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“World Enough and Time,” a new episode of “Star Trek,” arrives 7 p.m. tonight on the Internet and at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. It’s about a mishap that strands young Hikaru Sulu and a fellow, female Enterprise crewman for decades (or minutes, depending on your perspective) in a temporal anomaly. George Takei plays the elderly Sulu who emerges from the calamity. The episode swims in more than 700 effects shots. Here's how we got here. A few years back, a Trek geek named James Cawley spent more than $100,000 building – in an abandoned car dealership in Port Henry, N.Y. – near-flawless recreations of the interiors of Jim Kirk’s Enterprise. Then, with a platoon of other geeks, he began making fresh episodes the original Kirk-Spock “Star Trek.” He bills the new episodes as the original 1966-69 series’ “fourth season.” Never mind that Sylar guy! Jeffrey Quinn, a Virginia videogame-store employee, plays Spock. Cawley, a professional Elvis impersonator living in nearby Ticonderoga, N.Y., plays Kirk. John M. Kelley, a real Oregon urologist, plays Dr. McCoy. (Those who think William Shatner a poor actor – he’s not, by the way – may discover a new appreciation for The Shat’s Emmy-winning thespianic acumen after they see eyebrow-waggling Cawley in the role.) The Digital Animation and Visual Effects (DAVE) School at Universal Studios Florida helps out with the show’s striking special effects. Three New Voyages episodes appeared on the Internet between 2004 and 2006. * “Come What May” was released Jan. 16, 2004. It’s about a powerful alien, I haven’t seen it. One hears it’s not so good. * “In Harm’s Way, released Oct. 8, 2004, is supercool, a terrifically nerd-pleasing installment co-written pseudonymously by a guy who did effects for “Star Trek: Enterprise.” It shows what the Federation did with the Guardian of Forever after Kirk used it to make Edith Keeler die. William Windom reprises his role as the doomsday-dodging commodore Matt Decker. * “To Serve All My Days,” released Nov. 23, 2006, is a sequel to “The Deadly Years,” with Pavel Andreievich Chekhov belatedly succumbing to the aging disease that almost claimed the Enterprise’s more senior officers. Walter Koenig returned to play the aged version of Ensign Chekhov. * A fourth episode, “World Enough and Time,” is the one premiering tonight. * An upcoming fifth episode, “Blood & Fire,” is based on David Gerrold’s non-Trek starship novel about a deadly parasite. It will star Denise Crosby as one “Dr. Jenna Yar.” (Gerrold originally pitched the story – unsuccessfully – as an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation.") * A sixth episode, “The Sky Above, The Mudd Below,” will see “Deep Space Nine” vet J.G. Hertzler (he played the Klingon commander Martok) inherit the role of interstellar ne’er-do-well Harry Mudd. Real Hollywood screenwriters script some of the New Voyages. D.C. Fontana, who wrote “Journey To Babel,” scripted the Chekhov-centric “To Serve All My Days.” Gerrold, who wrote “The Trouble With Tribbles,” co-scripted and directs “Blood and Fire.” Howard Weinstein, who wrote the 1974 animated “Trek” episode “The Pirates of Orion,” wrote the new Harry Mudd episode. Marc Scott Zicree, who got story credit on the TNG episode “First Contact” and the DS9 episode “Far Beyond The Stars,” co-wrote and directed the Sulu-centric “World Enough and Time.” Loads of other “Trek” actors have lent their talents to New Voyages, including Grace Lee Whitney, John Winston, Eddie Paskey and Malachi Throne. Most either play their original Trek characters or relatives of those characters. Viacom, which owns “Star Trek,” allows Cawley & Co. to make these episodes as long as they don’t profit from them. A major spoiler for the series lurks in invisotext. Chekhov, who appeared to die of the aging disease in last year’s “To Serve All My Days,” is in “World Enough and Time” young, healthy and back at his navigation station! Watch Interviewing Hollywood’s chat with George Takei about New Voyages here. Download old and new New Voyages episodes here. Look! Press release!