as it were. The Delta Shield didn’t become standard Starfleet insignia until TNG.

You pay attention to science and writing, I, to acting and costumes … takes all kinds :-)

44. Marja - June 4, 2014

I forgot to say how much I’m looking forward to this “Continues” episode. Are STC managing three eps/year? Wowz!

45. mymyserious - June 5, 2014

No one has commented on Michael Dorn appearing. Very cool!!!

46. The Six Million Dollar Reboot - June 5, 2014

I have to say that the whole thing looks astonishing and the acting is really solid, stroke of genius getting Chris Doohan on board too!

I’m sure this has been said before, but even the the CGI shames alot of the CGI on TOS remastered, why oh why didn’t they do better with TOS remastered?

Good Luck, guys and really well done!

47. metronome - June 5, 2014

Forget Jar Jar Trek, this is the real thing. This has real quality. The guys of STC have done an amazing job. Their work is proof that you can make great quality Trek without millions of dollars. The previous two episodes are Saturn Award and Hugo award worthy. I’m sure this episode will be excellent too. “Fairest of Them All” is also a fitting title. Mirror, mirror on the wall…

48. Captain Dunsel - June 5, 2014

One of the things that Vic Mignogna brings to his portrayal of Kirk may seem trivial but *really* helps sell it – POSTURE. He has most of Shatner’s signature poses and ways of moving down pat. Just look at the picture above of him sitting in the command chair.

That’s also a big plus for Chris Doohan as Scotty. One suggestion, Chris? Maybe head down to the galley and look up a plate of haggis. Fill out just a *wee* bit…

(No real criticism intended there. I confess I probably make your Dad look skinny by comparison!)

Seriously, though – entertaining stuff!

49. Randall Williams - June 5, 2014

@boborci

I would love to hear your opinion about this video.

50. Silvereyes - June 5, 2014

#5 Chris Doohan

You look very much like your father. And you look fit sir… Lost a lot of weight if I may be so bold!

51. Marja - June 5, 2014

45, I think Michael Dorn is appearing in the presentation at the convention. Not sure he’s in “Fairest of Them All.”

52. Duane Boda - June 5, 2014

Picture shown of Uhura is quite

bad physically. Do they take anyone

who’s willing to do the job? Kirk

on the other hand really fits in as

he’s the very best yet all around.

53. Marvin the Martian - June 5, 2014

Despite all the controversy over Vic that we’ve seen here in the past (didn’t know if this site was turning into TMZ for a while), I have to say that this production is the one I enjoy the most. Sure, some of the acting is a bit wooden, but overall, Star Trek Continues captures the look and feel of the original series the best of all the fan productions. (Keeping the 4:3 aspect ratio was a great decision.)

I’m thankful that technology has matured to the place where we as long time Trek fans can enjoy these labors of love. Thanks to all who work so hard on these productions, especially the crew, who probably work for peanuts and don’t get as much credit as they deserve.

54. Michael Hall - June 5, 2014

Amazing photos–particularly that of Ms. DeMarco, who just bears an uncanny resemblance to the young BarBra Luna. I’m not a huge fan of “Mirror Universe” episodes (note to J.J. Abrams: it’s the original characters I happen to be invested in, not simulacra who inhabit other dimensions), but like most TOS fans I rank “Mirror, Mirror” as a favorite, and a well-made one-off sequel will be welcome.

I have fond memories of my time on the Phase 2 sets filming the now-shelved “Origins,” and respect much of what James Cawley and his team have accomplished, but with their aggressive production schedule and at least one solid success behind them (I’m not entirely sold on “Pilgrim of Eternity”), at this point STC seems to be the fan series of the moment, with the stories and production values that will set the bar for such efforts in the future. These projectrs, along with the release of the graphic novel version of Harlan Ellison’s original “City on the Edge of Forever” teleplay, have for the first time in ages changed my attitude towards this middle-aged franchise from one of wistful nostalgia to genuine excitement. Truly, Star Trek lives!

