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Tuesday
May042010

Yet Another Welcome Page

We've gotten some new visitors from a recent interview and an update piece on Trekmovie. If you don't feel like scrolling back, here's a quick Final Frontier update:

Storyboards for the first three parts are in the gallery. Part four should be up soon, and you can join our Facebook group if you'd like to get updates when we post new stuff. Everything else, including a full script for the pilot episode, is available through that menu on the left.

We've also done an audio commentary track that you can listen to here. It's an mp3 designed to walk you through the site, and goes into a little more detail about the pitching process and how we came up with everything.

Thanks for visiting! We do our best to respond to comments when we can, so please let us know what you think.

Reader Comments (8)

Have you considered turning this in a fanfic series?

May 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Of course it's a light. He's going into a cave to seek out new life and new civilizations.

Really love this site, and loved the concept and images from the get-go. This would have been (will be; is?) my favourite Trek series since TOS by a long way if the evidence is anything to go by. The strong visuals and stark background look like saying more about the strength and importance of the human condition in adversity than the relatively idyllic setting of TNG or the moral-compromise-friendly stories of the DS9 Dominion War arc. Anything you put up seems to just be more gold. Keep up the good work!

May 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRanisath

Thanks for the kind words, very nice to hear.

As for continuing as a fanfic, making the series would be impossible. However, we are considering continuing in script form. It really comes down to how much free time we have. We'll figure the next step out after the storyboards are complete in a few months.

May 9, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

Are you considering adding more details to this website? Crew bios, ships schematics or more on the history of the federation?

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Some random questions that sprang to mind about the background?

Did the Omega Event affect only the Federation, or did you have plans for it affecting the Klingons too? I assume (given that they blamed them for it) the Romulans were unaffected, though obviously there are omega anomalies in other areas of space too, in the scripts.

Did you give any thought to what other items of personal equipment like communicators would be? TOS-style or comm-badges? I suggest a camera (holographic or otherwise) on the communicators whatever way they were done; there's a scene in Forbidden Planet where the proto-Trek crew use cameras on their radios to verify that they're not being held hostage.

As Chase's Enterprise hasn't got the registry number NCC-1701, I assume it hasn't got an initial either? Shame, though if Enterprise (series) is to believed then that tradition at least would be restored by twenty or thirty years later in time for the Enterprise-J. Which I shall now imagine being commanded by Admiral Chase.

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRanisath

Batty - Right now everything we have is up on the site, and there's enough information on characters and background that I don't think we'll be expanding on either any time soon. If the project continues in any way, there will definitely be new stuff.

Ranisath - The Omega Event effected mainly Federation space. There may be some overlaps with other territories, but this was clearly a direct attack against the Federation. We hadn't talked about communicators, but a camera would make a lot of sense. A lot of the smaller design elements weren't really explored because we were concentrating on selling the project first. Then, once we had an actual budget, we could pay people to start coming up with concept art for things like phasers and communicators.

The registry number on the concept Enterprise is placeholder. We had not decided on a registry, though we were pretty sure it wasn't just going to be another letter. A big part of the background story is that Enterprise has somewhat lost the glory of her name under this new, more defense-minded Starfleet, and Chase was going to fix that. Having a ship named Enterprise with a whole new registry would have helped drive that home.

The Enterprise J is tricky... with Archer and crew destroying the spheres in the past, the future Daniels showed him was probably erased. Obviously, that future is in direct contradiction with ours. We never had a detailed conversation about how we'd deal with it. Once again, I think that's a problem we would have tackled later once we'd actually been given a green light.

May 11, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

Well, if you'd go down the combadge approach, I like your starfleet logo it looks like it work well in animation, with nice minimal design.

As for the J, I don't think there's necesserily a contradiction or problem with the existance of the ship, althought the battle of Procyon would obviously not happen. It was set some decades after this after all, so unless your story runs for decades, there'd be nothing really preventing them commissioning a new Enterprise with a return to traditional looks in this timeline. Assuming of course, that your story at some point has the Federation restored to its original glory, which is a fair bet.

Reading Doug Drexler's posts on the J, it sounds substantially bigger than any of the concept art for the hammerhead-Enterprise, though, and certainly his conception as (one of) it's designers is that it has all kinds of futuristic technologies, and was intended for exploring neighboring galaxies. I don't think that the Bismarck class seems orders of magnitude faster than say, the Enterprise-E. But that's probably because of the writeup of it as a patrol ship!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRanisath

In my opinion, your version of trek had far more potential than JJ Abrams' version.

May 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

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