Saturday, June 27, 2009

(20) Star Trek New Voyages (known at times as Star Trek Phase II)

20  Star Trek New Voyages (known at times as Star Trek Phase II)

The website: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com//

Produced by Cawley Entertainment Company (CEC) and Retro Film Studios LLC. the home base is in (Upstate New York) is Ticonderoga, New York.  Their Star Trek Film studio, originally located in Port Henry, New York has been moved to a larger facility in Ticonderoga.
One of the You Tube Channels: http://www.youtube.com/user/retroaccount/videos
Another One of the You Tube Channels: http://www.youtube.com/user/RobertMfromLI
List of Episodes and short films from their prime website: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/?category_name=episodes&orderby=title&order=ASC
Links to their episodes on You Tube in chronological order, not the order of release:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5h4ur_aSq8N5yx46vUjnNbsaQ74kcBLV

Other places you can view their work:
1.   http://gordonwatts.com/StarTrek/   or  http://gordonwaynewatts.com/StarTrek/
2.   http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=star+trek+phase+2&qpvt=star+trek+phase+2&FORM=VDRE#view=detail&mid=1319C7AF5651331AD4841319C7AF5651331AD484
3.  http://digitalnewage.com/dnapartners/stp2/default.asp
4.  https://www.youtube.com/user/startrekphase2DE/videos (includes many subtitles)
Torrent download website (with subtitles): http://phase2.us:1701/index.html?sort=1
Another download website with multiple formats:  http://p2trek.com/
Fundraiser 12/8/2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQAURKNrQpU (24:08)

Donate here: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/?page_id=532 (SAME AS http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/about-us/donate-to-the-production/ )

They hosted "Trekconderoga" on Labor Day weekend in 2015.
Review:  http://www.pressrepublican.com/opinion/editorial-trekonderoga-has-bright-future/article_b2a9b3e8-2765-50d7-8a23-dd5ff2fed0d6.html
Website:  http://www.trekonderoga.com/ Article: http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/local_news/ti-star-trek-event-looms/article_e105f7e9-e803-5e17-9e01-864871782077.html
Trekconderoga discussion: http://subspace-radio.net/menu-latest-news/41-subspace-radio/19643-trekonderoga-pre-convention-report
Radio coverage: http://wamc.org/post/star-trek-convention-coming-ticonderoga#stream/0
News coverage: http://www.sevendaysvt.com/LiveCulture/archives/2015/09/01/trekconderoga-beams-star-trek-into-the-north-country#more


(All pictures are the copyright property of Cawley Entertainment Company/Reto Films Studio).
Star Trek Phase II
(Previously, Star Trek: New Voyages)



Overview:

Star Trek: Phase II is two parts continuation of The Original Series, one part Galaxy Quest. Anyone who likes The Original Series, but thinks the later series took themselves too seriously, will love Star Trek: Phase II. You will not find better production values anywhere in the Trek fan film universe... and  you are not likely to find better production values in the future.  from eMBee: Total of completed films (not blooper reels, interviews, trailers, teasers... films only) as of October 17, 2013: Star Trek: Phase II    (7:21:29) +added by me...(Kitumba, 1:05:25) = (8:26:54)

Here's a discussion of this series:  http://the7thmatrix.com/blog/2014/6/15/star-trek-phase-ii

Here is a discussion of their new, 2014 sets, which fully duplicate the original sets, including the until-now-missing engineering section.  http://boingboing.net/2014/07/04/startrekphaseii.html

Here is how James Cawley describes his TOS set... a real life "Field of Dreams" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtKak66ZW5k

An interview with James Cawley: (audio, Fan Film Follies) Episode 54Episode 55
An interview with the 'new' Phase II Kirk, Brian Gross:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSJXYp8Rf4Q (3:47)
The 2014 new sets, new Kirk discussed on CNET:  http://www.cnet.com/news/star-trek-phase-ii-gets-new-home-new-kirk/
A web article Dec. 16, 2013 http://www.geekexchange.com/where-no-fan-has-gone-before-web-series-star-trek-phase-ii-continues-the-voyages-of-everyones-favorite-federation-heroes-93079.html
Trek.Fm "Continuing Mission" broadcast about Phase II (May 23, 2014) http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/?p=4798
SciFi Dinner Podcast (August 2014) http://chronicrift.com/node/4473
CNN Report (January 18, 2016): http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/01/18/star-trek-upstate-new-york-origncc-julian-cummings-jason-carroll.cnn/video/playlists/most-popular-domestic/
An interview with Andy Grieb: http://www.aurorasentinel.com/guide/for-aurora-trek-fan-the-voyage-continues/ (Feb. 3, 2016)

For non-Trek work by this group, see the bottom of this page.

