Saturday, June 27, 2009

(76) Second Life Star Trek Fan Films

Second Life Star Trek Fan Films

"Second Life is an online virtual world, developed and owned by the San Francisco-based firm Linden Lab and launched on June 23, 2003. By 2013, Second Life had approximately one million regular users, at the end of 2017 active user count totals "between 800,000 and 900,000". In many ways, Second Life is similar to massively multiplayer online role-playing games; however, Linden Lab is emphatic that their creation is not a game"

"Linden Research's virtual world Second Life... encourages the creation of user content by including machinima software tools... [Second Life] has also been used for music video clips. Second Life virtual artist Bryn Oh created a work for Australian performer Megan Bernard's song "Clean Up Your Life", released in 2016...

Second Life Machinima film maker Ozymandius King provided a detailed account of the process by which the artists at MAGE Magazine produce their videos. "Organizing for a photo shoot is similar to organizing for a film production. Once you find the actors / models, you have to scout locations, find clothes and props for the models and type up a shooting script. The more organized you are the less time it takes to shoot the scene... Comparatively, machinimists using pre-made virtual platforms like Second Life have indicated that their productions can be made quite successfully with no cost at all... In 2003, Linden Lab was praised for changing license terms to allow users to retain ownership of works created in its virtual world Second Life. "

There is no shortage of resources on Second Life for making videos but perhaps the most complete would have to be the Star Trek Museum of Second Life. Owned and curated by Wabisabi Matahari, there is an extensive series of videos done in 2013 that will give you an idea of the work that has been put into it!
The Star Trek Museum of Second Life by Zarrakan
Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 - The museum and island
Part 8 - Scuba diving and whale watching
Part 9, 10 - Hot air balloon ride
Part 11, 12 - The Enterprise!

Richard Chapman, who lives south of Rochester, in the State of New York in the USA has created a number of machinima based on Second Life with voices based on Microsoft David and Microsoft Zira for fun and love of the Star Trek Series.

Space Happy
A constitution class starship is directed to Polaris seven, where the scientists investigating the planet have suddenly become erratic in their behavior, and the crew is charged with finding a solution. Klingons are thought to be involved as battles on the ground and in space test the crew to its limits. The ship is disabled by an infected crew member and must resort to desperate measures as it falls under attack and an enemy drone attacks the team on the ground.  What is the secret of the planet?
Trailer: (2:14) 4 Feb 2018
Part 1 (15:10) 05 Feb 2018
Part 2 (15:41) 17 Feb 2018

The Eternals
The USS Hood diverts to planet Cygnus 4 after receiving a distress call from a ship that crashed there 20 years before.  They find all but one of the crew have remained young and have a terrifying secret why. The civilians from the surface hatch their plot to take over the USS Hood, and the crew seems unable to stop them.  Their weapons prove useless, and the old man on the planet assists the others in return for a promise to go to a neutral planet.
Part 1 (14:22) 1 Jun 2019
Part 2 (14:53) 2 Jun 2019

Dangerous Galaxy
A young ensign is tasked with helping to train a group of Starfleet cadets but the entire original crew of the ship collapses into coma and she must take control to find the cause.
Part 1: (14:58) 13 Jun 2019.
Part 2: (14:58) 22 Jun 2019

The Protozoa Invasion
An environmental disaster releases human sized protozoa, which were designed for study on planet Kappa Gamma.  Starship USS Eagle is tasked with providing initial relief to the stricken colonists and to divert an asteroid, but then must also combat the creatures.
Trailer (1:57) 12 Jul 2019.
Part 1 (14:58) 14 Jul 2019
Part 2 (15:03) 14 Jul 2019

Romulan Devils on Mars
Three Romulan super soldiers are found in suspension on the planet Mars, and a crippled starship is diverted to Mars to transport them after repairs are completed. When enemy agents release them remotely,  they begin to terrorize the population. As tensions heat up with the Romulans, the starship Hornet dispatches soldiers to the surface in an effort to stop them. It may be too late for the galaxy however, if the alien plot is not uncovered in time.
Trailer: (2:05) 01 Aug 2019.
Part 1: (14:18) 02 Aug 2019.
Part 2: (15:26) 02 Aug 2019.