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GEORGE TAKEI BACK AS SULU IN AUGUST 23 STAR TREK PREMIERE Oscar and Emmy winners – along with the fans – team to complete Sulu STAR TREK episode begun 30 years ago GEORGE TAKEI may be playing a hero on HEROES and serving as Howard Stern's recurring sidekick on subscription radio, but it's as the dashing Mr. Sulu, helmsman on the starship Enterprise, that he will be forever loved by the fans. But he hardly imagined his greatest Sulu episode would come in 2007! Takei is starring in "World Enough and Time," a new STAR TREK episode produced by an amazing mix of Industry pros and fans that will be premiering at the Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills on August 23, 2007, with both the premiere and episode streaming real-time worldwide on the Internet – literally a world premiere. Plus one lucky fan will win airfare to the premiere and exclusive dinner with Takei, the writers and director of the episode. (To register to stream the episode and/or enter the contest, log onto www.startreknewvoyages.com) It all began when STAR TREK – NEXT GENERATION writer MARC SCOTT ZICREE learned of STAR TREK NEW VOYAGES, a high-quality series of fan episodes that were getting millions of viewers and beating the networks at their own game. "I recalled a terrific Sulu story my friend MICHAEL REAVES came up with for STAR TREK PHASE II, a series Paramount was going to do in the mid-70s," Zicree recalls. "After a year of building sets and buying stories, the studio made the movies instead, so the script was never written. Ironically, Michael's story had Sulu aging 30 years and raising a family on an alien planet, so it seemed perfect timing to do it now." Zicree suggested to Reaves, an Emmy-winner and also a STAR TREK – NEXT GENERATION writer, that the two of them write the script together. He then contacted JAMES CAWLEY, producer and star of NEW VOYAGES, who eagerly agreed to their proposal. Finally, Zicree met with Takei and pitched him the episode (the two had been friendly acquaintances since Zicree had interviewed Takei for his landmark book THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION). "I told him, 'You're a brilliant actor who never got the Sulu episode you deserved, and this is it." Zicree laughs. "He read the synopsis then and there and said, 'I'm in.'" Utilizing the existing cast and crew of NEW VOYAGES, Zicree set about augmenting it with Industry pros from his own career on network shows, including top STAR WARS artist IAIN McCAIG (designer of Darth Maul and Queen Amidala) and Oscar and Emmy-winning makeup, effects and storyboard wizards from such TV shows and films as BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, LOST, HEROES and SPIDERMAN 3. Guest roles included two more STAR TREK legends – GRACE LEE WHITNEY, reprising her role as Rand, and MAJEL BARRETT RODDENBERRY, Gene Roddenberry's widow, contributing her talents as the Enterprise's computer voice. Rounding out the cast was Broadway actress CHRISTINA MOSES, as Sulu's daughter Alana. Shot in high definition with over 700 effects shots, "World Enough and Time" boasts a level of production far beyond a network show. More than that, Zicree is proud that the story works on an emotional level. "People who see it are in tears by the end," he notes, adding that ardent fans of the episode include such noted writers as MARV WOLFMAN, creator of BLADE, and science fiction icon RAY BRADBURY. With the world premiere finally in sight, Zicree can breathe a sigh of relief at having finished his first directorial effort (after over 100 script sales as a writer-producer). Mentors who advised him included such esteemed directors as GUILLERMO DEL TORO (PAN'S LABYRINTH), MICHAEL NANKIN (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) and ROXANN DAWSON (HEROES). "But the best advice I got was from J.J. Abrams, who said, 'Pretend you know what you're doing!'"






