Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Headline News for March, 2014

March 28, 2014.  Spooftakulars Nos. 52 and 53.  Two college film projects.
No. 52:    Star Trek Fan Film AAT IV -- The New Home  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2bGbHW0jqU (7:47).   Based vaguely on JJA Trek, it is about saving a movie... with a lot of fighting and blowing up ships.  Sound quality is very mediocre.   College project.  Creator says it was praised at a film festival.  You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Jandjproductionscrew
No. 53:    Star Trek Parody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls0hkZfnpCg (2:35)  Produced at Sacramento City College by "City Films"  Los Rios Community College District. Posted August 25, 2013.
For more Star Trek Fan Film School and Church projects, see  http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/205.html

March 24, 2014.  Newly Released from Project Potemkin, (Adult Fans, Golden Age/movie era, live action, sets, costumes, professional actors) Season 2, short film D, (Film 13 has not yet been released, but this is Film 14) "Ashes" You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaqyiEVLQKg (4:56) or Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/89429550 (4:56). With Portuguese Subtitles:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2abRE2mm4E (4:55)   For more information about Project Potemkin, see http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/31.html .

March 23, 2014.  Crossover Film No. 5   Star Trek v. Stars Wars (A Nerd's Fantasy)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgXaC-EniVs&feature=fvwrel  (11:12)
For more franchise crossover films see http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/245.html

March 21, 2014.  Newly Released, from Star Trek: The Lost Tales (German Language 3d Animation), "Doomsday Preview": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpIhqvYjOBo (27:51).

From the same group, FIND no. 48Antares Shorts, "Daedalus" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxnAY4Oep30 (8:05).

For more Star Trek Fan Films in German, including this group previous release, "Dilitium" and many other films either in German or with German subtitles, see http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/220.html

March 20, 2014.  Curt Danhauser's first, and only compelete, full-length TAS-style cartoon, "And Let The Heavens Fall." has, after more then five years, been taken down on You Tube for copyright violations.  Speculation in the Fan Film community is rampant, but no one is sure why.  His dedicated page is here: http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/23.html

March 17, 2014.  Newly Released, short audio episode form Star Trek Excelsior (or Starship Excelsior), "It's Not Easy Being Green."  Listen here:  http://www.starshipexcelsior.com/index.php .  It's long term home is here: http://www.starshipexcelsior.com/episodes/specials.php .  For more about Star Trek Excelsior, including links to their website, and more about the roughly four dozen other fan audio series, see http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/247.html .

March 14, 2014.  Spooftakular Nos. 50 and 51.  In honor of Seth MacFarlane's part in producing Cosmos,
50:   Family Guy Live Long and Suck It  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIA1_I9t4yg (0:07) and  Stewie Takes Cast Of Star Trek (TNG) Bowling.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auJnn1iPeGE (0:36)
51:  Paleyfest  Seth MacFarlane and Friends interview  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txjjhSAhe_0 (4:47)
For more Professional Tributes and Parodies, see http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/218.html

March 11, 2014FINDS No. 46 and 47,  What if the Organians did not interfere?  This fan film explores what might have happened if the Organians had not interfered and there had been a great battle with many dead in the TOS episode, Errand of Mercy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrfvWBxst_A (4:44) (All ships and CGI).

Star Trek: The Battle of Tyra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PX8TD1qlXI (5:25) or The Battle of Tyra HQ:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvtVJSIlNGY  (7:15) by omnoplea https://www.youtube.com/user/omnoplea/videos

For more Fan Filmmakers who use only CGI sequences and no humans, see http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/203.html

March 7, 2014Newly Released, from established fan filmmaker Project Potemkin, (Adult fans, professional actors, sets, costumes) (Season 2, Episode B, their 12th film) "Darkness" , view it on You Tube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9X-yKpFlAY&list=UUS1f7MLDovAhfjVJQ4IMCwg (5:33) or on Vimeo here:  http://vimeo.com/87590751  (5:34).   With Portuguese subtitles, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70bQ20FWwbM (5:33) For many other links about Project Potemkin, including all of the previous releases, see http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/31.html

March 6, 2014.  Star Trek Outpost has just won THREE awards for Audio Drama,
Listen to the awards ceremony here:  http://www.audioverseawards.com/blog/2014/03/06/the-2013-audio-verse-awards-results .  Follow the links to download or listen to Star Trek Outpost, or any of the other roughly four dozen Star Trek Fan Audio series here:  http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/247.html

March 3, 2014Newly Released The Worf of Starfleet (parody of the trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_sUtXAl24o (2:14).  For more Fan Mash-ups and Recuts see http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/208.html

March 1, 2014.  Lego Star Trek.  With the success of the recent film, "The Lego Movie," I thought I'd highlight a few Lego Star Trek Fan Films which I found after they were released.
(1)  Lego - Star Wars v. Star Trek (also in crossover)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJFLgNCDug0   (3:17)
(2)  What Trouble with Tribbles    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oToUoC94Ihw (10:43).  By the same filmmaker, Star Trek: PSA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWzSAOznq2w (7:44), Unexpected Enemy, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGXOitwO0Lo (3:29)  They seem to be Klingon with English subtitles...  I don't speak Klingon... so I'll have to check!
(3)  Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7JGT0yxxMw (1:54)
(4) Lego Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Comparison http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMToBw-pSsU (2:03)
(5)  Star Trek Voyager (Lego):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb6b-fBZUf8&feature=fvwrel  (1:31)

For more Lego Star Trek films, go to http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/206.html

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