Saturday, June 27, 2009

(7) Steam Trek

7  Comedy/Parody.  Star Trek imagined as if it were done in the early days of silent motion pictures.  Excellent.  Reminds one of the first 'Trip to the Moon' video in which men in top hats were shot out of a cannon and hit the moon... and the man in the moon winched.

This posting is labeled, "Complete":  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCUVT4bi4dU  (11:42)

Older version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y39gHihP74(9:55)

Reposted 10/4/2014 in HD:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-AVEUxg3xc (11:42).   In a comment, below, eMBee says there is a difference once the actors appear.

A review:

Fan Film Friday: Steam Trek: ‘The Moving Picture’

Fan Film Saturday at Con News : http://con-news.com/?p=3406

This same group produced the missing Star Trek: The Endeavour Missions: First Command, which does not appear to be on the web. The group is English, and the poster, Dennis Sisterson lives in Alnwick, Northumberland.

Compare:
Steam Trek: The Moving Picture with this real silent film from 1902,
With Commentary, Part 1,   A Trip To The Moon(5:53), Part 2, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1keyKGDBZ4 (5:52)(with commentary)
Original:  Part 1
              Part 2

The Great Train Robbery, 1903, http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7949193416885414135&hl=en&emb=1#

And, the Perils of Pauline (1914) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6935207288511750782#

1 comment:

  1. the HD version is definitely different. but it isn't noticable in the beginning. start watching at 1:20 when you see people acting. the image is sharper and it also removes the light-flicker from the previous version. not sure if the latter is an actual "improvement"

    and i have to agree, it is really well done!

    greetings, eMBee.

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