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  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    FIRST!!!

    by theflash95

    Had to do it.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Sensors indicate...

    by Tal111

    no girlfriends here, Captain.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Make no profits from this?

    by skimn

    Now thats fan love!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Be interested in seeing the set

    by Gorrister

    Otherwise, I probably wouldn't be too interested. Just curious to see what sort of insane lengths this guy went through to re-create the original sets. :)

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Star Trek

    by mrbong

    yeah, i definietly remember this one. boldy going where no man has gone before, right?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Somewhere, Rick Berman is laughing

    by Heckles

    He's already proven that sticking a Trek label on any turd will make some money. Of course when good Trek comes around it's made by fans.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Got my place in line.

    by ZeroCorpse

    I'm not a big Trekkie, but I like any project that works so hard to be entertaining. I hope it's good!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    George Takei is the sexiest tomboy beanpole on the.....

    by thepurplelantern

    PLANET!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Oh my!

    by indyjonez100

    Someone had to say it

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    is this guys set

    by Bloo

    the one they used in the Scotty TNG episode?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Come What May? In Harm's Way? To Serve All My Days?

    by The PimpDragon

    Maybe I'll sit by the bay. I could make things out of clay. I just may! *sorry - couldn't resist!*

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Why didn't these guys just make up new shit

    by ELGordo

    Instead of trying to make Kirk and Spock episodes? Shatner and Nimoy are Kirk and Spok, not some Elvis impersonator and a video store clerk. They should have just made up a new crew, a new Enterprise and gone from there.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Oh and another thing

    by ELGordo

    Learn to use the filters in photoshop properly when you are making those covers and posters.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    the dark side has clouded you vision

    by skiff

    I have watched some this fan stuff its interesting.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    he spent $100,000 to play star trek?

    by dr.bulber

    did he play the episode about the babies starving and dying in africa you dicktard.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Totally needs to do Season 5 of Enterprise

    by chrth

    Screw this original series shit. Trip Tucker gotta Eat!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Excelsior series...

    by BizarroJerry

    Can we please stop all this wishing for an "Excelsior" series? Takei cannot carry a series.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    An Elvis impersonator plays Kirk?

    by skimn

    Are there sequins on his uniform? Does he play "thin" Kirk or "bloated" Kirk? "Scotty give me warp drive...thank ya, thank ya very mush.."

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    as someone who has drank scotch with JG Hertzler

    by Dmann

    He is perfect as Harcourt Fenton Mudd!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Have seen two episodes

    by DJJester

    The lighting's a bit rough, the special effects are on par with the original series, the actors leave a bit to be desired.. but considering the amount of money these poeple are putting into this for NO return... BRAVO.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Call it obsessed if you will...

    by zenzer

    ...but I give these guys credit for going to such lengths simply for the enjoyment of the activity and sharing the results with the rest of us. Yeah, the acting may suck and effects work isn't broadcast quality but at least they are out there creating and sharing.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Speaking of that new Serenity DVD

    by SydBarretsMyDad

    ...whats the draw. Anything on it worth replacing my old copy for?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    You'd think at least one cable station would air this..

    by tonagan

    Unless Sci-Fi is in the middle of a Mansquito marathon while the G4 studio is being held captive by scrollbars.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    It has a new audio commentary w/Joss &

    by glodene

    cast members: Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau; Morena Baccarin & Nathan Fillion; New extended scenes; A shitload of Making of documentaries; A spotlight on the cenematographer Jack Green (i think that's his name) - He does all the camera work for Clint Eastwood. And tons of other stuff. + rumour has it, if the sales are really strong, it'll probably convince Universal to green-light a sequel of sorts (maybe a direct to dvd movie or maybe a SCI-FI mini-series.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    yay to covering something that

    by palewook

    doesnt belong on lifetime.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Did you say Sulu sires a family in this ep?

    by zacdilone

    You've got the wrong Sulu, sweetheart.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    I knew Cawley

    by colemanfrancis

    I'm from a town that's right between Ticonderoga and Port Henry and had passing interactions with this Cawley guy years ago. When I was in high school he was supposed to handle getting new uniforms for our baseball team. Long story short he never got around to ordering them and we had to dress in the old rags that teams had been wearing since the days of Ruth and Gehrig. Douchebag. Then he bought the last remaining movie theater in the area and let it fall into disuse - a major sin for me - and then the thing burnt to the ground. I always figured he torched it for insurance money. Douchebag. It galls me to see he has the time and energy to make these stupid things.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    There is some Elvis in Cawley's Kirk

    by zacdilone

    But that's OK. The bigger problem is every line is spoken as if it were already carefully thought out (which it is, of course). And as any Kirkophile knows, thinking out what you're going to say...requires...long pauses...to make it happen.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Serenity

    by skimn

    Ummmm guys? A sequel of a motion picture that failed to connect at the box office based on a low rated cancelled-in-mid-season series, based on sales of a special edition DVD that replaces the original DVD that didn't do well in sales or rentals....I loved Firefly too, but its time to pull the plug.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Remember that TZ Mag/Tales from the Darkside ep?

