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(Jacksonville.com)   If you need an actor to play a huge green Orion slave trader for your Star Trek webfilm, there's really only one guy that comes to mind   (jacksonville.com) divider line 60
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2014-02-14 09:59:52 AM
You guessed it, Frank Stallone.
 
2014-02-14 10:28:46 AM
"I SAID I'LL PAY 300 QUATLOOS FOR THE ONE ON THE LEFT"

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/i'm so sorry

gnosis301: You guessed it, Frank Stallone.


Dude, Frank Stallone could have read that and now thinks he has a gig. Not cool.
 
2014-02-14 11:27:32 AM
Whatever - I voted for Kodos.
 
2014-02-14 11:31:02 AM
Hellboy?
 
2014-02-14 11:34:13 AM
Andy Dick?
 
2014-02-14 11:40:41 AM
I don't recall Orions ever being identified as a race. They are a criminal syndicate and they traffic in green slave girls of some race, but that is all we know about them. Or am I forgetting something?
 
2014-02-14 11:45:07 AM
Hate hate hate these STAR TREK fan productions.

So obsessed with the cheesy look of the 60s show, and the acting is painfully bad. Just people doing impressions of the original cast.

Guys, it isn't the 1960s anymore. When presented with an opportunity to start the show again (the original 1970s PHASE II on the aborted Paramount Network), Roddenberry wanted to change EVERYTHING. New sets, new costumes, a different look for the ship. Most of the designs morphed into what was seen in STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, which as we all can see looks NOTHING like the original series, except for the original cast (who looked a lot older).

Hey fanboys, how about trying to make something set in the second 5-year mission of the Enterprise, after the crew reunited for TMP (and before they split up again pre-WRATH OF KHAN)?

/but that might take a little more money and creativity to pull off
 
2014-02-14 11:53:20 AM

peterthx: Hate hate hate these STAR TREK fan productions.

So obsessed with the cheesy look of the 60s show, and the acting is painfully bad. Just people doing impressions of the original cast.

Guys, it isn't the 1960s anymore. When presented with an opportunity to start the show again (the original 1970s PHASE II on the aborted Paramount Network), Roddenberry wanted to change EVERYTHING. New sets, new costumes, a different look for the ship. Most of the designs morphed into what was seen in STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, which as we all can see looks NOTHING like the original series, except for the original cast (who looked a lot older).

Hey fanboys, how about trying to make something set in the second 5-year mission of the Enterprise, after the crew reunited for TMP (and before they split up again pre-WRATH OF KHAN)?

/but that might take a little more money and creativity to pull off


I think they're alright.  They obviously put a lot of effort into them.  Hell, Star Trek: New Voyages was routinely able to get actors and staff from the original series to help out.  Star Trek Continues is pretty impressive, too.  They lucked out in casting Scotty.  The only problem I have with it is that I can't listen to Kirk without hearing Edward Elric.  It's pretty distracting for me.

Wellon Dowd: I don't recall Orions ever being identified as a race. They are a criminal syndicate and they traffic in green slave girls of some race, but that is all we know about them. Or am I forgetting something?


Enterprise had male Orions show up a couple times.
 
2014-02-14 11:55:00 AM
Alright, who's the other Jacksonville FARKer?
 
2014-02-14 12:00:11 PM
Watched it. Well done. For fan production it exceeded most expectations and fell short on others. Asian Emo Spock was a bonus.
 
2014-02-14 12:00:49 PM

Wellon Dowd: I don't recall Orions ever being identified as a race. They are a criminal syndicate and they traffic in green slave girls of some race, but that is all we know about them. Or am I forgetting something?


I'm not an expert of such things . . . so, to Memory Alpha!

\\ Orion dancing girls
\ once you go green . . .
 
2014-02-14 12:05:41 PM

Wellon Dowd: I don't recall Orions ever being identified as a race. They are a criminal syndicate and they traffic in green slave girls of some race, but that is all we know about them. Or am I forgetting something?


