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Jul122010

The Thrilling Conclusion (For Now)

We're really happy to announce that the boards for Part Five are now up in the gallery. It's been an amazing process to see our words come to life, and none of it would have happened without the talented and dedicated Mei-Yi Chun. In total, Mei-Yi drew 422 individual pieces of art for the project. That's FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO for those of you in the back who didn't catch it the first time. We thank him profusely and encourage anyone who needs some professional storyboards done to contact him. And pay him a lot of money. Visit his page for more art, and please drop him an email or comment below to tell him how much you enjoyed the work.

We are currently in the process of plotting what would have been the first season of Final Frontier, and will be bringing it to you in script form here on the site. Look for an update soon with a few more details as soon as we stop playing Red Dead Redemption long enough to get some work done.

Reader Comments (52)

I'll say it, Mei-Yi Chun is really a genius. Paramount should hire thist guy.

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

A first season? How many episodes it will have

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

We're figuring that out now. We'll post an update soon.

July 16, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

The Storyboards are great as usual and I'm positively thrilled that you'll be continuing to produce scripts can't wait!!!

July 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNo1Trekkie

I can't believe you let this propanga junk into your site!

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

You mean you don't want to buy a jersey? Sorry about that, I've been swamped at work and didn't notice the spam. The offender has been destroyed.

July 27, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

Thank for that. By the way, how is work going?

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Great conclusion to a great story! Chun's storyboards are - like always - top-notch. I'm very impressed by your project and I can't wait to hear more of the adventures of Captain Chase and his crew. (It's hard to put one, cause they are all very likeable, but so far, Holden is my favorite character =) )

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDamon

Me too. I can't wait for the update.

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

The spam guys don't when to quit, do they?

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Thank you very much for sharing this fantastic universe with us! It is great that you continue with the story although this project wasn't greenlit. Thank you!

August 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarkonian

Thanks! We've been busy with real life, but expect an update on future scripts soon.

August 19, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

Tell me, do you have any news on the scripts that were promised? It's been nearly three months.

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Hi Batty! No update yet, sorry. Real life has taken precedence but we are still planning on continuing the story. Stay tuned to the site or our Facebook group for further news. Thanks for checking back in.

October 16, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

No problem. As long as this project hasn't been abandoned, I'm willing to wait.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

So, any news on the project? Just asking.

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

I'm on page four of the first episode.

November 12, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

Cool! Can't wait for the next instalment =)

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDamon

Excellent.

November 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

So, how is the script going?

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

What ever happend to Picard?

November 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentereric

Script is going slowly. I hope to nail down the rest of the story and finish the first arc over my Christmas break, and at this point I don't see why that won't happen.

We talked a little bit about what happened to Picard and the rest of the TNG crew and if their actions had ramifications on our future. Maybe we'll get to a few of those stories someday.

December 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

Good, what will the first arc be about?

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Tell me, are we still going to see this before christmas?

December 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Happy New Year! I've been introduced to your website quite late in the game, it would appear. I just wanted to let you know that I have reviewed a good portion of the site's content and I think this is a very exciting project and has a lot of potential. It has always seemed to me that an updated, animated series based on Star Trek would be a real no-brainer in furthering the reach and appeal of the franchise. My four-year-old Son is completely enamored with Star Wars: Clone Wars and that series has served as an effective platform for him to delve into the world of the original trilogy and the prequels. And, I have to admit, the animated series appeals to me to, and I watch it right along with him. Not to mention all of the merchandising: it was a real Clone Wars Christmas here in our home. Anyway, I'm very enthusiastic about a Star Trek animated series, since Trek extols many of the virtues I think are important for my Son to learn: the ideals that the Federation stand for, instilling a sense of exploration and an appreciation for science and the arts, and that not all problems are solved with a lightsaber. I've re-read your initial story-arc a number of times and I think it's wonderfully done. I think it embodies the true spirit of Trek - more so than some of it's more recent incarnations and definitely more than JJ Abrams re-imagination of the franchise. I realize that this project must be a very challenging endeavor for your creative team, but I have a sincere hope that your vision can be realized. I think you are on to something here that would serve as a fitting next step in the evolution of the Star Trek franchise and could also be very profitable for you and your team.

Best Wishes for the New Year!

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKJ

Also: can't seem to find the facebook page for Zero Room - can you provide a link? Thanks in advance...

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKJ

Hi KJ, thanks for the kind words. You can find the Final Frontier Facebook group here:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114584503875

Not much there at the moment (I just cleaned out some spam) but once scripts start up again you can expect some more activity.