    by tonagan

    It was about aliens watching earth television from afar. Turns out their favorite show gets cancelled and they arrive, 20 years or so after the fact, get the lead actor back in shape (I believe it as Darren McGavin), and film a fitting conclusion to the show. I wish aliens would do that in real life.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    tonagan

    by skimn

    Seem to remember Futurama doing that also.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    I've seen these and...

    by SG7

    ...that are the pinnacle of bad. The one about the guarding of forever has laugably bad CGI, and I'm not talking the rendering I'm talking the design and execution. If you like the Enterprise skiding through space like a riceboy at a drift track then you'll LOVE the FX.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    CGI

    by skimn

    I'm suprised if its bad cause the demo commercial DAVE runs looks pretty good.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Herc posting about Star Trek?

    by snowpuff

    That hasn't happened in a mighty long time.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    These New Voyages suck

    by Yack Backer

    The acting is terrible. The money wasted on these things... would have helped a leper colony or something.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Sounds on par with that craptastic Star Trek Experience

    by Yeti

    thing in Vegas. Shudder.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    How The Hell Do You Login???

    by Jinxo

    So you have to sign up to get a live stream of the premiere. Did that. Got an email telling me to click a link and sign in at the appointed time. So I click the link and it doesn't work correctly. So then I manually enter the web site's address and it takes me to the site where THERE IS NO WAY TO SIGN IN! Nice.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    David Gerrold is a two bit hack

    by Manos

    who has gotten more milage out of a single television episode than should be allowed by law. Just try to plod through the Chtoor or Star Wolf books.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Skimn

    by Fernwick_

    I beg to differ, the DVD's for both the series and the film are selling QUITE well. Why do you think they are releasing the special edition? Even Joss said it is in the "black" now and the hope for a sequel rests with the DVD. Mine should be arriving today :)

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    This ain't no Star Trek

    by Al Giordino

    It's a FAN FILM. There's no Shatner, there's no Nimoy, and DeForrest Kelley and Jimmy Doohan are dead. To say this is Star Trek is to say that Beatles Tribute Bands are the Beatles if Yoko makes an appearance. Please. Stop calling it STAR TREK.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    I came in my pants...

    by performingmonkey

    ...thinking about Summer Glau, and all it took was for someone to mention her doing a commentary on the new Serenity DVD. She makes me spray a hot load. Roll on the Sarah Connor series!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Shuttlepod_10

    by Fernwick_

    Its more sad for us when we are stuck with sub prime storytelling, and characters. Joss nailed every season and season finale on the head. I was watching Buffy and even Heroes ripped off Sylars character from a demon who steals other peoples powers. Joss is pretty damn writer and unlike most pulls NO PUNCHES. Nothing on TV today touches Buffy or Angel in thier primes. MAYBE the Wire.... dunno... nah, im gonna have to go with Buffy :)

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Correction

    by Fernwick_

    Pretty Damn GOOD Writer. I like Joss but I dont think he is pretty :D heheheh

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Shuttlepod_10 it happened with Family Guy

    by glodene

    & Babylon 5. Why you wanna piss on other peoples hopes. They didn't piss on your dreams when you were pinin' away for a Rainbow Brite motion picture adaptation.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Rainbow Brite: 18 and Lovin' It

    by symphy

    In the unrated version, she fucks her horse Starlite.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Wearing this

    by symphy

    http://tinyurl.com/3charh

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Alas, no live feed

    by BrandLoyalist

    Text at the bottom of the live video feed page: "Thank you for viewing the online Premiere of World Enough and Time, live from the Beverly Hills Fine Arts Theater. Although we are recording all of the live events, due to Internet technical issues at the theather we are unable to steam the live video as originally planned. We will, however, provide the complete live event for your viewing pleasure at www.magictimeonline.com by Saturday, August 25th. Please continue to enjoy the video stream of World Enough and Time."