Discussions:
In the Tampa Examiner (Florida, USA): http://www.examiner.com/internet-entertainment-in-tampa-bay/it-sure-looks-like-star-trek-1
CBS gets it's two cents in, too: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=3110283n&tag=api
http://trekclivos79.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/phase-ii-why-arent-you-watching.html
The Chinese notice Phase II, even if they get a few facts confused and seem a bit out of date:  http://english.cntv.cn/2014/08/30/VIDE1409335198744636.shtml
New York Times article dated 10/12/2015: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/nyregion/a-star-trek-dream-spread-from-upstate-new-york.html?_r=0
A.V. Club article dated 10/16/2015 http://www.avclub.com/article/star-trek-fan-films-unofficial-fourth-season-origi-226968
Slate.com: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2015/11/star_trek_fan_films_star_trek_new_voyages_produce_new_episodes_of_the_original.html


Star Trek: Phase II

A TV show about "Central New York" (although I associate Phase II with Northeastern New York...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkeBbpgfVZQ&feature=share (19:48).  Starts at roughly 4:38 and ends at roughly 18:01.  It shows bits and pieces of shows which have been released, like Enemy: Starfleet, and shows that have not, like Kitumba and The Child.  It also gives some commentary which enlightened me about why certain decisions were made in the making of some shows I had seen.  If you've already watched all that Phase II has released, this might keep you warm in the roughly one year interval which typically passes between these releases.

Fundraising Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLhz88O3gnc (6:01)(As of Dec. 12, 2012, didn't play)

A new column (blog), entitled, "Prime Directives" at the website, Voices From Krypton will focus on the current state of Star Trek.  The opening column mentions the highlights of what is happening now, including Phase II.  http://voicesfromkrypton.net/prime-directives-star-treks-state-of-play/

Introduction (Pilot):

EPISODE 0 - "COME WHAT MAY" was produced, but has been withdrawn and is no longer available at the Phase II website.
Here is a download mirror: http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x00_come_what_may_-_pilot.html  (also offers subtitles in US English, UK English, German, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.)
Here is a download with Portuguese (Brazilian) Subtitles: https://rapidshare.com/#!download|859p6|1754209812|New_Voyages_Come_What_May_legendado_ptbr.avi|500937|R~40EA6EDC23AEB94166ED277AA30C7519|0|0
Czech:
4x00 - Come What May (Staň se, co má se stát)

This original pilot is not as technically proficient as their other episodes.  It has a convoluted plot which, in many ways, doesn't quite work.  Still, this episode would be the pride of many of the other fan film groups.

Rating: 2.5 or 3. This show introduces us to the new cast for TOS, but the story is convoluted, and not only because there are two sets of entirely unknown aliens who have undefined special powers but also because the main characters, particularly Kirk, act strangely. Kirk trusts an alien woman who has proven herself untrustworthy, and seems to know which of two aliens caused a problem without any evidence.    The writer seems to want to grab the Q and the Borg and bring them, together, back into TOS.  The sets are excellent, the acting is good, particularly considering how weak the script is. The editing is excellent, and the show holds our interest.  The use of images from the TOS shows and movies recast with the new actors helps us in the transition, which, years later, was also made by Paramount.

Other reviews:  The Logbook
An interview with Larry Nemecek, who was cast in the pilot as Cal Strickland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr4xrB98JgA (32:58)

In Harm's Way was released on October 8, 2004.  On October 8, 2010, the original director offered the a recut, and upgrade to 720 p, now only available through him.

EPISODE 1 - "IN HARM'S WAY"

This show is better written than "Come What May," and instead suffers from, if anything, a little too much realism. In fact, the repeated, similar problems the crew encounters, in which it takes a few tries to get it right, feels more like real life than like TV.  Maybe just a little too much like real life.  This show is also the beginning of Phase II/New Voyages signature, the use of aged original TOS actors in their films.  The time jumping was hard to follow, but it was in keeping with the Star Trek pre-JJA use of timelines, even if it would have given Captain Janeway a headache.  It was confusing, but coherent, the opposite of "Come What May."  One of the elements of fan films which is commendable is how many, including this one, build on elements from past shows and movies, although the use of Doomsday Machine Wars seems to be a fan film theme which has been done a number of times by various groups.  Given our current worry about nuclear proliferation, that is, perhaps, appropriate as well.  I rate this episode a strong 3.5.

The show had a strong 'fun' factor, showing us the space shuttle in a typical one-car garage in a modest suburban home, and bringing us back to where TOS started, with a shot of the injured Pike waiting for his journey to the planet where his life will go on, if only as an illusion.  It is more amaturish than Phase II/New Voyages later shows, but shows significant growth, too.  Much of the plot seems to turn around trying to allow William Windom his return performance.   The idea that the attack of the Doomsday Machines would cause the Klingon alliance to happen earlier is certainly believable.  However, the show has the feeling of trying to just do too much.   You feel their anxiety that this could be their last show, and they are trying to squeeze too much into it.  As time goes on, the confidence of the Phase II team grows, and their product improves with their confidence.