The Morgellons Plague
The Starship Essex makes a port of call to the Earth, only to be quarantined when a plague breaks out, despite this they are ordered to investigate a distress call from a civilian science ship which is near the edge of the solar system with hungry alien creatures brought back from the planet Venus, while the Earth searches for the plaque. Special guest star Spock, and introducing the Nebula girls, the bluegrass group of the future.
Trailer (3:00) 02 Oct 2019.
Part 1 (15:54) 02 Oct 2019.
Part 2: (15:55) 02 Oct 2019.

The Spirits of Ingols B
The starship Intrepid is sent on a diplomatic mission to the planet Ingols B to try to persuade reluctant colonists to leave before the gas giant Ingols A passes close to it, potentially causing severe damage. Arriving at their destination, the crew discovers an alien colony living side by side with the humans, and both colonies refuse to leave, saying that the spirits will protect them. They make contact with an alien satellite orbiting the gas giant which requests repairs so that it can safely tow Ingols B to a safe orbit. When it is revealed that the satellite is not powerful enough, the captain conceives of a plan to help tow Ingols B into a safe orbit, risking his own ship in the process.
Trailer (3:21) 1 Dec 2019.
Part 1 (15:34) 1 Dec 2019.
Part 2: (14:48) 1 Dec 2019.

Matt Decker as you never knew him commands the Constellation. Ordered to a huge, hollow asteroid, he has to take a Romulan officer with him to help combat deadly alien creatures that kill with fear. When clues start to be seen that contradict the official story, an angry Matt Decker must try to unravel the secret of Hollowworld, all the while battling deadly alien creatures.
Trailer (2:26) 24 Dec 2019.
Part 1 (14:57) 25 Dec 2019.
Part 2: (14:45) 25 Dec 2019.

Space Family
The Starship Potemkin, with a brand new captain and first officer, comes to the aid of refugees whose planet has been overrun by deadly creatures that consume other life forms for resources, and which are using the resources to build a new civilization. Seizing the opportunity, the Zetas abduct some of the potential colonists and one Star Fleet officer to experiment on. The crew learns that the life forms are artificial, and were used in manufacturing before they adapted and got out of control. Meanwhile, the Zetas experiment on the subjects that they abducted. This episode includes the Second Life version of the B-9 robot from “Lost in Space”.
Trailer (2:38) 05 Jan 2020.
Part 1 (15:10) 05 Jan 2020.
Part 2: (15:53) 05 Jan 2020.

Fire Crisis
The Starship Lexington is already on their way to planet Ross 128 when they are given orders to speed up because the populations of three federation colonies are being terrorized by mysterious fires that break out without warning. Upon arriving the captain is delayed because the Federation colonists on the planet prefer antiquated technology and mistakenly believe that transporters are to blame for the fires, thus the crew is forced to unload the ship’s cargo manually, and fly it to the surface in shuttles. Teams riding in the cargo shuttles begin investigations but find few clues,. Could a simple magician, summoning the image of a legendary demon from the planet, have something to do with the fires?  Or is technology really to blame for the fires terrorizing the people?
Trailer (3:20) 22 Jan 2020.
Part 1 (15:56) 22 Jan 2020.
Part 2: (15:28) 22 Jan 2020.