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Well That Was Frustrating!

    by Real Deal

    I reserved my seat for the stream a week ago and now the video just starts and stops every 30 seconds. The Quicktime link doesn't work at all. Then there's this disclaimer that says Due to technical difficulties at the theater they can't do the stream as planned but will offer it it on sat at their mirror site! The FX looked good! What I saw of it. Why don't they just do it the old fashioned way and offer it for download? I mean I do have broadband!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Or is there? Vague msg below non-working stream

    by BrandLoyalist

    Yeah Real Deal, I had the same results. Mirror link leads to naught but a "coming soon" placeholder page... oh well, can d/l it in a couple of days

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    It's not a "new episode of Star Trek"...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...it's not Star Trek at all, in any way shape or form, it's just a fucking fan film, and no matter what you think of these things - personally I think they've been pretty much crap, regardless of how much money has been spent, but some people enjoy them and that's fair enough - these things will never be seen as anything other than fan films, and nor should they be. These are a fun (to some) aside, an extension of the fanbase, but they are *not* Star Trek, and never will be, regardless of how many out of work former Trek actors or guest starts they shovel enough cash at and get to show up.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST

    I hope Firefly never comes back

    by Gorrister

    I really, really LOVE Firefly. Ironically, that's the reason I hope it doesn't come back. The show was absolutely brilliant and near-perfect. Because of that, it could only go downhill from there. Just look at BSG for proof. The first season of the new BSG was awesome! After that, it seems that the writers either got lazy or over-confident and the show suffered for it. What it comes down to it this: Firefly lived fast, died young and left a good-looking corpse. BSG grew old, festered and is about to have the plug pulled on it's life-support.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    the acting is ass on all counts

    by Locutus_Jones

    But they nailed the art direction. Of cource the special effects are great, but that no longer impresses these days. Nice cinematography and art direction, sorry writing and acting. The quicktime version is loading fine, but slow. . .

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    17 min preview for new season of Prison Break here:

    by eggbeater

    http://www.fox.com/fod/player.htm?show=prison# looks pretty bad ass

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Firefly is a toughie

    by Fernwick_

    I WANT it to come back, very badly, I think I would want Angel to come back just as much or Buffy even MORE, but those are totally lost causes. Even Joss thinks Firefly has a SLIM shot unlike the others, but then I think, this is a JOSS property. And I think he didnt really have time to really FUCK with all this characters. Inara, didnt get the Prostitue RAPE that was probably coming, and neithers did Jubal get a chance to get Kaylee like he promised. Im sure Jayne would have lost both testicles, and we already saw what happend to Shepherd and Wash. Mal probably would have lost a hand or something. So in THAT sense, im glad it never had a chance to suffer.... does that sound odd? For example, look at Wesley, Fred, Anya, Spike (Buffy Spike).

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Much Better than SciFi Flash Boredom

    by geodesigns

    And these poor nerds plunked their own money to produce something much better that the SciFi Channel's Flash Boredom. I say fire Bonnie Hammer from the job and give the job to these guys. They produce stuff made by fans FOR THE FANS. Bonnie- take a hint--They've demonstrated you don't need big budget money, you don't need the on-scene product placement, the on-screen SciFi icon and you don't need inferior re-imagining to make something work--- you just need heart to make a fan favorite winning production. Good job to these poor Star Trek fan voluntary film crew- you gotta give them credit. You have my respect!!! And thanks so much George Takei for reprising your role- well done- you deserve it!!

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    littlepod

    by Fernwick_

    u first. :)

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 2:45 a.m. CST

    RE: Fernwick_

    by Dangerousapple

    There is are a lot of stories I would LOVE to be told set in the Firefly universe. However, rape of Inara and Kaylee wouldn´t be the first things on my mind. That they are the first thing on yours, is really fucked up.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Dangerous?

