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Starship Exeter Completes Second Episode

Posted by T'Bonz - 02/05/14 at 12:05 pm


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The final act of Starship Exeter‘s second episode, The Tressaurian Intersection, has debuted online.

Filming on The Tressaurian Intersection began ten years ago, and fans have had to wait until now for the final act of the episode.

The USS Exeter (NCC-1706) is a “sister-ship” to James T. Kirk’s USS Enterprise. The former crew of the USS Exeter was wiped out in the original series episode The Omega Glory.

In The Tressaurian Intersection, “Captain Garrovick (Jimm Johnson billed as James Culhane) and crew [are] in a three-way struggle against the Tressaurians with whom Garrovick has a troubled past and the Tholians, who combine a xenophobic streak with expansionist ambitions. In addition, there are hints of personal cross-currents and tensions in the command structure.”

Others appearing in The Tressaurian Intersection include Holly Guess, Michael Buford, Joshua Caleb (Joshua Johnson), Elizabeth Wheat, Garry Peters, Joe Azzato, Steve Lawson, Cody Hammock, and Curtis Staller.

The Tressaurian Intersection features a teleplay by Dennis Russell Bailey, and story by Jimm Johnson, Josh Johnson, and Maurice Molyneaux. Jimm Johnson was Executive Producer,  while Josh Johnson and Joel Sarchet served as producers. Scott Cummins directed and edited the production; Maurice Molyneaux was Post-Production Producer; David Weiberg was Post-Production Supervisor, and music was provided by Ben Jasmine Music, and Hetoryn Music (the latter for Act 4/finale only).

The final act begins at the 39:15 minute mark of the episode, which has a total runtime of 51:46 minutes. Note: When viewing the video below, it starts at the Act Four point. Reset the video to the beginning to watch the episode in its entirety.

Source: Starship Exetervia Examiner.com

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  • Blue Thunder

    The wonders of the universe. The dangers of space. The challenges of the unknown. The courage of a brave warrior and his loyal crew. The vengeance of an old enemy. The plan of a xenophobic race. The hand of death being dealt by the misuse of an alien technology.

    An adventure from the dawn of creation to the edge of the galaxy.

    In the life of every warrior, there is a battle destined to be his greatest or his last. A battle that will re-unite a haunted starship captain and an ancient enemy. A battle that will ignite the cosmos with a vengeance. A battle between the starship Exeter and The Tressaurian Intersection….

    While a number of production setbacks caused a decade long delay in the release of Starship Exeter’s final 4th Act(the economic recession, some very unprofessional workers – i.e. the SFX artist leaving after a dispute that would be classified as ‘creative differences’, some artistic differences among the cast and other production crew members, writer Dennis Bailey’s mishandling of the production and his uncalled for rudeness and disrespect to those fans who made inquiries and justifiable speculations about the delay in the final release), The Tressaurian Intersection can now be finally seen in its entirety.

    And it is the ultimate passport to action and adventure.

    The fundamental clash between good versus evil is clearly depicted as the captain and crew of the U.S.S. Exeter put everything, even their own lives, on the line to prevent a colossal disaster of intergalactic proportions from erupting.

    Star Trek has always been a science fiction adventure that has dealt with moral and ethical dilemmas in a social allegorical format. One where esoteric problems were addressed within a 23rd Century framework. Philosophical underpinnings aside, Gene Roddenberry’s original space odyssey has endured because of its ability to tackle controversial socio-political issues through the creative tracking of science fiction writing.

    Despite the fact that Dennis Russell Bailey – an arrogant and close- minded political liberal with a strong contempt for authority and those of staunch conservative politics, as well as an associate of Farragut Films(an independent film company that has seen better days since its controversial activities were brought to light in late 2011 AD) – wrote this episode, as well as its downer of an ending concerning one of the Exeter’s crew, the second episode of Starship Exeter, entitled, ‘The Tressaurian Intersection’ does just that.

    And the results are both explosive and spectacular.

    If this is to be the final voyage of the Starship Exeter, a Federation starship that has been sadly cursed since the heavy-handed events depicted in TOS second season episode ‘The Omega Glory’, then the following thanks and congratulations to the cast and ‘some’ of the crew for an excellent Star Trek adventure.

    To James Culhane, Holly Guess, Michael Buford, Joshua Caleb, Jospeh Azzato, Cody Hammock, Curtis Stiller, and Elizabeth Wheat, thank you for your wonderful performances and all the best to you in whatever future paths that you will undertake.