A nurse and three student nurses are forced to abandon ship on an alien planet after a pilot goes berserk, killing the crew and damaging the ship. The nurses, with minimal provisions and no weapons, begin to explore, finding an alien spacecraft where ugly brain-like creatures are abducting the residents there,
Proceeding to a town, they quickly find work at a local hospital for their room and board but unknown to them, their presence has not gone unnoticed by the creatures. Meanwhile the Starship Essex is diverted to the area, after dropping off the admiral on board at starbase 30, exchanging him for a search and rescue officer.
Finding the missing shuttle orbiting Luyten B, a crew is put aboard the ship to repair it only to be sent away on a rescue mission leaving the nurses to fend for themselves. The head nurse is captured and her three young charges have to work out a plan to rescue her while the shuttle Lansing prepares to deal with the alien spacecraft alone. Will the Essex return on time?
Trailer: (3:08) 23 Feb 2020.
Part 1: (15:55) 23 Feb 2020
Part 2: (15:29) 23 Feb 2020.

The Ceres Revelations
A mining company opens up a series of caverns under the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres but an asteroid strike causes a cave collapse trapping most of their miners inside them and destroying their transmitter. The miners are not alone however, mutant creatures with a taste for human flesh are also with them. Visiting the exoplanet Proxima B, the starship Valiant is dispatched to investigate when the miners, desperate for help, set off a nuclear explosion in order to get Earth's attention. When the ship arrives,  the  crew begins the laborious task of opening the tunnel back up to save the miners who are battling for survival under the surface of Ceres against the mutants. In the mean time, strange tablets hold a secret that may shake religion and the federation to their core.
Trailer: (1:32) 8 Mar 2020.
Part 1: (14:52) 8 Mar 2020
Part 2: (15:18) 8 Mar 2020.

Virtual UnrealityThe star ship Constitution is sent to Teegarden's star to investigate the disappearance of a survey vessel, the USS Juno but on arrival they find the Juno beside a space station. Four teams are dispatched, to the station, the Juno and to two nearby planets. On one planet the team finds a portal to a virtual reality system that had stored thousands of people from the planet to save them from a natural disaster. Triggered by the team's arrival, the virtual reality system starts abducting the crew of the Constitution and it is up to the teams away from the ship to coordinate to find a way to rescue their shipmates or see them trapped in this virtual reality forever.
Trailer: (3:16) 14 Apr 2020.
Part 1: (15:04) 14 Apr 2020
Part 2: (15:33) 14 Apr 2020.

Incident at Nuremberg On the morning of April 14, 1561 an extraordinary event was witnessed by hundreds of people in the German city of Nuremberg. A reporter named Hans Glaser later made a wood carving and the media of the time reported the incident. Witnesses reported seeing ball-like, cross shaped and long cylindrical ships above the city. The battle continued furiously, with some ships reported crashing. It ended when a huge, arrow shaped ship arrived and stopped it. This became known as the battle of Nuremberg.
Sneak peek: (1:21) 28 Apr 2020.
Trailer: (2:49) 28 Apr 2020.
Part 1: (15:03) 29 Apr 2020
Part 2: (15:35) 29 Apr 2020.

Fast Radio Burst The USS Enterprise, the pride of the United Federation of Planets fleet and her battle tested officers, is despatched after a radio distress signal is received from the dual star system groombridge 34 A B and an anomaly is felt all the way to the Klingon empire. When they get ther they find a planet where the inhabitants have been forced underground by mutant animals and radiation and nearby a hole in space which leads to another universe. Exploring the other universe, they find a star which is due to go supernova and a people in decline also due to radiation. A space station maintains the rift, in order to have the star go through it to the Enterprise's universe.The legendary captain Kirk faces the choice of which planet to sacrifice or whether to risk the destruction of the Enterprise to save them both.
Trailer: (1:48) 18 May 2020.
Part 1: (14:55) 18 May 2020
Part 2: (14:50) 18 May 2020.