Download mirror: http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x01_in_harms_way.html
(Also offers subtitles in American English, UK English, German, Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish)
Download Mirror with Portuguese (Brazilian) subtitles: https://rapidshare.com/#!download|857p3|1671640829|New_Voyages___In_Harm_s_Way___legendado_ptbr.avi|627611|R~27BE791BD5CFCC1B1DA758F504F59469|0|0
Czech:
4x01 - In Harm's Way (Po zlém)

Other people comments on it: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/forum/index.php?topic=7219.0

Fan Film Friday: Star Trek: Phase II: In Harm’s Way

The Logbook

EPISODE 2 - "TO SERVE ALL MY DAYS"



Rating: This is either a 4.5 or what I’ll call a 5i.  I for Imaginary Story.  There’s no such thing, of course, in the Trek Canon, (they are all equally imaginary) but I’m an old Superman fan, and when the folk at DC had a really great story to tell that would destroy their timeline, they told it anyway.... but told it as a “what if...”  Story, a story that didn’t happen in their canon, but could have.  If Star Trek had such a construct, this would clearly be a 5, but events happen in this story which would absolutely undermine the Trek canon, and Trek has no such construct, so I’m taking off half a point.  Or, if you, too, are an old Superman fan, and you are comfortable with that construct, you can just consider this a 5 for an “imaginary story.”

Save for the problem set out above, this is the first of the Great Phase II episodes.  The story is well written, well directed, well shot, well acted, the sound, sets, and special effects are better than TOS without disrupting our chain of thought.  It is entertaining and well edited. I got so engrossed in the story that at times I was momentarily startled that the actor was a Phase II actor, not the original TOS actor... that it wasn’t a particularly good TOS episode I had somehow missed.  Like the best of TNG, there are two stories which interact, one about people whose economy depend on war trying to foment it, an obvious swipe at Dick Cheney’s background as a war industry mogul a warrior with no real combat experience, as he did everything in his power (and he had a lot of power) to distort a real story (the attack by Al Quida out of Afghanistan, here represented by the Klingon attack on a small vessel) into an attack fueled by the much more powerful nation of Iraq, which in fact, was an enemy of Al Quida, not an ally of it. This is totally appropriate to Star Trek’s heritage, as a powerful political commentary, not quiet commentary, either.  One only wishes this could have been run on real TV, instead of being part of Phase II’s 30 million downloads.  (current estimates put this at over 100 million, but the 30 million was estimated a few years ago).

The Chekov story is also engrossing.  What would we do if our lives were suddenly cut short, and would be handle it with grace and dignity?  We see the stages of grief, well shown and well acted, as Chekov and his friend, Ambassador Rayna deal with issues of life and death as two good friends facing it together.

Download Mirror: http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x02_to_serve_all_my_days.html
You Tube from StarTrekPhase2.de https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_lYqGQ7iXk (59:50) includes alternative ending.
Also offers subtitles in American English, UK English, German, Catalan, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Download Portuguese (Brazilian) subtitles: https://rapidshare.com/#!download|713p6|30446333|New_Voyages___To_Serve_All_My_Days___legendado_ptbr.avi|600213|R~B3310A6997520511EB005F4927A1CF7A|0|0
Czech:
4x02 - To Serve All My Days (Sloužit celý život)
Offers Mexican Spanish: (Part 1 of 5 only) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeQkdPc3AjA (4:33)
Poster: http://www.youtube.com/user/nekhrun65#p/u

Other people's comments: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/forum/index.php?board=27.0
The Logbook    Fan Film Friday: Star Trek Phase II: To Serve All My Days [Revised]
https://www.facebook.com/notes/sam-and-dave-blog-classic-trek/special-blog-entry-stnvp2-to-serve-all-my-days/301212773306327

EPISODE 3 - "WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME"  Rating: 5


A truly great film.  The writing, acting, directing, editing, and CGI are all there, and there is something particularly touching about this Trek remake of The Tempest, referenced heavily in the Episode.  It's hard to sort out if it's the scientific consistency, absent in more recent Trek, the slower pace, which permits you to enjoy and bond with the characters, the original cast member, the touching daughter, the framing of it into the late TOS movie era... Of course, TOS never had the quality of CGI that this show has, but the charm of the show, as in TOS, turns on the human cost of scientific and survival issues in space.

