G & T Show Supplemental Log – James & Kipleigh Talk ST:C
G & T Show Supplemental Log – James & Kipleigh Talk ST:C is now available for downloading. Check it out here. While Terry is still away on vacation, Nick and Mike sat down with James Kerwin and Kipleigh Brown to break the latest news regarding Star Trek: Continues, R.U.R, and so much more.
James Kerwin and Kipleigh Brown join us for this Supplemental Log. Mike kicks off the interview asking about the big news they wanted to share with our audience regarding Star Trek: Continues. Star Trek: Continues has released three episodes so far and the latest episode, Fairest of Them All, which was directed by James and featured Kipleigh as Lieutenant Smith, has won the Burbank Bank Film Festival’s Media Award and a Geeky Award.
The biggest request they have had has been for Smith’s return and James announced exclusively on our show that Lieutenant Smith will be returning to Star Trek: Continues and James will be directing episode 4. The fourth episode has been written by James, Vic, and Chris White and the script is ready to go. Production will begin shortly. It will have some great guest stars from other scifi series.
They have screened all over the place, and will be screening next weekend at Stan Lee’s Comikazi and will be have Kipleigh and Chris Doohan discussing the show, signing autographs, and will be have a panel. Cosplay will be maxed out at the convention since its Halloween.
We talk about Halloween in Los Angeles. Kipleigh talks about what some of her neighbors do when they decorate their houses for Halloween. Then, we discuss some of our Halloween memories, including our favorite costumes from Halloweens past. Kipleigh has always wanted to be a ghost, while James once was Hermes. The conversation degenerates into inappropriate creepiness when Nick shares his favorite costume from when he was a kid.
We move back to Star Trek: Continues and focus on the Kirkstarter Kickstarter. The new kickstarter will begin November 10th. The first kickstarted earned 126,000 to fund episodes 2, 3, and 4. This time, they will be looking for a little more in order to produce episode 5, 6, 7, and beyond. Another exclusive announcement in regards to episode 5. It will take place on a planet. James could not reveal the rewards yet. Kipleigh said that everything they earn goes straight into the episodes with very little waste. Remarkably, they are able to produce 40 to 50 minutes of television for $35 to $40,000.
Mike asks about the special effects shots for continues. The Enterprise shots are created by THE Doug Drexler, who has done special effects for various Star Trek series. Some of the others were created by a team of other people. Nick asks about the compliment Rod Roddenberry gave them at STLV. Rod Roddenberry considered Star Trek: Continues to be official Star Trek canon. James said that Nichelle Nichols loves what they have been doing.
In episode 4, James is looking forward to doing a more character based episode. It will deal with themes in the same way that TOS dealt with themes. Mike asks if it will be an original story or a continuation or a sequel to something we’ve already seen before. James wants to do more original stories with nods, winks, or shout outs to previous episodes. Nick asks if Enterprise and specifically Xindi could be referenced in future episodes. Mike jokes ironically that Lt. Smith will be killed by Xindi.
James has a trivia question for us. We do our best, but fail miserably. We do eventually figure them out. Nick asks if the Romulans will be returning to Continues. Mike then asks if we will be seeing Andorians or Tellarites make appearances in the show. We wonder about the Caitains and discuss the role of TAS as canon. For Star Trek: Continues, TAS will not be part of or referenced by STC. Mike asks how many episodes they would like to do for years 4 and 5 of TOS. Mike talks about Lolani and how he showed the episode to non-trek fans and how it turned them into fans.
We wind up the interview. James quickly talks about RUR and their upcoming trip to Prague for the EU’s robotics conventions, where RUR will be screened.
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