The Nazca Prophecy. Strange Geoglyphs resembling the Nazca lines in Peru are found on Gliese 832 c, and the starship Kongo is ordered there on a science mission to investigate them and a primitive civilization that is known to be living there. Transporting down to the surface, the teams soon find that others have been there as well, and recently. Although the anthropology team tries to avoid contact with the primitive people there, a member is hit by a giant poisonous creature and is rescued by them. Meanwhile, the Kongo leaves orbit to investigate a huge asteroid on a collision course with the planet. Made primarily of volcanic glass, the object is long & fragile, and the crew must find a way to tow it to a safe orbit. They appear to be fulfilling an ancient prophecy about saving the planet from 'the sky sword', unless they are destroyed by an alien ship from an empire of reptile-like marauders first. 
Trailer: (1:25) 17 Jun 2020.
Part 1: (14:42) 17 Jun 2020
Part 2: (15:04) 17 Jun 2020. For more Second Life Star Trek Fan Films see

Shocker. The USS Yorktown arrives at planet Tau seti E for a routine  mission to the colonies but is met by the governor warning of lunar phenomena and electrical shocks harming the colonists.  He wants the visit kept quiet, but Cpt Roger Murray refuses, citing that his crew must operate openly. A crew dispatched to the surface finds a probe and traces it back to a geologist named Fred Granger, a womanizer more interested in pleasure than the shape of the planet. Science teams on the planet and its moon learn that a dangerous electrical potential is building between the two and an electrical shock victim is brought aboard, having been attacked by an electrical creature. The captain of the Yorktown faces a potential disaster which may destroy the colonies if he cannot find a way to stop it, and the data supplied by the uncooperative geologist is of no help. Will they survive? 
Trailer: (1:36) 8 Jly 2020.
Part 1: (15:11) 9 Jly 2020
Part 2: (15:34) 9 Jly 2020. For more Second Life Star Trek Fan Films see

Dog Star. The star ship Farragut visits the single planet orbiting Barnard's star, and a freighter captain spins a incredible story of a human colony on a planet orbiting the Star Sirius A. The skeptical captain is soon ordered to Earth to pick up a member of the African Dogon tribe and then to Sirius to investigate the claim of the human colony to learn that it is true but that someone else is there as well with what appears to be a power plant which on closer inspection turns out to be a meat packing facility, with human colonists on the menu. The ship finds out that their passenger is an imposter as the ship is sabotaged and eventually attacked. The captain must rescue the humans below, but first of all he must rescue his own ship from vile aliens. 
Trailer: (2:11) 10 Aug 2020.
Part 1: (15:19) 10 Aug 2020.
Part 2: (16:26) 10 Aug 2020. For more Second Life Star Trek Fan Films see

USS Solstice
The USS Solstice is a Science Fiction Role-play sim based in the Star Trek universe in Second Life. We are currently in the year 2391 and are patrolling the space surrounding Starbase 82 in the Alpha Quadrant, near the Klingon border. You can find them on Facebook,

They are more of a spontanious live role play group and as such haven't done many fan films, however one of their members, Miu Zeppitay, has recorded some of their adventures...

Miu Finds GlaDOS (3:01) 27 Jun 2011
USS Solstice - The Story So Far 1 - 2012-2014 (9:12) 16 Aug 2014
USS Solstice 3rd Anniversary 2014 HD (2:33) 25 Nov 2014
Solstice Story So Far 2014 & 2015 (6:22) 1 Feb 2017
Solstice Story So Far 2015 & 2016 (6:23) 7 Feb 2017
Miu Personal Log - 200528 (1:51) 16 Jun 2020
Miu Personal Log - 200611 (2:53) 16 Jun 2020

Most, if not all of the following now seem to be protected as private...
Star Trek: Warrior
Star Trek: Republic: Season One Opening (1980s Edition): 15, 2015)
Star Trek: Republic: Season 2 Intro:
Star Trek: Republic: Season 3 Intro:
Star Trek: Task Force Republic: Season One Opening:
Star Trek: Task Force Republic: Season Two Opening:
Star Trek: Task Force Republic: Season Three Opening:
Star Trek: Task Force Republic: Season Four Opening:

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