    by Fernwick_

    Are you kidding me? You dont recall the Episode Objects in Space? Where Jubal threatened to rape Kaylee if she tried to scream or escape? They didnt provide any closure on that in ANY way since Jubal didnt "die". And he slapped the SHIT out of Inara. I am merely making the point, that Joss has a tendancy to do tragedy, before triumph. Recall Angel's baby son stolen by someone he trusts, recall Buffy killing Angel to save the world. Recall Fred, not just dying but her soul being destroyed so she has no afterlife, recall Cordelia sleeping with Angels kid only months after changing his diapers. Recall Spikes mom trying to SHAG him as Spike would say. Shall I go on? All I am saying is Joss left it open for Jubal to return, and I FEARED he would take it out on Kaylee or even Inara. NO ONE who reads Joss or watches Joss could dispute this, HELL in Serenity THOSE LEFT BEHIND, the guy who was shot and left for dead SURVIVES and comes back for revenge? See what im saying? I am merely saying, Joss would have fucked these characters up, and I didnt want to see a single one suffer. I hope that makes sense.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Dangerous Again

    by Fernwick_

    Read what I originally typed, I didnt say i WANT so see this. I said I feared what Joss would do. Hell you give him Serenity, and he kills to MAIN characters. I was reading in the Firefly companion, that he said " EVENTUALLY, someone would die, and it should be sudden and unexpected" (WASH). Joss from what I have seen of him, likes to SHOCK the hell out of you, and has little to no regard for the "characters" since they dont exist, hell look at poor Anya cut IN HALF. See?

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Whoever's in charge of the site needs to be taken out..

    by GobBluth06

    Did anyone actually get the star trek thing to work? I have been trying to watch it all night. QT doesn't seem to work and the flash versions play like the first 15 seconds and then crap out. I mean I'm not exactly thinking this is going to be the best thing I've ever seen, but I do want to watch it.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Qicktyme sucks

    by Dazzler69

    What no torrents anymore?

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Quicktime Rocks!

    by Real Deal

    But they'd have to offer it for a regular download. H264 in High def is the best format you can get on the internet! This wasn't Quicktime's fault. It was whoever was setting up the streaming. Even Quicktime streaming works better than this. Something was wrong.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    randie1313

    by Al Giordino

    Well, my TELLY AWARD says differently. You may want to swallow the cool aid, but as someone who saw the original Trek IN FIRST RUN I can tell you this ain't it.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    It's already on the BitTorrent networks...

    by Bill Clay

    Get a BT client and download it from a BT search engine. It's a shame that Cawley is making us jump through hoops to get a decent copy to watch.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Wow, I love watching 3 secs of footage every 5 mins!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    I should be done in a couple of days!

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    My best hope is on Star Trek: Of Gods and Men...

    by Bill Clay

    Now THAT is a fan film that looks professional. Even though it has most of the same New Voyages staff working on it, it has one HUGE difference. PROFESSIONAL ACTORS! What a difference it is to see one of these productions performed by real Star Trek veterans instead of local community theater trekkies. It's worth the price of admission just to see that sexy Chase Masterson painted green like an Orion slave girl!

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Just watched World Enough and Time and....

    by theycallmemrglass

    Bloody hell, that was a fantastic episode! Its a bit jarring at the beginning seeing all these actors try to be their Original counterparts but for the most part they do a good job (particularly the characters of Kirk, spock, Sulu and Chekov). Scotty is the worst - but he is not in much any way. But the best thing about this episode is the nostalgic feel and nuances of the original series topped off with a beautiful storyline. Takai is great and outshine everyone in the acting stakes but thats to be expected being the most "senior" and professional. So this is a fan movie? Well done. Bit obssessive but if they churn this kind of quality then hats off to them. I'm gonna upload the video which will take acouple of hours because this was a bitch to flippin download so I am sure others are having difficulty too.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Still not as good as the Star Trek band Warp 11

    by warp11

    Seriously, Warp 11 is an amazing band. Far more popular and fun then this show. www.warp11.com

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Not surpised

    by DrWhat

    The website has gone tits up.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    theycallmemrglass

    by theycallmemrglass

    I'm trying to uploud but the file is 350mb and my Sendspace account can only take 300mb - anyone know whats the best way to convert with high quality image?