    To director Scott Johnson and the production crew at Exeter Studios, thanks for what you were able to contribute, despite the unforeseen setbacks caused by some people and events.

    And if by some chance this is not the end, hopefully we see the starship Exeter continue its mission to ‘brave the darkness of the last, great unknown’.

    As long as Dennis Bailey and that former SFX man is not involved in the production process.

  • Dennis

    Christopher Dalton crawls out of the woodwork one more time, with one more alias, in order to demonstrate again that in addition to being an insufferable and insulting twit he’s a bitter child who holds a grudge forever and prefers the cowardice of anonymity.

    At the end of the day, Christopher, I’m enjoying myself and you have to live the way that you do. Good luck with that. LOL

  • Blue Thunder

    LOL! Still being the typical rude man who sticks his fingers in his ears and chants LA! LA! LA! I can’t hear you! LMAO! You know, you catch more flies with honey than you would with vinegar. Obviously, good manners will never be your strong suit. All that aside, as far as my anonymity is concerned, it is more like me valuing my privacy, and not being foolish enough to give out my real identity. With incidents of identity theft going on in the world, one does not take major risks. Something that an arrogant and close-minded prick such as yourself wouldn’t even begin to understand.

    Honestly, Dennis, if I were you, I would worry more about your reputation and association with Starship Farragut, than I would with someone who doesn’t like you or anything about you(mostly because of your liberal opinions, rudeness, and disrespect towards other fans on the net). With what happened to Farragut Films and the incidents concerning their business partner’s theft of Starship Ajax’s property in 2011 and the illegal release of ‘Kitumba’ in 2012, I wouldn’t want to be accused of ‘guilty by association’ with such people, whose reputations have already been severely tarnished, bismirched, and ostracized by such inept, fatous, inane, illegal, and unethical behavior. Such a stain won’t ever wash out. Look at your place of residence in Washington DC. Like Farragut Films, that place is rife with such apathetic and immoral corruption(i.e. a gated community of the damned with segregationist tendencies). Better to have a clean conscious than a dirty one.

    I thank you very much for the best of luck wishes. :) I’m flattered. At the end of the day, Dennis, I am enjoying my life and living the way that I do. I have a family and friends, as well as having four screenplays in the works. Two that are being optioned by MGM and WB.

    As a matter of fact, I’m even looking into adapting ‘Tin Woodman’ into a screenplay(giving proper credit to David Bischoff, of course).

    As far as I am concerned, Dennis, I don’t bear any grudge. I just regret that we couldn’t have been friends. But hey, that’s what happens when demonstrated rudeness and disrespect get in the way of better judgement. Now I know how Jim Kirk and the Romulan Commander must have felt in ‘Balance Of Terror’. Oh, well…

    It’s been an interesting five year ‘difference of opinion’ with you, Dennis. By the way, you do know that enjoying yourself runs the risk of permanent vision blindness, right? LOL!

  • Eaten by a Grue

    across the finish line at last!!

  • Blue Thunder

    I’m certain that a lot of fans are thinking just that. :)

    Should there ever be any future episodes of Exeter, we can only hope that we won’t have to wait another 6.5 years or longer.

  • Theragen Derivative

    Upvoted for the truth of Dennis Bailey being a gigantic public asshole.

  • Blue Thunder

    Amen to that, 110%! He certainly is one. It makes one wonder how he got to be like that. I’m beginning to understand why he has taken government jobs and complained about being broke all of the time(i.e. not earning a dime back from his work in Tin Woodman). Let alone why he is divorced. Some things that he quoted in an interview with the Star Trek-The Next Generation Official Magazine back in the early 1990′s.

    Like my late father once said, “No matter how old a person gets, that person can still have the mentality of either an immature twelve year old or a sixteen year old.”

    Dennis Russell Bailey clearly has demonstrated those true colors. For shame.

  • Dandru

    The production values on this are wonderful–this really FEELS like a TOS episode. Sadly, the acting is pretty awful, right across the board… which, come to think about it, also feels like TOS. :)

  • Dennis

    Just so we’re all clear on the facts:

    The only reason that I offend Christopher Dalton (“Blue Thunder”) is that five or six years ago I got tired of his obnoxious behavior (I know, hard to believe, eh?) on an itty-bitty six or seven person BBS and banned him.

    That’s it…check, please. That’s his only *honest* complaint against me. Quite the bruised ego.
    LOL

    C’est la guerre.

