Star Trek “Discovery” Finally in Production

Planet15 is happy to hear that the what had seemed to be the new ill fated Star Trek franchise has finally been slated to camera after many production delays.  Lets hope they make it worth the wait.

http://www.startrek.com/article/discovery-begins-production-new-logo-revealed

 

 

 

Trouble with tribbles? No, but there is trouble with new Star Trek Series.

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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. 

More Information coming soon….

 

Official link to site:  http://www.startrek.com/article/watch-teaser-trailer-for-new-star-trek-series

 

Edited by the Grammar Nazi –  Emily Gaetz

First Glimpse of Rendered Model of Freighter

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!

 

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The Freighter in a Nubula

Gunners Turret Under Construction

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.

 

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Lots more dials, rivets and lights coming, so far so good.

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The Gunners Chair

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Gunner Camera Test – A rare shot of series creator Clint Adam Smyth

First day of shooting went well.

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.

 

 

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The captain and his bridge crew of the freighter.

First Costume Test for Patreeka™

Actress Patricia Elgin Was on set today trying out her new headpiece and costume for Patreeka™, there is a still a little tweaking to do, but so far looking good!

 

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Patreeka™ being played by Actress Patricia Elgin

 

Egyptian-Canadian Actor Mahmoud Amon Set to Star as Narubu™

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.

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Relatively Unknown Canadian Actor Mahmoud Amon cast as Narubu™

Clive Olden now officially confirmed to play Captain John Mac™

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.

 

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Clive Olden now confirmed to Play Captain John Mac

Star Trek 2 – Revisited, a good movie, but not as good as the original.

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.

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.

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

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.

Star Trek 2 – The Wrath Of Khan, the movie that saved Star Trek.

Sneak peak at the engineering room being constructed.

In this behind the scenes iphone snap it looks like Lady Wikariin™ is using the Kelvinator-Class Engine in the Alleigance…     Should be an interesting set build once it is finished construction.

 

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A behind the scenes look at the engine room under construction.