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(Forbes)   Remember that lost Star Trek script that was found last week? Well, it's about to be filmed   (forbes.com) divider line 42
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2012-02-29 02:15:25 PM
And the author's gonna direct? Okay, that's pretty cool.

/Not a big Trek fan but I do like Spinrad's work.
 
2012-02-29 05:17:36 PM
They're mostly dead, Jim
 
2012-02-29 05:42:30 PM
I'm sure they'd be able to get the Shat. Anyone know if Nimoy would do something like this?
 
2012-02-29 06:00:27 PM
How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?
 
2012-02-29 06:32:08 PM

germ78: I'm sure they'd be able to get the Shat.


With enough empanadas, anything's possible!
 
2012-02-29 06:38:04 PM
Yeah, but they'll never find the likes of Milton Berle to play that key role. Unless they find a huge dick, that is.
 
2012-02-29 06:45:27 PM

RocketRod: Yeah, but they'll never find the likes of Milton Berle to play that key role. Unless they find a huge dick, that is.


I've heard Liam Neeson would be able to fill that gap quite nicely.
 
2012-02-29 07:13:05 PM

DjangoStonereaver: RocketRod: Yeah, but they'll never find the likes of Milton Berle to play that key role. Unless they find a huge dick, that is.

I've heard Liam Neeson would be able to fill that gap quite nicely.


I'm afraid I'm booked till the end of next month, sorry.
 
2012-02-29 07:47:21 PM

unyon: How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?


I saw it long ago, but it looks terrible honestly.
 
2012-02-29 08:21:56 PM
Damn thing crashed my box.

i23.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-29 08:35:51 PM

unyon: How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?


this, so very much this.
 
2012-02-29 08:38:16 PM
Wow, I guess Hollywood really is out of ideas.
 
2012-02-29 08:45:38 PM

Mugato: Damn thing crashed my box.

[i23.photobucket.com image 504x360]


Yeah, I'm guessing their Vulcan guy spent a lot of time on the inside of high-school lockers.
 
2012-02-29 08:47:33 PM
I. Do not. Know. What. To think. About. This project.


/read in Shatner voice
 
2012-02-29 08:54:09 PM
I've watched some of the New Voyages stuff and... it's watchable. It's definitely up there pretty high on the scale of fanfilms, and they've put a lot of effort into sets and props and such. The acting... improves as it goes but is still a problem sometimes. Then again, a lot of TOS wasn't exactly a wonder either so it mostly fits. It'll be cool to see.

I've watched some of the stuff with the actual Trek actors and it mostly serves to highlight the ability differences. Still neat to see them in Trek again.
 
2012-02-29 09:03:01 PM

sno man: unyon: How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?

this, so very much this.


well, one episode is about kirks super gay little brother or something.
 
2012-02-29 09:04:24 PM
I've watched a few and they're pretty decent. One step above a bunch of fans filming in their garage, so I cut them some slack. I mean hell, where else are we going to find original stories from the TOS era outside of books?
 
2012-02-29 09:10:51 PM
GAT_00,unyon: How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?
I saw it long ago, but it looks terrible honestly.


And TOS was quality work? 'This is not Star Trek' had comparable acting and a better set. It was all about ground breaking work and good writing.
 
2012-02-29 09:24:17 PM

sno man: unyon: How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?

this, so very much this.



I think that we crashed their site though.
 
2012-02-29 09:32:07 PM

KarmicDisaster: sno man: unyon: How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?

this, so very much this.


I think that we crashed their site though.


I got it bookmarked earlier. Don't have any time to really check it out 'till the weekend anyway.
 
2012-02-29 09:33:52 PM

some_beer_drinker: sno man: unyon: How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?

this, so very much this.

well, one episode is about kirks super gay little brother or something.


Fabulous?
 
2012-02-29 09:36:32 PM

Enemabag Jones: GAT_00,unyon: How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?
I saw it long ago, but it looks terrible honestly.

And TOS was quality work? 'This is not Star Trek' had comparable acting and a better set. It was all about ground breaking work and good writing.


From what I've seen of New Voyages, it makes TOS look high quality.
 
2012-02-29 09:45:13 PM

GAT_00: From what I've seen of New Voyages, it makes TOS look high quality.


This.

They got the look, feel, sound, and music cues just right, but the acting is really bad. Like first time reading the script off cue cards held up by cue card holders who haven't read the script either kind of bad.
 
2012-02-29 09:51:10 PM
I'm reading this right now, so I'm getting a kick out of these Star Trek headlines.

sfwriter.com
 
2012-02-29 09:52:18 PM
Nope, don't remember hearing a thing about any 'lost' script that was found last week or any script ever being lost.
 
2012-02-29 10:07:20 PM
Star Trek: New Voyages, will be lensing it this summer.

Bwahahaha
 
2012-02-29 10:10:10 PM
For those just discovering New Voyages, "World Enough and Time" is by far their best episode. So if you're only going to watch one, that's it.