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    David Gerrold

    by Lord Shell

    Hey, it's good to see David Gerrold writing Star Trek. Of course he could be writing THE REST OF THE DAMN CHTORR SERIES THAT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOURTEEN GODDAMN YEARS TO READ! That's right David, I'm talking to you.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Wow!

    by Real Deal

    I'm surprised! It really was a big improvement. The acting is still a little cheesy but overall it really was quite good!

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST

    bacci40

    by dandosama

    You spelled it wrong, yes, and he pronounced it right. My wife is Japanese and opines that someone coached him on how to say it properly.<br>As for the episode, I enjoyed it immensely. Best Trek I have seen in 15 years. Keep it up, guys!

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    I love Cawley's IMDB profile...

    by Bill Clay

    Personal Quotes: "I can't act but heck I own the show and its only, basically a badly made home movie I do for fun."

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 2:49 a.m. CST

    James Cawley

    by RKO Classic

    James Cawley: "I can't act but heck I own the show and its only, basically a badly made home movie I do for fun." I really respect him. He seems like a very nice guy, just having fun. He is certainly talented in Art Direction. But, I agree about the acting thang... He isn't the worst though. The guy playing Scotty is a shocker!!!

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Vinculum!!!

    by Trader Groucho 2

    Okay, anyone who KNOWS their Trek production stories will know that Jimmy Diggs sold a pitch based on that ONE WORD. And more power to him. The same Mister Diggs is set to direct "The Sky Above, The Mudd Below".

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    Christina Moses rocked in her scenes

    by Trader Groucho 2

    as Sulu's daughter. Girl needs to grab clips from this for her reel.

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST

    it's impressive, but it's no TOS Doctor Who!

    by Amy Chasing

    1963 to 1977 - now THAT's how you do it! <P> ... oh yeah, it continued right up to 1989, but the good shit was '63 to '77. Trust me. ... The new series isn't too bad though. <P> As for who's better out of: B5, BSG, DS9, X-Files, Firefly, Farscape, Blakes 7, Lost In Space, Stargate, anyone-I-missed? (yes pedants, that's a rhetorical question) - oh c'mon!

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST

    btw, who did that song "Warp Factor Love"?

    by Amy Chasing

    (sorry for the double-post netiquette marshalls. back to your frittos)

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 6:23 a.m. CST

    my bad

    by Trader Groucho 2

    they announced Jimmy Diggs is directing an episode at the Fine Arts screening. Web site says someone else is directing the Mudd ep. So I stand corrected. And a bit confused.

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Why are we calling these 'new episodes' ????

    by ArcadianDS

    Its fanfic with a tard-tastically large budget. I'm going to buy some crayons and some construction paper and write the new Harry Potter novel. Nevermind that I'm not associated in any way shape or form with the Rowlings or with the movies, or even with a publisher - its only important to point out that I'm not buying any stupid box of 8 crayons. I'm going the whole way and buying all 64 with the sharpener on the side of the box. I would fully expect this site to get behind this project and hype it like it was actually an officially sanctioned book in the acclaimed series.<p> That laughter you hear is AT aicn, not with it.

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Well ArcadianDS

    by Real Deal

    They've got Gene Roddenbery's son backing them. Is that good enough for you?

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Also

    by Real Deal

    Mrs. Roddenberry ( Gene's late wife ) does the computer voice.

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Real Deal

    by Trader Groucho 2

    Um, that would be "the late Gene's wife". If the wife were late, she'd be doing the computer voice from beyond the grave. <p> Now feel free to go back to correcting your student's English essays....

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    ha! I made a grammatical error too!!!

    by Trader Groucho 2

    heh

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Surprisingly Good.

    by mayorofsimpleton

    Takei kicked ass. The episode with Chekov was not great, and the other eps have been just sort of, the top level of fanfilms...so not good. But - if you can let yourself get past the new people and their shitty acting, you will be in for a treat. Seeing what happens to Sulu, and the ending is very nice. I'm glad I watched it, and I'd watch it again.