  • Dennis

    One other thing worth clarifying: contrary to his preening, I’ve never had a “difference of opinion” with Dalton. He expresses nothing worthy of addressing as an equal. He’s simply a creepy little Internet stalker. You might gather from some of his rantings here that he has other online targets as well as myself; as a matter of reasonable precaution we *do* have the necessary information on hand for the police to locate him pretty simply should his behavior ever take the next, increasingly likely, turn. ;)

  • Blue Thunder

    Actually, Dennis, the establishment cannot accept your check. Bruised ego has nothing to do with it. Unlike your arrogant and close-minded self, I have no ego to bruise. Let alone have no ego period. Or any use for such a useless personality trait.

    Actually, the incident was more like this.

    I politely presented my side of an issue in defense of a friend. Right after that, you rudely refused to hear the rest of the discussion by quoting the following. “With all due respect, the kvetching on this subject is done.” Typical arrogance and bad manners on your part.
    Right after I had stated that I was going to take my discussions elsewhere(after having become exasperated by your rudeness), followed by posting a review of Starship Farragut, that was when you close-downed your so called BBS and got rid of everybody.

    Frankly, you were just going to ban everybody and focus your energies on your(judging by the look of it)Forbidden Planet rip-off ‘Polaris’.

    Personally, after that, I brushed the whole incident off like a grain of salt.

    However, it was a couple of months after that distasteful incident that I came across what you had posted on the Star Trek-Intrepid BB, The old version of The Charybdis Sector, concerning that minor difference of opinion and something else that escalated the situation. That being, your slanderous and inflammatory remarks about a group of Star Trek fans, their religion, their beliefs, and their old website. I believe your exact words were the following. “It’s a gated community of the damned with definite segregationist tendencies.”

    By making such a foolish remark, you, shall we say, ‘stuck an entire shoe store in your mouth’.

    I don’t know where you get off on pulling such a stunt like that, but Insulting a group and its religion with your obnoxious behavior and references to such religious prejudice and persecution, doesn’t exactly earn you any popularity. It just puts you in a bad light and make you hated by others. That’s how wars get started. Especially those conflicts involving ethnic cleansing and purification.

    To quote Spock from ‘Day Of The Dove’: “Most distateful.”

    After that disgusting act, you and I had another difference of opinion on an entirely different subject. One concerning when I negatively criticized Ronald D. Moore and his remake of Battlestar Galactica.

    Frankly, those are my *honest* complaints against you, personally.

    It seems to me that you, Dennis, are the one with the bruised ego. Your response to my review of ‘The Tressaurian Intersection’ confirms that, as well as Theragen Derivative’s accurate description of your personality.

    I can understand why many people on various genre related BB’s have posted why they hate your guts.

    C’est la guerre.

  • Blue Thunder

    Really? It seems to me that it has been a difference of opinion. Whether it was Exeter, the remake of BG, or your impoliteness towards others.

    The only thing worth clarifying is this: The chances of my behavior ever taking what you call the ‘next, increasingly likely, turn’ are certainly non-existent. Loosely translated: an absolute zero.

    Farragut Films’ business partner already took that turn that you described. Look what happened after that.

    Like I said, before. I would worry more about being associated with someone toxic like that and less of what I have stated in my editorials and viewpoints on various matters(related or unrelated).

    Dennis, I have already said what I wanted to say about TTI in my review. Thus bringing it a sense of closure. Unless someone asks me about the episode and my opinion of it, I’ve already said what I wanted to say.

    So unless you or somebody else has something to say about the issue, to quote Tom Horn, “Consider that my final word in the matter(i.e. regarding Exeter and your behavior).”

  • Modest

    A modest suggestion to the moderators of trektoday. Since this is a news site, there is no reason for it to also be a message board, much less one where invective fuelled squabbles between people involved with fan films (a subject, I suspect, of interest to an extreme minority of Star Trek fans) play out with numbing regularity. So: remove the comments sections and just post news, and/or do not post stories on fan films at all.

  • Guest

    Can you get him banned from here?

  • Blue Thunder

    I didn’t find anything wrong with the acting. I think they all did an excellent job in the respective roles that they were given.

  • Speeding Train

    I think it’s pretty obvious who is the crazy, reality-challenged stalker and who isn’t here. And it’s clearly not Dennis Bailey. Go crawl back under the rock you came from.

