Saturday, June 27, 2009

(140) Starship Explorer (German)

140  Starship Explorer formerly Star Trek: Explorer

Starship Explorer
German Animated Machinima (2013 - 2016)

The seamless lipsynch and believable facial characterisation of this machinima project take it to a new level, capable of carrying a strong, character-driven story. At least I hope so because I don't speak a word of German and had to guess at the storyline! This begs for subtitles in other languages.

After an unsuccessful trail in 2006, Christoph Bujilo created a successful German language, Star Trek fan-made comic book series called Star Trek Explorer. Based on graphics captured from Star 'Mods' in the computer games Half Life and Star Trek Bridge Commander as well as his own bridge model based on the USS Kelvin from the film, "Star Trek", it was published in 2009.

He has now translated all his virtual assets from his comics, plus some added material from projects like the ill-fated, 'Star Trek Temporal Cold War Mod', into Source Film Maker. To date he has three episodes but trawl his Youtube website for teasers, tests and outtakes. There's even Explorer fan art!

Website. Youtube Homepage.

1: No way out
2254 - The USS Explorer rushes to the Romulan Neutral Zone, when a distress call from a freighter arrives. With the Kobayashi Maru test in mind, Captain Allister Connelly hesitates with the rescue mission. Unfortunately, the commander of the freighter is an old acquaintance... Jul 4 2013
Also on Vimeo:

2: Cold Day in Hell
2254 - The space station Helios has to be evacuated. But when the Explorer arrives there are other problems... Oct 6 2014
Also on Vimeo:

3: Das Gleichgewicht des Schreckens(The Balance of Terror)
... Aug 14 2016 /  Later released version 9/11/2016 (40:35)
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