Download Mirror: http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x03_world_enough_and_time.html
Also offers subtitles in American English, UK English, German, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.  (At one point I thought there were Greek subtitles but I didn't see them in Dec. 2013)   There appear to be links to websites for Hebrew and Japanese speakers, but I did not see evidence of subtitles.
Download with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles: https://rapidshare.com/#!download|632p10|2951875437|New_Voyages___World_Enough_and_Time___legendado_ptbr.avi|676879|R~EFC7472A1E582C7E5AFEB69AD99738A9|0|0
Czech:  4x03 - World Enough and Time (Na světě mít času dost)

Extended version with deleted scenes released December 2010: http://forums.startreknewvoyages.com/index.php?topic=11664.0

Other people's comments: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/forum/index.php?board=28.0
Fan Film Friday: Star Trek Phase II: World Enough and Time
The Logbook
http://trekweb.com/stories.php?aid=47bee02d023f0
http://www.federalproductions.com/2009/12/03/star-trek-phase-ii/

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EPISODE 4 - "BLOOD AND FIRE" Pt. 1

I have now watched both parts, and I may be the only fan of this series who waited for the final, good download of Part II to watch either part.  I am not prepared to post a final review, but it was worth the wait.  This series has its weaknesses, but it also has some strengths that blow away TOS.  Among them was it's treatment of the overly discussed love scene between Peter Kirk and his gay intended, featured in the picture here.  This was a love scene, not a sex scene, and it was far better done than any love scene in TOS between any two characters.  I don't consider myself a big fan of either love scenes or gay story lines, but this was a human story line.   Although Cawley seemed to be overdoing Kirk's peculiarities, there turned out to be reasons he was doing it.  I've read a lot of complaints about this double-length story, but for the most part, it's a wonderful watching experience.  I haven't done the full analysis, and don't yet know it it will be rated a 4, a 4.5, or a 5, but it's clearly excellent and worth your time.

Parts 1 and 2 combined: You Tube with subtitles:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWWR9z71CFI (1:32:18)

Other people's comments: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/forum/index.php?board=30.0
The Logbook

Download Mirror:  http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x04_blood_and_fire_part_1.html
Also offers subtitles in German, Italian, and Danish.
Download with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles: https://rapidshare.com/#!download|557p3|1208381367|Phase_2___Blood_And_Fire_Part_1___legendado_ptbr.avi|237737|R~B32AE02382ECAF43D089AE782A359578|0|0

EPISODE 5 - "BLOOD AND FIRE" Pt. 2 

The sound is final as of  May 1, 2010, here is a place to download this fan film:
 http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x05_blood_and_fire_part_2.html . 

This thread discusses issues at this and other download sites: http://forums.startreknewvoyages.com/index.php?topic=10707.30

Download Mirror, now fully operational:  http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x05_blood_and_fire_part_2.html
Download with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles: https://rapidshare.com/#!download|389p12|2735602186|Phase_2___Blood_and_Fire_Part_2___legendado_ptbr.avi|459731|R~25B46DB477D3F2A5F486EE03AF257831|0|0
Subtitles for both Parts 1 and 2:
4x04-4x05 - Blood and Fire (Krev a oheň)


March 5, 2010 Phase II  has released the final cut and sound of Blood and Fire Part II on You Tube.  I have not read about problems viewing it here, although the quality of You Tube is always limited.
BAF_PT2_ACT_THREE-FINAL AUDIO - 3/4/10
BAF_PT2_ACT 4-FINAL- 3/4/10
"BLOOD AND FIRE" PART TWO EPILOGUE FINAL MIX -3/4/10

March 12, 2011.  Phase II has gotten the download on this to work.  Download here:   http://phase2trek.com/home.html

or here: http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x05_blood_and_fire_part_2.html which also offers subtitles in German, Italian, and Danish.
Download with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles: https://rapidshare.com/#!download|389p12|2735602186|Phase_2___Blood_and_Fire_Part_2___legendado_ptbr.avi|459731|R~25B46DB477D3F2A5F486EE03AF257831|0|0

A review:

Fan Film Friday: Star Trek Phase II: Blood and Fire

And here's a review of Part II:    The Logbook

EPISODE 6 - "ENEMY: STARFLEET" 

A teaser is available.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbvGdbIeOVk (3:09)

The full episode can be seen on You Tube as of April 16, 2011: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/episode_ES_TrekMovie.html (58:06)

This mirror has this episode ready for download:  http://phase2trek.com/home.html  for more mirror download websites, see:  http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/episode_ES.html

Another mirror  http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x06_enemy_starfleet.html which also offers subtitles in American, English, German, and Danish.
Here is a download with subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese: https://rapidshare.com/#!download|436p3|166521921|Phase_2___Enemy_Starfleet___legendado_ptbr.avi|702035|R~EB7417322D63AF8A0C7918456DBF4662|0|0
Czech subtitles:
4x06 - Enemy Starfleet (Flotila nepřítel)
This release is discussed here: http://trekmovie.com/2011/04/16/star-trek-phase-iis-enemy-starfleet-available-for-streaming-now/

Here are reviews:

Fan Film Friday: Star Trek: Phase II: ‘Enemy: Starfleet!’ The Logbook: Star Trek: Phase II – Enemy: Starfleet! The Logbook
A thread: http://forums.hiddenfrontier.com/index.php?showtopic=16086
Another Review:  http://www.startrekorigins.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=537

EPISODE 7 - "THE CHILD"

Whole episode on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY8ncQBQXqo (52:38)

"Teaser" (Actually, opening of the episode): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn5NmNmymfE (6:14)
Act 1   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy1kcIyke_A  (9:18)
Act 2  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdNqJ7rPKRY (10:59)
Act 3  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvFHGSkJ_QY (12:30)
Act 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYNDFr942u0 (13:31)

Download Mirror: http://www.startrekphase2.de/4x07_the_child.html (Available April 5, 2012, First Contact Day).  Also offers subtitles in English(US), English(UK), Italian, German, and Catalan.