  • Modest

    To add to the above, airing dirty laundry in public is not professional behaviour. The fact that it is allowed with impunity to keep going on here one me that Trektoday needs to take some steps to put some order in its house

  • TBonzie

    I was not here during the weekend. I’ve cleaned up the mess. Sorry for the inconvenience. I can’t work 24/7 guys.

  • TBonzie

    I’ve deleted two users here for going after Dennis Bailey for no reason. Dennis, next time don’t respond but wait for me to get here and deal with it. If I’m too slow (and this goes for anyone), get hold of me and I’ll come over and deal with it. I am not hesitant in any way to delete people on TrekToday who are only here to make trouble and/or fight. I’m tighter here than on the board.

    To any posters – play nice or be deleted. It’s that simple. I do monitor the posts but of course, I don’t live here and sometimes I don’t see them right away.

  • Modest

    Fully understood, but I do wonder if an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Are these comment sections good for anything except for a facilitating flame wars and giving a platform for the sexist and homophobic rhetoric that pops up under Michelle Erica Green’s reviews with clockwork regularity?

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Gods’ tits, they make New Voyages/Phase II’s production schedule look frantic. Still, I very much like the look of it. I’ve only had time to watch the stinger so far, but I agree they’ve done a terrific job of capturing the TOS feel.
    As for the rest, I’m of the opinion that more Trek fan productions tend to be good things– in and of themselves. What brings it down is the infighting. On that I have this to say. Just because one or a few of those involved in a production are (assholes/Tellarites/vainglorious frenulii) does not mean that everyone else involved in the production, or the production itself, deserves scorn and venom.

  • Daniel Ireland

    Thanks for this! I love this site but sometimes the negativity in the comments gets out of hand.

  • Pensive’s Wetness

    I’ll admit i was taken aback by the fighting in this thread. TU for cleaning it up. It is nice to finally see the end product (many of us were very patient but also clueless on why the delay) but i’ll be realistic about ever seeing anymore Exerter material. a Pity.

  • trekfan

    Well, it’s one thing to be negative about something or criticize something for legitimate reasons, but it’s a completely another thing to engage in constant slander of someone because of some personal issues.

  • trekfan

    I wouldn’t be against the news about fan films or the possibility to comment; however, I think it would be desirable if people would refrain from making PERSONAL comments about people involved in those productions. Slandering those who work on those projects just because of some obscure personal issues or because of something that went on behind the scenes isn’t a nice thing to do, and I’m sure no one here is interested in that. If people wish to comment on the production, praise it, or even criticize it, let them. But if they wish to start some kind of personal crusade, they should be cautioned and eventually banned. I think the mods here have done a good job. It’s one thing if you don’t like something, a product or whatever, and criticize it and the people behind it, but it’s another thing if you hold a grudge against someone and then incessantly attack them. 99% of us, I’m sure, belong to the former, and only 1% belong to the latter. I don’t think it would be fair to turn off an option because of that 1%.

  • trekfan

    No problem. Your effort is appreciated.

  • trekfan

    Btw, the guys at STC have done a really terrific job with recreating and continuing TOS. And they produce the episodes pretty fast. There will be 5 episodes this year, 3rd ep. is complete and is currently in post-production.

  • Modest

    Here’s what I don’t get. It’s not like the Internet has an insufficient number of places to discuss, debate, criticize, etc. Heck, this cite is attached to a BBS — it’s literally linked to on the upper left of every page, and its format facilitates discussion far better than a comment section. So why are these here?

  • Giddry

    There really isn’t any acting in this film to find excellent. They all walk through their parts.

  • Dandru

    It would be impossible to slander someone on a message board, as slander involves spoken comments. The correct term is libel.

  • Dandru

    Removing the comments section would be a supremely bad idea. A lot of people would leave, and the site’s click rate would drop. Plus, hey, discussion is good. If you don’t like discussion, why are you even reading the comments in the first place?

  • Dandru

    If you don’t like the comments section, ignore it.

  • Dandru

    It would be impossible to slander someone on a message board, as slander involves spoken comments. The correct term is libel.

  • Modest

    I can remember a time when this was a solid and professional news site, without hosting a community full of backbiting and , name-calling and juvenile insults. Now, this is a sewer, and it needs to be called out as such. At risk of repeating myself: discussion is good, broadly speaking, but the discussions here are rarely good. The Internet is all about discussion — does it need be on comment sections? Prominent sites are starting to wise up to this: Popular Science removed theirs: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09/why-were-shutting-our-comments, and even YouTube has made some moves to better theirs. I would hope that at this point nobody has any illusions that comment sections are actually some democratic forum for debate and discussion: they’re more like mob rule, where the person who yells the loudest wins.

