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Ever wonder what happened to Spock with a beard?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:35 pm

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Re: Ever wonder what happened to Spock with a beard?

Postby Rob Lister » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:12 pm

i was expecting a parady. how did they pull that off? i'm guessing they have the rights. the set production and direction was at least as good as the original. The actors are a little meh but they do approximate originals.

edit: OTOH, it is a real accomplishment to be a worse actor than Shatner was. So maybe I should reconsider.

edit2: heh, Sulu was banging a chick, lol

edit3: just watched the closing credits. how the fuck can they afford to do this? who is paying the bill?

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Re: Ever wonder what happened to Spock with a beard?

Postby MrMonty » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:07 pm

Michael Dorn was the ship's computer voice. Chris Doohan as Mr. Scott.

This is the 3rd "Star Trek Continues" episode.

I liked it.

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Re: Ever wonder what happened to Spock with a beard?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:04 pm

The "Mirror Universe" intro was a nice touch.

... it is a real accomplishment to be a worse actor than Shatner was.


As with Shatner, overacting isn't bad acting when overacting is entirely in character. And in this case, the new guy isn't just playing Kirk, he's playing Shatner playing Kirk.

This could be method acting at its finest, but in a very specialized application. :coolspecs:
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Re: Ever wonder what happened to Spock with a beard?

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:10 pm

Spoiler:
There was a Deep Space 9 episode in which it was explained that the actions of the alternate universe Spock did indeed result in a revolution which so weakened the Federation that it was easily conquered by the Klingons et al.


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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:16 pm

I like the Mirror Universe McCoy as snickering torturer.

IIRC, we didn't see much evil McCoy in the TOS episode.
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Re: Ever wonder what happened to Spock with a beard?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:17 pm

Last night I watched 'Lolani'.

That's another episode of the Star Trek Continues, and the only one so far that isn't a sequel to a TOS episode.

Very well done. Has the correct look and feel of real Star Trek, which even the original cast movies did not.

All the little details are just right, including the background noise on the ship's bridge and the period hairstyle on the new nurse.
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Postby HghrSymmetry » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:55 pm

It was good. Ferrigno didn't do half bad in a speaking role.
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Re: Ever wonder what happened to Spock with a beard?

Postby gnome » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:26 am

Any connection with Star Trek New Voyages?

It, too, occasionally made use of original actors

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Postby HghrSymmetry » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:55 pm

gnome wrote:Any connection with Star Trek New Voyages?

It, too, occasionally made use of original actors

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Both "fan" based productions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_fan_productions
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:09 pm

HghrSymmetry wrote:It was good. Ferrigno didn't do half bad in a speaking role.


Ferrigno? A bit typecast don't you think?

Yeah he's good painted green. :BigGrin3:
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Postby HghrSymmetry » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:42 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
HghrSymmetry wrote:It was good. Ferrigno didn't do half bad in a speaking role.


Ferrigno? A bit typecast don't you think?


Sure, but cut 'em some slack.

(at least he had the decency to remove the calf implants).
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:23 pm

Another episode released.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PvgJI6cvh8

At first the pop psychology irritated me a bit, but then it hit me.

The pop psychology perfectly matches the costumes, decor, and the ladies' coiffures.

It is as is would have been had it aired in the non-existent fourth season of 1970.

Good use of that newfangled holodeck thingy that was briefly seen in a previous episode.

It's perfect. :coolspecs:
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:02 pm

Nobody else watched it? :cry:
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Re: Ever wonder what happened to Spock with a beard?

Postby Doctor X » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:36 am

I thought Sulu had the beard.






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Re: Ever wonder what happened to Spock with a beard?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 29, 2016 10:08 pm

And another

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSFHGyLYQ-c

Taking a break in the middle of watching it.

How perfectly like the original.

You can tell where the commercial breaks would go. :)
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 29, 2016 10:36 pm

Finished.

If they have a universal translator that can work with a previously unknown variety of BEM, why does the BEM have to sound so BEM like even after the translation?

But, hey. It's Star Trek. 8)
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Postby specious_reasons » Mon May 30, 2016 6:32 am

I was trying to figure out which episode this was related to, or if it was created entirely as something new.

It's also interesting that they're giving more and more screen time to the "ship's counselor" -- she's an entirely new character, and yet this YouTube series is acting like she's an integral part of the original series cast. I wonder if this is an attempt at better gender balance, or if she's somehow important behind the scenes, and made up a role for herself.
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Re: Ever wonder what happened to Spock with a beard?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon May 30, 2016 12:40 pm

She certainly passes for a TOC type.

Chekov for example was not in the first season.

So it's all good. :)
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Postby specious_reasons » Mon May 30, 2016 3:35 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:She certainly passes for a TOC type.

Chekov for example was not in the first season.

So it's all good. :)

They did a good job of integrating the new character into the cast.

Not really complaining, but I found it interesting that they expanded the cast by giving the ship a "next generation " type of officer. I'm curious about the reasoning behind the decision.
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