As for the whole series, a lot of the acting is hard to watch but the sets and costumes are so authentic you'll believe they took a time machine back to Desilu and bribed a guard to let them shoot there on Sundays. James Cawley got the real blueprints from the original series and his Enterprise sets are the real deal.
 
2012-02-29 10:25:41 PM
BTW, no one uses the word "lensing" unless they're a Variety magazine douche.
 
2012-02-29 10:33:20 PM

Mugato: BTW, no one uses the word "lensing" unless they're a Variety magazine douche.


BTW its an Abrams joke, and no not a good one.
 
2012-02-29 10:33:53 PM

Nem Wan: For those just discovering New Voyages, "World Enough and Time" is by far their best episode. So if you're only going to watch one, that's it.

As for the whole series, a lot of the acting is hard to watch but the sets and costumes are so authentic you'll believe they took a time machine back to Desilu and bribed a guard to let them shoot there on Sundays. James Cawley got the real blueprints from the original series and his Enterprise sets are the real deal.


Watching Takei call that guy "Kirk" forced me to shut it off. I just couldn't take it anymore.
 
2012-02-29 10:50:16 PM
I checked out the site, and despite having all those high profile names, it looks like really amateurish work.

They're gonna need a lot more money into the production if they want a decent effort.
 
2012-02-29 10:51:57 PM

GAT_00: unyon: How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?

I saw it long ago, but it looks terrible honestly.


I thought it was watchable. Despite the bad acting, lots of other components were excellent. A sepia filter on the video in post is no substitution for shooting on film, though.
 
2012-02-29 11:54:17 PM
The thing with New Voyages is most of the acting is decent. It's Cawley that kills it - he is a TERRIBLE Kirk. He apes Shatner in the worst, hammiest way. If you'e going to ape William Shatner, do it well, or don't do it. I think Cawley might be a decent at directing the episodes, if only he'd find a better Kirk.

But JJ gave him a walk-on in the new movie, and validated his shiatty acting. Thank you, Mr. Abrams.
 
2012-03-01 12:29:22 AM

unyon: How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?


Probably because you emerged from the basement and dated girls.
 
2012-03-01 12:51:23 AM
The acting is definitely better in the later episodes, I think they all must have taken classes or something because they are pretty painful in the first couple. But overall they're good work. They aren't just fan fic; they are authentic Star Trek stories that would fit just fine in the TOS. Pretty impressive stuff really. And I don't know how many Spocks they've run through now.
 
2012-03-01 02:26:40 AM

Old enough to know better: where else are we going to find original stories from the TOS era outside of books?


TOS works much better in books. Your imagination can really improve on the special effects.
 
2012-03-01 02:29:21 AM

whatshisname: Star Trek: New Voyages, will be lensing it this summer.


E.E. 'Doc' Smith approves..
 
2012-03-01 02:56:17 AM

Confabulat: The acting is definitely better in the later episodes, I think they all must have taken classes or something because they are pretty painful in the first couple. But overall they're good work. They aren't just fan fic; they are authentic Star Trek stories that would fit just fine in the TOS. Pretty impressive stuff really. And I don't know how many Spocks they've run through now.


I hope they got rid of the guy with the big head and too much makeup. Lord, he was awful.
 
2012-03-01 07:46:04 AM
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will there be a porn version?
"He Cums Among Us"
 
2012-03-01 08:51:28 AM
The acting is pretty cringeworthy, but I think I could overlook it if they had decided to play completely original characters on another ship, but trying to play Kirk, Spock and all completely kills it for me.
 
2012-03-01 12:04:28 PM

Nem Wan: For those just discovering New Voyages, "World Enough and Time" is by far their best episode. So if you're only going to watch one, that's it.

As for the whole series, a lot of the acting is hard to watch but the sets and costumes are so authentic you'll believe they took a time machine back to Desilu and bribed a guard to let them shoot there on Sundays. James Cawley got the real blueprints from the original series and his Enterprise sets are the real deal.


True story: I know the girl mentioned in TFA (Gina Hernandez). She also did a Star Wars fan film called Revelations a while back. She's recently worked on some of the costumes for New Voyages and those things might as well be Desilu stuff. They use the original patterns and got the manufacturer of the original fabric to sell them their closest approximation. I sew a lot, so she asked me to help on them, and they're a biatch to work with. Although hundreds of patterns exist that can be easily modified to look exactly like the TOS uniforms, the New Voyages people are adamant about using the originals. They also film in a lot of the original TOS locations (last summer was in the CA desert during that brutal heatwave. My friend passed out twice during filming). They're absolute sticklers for authenticity in any practical way they can.

I can't watch the episodes, though. I've seen a few scenes and the acting is sooooo bad (yes, including my friend's). If I watch them, I'd be forced to lie to her and say how good they are.
 
2012-03-02 12:05:00 PM

ambercricket: unyon: How did I not know about Star Trek: New Voyages before now?

Probably because you emerged from the basement and dated girls.


Story checks out.
 
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