    But you’ve done a service in that you’ve said the truth: it is about all clicks. Are they against trolls? Are they against name-calling? Are they against sexism, misogyny, homophobia — are they against giving a megaphone to bigots and fools? Of course not! All of those things drum up clicks. Frankly, if this site restored its reputation for delivering news professionally and not attracting trolls like flies, that might do wonders for its traffic, too.

    As for why I am reading the comments: masochism, I suppose, along with the futile hope that something might get better at this site that I use to really admire. I usually don’t, but then I usually don’t come here at all.

  • Modest

    It’s just that 1% is the loudest and most persistent, and, as we have seen, the act of deleting a few posts now and again does not prevent it from happening again and again.

  • Modest

    There’s also that general sense of embarrassment. Recall that Star Trek fans were once regarded publicly as jokes and laughing stocks in part because of their perceived inability to get along with each other and show solidarity (Trekkies vs. Trekkers, and all that). Unfortunately, this turns out to be true, and is demonstrated again and again.

  • TBonzie

    You know, it’s up to you guys. If people weren’t dicks online, this wouldn’t happen. I can’t change human behavior and I can’t be here 24/7.

  • Blue Thunder

    How do you figure that? I didn’t see any indication of such a description. The actors were convincing in their roles.

  • Modest

    Lastly, before quoting Barbados Slim, I will offer a halfway house. Do what slate.com now does: keep the comments sections but set up the site so that you need to click on it to access it, so it’s not in your face if you only want to read the article itself. Thus, diving into the cesspool that virtually all comments sections on the Internet have become is a task for the coalition of the willing.

    Now, goodbye, forever.

  • Guest

    Some of us got banned from the forum and still like to read the news

  • Blue Thunder

    I have a hunch that a lot of fans will be realistic concerning the future adventures of the U.S.S. Exeter and her crew. Hopefully, there will be future episodes in the making. With the bridge set and other properties safely enconsed at Starbase Studios, I’d say the possibilities are there.

    However, a lot will depend on the actors and their schedules.

  • Dennis

    Thanks, TBonzie

  • trekfan

    Technically you’re right. However, there is some ambiguity when it comes to internet defamation. Here’s a short text:

    It is unclear at this point whether the transmittal of defamatory statement over the internet
    constitutes libel or slander. This may not seem like an important distinction but it is important,
    especially as to the awarding of damages. Some cases throughout the U.S. court system
    have tried to answer the question.

    In Varian v. Deflino & Day two former employees had libeled Varian executives by posting more
    than 14,000 defamatory messages on over 100 different websites. The jury found that the
    defendants liable for defamation as well as misappropriation of the executives names.

    In 2006 a Florida court awarded a plaintiff $11.3 million dollars when the defendant posted
    numerous comments on message boards defaming the plaintiff and her business reputation.
    The court did not specify whether the cause of action was based on libel or slander.

    source: http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-laws/libel-vs-slander

  • Guest

    This is the way to stand up to pedants: with chapter and verse.

  • darrinbell

    I haven’t watched any fan productions aside from the CGI production “Aurora” (which was excellent). What’s STC?

  • darrinbell

    I disagree 100%. Seeing the reactions to news items is one of the things that separates the Internet from print. Those reactions are sometimes more interesting than the news itself. All this site needs is to automatically hide comments if they get a certain number of down votes. That seems to keep the comments jerk-free on a lot of the sites I read.

  • darrinbell

    The comments sections are interesting, to me. After I’m done reading a news item I just really want to read what other people thought of it. I don’t think this sort of thing happens often enough to warrant ditching them.

  • darrinbell

    Or you could just not scroll down after reading the article.

  • darrinbell

    I think reporting on fan films is what this site has to do since there’s no Trek show on the air and the films are few and far between. I, for one, would be grateful for news leading me to fan films I otherwise never would’ve watched (I haven’t watched any yet other than Aurora, but that’s why I came here today, hoping to find some reviews).

    As for whatever happened last weekend, I missed the whole thing, and I’d probably be as ticked off as Modest seems to be if I’d seen someone tearing Dennis Bailey apart. I haven’t been around much since Enterprise went off the air, but I remember enjoying his posts on TrekBBS.

  • Blue Thunder

    STC is(for lack of a better description)a very toxic and narcissistic rip-off of both Star Trek-The Animated Series and Star Trek-New Voyages/Phase II.