55. Chris Doohan - June 5, 2014

48. Captain Dunsel

Yes, I went a little too far on my diet, but I’ve gained a few pounds back since then. However, that picture does make me look slimmer than I am (not a big fan of that pic).

50. Silvereyes

Thanks!! I guess working out at the gym for 4 days a week is finally paying off. :)

56. Caesar - June 5, 2014

Looks great guys!

57. ados - June 5, 2014

Chris Doohan….tommorow is D-Day and I would like to thank your Dad for his bravery…….

58. Marja - June 5, 2014

57 ados, Ditto that, and we should all remember Roddenberry, Coon, and others who served in WWII along with many other heroes, famous [Jimmy Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Cagney among them, and Greta Garbo, who helped break Nazi codes] or not. Bravo Zulu to all our venerable Vets.

59. TonyD - June 5, 2014

Looking good. I’ve enjoyed the first few Star Trek Continues episodes and this one looks to keep the trend going. Vic Mignogna’s slow transformation into a young William Shatner is pretty striking and the rest of the cast look quite good as well. Looking forward to checking it out.

60. Cygnus-X1 - June 5, 2014

43. Marja – June 4, 2014

I really hope Exeter can get back into production but my understanding is that it’s not likely.

Why, what’s up?

Rare birds, yes, “unit patches” as it were. The Delta Shield didn’t become standard Starfleet insignia until TNG.

I do need to re-watch TOS. It’s been too long. I’ll do that as soon as I’ve finished with my current run-through of DS9.

61. Brian Drew - June 5, 2014

The delta shield became standard when TMP premiered. All other ship crews seen in the subsequent films had the delta insignia.

62. Kirk's Girdle - June 5, 2014

#39 It’s not negativity; just an observation. I’m saying all subsequent Spock’s, including Quinto, lack Nimoy’s gravitas. Despite his somewhat unusual look, I believe Phase II’s original Spock (whose name escapes me) actually had the best delivery, particularly in World Enough and Time.

63. Captain of the USS Bird of Prey - June 5, 2014

Depending upon what one considers to be canon, part of Trek lore details the fact that the Enterprise was the first (original history… not the JJ-verse) of the fleet-leading Constitution-class starships to return from her historic 5-year mission, and as such her insignia was adopted fleet-wide.

I hope that puts this debate to rest. : )

64. Cygnus-X1 - June 5, 2014

I’ll assume this:

63. Captain of the USS Bird of Prey – June 5, 2014

Depending upon what one considers to be canon, part of Trek lore details the fact that the Enterprise was the first (original history… not the JJ-verse) of the fleet-leading Constitution-class starships to return from her historic 5-year mission, and as such her insignia was adopted fleet-wide.

…was a retroactive explanation for this:

61. Brian Drew – June 5, 2014

The delta shield became standard when TMP premiered. All other ship crews seen in the subsequent films had the delta insignia.

…which was probably just a costume and make-up choice, like the make-over that the Klingons got at this time.

65. Herb Finn - June 5, 2014

“Kipleigh Brown as Smith”

Counterpart to Yeoman Smith, as seen in “Where No Man Has Gone Before”?

66. Captain Slow - June 5, 2014

A big thumbs up to the director of photography. The lighting and camera work in STC is the best I’ve seen in any fan film.

67. Captain of the USS Bird of Prey - June 6, 2014

Cygnus-X1… I agree that is a retroactive explanation, but not on my part. LOL!

I actually read it… YEARS AGO… in one of the Star Trek novels. I forget which one, at this point, because I’ve read virtually all of the TOS novels for the first 25+ years, since Pocket started publishing them.

Now I know that only the TV shows & movies are technically considered to be canon (and Gene Roddenberry himself said that he considers even the Animated Series to be “apocryphal”), but there are a few exceptionally well-crafted story exceptions that I, IMnsHO, DO consider to be canon.