Download with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles: https://rapidshare.com/#!download|621p1|1185531896|Phase_2_-_The_Child_-_legendado_ptbr.avi|562313|R~23A17091127083ED183783C8D0AB4B4C|0|0
Czech subtitles:
4x07 - The Child (Dítě)

A discussion: http://www.examiner.com/internet-entertainment-in-national/star-trek-phase-ii-releases-the-child

A Review:

Fan Film Friday: Star Trek: Phase II: ‘The Child’

An article with a thread of reviews: Trekmovie.com
Trek BBS Discussion: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=169504

With German Subtitles
Teaser :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO73K_giNTQ (6:12)
Act 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLItme371hE (9:18)

EPISODE 8  - "KITUMBA"

Full Release:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krRphnPc9Uw (1:05:25),  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=419hNYe2OaY (1:05:26)  or here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pco_SAht3X0
with subtitles in Spanish, German, Brazilian Portuguese, English (US) or English (UK) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJouMFIAN8Q (1:05:33)
Also with Brazilian Portuguese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EYT8pTrwuM (1:05:33) or download or move to your own cloud server here: https://mega.co.nz/#!AEt1XJCB!GZ2yMEy1VD2GHUKQxKIJFyQ3BJBL9qjWnTrMKvX1XHI
Czech subtitles:  4x08 - Kitumba (Kitumba)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3evHDIUzZQ (1:05:52)

For old format TV or HDTV versions with subtitles go to  http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x08_kitumba.php .  (As of January 2, 2014, subtitles were available in English and German ONLY.)
Torrent download website: http://phase2.us:1701/index.html?sort=1

Reviews:
http://www.sliceofscifi.com/2014/01/01/star-trek-phase-ii-kitumba-a-slice-of-scifi-review/
http://trekclivos79.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/revealing-kitumba.html

Discussed here: http://www.examiner.com/article/kitumba-kicks-off-potentially-great-year-for-star-trek-fan-productions

Teaser  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGR1w5Zwm_U (3:57)
with German subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw4bNp-7bJM (3:57)

Teaser and play list with first two acts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcXy36t9W8s&list=PLJLSXgXDPj8E94sN1aHjbvo9iMCTbzWjQ

Another Teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcXy36t9W8s (3:48)  Also here:  https://www.facebook.com/startrekphase2/app_57675755167 (3:46)
Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H1ueG-6hcU (1:49)
Act 1, without color correction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfFggXwE8oQ (13:04)
Act 2, without color correction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B1gx1CXyJ4  (7:55)

First Half Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dehsLyICOjE (26:42)


Kirk changes actors!
Here's the demo tape:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sykvqa7sW14
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSJXYp8Rf4Q&sns=fb (3:46)

Euro News article on Star Trek New Voyages/Phase II, posted October 3, 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P7dVyq8ES8&sns=fb (3:42)

Comic Book ("Star Trek Phase II: Conspiracy"), in three parts.  Part 1 released Nov. 2 2014, download or view here: https://gumroad.com/l/pNhu

UPDATE dated 11/16/2014 on both The Holiest Thing and Mind Sifter: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/?p=5016
 EPISODE 9 - "MIND SIFTER"
This episode was re-shot entirely with a new script in June 2014.

Here is a short clip:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzwNXLzu5Hw (2:42)
Teaser released December 1, 2014, same day as the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGfXOZ-xFrs (3:33)
First Released December 1, 2014, Modern VFX effects with Stereo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6YZlx0DsLE (1:17:51),  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFjikVnvypg (1:05:26),  and subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLjApD7qFmc (1:05:26)  or (Dec. 30, 2014)(English, German, and Spanish subtitles:) February 9, 2015, Portuguese subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYVyexd1pN8 (1:07:31)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMYtd9LNtD0 (1:07:31)  OR
Released December 2, 2014, Modern VFX effects with 5.1 Surround Sound:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogk4Py9_hBM (1:17:51)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZMyIPFW7io (1:06:57) with subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4jQh2yJqbI (1:06:57)
Released December 2, 2014, 1960s-style VFX effects,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sLs1QxSBNM (1:17:36),  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M06rX_9Ic00 (1:05:13), with subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5G42jHKpXg (1:05:13) with German subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKqdC-ka85Y (1:05:13)

Downloads in standard TV (SDTV) 480 (640x480), High Definition HDTV 720 (960x720) and High Definition (1080x1440) all 4:3 ratio.  http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x09_mindsifter.php  Has subtitles in French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Japanese.

