G & T Show Supplemental Log: James And Kipleigh Talk Star Trek: Continues
G & T Show Supplemental Log: James And Kipleigh Talk Star Trek: Continues is now available for downloading. Check it out here. Nick, Mike, and Terry sit down with Director James Kerwin and Actress Kipleigh Brown to discuss Star Trek: Continues and more. Don’t miss this fun and insightful interview.
With the introductions out of the way, our guests jump straight to ridiculing each other before talking about Star Trek: Continues. They just got back from filming episode four. They immediately copyright a future project called Fifty Shades of Brown. Kipleigh had a great time at the shoot, and James mentioned that everything went smooth and even managed to shoot a little footage for episode five.
Moving the discussion towards the Kickstarter, Kirkstarter 2.0, at the time of this recording, they were six days out and on the verge of reaching their first stretch goal of $150,000, which would allow them to not only produce two full episodes of Star Trek: Continues, but also build a completely new Engineering set. Their next stretch goal is to build an indoor planet set on their sound stage. Terry asked for clarification regarding what will be included in the Engineering set, which James provides additional details about.
Terry, then, asks about the planet set they are planning to build for their next stretch goal. It’s going to be in design to what was used in the Original Series as well as the First Season of The Next Generation, where we first saw the Ferengi and where Tasha Yar died among others. James asks everyone to check out the Kickstarter and contribute to help them get these new sets.
Terry asks how the rest of the crew is doing. James mentions that Kipleigh, James, Michelle, Kim Stinger, Chris Doohan, Larry Nemecek, and Asia DeMarcos will be screening episode three at Gallifrey One on Saturday Night with a Q & A Panel hosted by Chris Gore from Attack of the Show and Podcrash. The Tickets have already sold out, but if you’re going to be in attendance, don’t hesitate to check it out. They are promoting the fact that Colin Baker, the sixth Doctor, is one of the special guests making an appearance in episode four of Star Trek: Continues. When Terry asks what roll will he play, James shoots her down along with Mike’s follow up question. James explains that he’s following Vic’s instructions to limit the information released about the episodes to create a more authentic and spoiler-free experience.
Mike asks about the other guest stars. James tells us that they have several for the fourth episode. They include: Colin Baker, Nakia Burrise, Gabriela Fresquez, Tiffany Brouwer, Adrienne Wilkenson, Robert J Sawyer, and more. Mike says they had seen a photo of Kayla Icovinho on the set as well. Terry asks what kind of hints can they give them. Kipleigh offers a witty response that initially confuses Nick. He compliments about how great she looks in the stills that he has seen and appreciates it more than her mirror universe appearance.
They discuss Kipleigh’s appearance in the episodes, which prompts them to discuss which Nick prefers Mirror Universe uniforms or Prime Universe uniforms. He says that it depends on who is wearing them. The conversation shifts to Kipleigh’s hair. James tells us that Shaquanta Greene was responsible for Kipleigh’s hair in the upcoming fourth episode.
Terry asked if they are working on anything else right now. James tells them that he is still working to get R.U.R. made. In fact, Bernie Stern screened the short film at a Robotics Conference in Prague. Kipleigh had taken several photographs of the shooting of the film and brags that they were shown at a museum in Prague. Terry hopes that he finds the support required to get the full-length film created. They discuss R.U.R. for a moment, before mentioning that Chase Masterson will be on The Flash tonight.
Nick tells Kipleigh that she needs to cosplay as The Black Canary. Kipleigh wasn’t familiar with the character and Nick fills her in. Kipleigh admits she won a screaming contest once. They talk about screaming and Kipleigh talks about the disco hit, Love Rollercoaster by The Ohio Players, that featured a high pitch scream urban legend that states a woman being murdered while they were recording the album.
Nick asks Kipleigh about her husband Emo Philips. She tells them that the night that this episode was recorded, he appeared on At Midnight. Terry returns the conversation to R.U.R. and asked specifically about the conference that it was about. James tells her more about it.
Returning to Star Trek: Continues and its Kickstater, Terry asks about the fact that since they have part of episode five filmed, when they were going to get back into the studio to record the rest of it. James mentioned that part of episode five will take place on a planet. James explains that he cannot say when the episode will be filmed in order to avoid people dropping by the set unexpectedly. They’ve had to remove people so they can complete their work. Kipleigh suggested building a brig.
Mike asks James how involved is he in the editing, sound, and special effects development for the episodes. He goes on to explain the role a director has in television versus movie making. Mike quickly follows up with a question for Kipleigh asking if she will be holding a phaser in the next episode. They can’t say.
James gets to the big announcement. Kipleigh reveals that the next episode will premiere on May 29th at Phoenix Comic-con in the main ballroom. It’s also the same place they premiered the first episode. The screening will be followed by a Q & A and a autograph session. Who will be attending the screening is yet to be determined. Mike follows it up if it will be released on the web on the same day. James suspects that it will.
Terry asks if they will be joining them again this year at Star Trek Las Vegas. Kipleigh doesn’t know yet, but would love to join them. Kipleigh tells us about the Top Story! Weekly project she does at the iO West Theater. They discuss Kipleigh’s social media presence. She then shares that she was a guest on the Dork Forest podcast.
Nick asks Kipleigh for her take on the new cast for the upcoming Ghostbusters film. She thinks they would be hard for them to compete with Bill Murray and Dan Akaroid. However, she questions whether or not it would be successful if they decide to just reboot it. James adds that the SyFy channel is doing a 3001 mini-series. Terry asks if they are doing the Foundation series. Mike thinks that it could also be SyFy. They discuss briefly Sharknado and more sequels are being planned. Kipleigh tells us about being fooled by SyFy’s films with similarly named films, such as Atlantic Rim. They talk about other cheesy scifi films. Terry looked it up and found out that Foundation is being created by HBO.
Terry returns to Ghostbusters. Kipleigh wonders if it will be successful if they remake them and recast the iconic roles as women. It may alienate the audience. She’d like to see something new and different. Mike suggests Ghostbusters: Seattle and Kipleigh suggests Ghostbusters Tulsa and Smalltown Ghostbusters. They all get in on the gag. Mike hopes that they poke fun at the various Ghost Hunter shows that are out there.
Kipleigh talks about her photography again. She talks about her camera and her husband is often her model. Nick and Kipliegh joke about Kanye and Beonce appearing in the next episode. Terry refocuses the conversation and returns to the Kirkstarter. They discuss the rewards available for donations. They talk and tease James about the acting and the production values of Star Trek: Continues. James discusses the variety of items available as rewards, including the opportunity for Nick to speak with Kipleigh Brown over a Skype call. Larry Nemecek has donated signed galley proofs of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, including walk on roles and producer credits. The Kickstarter closes on February 16th.
Winding up the interview, Terry reminds everyone of the premiere on May 29th at Phoenix Comic-Con. She reminds everyone about R.U.R. James says that he’s looking to secure funding for the feature-length film.
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