A few examples of which are…

— The TAS episode, ‘Yesteryear’, in which we establish that Spock grew up near the Vulcan city of ShiKhar. (This was later embraced by CBS in the digitally enhanced version of ‘Amok Time’ which the added overhead visual of the city.)

— The TOS novel ‘Black Fire’

— The TNG novel ‘Imzadi’

— and of course, the TOS novel (whose title eludes me at this moment), that established the adoption of the Enterprise insignia for all of Starfleet following being the first starship to successfully return from her 5 year mission. (Presumably this was a big deal because so many of the other Constitution-class starships were destroyed or lost their crew (i.e. USS Exeter, Constellation, Kongo, Yorktown, et al).

I know that there are some purists out there who would argue that canon is canon and not subject to interpretation, and I am not interested in debating the issue further. (I’ve heard it said… and I’m paraphrasing here, that one of the definitions of insanity is debating what is canon in a fictional universe.)

But… for those who derive some twisted pleasure from arguing (I’m not one of them), I would simply point out two things…

1. If dreck like ‘Star Trek V: Let’s Find Jesus’… and pure, unadulterated trash like ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’ can be considered canon, then surely masterfully crafted stories, (as previously referenced) can be, as well.

AND, 2. For MY entertainment and enjoyment of Star Trek… *I* consider the above referenced sources to be canon.

68. Captain of the USS Bird of Prey - June 6, 2014

And one final note, FWIW, the term ‘Delta Shield’ is NOT an official designation for the Enterprise / Starfleet insignia. The term originated 20 years ago on HSN (Home Shopping Network), back in 1994 when there was a huge Trek merchandise program on one night for several hours.

I vividly remember watching one of their show hosts, who knew NOTHING about Star Trek, (who would have been more comfortable hawking housewares or beauty products), struggling to describe the TNG combadge with magnetically attached soundboard; and after hemming & hawing, fumbled out the words ‘delta shield’. I remember it so vividly because it gave me douche chills when it hit my ears.

SOMEHOW, this term stuck… and proliferated… to the point where even some of CBS’ marketing weenies have adopted it. But, IMsoHO, NO self-respecting Trek fan should EVER use the term ‘delta shield’ to refer to the Starfleet insignia.

69. Captain Slow - June 6, 2014

@ 67 Captain of the USS Bird of Prey

“– The TAS episode, ‘Yesteryear’, in which we establish that Spock grew up near the Vulcan city of ShiKhar. (This was later embraced by CBS in the digitally enhanced version of ‘Amok Time’ which the added overhead visual of the city.)”

Also in ST09 they referenced a number of things such as Spock being bullied and they also quoted some of the dialog.

70. Captain of the USS Bird of Prey - June 6, 2014

Captain Slow… Watch ‘Yesteryear’, then watch the scene from ‘JJ Trek’ where young Spock is confronted by his schoolmates. The similarities are amazing!

71. JERRY - June 6, 2014

Yep, QVC is where I first heard the term “delta shield” with their Star Trek shows. I also remember one of their hosts calling conventions “starcons” which bugged me. But I actually sorta miss those Trek shows, and the comic book shows they had as well.

72. I am Roger Corby! - June 6, 2014

The Enterprise patches never looked like a “delta” to me — far from it.

Obviously it’s a candle flame. Light one up and tell me I’m wrong!

73. I am Roger Corby! - June 6, 2014

Oh and BRAVO! to the gang from Starship Exeter. Loved every minute of this film. Thank you for completing it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

74. Michael Hall - June 6, 2014

“Captain Slow… Watch ‘Yesteryear’, then watch the scene from ‘JJ Trek’ where young Spock is confronted by his schoolmates. The similarities are amazing!”

Except, the material is actually better-handled in “Yesteryear.”

75. Michael Prenez-Isbell - June 6, 2014

What’s everyone’s favorite novel? I’m torn between How Much For Just the Planet and Federation.

76. Cygnus-X1 - June 6, 2014

The TAS episode, ‘Yesteryear’, in which we establish that Spock grew up near the Vulcan city of ShiKhar. (This was later embraced by CBS in the digitally enhanced version of ‘Amok Time’ which the added overhead visual of the city.)