Orions (which are a race, the females of which are the green women) run the syndicate.  It's like our current organized crime, which is often organized along ethnic lines.  So saying, for example, that someone is connected to the Irish Mob does not mean that "Irish" is the name of the gang.  It also does not necessarily mean that everybody who does business with an Irish gang is Irish (the Westies have known connections to the Gambinos and the Demon Knights MC), or even that everyone who works for an Irish gang is Irish (for a reverse example, during the Irish/Italian mob war of the 70s, the Italians hired an Irish assassin named "Mad Dog" Sullivan).  Extending this to Star Trek, this is why we find people of various species who work with or work for the Orion Syndicate.
 
2014-02-14 12:16:49 PM

Wellon Dowd: I don't recall Orions ever being identified as a race. They are a criminal syndicate and they traffic in green slave girls of some race, but that is all we know about them. Or am I forgetting something?


They were referenced as a race in the episode Journey to Babel rather than as the Orion Syndicate.
 
2014-02-14 12:23:43 PM
Steve Harvey?

/ DNRTFA
 
2014-02-14 12:25:09 PM
Ha. Guessed correctly. Orions don't talk much do they...
 
2014-02-14 12:37:43 PM

peterthx: Hate hate hate these STAR TREK fan productions.So obsessed with the cheesy look of the 60s show, and the acting is painfully bad. Just people doing impressions of the original cast.


Simple solution here....you have the option to "not watch".

And a lot of people will disagree with your assessment.  Frankly I am amazed at what those folks are doing with little-to-no resources.  These folks are ST geeks of the highest order.  I see absolutely nothing wrong with them showing reverence to the series that started it all.  And NO they aren't professional actors....they're regular folks who have great passion for TOS.

ALL of it is on their own dime.  And they don't have the luxury of practicing their roles day after day as with a standard TV series...they get in quick, film, and get out.  They don't have any choice in that matter...it's all done by volunteers.

The fact that a lot of the original cast has participated is an indication of their support for these productions.

I've enjoyed the Phase II series, they seem to get better with each episode.
 
2014-02-14 12:40:43 PM
I'm very impressed with some of the newer Trek fan films. The acting is usually the weak link but the writing is often on par with the best Original Series episodes. Hard to complain about something that's free and is clearly created with love and reverence.
 
2014-02-14 12:48:23 PM

ristst: And NO they aren't professional actors....they're regular folks who have great passion for TOS.


Depends on the series.  New Voyages and Continues seem to have quite a few professional actors, not necessarily famous ones, but at least people who consider themselves actors by profession.  Then there's Of Gods and Men, which is not just professional actors, but professional actors from Star Trek.

And even if that wasn't the case, TOS wasn't exactly a bastion of Oscar-worthy performances itself.  The set department probably had to rebuild the whole set after each take with how much that scenery was chewed in some episodes.
 
2014-02-14 12:57:19 PM
Bill Bixby is dead and I thought Lou Ferrigno was too
 
2014-02-14 01:01:09 PM

NeoCortex42: And even if that wasn't the case, TOS wasn't exactly a bastion of Oscar-worthy performances itself. The set department probably had to rebuild the whole set after each take with how much that scenery was chewed in some episodes.


Haha...!  Good point.  If you read Inside Star Trek by Bob Justman and Herb Solow they go into great detail just how little money they had for each episode.  People such as Matt Jeffries and Bill Theiss did all kinds of crazy things to get their jobs done.

Ever notice those funky bits of futuristic machinery on the walls as they walk the corridors?  Jeffries took packing material (such as molded foam) and created those.  Some costumes were made from table mats (the body armor on Elaan of Troius)!  And recycling used props or costumes was the rule.  If you watch the episode Whom Gods Destroy, every costume in that show was a recycled hodgepodge of outfits from previous episodes.
 
2014-02-14 01:07:08 PM
"Captain Kirk, don't make me angry.  You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."
 
2014-02-14 01:24:08 PM
"another iconic sci-fi production "..."web film project "Star Trek Continues, "

I'm not sure iconic means what the author thinks it means.
 
2014-02-14 01:31:23 PM
If I remember, the wrestler The Big Show also played an Orion slave trader in the Enterprise episode "Borderland".
 
2014-02-14 01:37:01 PM
So Edward Elric/Ikkaku Madarame is playing Captain Kirk?  I love it.
 