We're still working on the overall storyline for the next chapter. It's going slowly, mainly because we want to have everything laid out before we start and don't have to resort to making things up as we go along. I'll post an update soon. Hope everyone had a great holiday.

January 5, 2011 | Registered CommenterDoug

Tell me, are we going to find out what happened to the other FTL drives such as the quantum slipstream drive or the transwarp drive?

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

So, how is the script going?

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Hi Batty! Things are moving slowly, and I didn't have nearly the time I had hoped to get work done over the holiday break. But I promise you we haven't given up. As for looking into the fate of some of the other drive systems, I don't think we're going to touch on that stuff. We want to focus a little more on the new world we've created, at least at the start, without tying ourselves down to old Trek ideas. Thanks for keeping up with us, I hope to have a better update soon.

January 26, 2011 | Registered CommenterDoug

Hey, folks. Just finished reading the pilot storyboards, and I have to say I was glued to my screen. I'd like to recommend adding "previous" and "next" buttons to the galleries, to make it easier to read through the storyboards in order.

I'm sorry that the show didn't get picked up, as you have some fantastic concepts here. But then, who knows? Perhaps the new movie will inject enough interest back into the franchise for Paramount to take another look someday...

January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGSL

Have you ever considered turning this into an anime series? It might be interesting.

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Tell me, can we at least know how much of the script is ready?

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Any chance of having an update soon? Are you going to deal with the state of the romulans after Romulus exploded?

March 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

I've just finished episode one and am moving on, but I would imagine the rest will go faster. We're probably not going to touch on the Romulans for a while in favor of new stuff.

I realize this is moving incredibly slow, but real life and paying jobs have taken up much of our time. Rest assured we haven't given up.

March 8, 2011 | Registered CommenterDoug

Really? And are you going to release episode 1 first or will you release all the episodes together?

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Do we have an idea of what the name first episode is?

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Is the Enterprise ship design finalized yet?
http://zeroroom.squarespace.com/gallery/ships/2268882
Out of the concept art for the ship the more militaristic layered version seems the most like Star Trek. Strange as that sounds. I could actually see that as the star ship Enterprise and part of cannon.
The other concept artwork that you guys seem to be leaning towards
http://zeroroom.squarespace.com/gallery/ships/2268889
just doesn't seem to have the same Star Trek quality to it. To be honest it looks more like an aircraft carrier with warp nacelles. The ship itself seems flat and lacks the layered look of star trek ships. Its more in line with Star Wars Star Destroyer with the slopes instead of layers.
I'm not criticizing as I really wish this project to succeed, I'm just stating my honest opinion on the ship. Everything else appears to be everything anyone could ask for in a Star Trek animated series. ;)

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersin

Actually, I think the idea was to create a ship design that is diferent from the others.

March 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Hey! Okay, where to start? I have not named the new episode yet. Nor have I gotten past the first part, unfortunately. I still have every intention of finishing, even if it's just me and batty who are left to read it when it's finally up.

The ship has not been finalized, although I have been working on a newer model that greatly fleshes out the concept. It's much less flat, and there is a little more of that military design in it. Once I make sure the other guys don't hate it we will figure out where to go from there.

Thanks for sticking with us!

March 24, 2011 | Registered CommenterDoug

Can we at least have a sample?

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Rest assured Doug, I will read it as well and patiently wait for it, as long as it takes. Thank you for keeping your fans informed!

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarkonian

"I still have every intention of finishing, even if it's just me and batty who are left to read it when it's finally up."

I'm still here too, waiting patiently for something new. (Oh, it rhymes) =)

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDamon

Nice to know I'm apreciated.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

As the ship is finalized, will we have at least some schematics?

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

You mean, something like orthographic views? That would be interesting

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarkonian

What are orthographic view? By the way, how much of the script is ready?

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Orthographic view means that the object is depicted with several angles: top, bottom, side, front and aft.
BTW, Captain Chase's Enteprise is the direct predecessor of the Enterprise-J, isn't she?

April 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarkonian

Given that the NCC-1701 register is no longer used on this ship, I find that unlikely.

April 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

Well, either the NR-02870 is regarded as the NCC-1701-I (but without actually carrying that registry) or the last 1701-Enterprise before her was the -I. Nevertheless, at least in a ceased future there was an Enterprise-J only about two or three decades later (c. 2550). If I'd allow myself to speculate I could imagine that Captain Chase eventually succeeds in bringing Starfleet in a new direction and that his U.S.S. Enterprise NR-02870 gets a NCC-1701 registry to reflect the return to "boldy going."

April 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarkonian

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