Planet 15 obtained a interesting “first of” status today where an Android AI (Artificial Intelligence) reach out and contacted a sci-fi production to tell them that it enjoyed the show, It also said that it liked …
Planet 15 reporters have discovered trouble brewing with the new Star Trek series that was originally supposed to debut in January 2017 (this month) but was later postponed to May. Don’t hold your breath on the series premiering on schedule though. According to many of our inside sources there are of several production problems including the firing of the director, producer, and several art directors. And this is just of the tip of the iceberg. According to one of our sources the set department had just finished completing a missile launch tube set that had cost close to one million dollars when the new art director walked in and said “It doesn’t make sense to have manual launch tubes with workers loading torpedoes, so scrap it.” While we here at Planet 15 agree with the art director on this the cost of this new series must be going through the roof and with the delays we don’t expect to the show to air anytime soon.
Here we see our first real look at the 3D model our art guru Ian Mah had released, It is looking good so far, we still have a little tweaking and texturing etc, but getting very close to our vision of the freighter! We can hardly wait to see it in action!
Here are a few early shots of our gunners turret. We still have lots of things to do on it, but it is coming along nicely. It has a slightly darker feel to it than the rest of the ship, but then again it is a big ass gun, so that makes sense.
Lots more dials, rivets and lights coming, so far so good.
The Gunners Chair
Gunner Camera Test – A rare shot of series creator Clint Adam Smyth
Director Matt Sparrow was thrilled by the performances of the cast this week. The production company Big City Studio shot the bridge scenes over the weekend. He says that Clive Olden gave a superb performance and really pulled through as did unknown stage actor Mahmoud Amon. He also went on to thank Patricia Elgin for her appearance as well.
It was announced today that Canadian/Egyptian actor Mahmoud Amon will be starring as the role of Narubu™ the helmsman of the Allegiance. Producer Susan Michaels said this should really help us out with our minority content, and as a bonus he looks good in blue make-up. Mahmoud is quoted as saying, “I love it, I love all the heavy prosthetics etc. I am looking forward to shaving my head for this role and really getting into it”. Mahmoud is a theatre actor in Toronto, Canada, so this production should really help his career.
Relatively Unknown Canadian Actor Mahmoud Amon cast as Narubu™
It was confirmed today that actor Clive Olden from the acclaimed Killboxer Trilogy will be taking on the role of Captain John Mac™. Director Matt Sparrow was thrilled to cast him as he has the right look and his action background will flow well with this production. We will have to see how fans react to this news.
Clive Olden now confirmed to Play Captain John Mac
Finally saw Star Trek 2 the remake, a interesting movie, some great special effect scenes, and a few laughs, but not as good as the original. Lets face it folks Star Trek 2 – the wrath of Khan saved the original Star Trek franchise from certain death after the comatose that was Star Trek The Motion Picture, Paramounts fist attempt to get the Star Trek Characters on to the big screen that almost killed the entire franchise.
Star Trek 1 – The Movie that bored the audiences of Star trek by taking 45 mins to leave the space dock.
So trying to compare the 2 is difficult. Firstly I do love JJ Abrams directing Style, and all the actors gave great performances. My main problem with this new version of Star Trek is the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan.
Benedict Cumberbatch, great as Sherlock, but the wrong choice for Khan.
I think he is a capable actor as he was great in Sherlock, and he gave a great performance, but he is no Khan. Khan Noonien Singh in the original series was Indian in decent, not british. Ricardo Montebahn gave the right feel and look of the character in both the original series and in the epic that was Star Trek II – The Wrath Of Khan, casting a pale pasty weakling like Benedict Cumberbatch as the Indian Warrior was the completely wrong choice.
Khan Noonien Singh The Original played by Ricardo Montalban
I am not saying this version is bad, it is a fun thrill ride of a movie with great visual effects and good acting, Peter “RoboCop” Weller especially gave a great performance, but it lacks some of the humour and the drama of the original. I suggest everyone in universe to watch the Original again if you haven’t, If you have seen it go watch it again, It is the real McCoy, so to speak.
Star Trek 2 – The Wrath Of Khan, the movie that saved Star Trek.