2014-02-14 01:44:12 PM
"Continues" really "gets" the old series, in just about every detail, down tot he lighting an aspect ratio, Grant's the weakest link as Sulu: he can't act for beans, but that was "stunt casting". Even so, the show looks and feels "right".
 
2014-02-14 01:45:47 PM
Some fine acting there, Lou.

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2014-02-14 01:48:00 PM
Whether this is any good or not, it's just cool to see that Lou Ferrigno is still getting work. I like seeing Lou randomly pop up in movies here and there. Never heard a bad thing about the man.
 
2014-02-14 01:48:35 PM

bhcompy: So Edward Elric/Ikkaku Madarame is playing Captain Kirk?  I love it.


He does a great job, once you get past the familiarity of the voice.

Any Pie Left: "Continues" really "gets" the old series, in just about every detail, down tot he lighting an aspect ratio, Grant's the weakest link as Sulu: he can't act for beans, but that was "stunt casting". Even so, the show looks and feels "right".


Grant is certainly no Takei. Then again, who is?  The rest of the cast does pretty good overall, though.
 
2014-02-14 01:58:25 PM

NeoCortex42: He does a great job, once you get past the familiarity of the voice.


Well, when you think about it, Edward and Ikkaku are essentially the cockiest characters in their respective stories, so it makes sense that he would play one of the most cocky characters in television history.
 
2014-02-14 02:11:44 PM

NeoCortex42: Grant is certainly no Takei. Then again, who is? The rest of the cast does pretty good overall, though.


John Lim played Sulu on the ST New Voyages episode "World Enough and Time", and he was very, VERY good in the role.
 
2014-02-14 02:17:35 PM
Star Trek is dead.
 
2014-02-14 02:26:27 PM

Bslim: Star Trek is dead.


I would say nice try, but it ain't even that.

0/10
 
2014-02-14 02:32:25 PM

Mikey1969: Whether this is any good or not, it's just cool to see that Lou Ferrigno is still getting work. I like seeing Lou randomly pop up in movies here and there. Never heard a bad thing about the man.


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2014-02-14 03:12:37 PM

ristst: And NO they aren't professional actors


Much like Lou Ferrigno.

HEY-OH
 
2014-02-14 03:12:37 PM

peterthx: Hate hate hate these STAR TREK fan productions.


Guess it sucks to be you.

So obsessed with the cheesy look of the 60s show, and the acting is painfully bad. Just people doing impressions of the original cast.

Not really.  I've seen Vic Mignogna's Shatner impression, for example.  It's dead on.  For Continues he's toning it down and kind of "echoing" Shatner a little in mannerisms and walk but using his own voice.

Guys, it isn't the 1960s anymore. When presented with an opportunity to start the show again (the original 1970s PHASE II on the aborted Paramount Network), Roddenberry wanted to change EVERYTHING. New sets, new costumes, a different look for the ship. Most of the designs morphed into what was seen in STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, which as we all can see looks NOTHING like the original series, except for the original cast (who looked a lot older).

And yet Phase II was to utilize almost the entire original cast with the exception of Nimoy who wanted no-part and most of the same writers and behind-the -scenes folks from TOS.  It's almost as if the big changes you're referring to were all superficial.

Hey fanboys, how about trying to make something set in the second 5-year mission of the Enterprise, after the crew reunited for TMP (and before they split up again pre-WRATH OF KHAN)?

Shut up and do it yourself.


Just a side note- for the last five years those of us who live in Portland have been lucky enough to spend a day every summer watching Atomic Arts free live theatrical productions of different episodes of original Trek at Trek in the Park.  They do word for word, costume for costume, drop kick for drop kick recreations of original series episodes like "Space Seed" or the "Trouble with Tribbles."  I say lucky because if you don't arrive at the park at least 4 hours in advance you will be so far back in the crowd you won't be able to see the stage, much less hear the dialog over the P.A. system.

That's because there are literally THOUSANDS of regular folks that attended each performance of Trek in the Park.  When I say "regular" I mean it.  There were little to know folks with costumes, just normal people of all ages who love classic Trek,  cheesiness and all.

So you are really, REALLY out of touch about what kind of Trek folks like, bud.