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    How can they have good writing, great sets and

    by Master Bruce

    SPFX but have the crapiest actors trying to play iconic characters. Sweet Lord, you know something's wrong when the guys playing young SULU & CHEKOV come off the best, besides Mr. Takei of course. Looked great - what little I saw of it...gotta get that fixed too guys!...but the acting was far from Shattacular! I think John Belushi was more convincing as Kirk than this guy! Dude, just choke down the pride & cast REAL ACTORS instead of your family & friends and ya just may have somethin' there...if ya notice, the scenes w/the real actors...Takei, Whitney, etc...were the best in the damn show! I give it a reluctant two pointy ears up anyway...mainly for the effort of all involved. Live long & prosper ya crazy nuts...now go on & get outta here...ahead warp factor 9!!!

  • Aug. 26, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    "Kobayashi Maru" controversary...

    by Bill Clay

    I too thought Young Sulu mispronounced Kobayashi Maru, and I couldn't understand how such hardcore trekkies could make such an obvious mistake in their film. But reading that Young Sulu said it with the proper Japanese pronunciation makes sense. After all, he is Asian and he would pronounce it the way it was said in his homeland! Just because Kirk and other non-Asians in Wrath of Khan would pronounce Kobayashi Maru differently doesn't make their Anglo pronounciation correct. <p> Now the REAL question... was it worth all of the misunderstandings just to have an Asian actor pronounce it correctly? Realism is nice, but not at the expense of taking you out of the story. A professional film maker wouldn't have made that distracting choice.

  • Aug. 26, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    This surprised me because...

    by FreeFingers

    I watched this really expecting it to suck very, very badly. Watched another episode of this and I couldn't even stand it. This episode has a GREAT story, though. The effects are good as well. Good story and good effects is what made this watchable. Sets looked good, ships, everything. The bad part was the casting. Of course Takei was great as Sulu. The younger Sulu and the Chekov were good. Uhura was fine. Spock scared the CRAP out of me. Most of the casting was just bad. It was a great story though and thats what made it watchable. Saying any episode of this show is watchable is a huge thing from me! I really enjoyed it a lot!

  • Aug. 26, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    What a sour bunch of a-holes...

    by omarthesnake

    Way to play to the Comic Book Guy stereotype, you whining fucktards. Half of you are determined to hate it because you didn't do it first, close to half just enjoy tearing things down, and then there's the one guy who fucking whines about baseball uniforms??? And then the ones who decry it because it's not assembled by corporate shills? This is exactly what Aint It Cool should be covering, COOL things that geeks do to show their love for the genre. The Sulu episode was terrific. The acting from some characters isn't the greatest, but the enthusiasm, love and care put into these things puts some real eps (esp. in season 3) of the original to shame. Takei was great, the actress playing his daughter was phenomenal, the script was terrific (last year's Chekov ep fell down in that regard, sadly, despite DC Fontana... Chekov was too incidental to the plot of his own episode. that wasn't the case here) and the special effects were amazing. Great work, everyone involved.

  • Aug. 27, 2007, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Raiders the Adapation

    by gothfae

    A lot of you probably would hate it too. You remind me of the girl near me that says she watches lots of movies but can't name a damn one that came out anywhere other than Hollywood in the last decade. Such a sad state of affairs.

  • Aug. 27, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Those That Can ...

    by Chickenosaurus

    I heartily disagree with you all about the acting. It’s true that it ain’t exactly Emmy award caliber, but neither was the original series. And at least these guys are watchable - have any of you seen the other fan films out there? They are actively painful — it’s like chewing tinfoil just to be in the same room. I’d sooner see Elvis himself drag his rotting corpse out of the ground and play Kirk than some fat, acne-cratered fanboy stuffed in a uniform like a velour schnitzel. And I give these guys major props just for stepping up next to Takei. I’d love to see one of you prime examples of permanently-arrested adolescence try to do the same. Bottom line: Any of you wankers think you can do better, or even anywhere close, grab a camera. What, no takers? Then shut the fuck up.

  • Aug. 27, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    some Trek > not Trek

    by bioforge

    Fuck the haters .If you don't like the idea of some fanfilms why dont you just fuck off and keep your whinging fucking commments to yourself. I for one applaud anyone who spends their time and money to create something in line of Trek. What if they mimic Kirk and the gang .Big fucking deal. Those guys our heroes and there is now way any good actor besides them would measure up anyways.