For this episode with English subtitles (and more subtitles to come) see http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x09_mindsifter.php

With director's commentary released March 8, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skhNA5ORkD8 (1:17:51)
With VFX commentary by Pony Horton released March 8, 2015:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l34ja-elQys (1:17:48)
With post-production commentary released March 9, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBNQ4pcy1MQ (1:17:48)
With subtitles in US English, UK English, Spanish, and German. Released March 12, 2015.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24qabaKYADY (1:17:19)

With subtitles in  Catalian, Danish, Dutch, UK English, US English, French, German, and Italian, modern VFX and 5.1 surround sound, released March 25, 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNa8p8jb6hA (1:17:51)
Won an award at The Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards 2015:
Best Supporting Actor or Actress, Clay Sayre as "Kor" Mind Sifter from Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II

Reviews:
Video Review with spoilers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9cvNo-klvc (5:53)
http://www.examiner.com/article/star-trek-phase-ii-releases-mind-sifter
http://trekmovie.com/2015/04/26/star-trek-phase-ii-mind-sifter/#more-40367
http://www.axanarproductions.com/fan-film-friday-fulfilling-a-30-year-promise-to-the-grandmother-of-trek/

Theater showing:  http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/jackson/index.ssf/2015/01/star_trek_michigan_theater.html#incart_river






























UPDATE issued Sept. 11, 2015: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/2015/09/11/upcoming-adventures-from-new-voyages/

EPISODE 10  - "THE HOLIEST THING"  


Released 1/15/2016:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woQv9pbXUgo (1:07:14) or http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x10_the_holiest_thing.php .  In stereo, for headphones, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlW8WQWv1F8 (1:03:53) for loudspeakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFF6j7_H8bY (1:03:53). With commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV0yZemgmKo (1:03:53).
Director's Cut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8VDiDR-XaE (57:06)
Another Director's Cut location: https://vimeo.com/164855460 (57:07)
Downloads with mulitple languages: http://www.startreknewvoyages.de/en/4x10_the_holiest_thing.php including American and British English, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, Galician, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.

Interview of Brian Gross, the new Kirk: https://trek-fm.squarespace.com/continuing-mission/9
By Rick Chambers.  Filmed in June of 2013.  Stars Brian Gross in the role of Captain Kirk.  Trailer with German subtitles released Nov. 2, 2013:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAcdtW-8ecs  (1:14).
Earlier Trailers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpWM6XNqvcI (1:05) and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA9b2TQp9Oo (1:00)
Release planned February 14, 2014, but delayed due to power outages.  No new released date announced to the best of my knowledge.

Trailer released Dec 15 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unJtORGwYok (1:59)
Trailer with German subtitles released Dec. 25 2014:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW1nVv3RoTk (2:00)
Trailer released 12/18/2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_OCPXGdM-I (2:03)

Article: http://www.examiner.com/article/star-trek-fan-film-pipeline-still-full
Article about Rick Chambers: http://swmichigan.secondwavemedia.com/features/RickChamberswritesscriptforStarTrek0206.aspx
Article released 8/27/2014 about the state of unreleased episodes and a view of "The Holiest Thing."  http://www.motionpicturescomics.com/2014/08/27/josh-sees-a-rough-cut-of-star-trek-phase-ii-the-holiest-thing/

EPISODE 11 - "BREAD AND SAVAGERY"

Filmed in June of 2012.  Here is an article about the writer: http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/06/star_trek_fans_dream_come_true.html
Article about recasting Kirk.  http://www.examiner.com/article/star-trek-phase-ii-getting-new-captain-kirk
"Intercepted broadcast" from the Roman planet:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emaG-6ETkc8 (0:33)
Exerpt posted December 9, 2012  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rXn3kTGYec  (4:38).

EPISODE 13    "Torment of Destiny" Shot July, 2015.  Follow-up to "For The World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky".  by Rick Chambers. Rivkah Raven Woods as Natria, the High Priestess of Yonada.  Clay Sayre as President Ro'kail, Rebecca Larken as To'Rya, and special guest star Richard Hatch as Orthros.

Appears to be the same trailer:
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__ryqw5d_wA (1:51)(Dec. 29, 2015)
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2op9JsNwuo0(1:41)(Feb. 6, 2016)


************ Issues have arise about the following episode.  More information as it becomes available.

Star Trek New Voyages has ceased filming and are using their sets for a paid, officially approved CBS Tour.