ENT took the Yesteryear concept of “the forge” and based the episode The Forge on it, the first of a three-episode arc set in that same Vulcan desert.

77. Cygnus-X1 - June 6, 2014

P.S. And it’s a great three episode arc.

78. Marja - June 6, 2014

60, Cygnus, re my I really hope Exeter can get back into production but my understanding is that it’s not likely. and your “Why, what’s up?”

I believe the brothers [Captain Garrovick and the Andorian Comms Officer] have too many other commitments IRL; there was something about the set — no longer available? — and probably funding …? I don’t know if these are concrete facts, they’re things I read in the comments on the Youtube page where I viewed the two excellent “Exeter” shows. Both were so well-written I wish they could make more. Very enjoyable!

And hee! Here is a plethora of badges to examine on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/107773497/classic-star-trek-tos-12-uss-ship-patch?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=accessories_mid&gclid=CjgKEAjwzcWcBRCat43fy9e5i3ASJADXOBwuMdeI7rkWXMGTpNdMzppL3l4WR1xC6VjMIDrCw7FHXvD_BwE

Agree with you on the 3-episode Vulcan arc on ENT. Great story and T’Pau was a firebrand!
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62 Kirk’s Girdle, [hee!] I disagree, I think Quinto has quite a bit of gravitas. He doesn’t have a deep bass voice like Nimoy, true, nor does he deliver his lines in the same way … Nimoy sounded more musing or thoughtful, I think. QuintoSpock often sounds more like he has every pertinent fact and he’s relating them rat-a-tat-tat, at least when he’s in a confrontation or emergency situation. He can slow down at times, as you may have noticed. [JJ probably loves that Quinto can speak complicated dialogue so quickly -- "then we can get more action/violence in!" Personally -- as a vocalist -- I'm impressed with his speed and diction :-) ]

63 Capt USS BoP, I like your explanation as to why the Enterprise badge was adopted by all units. I’ve heard this one over the years myself. Maybe Enterprise under Kirk achieved so many honors and distinctions she was considered the Best Ship in the Fleet. I know she is to us!

your #68, Then what term would you use? “Arrowhead”? “Pointy thing”? “Arrowhead” gives me equal “douchy chills.” As does the fact that you were watching a home shopping channel ;-) [I know, I know, it's 'cos they were hawking Star Trek stuff.]
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Re: “Yesteryear” TAS The TAS episode was written by D.C. Fontana, who had written [or re-written] many Trek scripts, including the Spock-centric “Journey to Babel.” I consider “Yesteryear” canon. But that’s about the only TAS I do consider canon. Except for the “Yesteryear” kids’ costumes, yecchh.
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74, Disagree with ya there. Although that scene in TAS was more closely based on what Amanda said to Spock in “Journey to Babel.”

79. Marja - June 6, 2014

Chris Doohan, I think you look great. Regular workouts do keep a body thinner. Looks like you’ve darkened your hair closer to your dad’s color. ‘Ware ye don’ gae all the way black noo with the heer.

80. Ahmed - June 7, 2014

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Star Trek Remembering D-Day Hero James Doohan

Today, June 6, marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the fateful evening during World War II in 1944 that Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, to battle Hitler’s Nazi forces and liberate mainland Europe. One of those soldiers, on his very first combat assignment, was a young Canadian named James Doohan, who later when on to great fame as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott on Star Trek: The Original Series. That bit of trivia — and the story that goes along with it — may be old news to longtime fans, but to the Star Trek newcomers out there, it’s a tale that’s well worth repeating.

“The sea was rough,” Doohan recalled of his landing on Juno Beach that day, an anecdote included in his obituary, which the Associated Press ran on June 20, 2005. “We were more afraid of drowning than (we were of) the Germans.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM_o8fX6G98

81. I am not Herbert - June 7, 2014

EXCELLENT! Wish I could be there…! =D

82. Cygnus-X1 - June 8, 2014

78. Marja – June 6, 2014

It’s too bad if they’re discontinuing Exeter. That production has potential. The improvement from first episode to the second is quite impressive.