Also- Ferrigno is GREAT in that episode, as are all of the supporting cast.  The social commentary is spot on.  Really, the best of fan made Trek I've ever seen.
 
2014-02-14 03:24:14 PM
I don't think that painting an Italian guy green is going to bring out the proper outrage over slave trading.

They need to make it a pale white guy with a farmer tan and a deep southern accent.
 
2014-02-14 03:33:20 PM

Blathering Idjut: That's because there are literally THOUSANDS of regular folks that attended each performance of Trek in the Park.  When I say "regular" I mean it.  There were little to know folks with costumes, just normal people of all ages who love classic Trek,  cheesiness and all.
So you are really, REALLY out of touch about what kind of Trek folks like, bud.


Buncha potheads & hipsters in the park. Thousands showed up to Grateful Dead concerts too. Color me impressed. Not.

/not stuck in the past either
 
2014-02-14 03:39:00 PM

peterthx: /not stuck in the past either


ooo, you think they should do retro 70s Trek instead of retro 60s Trek! You aren't stuck in the past at all!
 
2014-02-14 03:53:50 PM

Mikey1969: Whether this is any good or not, it's just cool to see that Lou Ferrigno is still getting work. I like seeing Lou randomly pop up in movies here and there. Never heard a bad thing about the man.


I chuckled at his cameo in The Incredible Hulk.
 
2014-02-14 03:54:56 PM

Confabulat: peterthx: /not stuck in the past either

ooo, you think they should do retro 70s Trek instead of retro 60s Trek! You aren't stuck in the past at all!


Better than the psychedelic '60s crap.

TOS has been done to death. Move the fark on.
 
2014-02-14 03:56:24 PM

peterthx: Hate hate hate these STAR TREK fan productions.

So obsessed with the cheesy look of the 60s show, and the acting is painfully bad. Just people doing impressions of the original cast.

Yeah, but its just as good as the original!

 
2014-02-14 03:58:40 PM
peterthx: Buncha potheads & hipsters in the park. Thousands showed up to Grateful Dead concerts too. Color me impressed. Not.

Really not sure at what point you became convinced that anyone beyond you gives a shiat what you think.
 
2014-02-14 04:03:18 PM

Orgasmatron138: Mikey1969: Whether this is any good or not, it's just cool to see that Lou Ferrigno is still getting work. I like seeing Lou randomly pop up in movies here and there. Never heard a bad thing about the man.

I chuckled at his cameo in The Incredible Hulk.


Yeah, I like when people can laugh at themselves, it's an important quality, IMHO.
 
2014-02-14 04:03:56 PM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: peterthx: Buncha potheads & hipsters in the park. Thousands showed up to Grateful Dead concerts too. Color me impressed. Not.

Really not sure at what point you became convinced that anyone beyond you gives a shiat what you think.


Pot, meet kettle.

www.herdofcats.ca

/ahh, the fanboy butthurt is strong
 
2014-02-14 04:11:30 PM

peterthx: /ahh, the fanboy butthurt is strong


You've got the wrong internet cliche there. You're the one insisting we stop liking what you don't like!
 
2014-02-14 04:20:07 PM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: peterthx: Buncha potheads & hipsters in the park. Thousands showed up to Grateful Dead concerts too. Color me impressed. Not.

Really not sure at what point you became convinced that anyone beyond you gives a shiat what you think.


He's in the business and obviously not where he wants to be so he's pissed.
 
2014-02-14 04:31:41 PM
Paul Wight? I guessed wrong

i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-02-14 04:39:03 PM

Confabulat: peterthx: /ahh, the fanboy butthurt is strong

You've got the wrong internet cliche there. You're the one insisting we stop liking what you don't like!


No, because it's fanboys frothing at the mouth if someone dares not like what they do.

Regular fans laugh at that shiat.
 
2014-02-14 04:46:13 PM

peterthx: No, because it's fanboys frothing at the mouth


Uh, who in this thread is doing any frothing about anything but you?
 
2014-02-14 04:47:25 PM

peterthx: No, because it's fanboys frothing at the mouth if someone dares not like what they do.


Remember, you said yourself you don't just hate these productions. No. you HATE HATE HATE them.
 
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