EPISODE 12  - -  "TROUBLESOME MINDS" 

By Dave Galanter.  Yet to be filmed.  May be replaced by another project.
Scripts in the works:
On March 2, 2013 James Cawley posted on Facebook that he had the next four scripts, all by known Star Trek professional authors.  No update on their filming times was posted.

"Mudd in your Eye" by Howard Weinstein
"The Tribble Troubles" by David Gerrold (title will probably change!)
"Jo-anna" by Dorothy C. Fontana
"Troublesome Minds" by Dave Galanter"




VIGNETTE 1 - "CENTER SEAT"

Rating: 5  In sharp contrast to ' vignettes' I've seen at other websites, this one tells a short and interesting story with a seat-of-your-pants moment as well as introducing a character. It's well written, well directed, well acted. The cgi work is very good, the always welcome excellent Phase II sets are as welcome and excellent as always, it's entertaining, well edited, and consistent with physics. Time: 5 minutes, 46 seconds.

Download website: http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/401v_center_seat.html offers subtitles in American, English, German, French, Portuguese.
Brazilian Portuguese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNgS8484E1Q&context=C33ce34eADOEgsToPDskLJRfbzWGdSSOuji10988rF
Download with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles: Star Trek New_Voyages: Center Seat
Catalan subtitles here:  https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B-U5MRo1R5DfMDlkY2Y4ZGUtMTU3OS00ZDIwLThmYjEtMmE4YzU4NWMyYmZk&hl=en_US&pli=1
and here: http://phase2catala.plisweb.com/7/vinyetes
Producer's Cut: https://vimeo.com/72160992 (5:36)

Other reviews:

Fan Film Friday: More ‘Star Trek’ Vignettes

The Logbook

VIGNETTE 2 - "SPECIAL FEATURETTE" (Phase II does not consider this a Vignette.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbMVLtFGiy4 (1:16) is a response to JJA Trek.

You can watch an interview of James Cawley on Star Trek XI here:
http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/entertainment/watch/v3299904gWXrExam and another interview here: http://www.trekcon.de/fedcon/2010/phase2/tobias.html

In addition to producing new episodes of TOS, which cannot be done for profit, James Cawley has acquired rights to produce new episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century which would mean the production company would have a means to make some money. However, that project will be outside the scope of this website.  If you wish to see this effort continue, you can contribute to it.  Information on how is here: http://forums.startreknewvoyages.com/index.php?topic=4808.0

Here is an article about this group:
http://foreignfilmstar.com/?p=2160


VIGNETTE 3 - "NO WIN SCENARIO" 
At 8 minutes, 59 seconds, this is longer than some productions full episodes.  It maintains the Phase II mark of exceptional quality in special effects, editing... you name it.   Filmed in 2005, "No Win Scenario" can be watched or downloaded here:
In Torrent: http://phase2.us:1701/index.html?sort=1
all other forms: http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/402v_no_win_scenario.html (the second offers subtitles in English, American English, and German).
On You Tube with or without English subtitles (click "CC" for the subtitles) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napHYyqgzjk (8:59)
With Portuguese Subtitles on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jxkXfjbi5I (9:00)
and on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/30243944 (9:00)
Download with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles: https://rapidshare.com/#!download|722p5|1838246152|Star_Trek_New_Voyages_Phase_2___No_Win_Scenario_legendado_ptbr.avi|96260|R~D359DA81327CCB95381406F2D4B02325|0|0
Catalan subtitles:  http://phase2catala.plisweb.com/7/vinyetes
Reviews:  Fan Film Friday: Star Trek: Phase II: ‘No Win Scenario’ ;   Tampa Bay Examiner: Star Trek Phase II Celebrates 7 Year Anniversary With New Release ; Trekland  The Logbook

VIGNETTE 4 - "GOING BOLDLY" 
Revised re-released version:  Dec. 22, 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xim_PuEgRRc (9:14)
Watch the earlier release here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JzExIBdSgY (9:04) or in HD here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlgaaNfhdYY (9:04)  or, with Portugese subtitles, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8wqnzC_41g (9:14)
A memorial service introduces a new actor for Phase II's Captain Kirk.  Includes shots of Alec Peters as Garth.
Download: http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/404v_going_boldly.html
Subtitles available: American English, UK English, German, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

YOU TUBE shorts released without official status.
Here is a scene cut from Blood and Fire but released on You Tube:
BAF DELETED SCENE, about The USS Kobayashi Maru(2:52)
Some people like it better than JJA's version.

Kirk promotes Chekov(2:10)

For reasons I'm not sure of, this Japanese poster has posted Phase II on the web, with no Japanese subtitles and lower quality postings.  I don't recommend it, but I guess if everything else is down:  http://www.youtube.com/user/TMX2010?