83. Scott Gammans - June 8, 2014

The discontinuation of “Starship Exeter” occurred ten years ago. The cast and crew have moved on, but we have two episodes they’ve left behind as a fitting legacy, and I don’t understand why TrekMovie has completely ignored them. It’s annoying.

84. Cygnus-X1 - June 8, 2014

83. Scott Gammans – June 8, 2014

From the Wikipedia article:

The second, a far more ambitious production titled “The Tressaurian Intersection”,[6] with a script by Nebula Award nominee Dennis Russell Bailey[7] (who wrote the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Tin Man”), was shot in mid-2004, and released in segments over several years. The completed episode was released on YouTube on May 1, 2014.

A third episode, “The Atlantis Invaders,”[8] was in pre-production at the same time the second episode was being filmed, but ultimately abandoned. According to co-creator Joshua Johnson, the script is being adapted into a full-cast audio production, with hopes to start recording it in the fall of 2014.

Maybe Bailey will do something else in the future with other actors. As is common in fan productions, I think it’s fair to say that the performances in The Tressaurian Intersection were inconsistent and lacking in expressiveness at times. Still, there’s a good deal to enjoy in the performances and in the episode as a whole. The officer’s table meeting at the beginning, with the know-it-all Ensign, is a noteworthy scene reminiscent of TOS-style humor.

85. Michael Hall - June 8, 2014

It’s certainly a shame about the lack of coverage here regarding the long-awaited completion of TTI, but why be annoyed? The site has been pretty moribund since the departure of Anthony Pascale last year, and lots of potentially interesting topics don’t make the front page anymore. I assume that’ll be the case until they find someone with the time to give it more attention; in the meantime it’s a credit to the contributors that Trekmovie is still open for business at all.

86. Cygnus-X1 - June 8, 2014

I just watched The Tressarurian Intersection again.

The action scene at the end is really well done. They do a great job of building up the tension to the climax, but my one criticism about it is that the final “explosion,” as it were of the black hole forming has kind of a dud sound effect that doesn’t really pay off the build-up. Still, very impressive. I’m often impressed at how well these low-budget fan productions are able to pull off action scenes.

87. Kinght Errant - June 15, 2014

I feel there’s a lack of grace from ‘Continues, in their promos and interviews, applauding themselves as if James Cawley’s New Voyages/Phase II hadn’t already done this? Certainly a nod of the hat wouldn’t undermine their wonderful films?
Having said that, I love the Continues episodes and ‘pilgrim’ was amazing! Brilliant! The production values are amazing and I have really enjoyed what have seen from them, in fact from both companies.
Am from England and don’t know what happened to cause Vic Mignona, to set up ‘Continues’, when he was involved in Cawleys ‘Kitumba’ ?
Artistic differences? Or was it a case, of ‘I wanna be Kirk’? I have read some negative comments here and there and there seems a silence over the matter, wouldn’t it be logical to make some definite explanation, to stop people taking sides (as I have noticed) and clear the air so the fans can get on with enjoying both? Now that’d make a ‘News article’. Or did I miss that? Somewhere? (I must confess I don’t live on this site or trawl through all the comments and arguments here.)
But as long as Star Trek lives, I say, ‘make it so’ to both teams and watch out for Axanar too ;)

88. Michael Hall - June 15, 2014

Well, that was a lot of fun. Not as tight and well put-together as the original “Mirror, Mirror”–but then, I never expected it to be. TOS purists should be in hog heaven, and casual fans at least reasonably entertained. Overall, a fine effort and tribute to a Trek classic.

89. falcon - June 16, 2014

Wow, that was actually pretty good.

90. Sam Belil - June 16, 2014

That was DAMNED GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The music, the attention to details – everything about it, awesome!!. I will definitely be watching it again!!!

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