Star Trek - First Frontier

Star Trek related discussion, information, links, etc.

Moderator: Dancyer McCoy

Forum rules
You are free to offer your opinions on a show, episode, book, film, film series, cinematic universe, etc., as long as it applies to that item, and not to the stated or assumed political views of the producers, writers, actors, key grip, best boy, intern, etc., of said item. In short, you want to talk about a show or movie, talk about the show or movie.

Others are free to disagree with your opinion. (You are not entitled to express your opinion in a vacuum.) BUT that opposing opinion must follow the same requirements above that the original opinion had to follow, as well as not bringing in the assumed political views of the original poster. (I leave out "stated" as they should not state any political position here on STPMA.)

ALSO, do not toss about derogatory labels at someone who offers an opinion in opposition to yours. No name calling, political labels (SJW, etc.,) questioning their humanity, morality, ethics, true fan status, or your assumption they are in the business to protect a certain fandom (gatekeeping, etc.). Again, discuss the show or movie not the politics or motives of another poster.

If you dislike something, it's perfectly fine to say so. However, posting your dislike every time someone else says anything positive about a show or movie, essentially stating the same thing over and over again is not acceptable. If you have something new to add, or are replying to a specific point in someone else's comment, okay. But if it's just to state once again, "IT SUCKS!" Don't.
Post Reply
User avatar
Michael
Senior Admin
Senior Admin
Posts: 13517
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 10:32 pm
Location: North of the North Pole
Contact:

Star Trek - First Frontier

Post by Michael » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:08 pm

Star Trek: First Frontier



This is something I ran across today. It's a Trek fan film which appears to have been posted just a couple of days ago.

While it has its problems, I did find the main character more three dimensional than I had expected.

This appears to be a first attempt at a fan film for these folks. I suspect as they go on, their production values will improve.

One thing I found very interesting: They didn't use cgi for the Enterprise, but instead actually built an eleven foot physical model. It gives the effects a different look.
-Michael Gray
Image
"In Great Deeds Something Abides"

User avatar
sirus
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Posts: 809
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:21 am
Location: In a van by the river, stealing your wi-fi

Re: Star Trek - First Frontier

Post by sirus » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:29 am

Did I miss something?

I thought fanfilms were over thanks to CBS's rules. Like the rules that came about because of Axanar? I figured rules like these would make sure that fan films were no longer a thing.
From ignorance lead me to truth
From darkness lead me to light
From death lead me to immortality

ryjuda.deviantart.com

User avatar
Michael
Senior Admin
Senior Admin
Posts: 13517
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 10:32 pm
Location: North of the North Pole
Contact:

Re: Star Trek - First Frontier

Post by Michael » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:28 pm

sirus wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:29 am
I thought fanfilms were over thanks to CBS's rules.
Fortunately that isn't the case. At least not yet. 8)
-Michael Gray
Image
"In Great Deeds Something Abides"

User avatar
Ronin
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Posts: 890
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:20 am
Location: Inbetween coming and going

Re: Star Trek - First Frontier

Post by Ronin » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:18 pm

This definitely violates their time limit though... if I recall correctly.
There is no teacher but the enemy... and no enemy greater than myself...

User avatar
Michael
Senior Admin
Senior Admin
Posts: 13517
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 10:32 pm
Location: North of the North Pole
Contact:

Re: Star Trek - First Frontier

Post by Michael » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:18 pm

Ronin wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:18 pm
This definitely violates their time limit though... if I recall correctly.
Evidently, Paramount is selectively enforcing those rules. Then again, Axanar pushed the previous "understanding" past the breaking point.

Here are a couple of videos concerning the Enterprise model they built for the film:





The second video is on Axanar's YouTube channel.
-Michael Gray
Image
"In Great Deeds Something Abides"

User avatar
sirus
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Posts: 809
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:21 am
Location: In a van by the river, stealing your wi-fi

Re: Star Trek - First Frontier

Post by sirus » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:05 am

To this day I think Axanar's sins we're overblown and CBS overreacted more out of fear of competing with fans than fear of devaluing the IP.

CBS has been the worst thing to happen to Trek, ever since CBS got control.
From ignorance lead me to truth
From darkness lead me to light
From death lead me to immortality

ryjuda.deviantart.com

User avatar
Gazomg
Commodore
Commodore
Posts: 2292
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:11 am
Location: The Emerald Isle
Contact:

Re: Star Trek - First Frontier

Post by Gazomg » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:46 pm

sirus wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:05 am
To this day I think Axanar's sins we're overblown and CBS overreacted more out of fear of competing with fans than fear of devaluing the IP.

CBS has been the worst thing to happen to Trek, ever since CBS got control.
agree with this.

The fact that the prelude to axanar, even the 20 min trailer was better than anything of that abrams alternate shit, possibly meant the feared they would be upstaged.
Image
MANIPULATIONS ON MY SITE - 3,143 - DECEMBER 5th

User avatar
captainuniverse
Federation Attaché
Federation Attaché
Posts: 7475
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:29 pm
Location: Washington State
Contact:

Re: Star Trek - First Frontier

Post by captainuniverse » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:36 am

I thought First Frontier was pretty good.
My avatar is Captain Weynik, commander of the Defiant-class starship USS Ajax, which is part of the USS Surefoot universe.
https://usssurefoot.blogspot.com/

This photo manipulation was made by FltCpt. Bossco.

User avatar
Michael
Senior Admin
Senior Admin
Posts: 13517
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 10:32 pm
Location: North of the North Pole
Contact:

Re: Star Trek - First Frontier

Post by Michael » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:50 pm

captainuniverse wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:36 am
I thought First Frontier was pretty good.
Overall, I agree. I very much enjoyed seeing Robert April in an adventure.
-Michael Gray
Image
"In Great Deeds Something Abides"

James D. Terrano
Crewman 1st Class
Crewman 1st Class
Posts: 40
Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:31 pm

Re: Star Trek - First Frontier

Post by James D. Terrano » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:52 pm

Even though it's just a fan film, I think it's better than that Kelvin timeline JJ Abrams-Trek nonsense.
And finally we have a Star Trek with Captain Robert April. That's another big plus of this fan film.

Those uniforms also look great.

Post Reply