The following thread offers a 20 minute films of 'behind the scenes' footage.  Like so much at Phase II, the quality of it is evident.  I don't generally include this type of 'extra' in these pages, but I enjoyed it so much I had to make an exception:  http://vimeo.com/11692514
More: http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/03/06/040311-news-americana/ (4:26)

This is a guide for submitting scripts: http://www.walterkoenigsite.com/P2writersguide.html

Here are some locations of Phase II in other languages:
Japanese: http://starshipclass.net/modules/startrekphase2/
WEaT: http://videos.startrekphase2media.com/WEaT/Japanese/

Spanish,  http://www.trekminal.com/
Downloadable episodes:  http://www.trekminal.com/phase2/index.php
WEaT:  http://videos.startrekphase2media.com/WEaT/Spanish/

French subtitles for

Phase II Fan Website in Catalan: http://phase2catala.plisweb.com/

Brazilian Portuguese
All offerings: http://startrekphase2brasil.blogspot.com/
WEaT:  http://videos.startrekphase2media.com/WEaT/BrazPort/ .  Others here:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6FMTYUGO

German: http://www.startrekphase2.de/en/4x00_come_what_may_-_pilot.html

Hebrew Reviews:
http://www.starbase972.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=387
http://www.starbase972.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=388
http://www.starbase972.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=389

Italian: http://www.fanfilms.it/

Star Trek Phase II Brazil: http://startrekphase2brasil.blogspot.com/

If you do not speak English as your first language and would like to offer to provide Phase II with a translation into your language of their script for subtitling, this thread discusses that topic: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/forum/index.php?topic=9921.new#new

James Cawley's Video page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1572958133785
James Cawley's day job (Elvis) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfP2ynvdxq8

Fan Films of Phase II  Phase II's own passionate fans have produced fan films of this fan film... (there is the potential here for an infinite regression...)

Gravity Arch Media and Pony Horton (Live Action, Sets, costumes, CGI, ... ) presents a comedy, "1701 Pennsylvania Avenue"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfNsq4T1Ndc (11:02).  To see this film with Portuguese subtitles go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQsEKKSEgzI .  (Oh, and hey, that actually was funny... )
Reviews: Fan Film Friday - Star Trek: ’1701 Pennsylvania Av.'Trekland
Trailer for this video (released after the video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dUxcYpv0Fs (0:54)

Released Dec. 24, 2012, "Cookin with Gas."   Pony Horton and some voice talent give us a Christmas Feast of CGI .  The Enterprise takes one more trip before her refit.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoZ5OqOyzAA (6:30).

Music Video:  Everything I do, I do for DeSalle  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAujDgTems0 (4:47)

Star Trek: Pursuit (Teaser Trailer) a film about Uhura with Phase II's Uhura... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppRYbI1vkzA (1:40)
Discussed here:  http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=11236747&postcount=118   http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=11236843&postcount=120
Phase II is discussed here: http://priorityonepodcast.com/po164/

DONATIONS
If you enjoy Phase II as much as I do, consider donating.  They can't charge for their work, but we can pay them as if we were going to a movie.  To Donate, look at these two pages: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/Donate.html .  You can also donate what you can via PayPal to: contact@retrofilmstudios.com

Cawley Entertainment: http://www.cawleyentertainment.com/index.html

Non-Trek projects

 In addition, Buck Rogers will be produced by CEC / RFS. Buck Rogers Begins webseries is licensed to CEC and RFS by the Dille Family Trust, owners of the Buck Rogers trademark. This series will be produced and distributed on a for-profit basis at least initially on the web out of Port Henry, New York. Buck Rogers is beyond the scope of this blog, but will have it's own website. Buck Rogers Begins

Finally, this group is undertaking a fan film, Back to the Wild Wild West, vis: http://www.backtothewildwildwest.com/ The first shoot on this Fan Film series is set for late 2011 and early 2012.  It will either be "The Night of the Golden Spikes" or "The Night of the Bloody Terror."  Here is a short preview showing the opening credits:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqTDmgpXDUA (1:05)

The following project was shot in part but then shelved for multiple reasons:

"ORIGINS" or "THE PROTRACTED MAN"

Significant changes are being made in this project. It may be abandon, or they may start remaking it from scratch.
Hot from the filming (June 4, 2010!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiFk2MvZs6I (3:14)
Rough cut teaser (July 15, 2010) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA1XXVJBZPE (3:30)
Title is subject to change.  Thread seems to call this "The Protracted Man."?? http://forums.startreknewvoyages.com/index.php?topic=12001.0 or http://forums.startreknewvoyages.com/index.php?topic=11839.0
Sneak peaks and clips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JjCmAcjXEA (3:14)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z6VzNsxlxs (0:09)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3-MaTREgKQ (0:09)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVZ2mRkoem4 (1:54) includes a shot of Alec Peters as Garth.
Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db5LXPLmCac&feature=youtu.be (1:40)

2 comments:

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  2. where did the cheney guy go he was in the first new voyages, and did abunch of really funny movies. roswell 1847 and cheneys tomorrow never comes also recon 7 down ect.is he dead?

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