Sunday, July 6, 2014

FANS ENJOY TRAILER, WANT MORE!

An ever growing fan base is monitoring the studio blog for any new updates and to see the series trailer again. Viewing numbers have tripled since the July 4th release which started off on a troubled note; as some fans were unable to view the trailer due to a programming error on BlogSpot, forcing the studio to post the series trailer openly to anyone and everyone in the U.S.

This of course left the door wide open for hecklers and non-supporters of this new Star Trek project to submit their anonymous opinions of the new series trailer, leaving no room for retort from the studio, prior to the series launch. But the production continues forward and a second trailer is now pending release in August.

Series Trailer ONE did prove a few things which were being questioned by harsh critics earlier this year. The trailer did not present any STO video captures in its presentation which left all of those critics in the proverbial lurch; giving kudos to the studio for erasing any doubt.

The trailer did present a dramatic, dark presentation of things to come and a strong premise of what to expect. The series Director/Creator said, "This series is not based on fancy CGI or large battles in space - Trekkies know that is eventually expected and we will have to deliver. This is a stronger attempt at presenting a strong storyline with trained theater actors to present a strong show with caliber charisma not usually seen in Star Trek fan productions".

Fan outreach through Facebook has posted a strong 817 views with only 227 likes; meaning that people are stopping by the studios Facebook page for updates, but are deciding not to click the like button. "There's nothing we can do about that" said David, "We can only figure that when the show premieres and people begin to see what they like [or expect] to see, then maybe those 'un-likers' will change their tune".

42 comments:

  1. The trailer is a radical departure from what I've seen from other fan films made recently. This could be a nice breath of fresh air in a fan film era where everyone wants to replay iconic roles or rely on an old look to get people to pry in and take a look. The past cannot be rewritten without the insight of Roddenberry's magic touch, but the future of his legacy depends on people to think outside the box, this you have done well, guys. Good luck! Erin Fromke, Koln GE

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Erin. We're pretty excited about the start we've received from fans in Europe! [DRQ]

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  2. 1. The trailer was too short.
    2. I understand now why you stated earlier that it was important to watch STB before watching the trailer, it did give some insight to what was going on.
    3. The graphics were original and presented with dark authority.
    4. Initially watching the trailer in the dark with the sound up, the Borg voice scared the crap out of me!
    5. Hecklers might be trolling your blog and FB pages but it's out of sheer jealously that you seem to be doing something completely original and not another copy of the same format.
    6. The opening credits were dramatic and I liked that a lot!
    7. The musical score is completely original and dark.
    8. I am not afraid to admit that Minotaur has a lot to prove, but the dark feel in this trailer is a lot to admire.
    9. I've read on a FB blog that your work is not to be trusted, but this is your second series in writing canon for Star Trek which I find reasonably acceptable.
    10. You have me hooked and I want to see more!

    Donavin Barstow
    Oklahoma City, OK

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    1. Thanks, Donavin! We had other ideas and scenes that crossed the editing floor for the series trailer. We decided to present something different and show the new quality of CGI and sound we've mastered. The first time we presented the trailer to a crowd on the big screen, many people jumped at the sound of the Borg voices...so, you were not the first. [DRQ]

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  3. There's so much petty shit being being said about your trailer and I feel obligated to defend the vision you're presenting within its own brilliant dark flair. Many of the people spreading their petty shit claim to be Trekkies and apparently demand a level of production to match other fan productions.

    You've claimed repeatedly that the Minotaur will follow Gene Roddenberrys universe, so it's apparent to me that you've caught a part of the darkness which has been missing from the recent attempts at bringing the Borg into a new series. Of course, this is only peek of some 25 seconds of your present efforts, leaving many to wonder what other goodies you have planned to show at a later time.

    I applaud your efforts on the trailer and can't wait to see more.

    Will Potts Oxnard Ca

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    1. Thanks, Will!...defending us is nice, but not required. The hecklers and negative critiques before the trailers premiere had us a bit worried, but after the trailer they've all quieted down and have virtually disappeared. We didn't know there was so much competition between fan series and assumed all Trekkies supported one another...we're still learning =) [DRQ]

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  4. Hey guys! I also sent you an email so this is twice you hear from me. The trailer is great, dark, with a ton of mystery. If that a was your intention then you succeeded. So don't worry about the Trekkies that like to poke and heckle, their like that bad cousin that other Trekkies have to hand out apologies time and time again. The problem I see is that you've had a tremendous promotional push which overwhelmed a few low foreheads who lost sight that your series is a low budget project that has a little class in its delivery. With all of the new CGI software running around, most of these SyFy peeps expected to see dazzling J.J. Abrams type ship battles and glorious flybys with lens flares and crap. I think you deliver what you claimed and it looks to me like it falls under the STNG series format.

    Good job and BRAVO!

    Tammi Taylor, St. George UT
    "Live long and prosper"

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    1. Thanks, Tammi! I have a bad cousin and a few ex-actors who I still apologize for all the time, so I know what you mean. As a writer and director, I can't please everyone, but we sure aim to give the best entertainment possible. We have a few more surprises for future fans and we are not using any lens flares in our production. [DRQ]

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  5. The trailer wasn't mind blowing, but it was entertaining and probably better written in only a few seconds than most Star Trek fan film have produced in full hour episodes. I know there was some asshole who poked some words at the "short Gothic scene" on FB, but that idiots FB account was fake and I bet you has more than two or three fake FB accounts to spread a bad review or two. Me and my friends at work liked the Minotaur trailer and cannot wait to see more.
    Amy Bouchard & Company, Ft Lauderdale Florida

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    1. Thanks, Amy!...and yeah, some assholes LOVE to use the Internet to hide behind to spew their comments...that's what I love about America; everyone is a critic, but no one likes to sign their real name on their comments. [DRQ]

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  6. Not much to see in the trailer, but it's still a 100 times better than most of the fan shows I've seen on you tube.

    I'll stick around for a bit.

    Ranch House Bob Dufresne
    St. Louis
    MO

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    1. Thanks...uh, "Ranch House" Bob! I hope you do stick around for a bit! [DRQ]

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  7. Ok you lucky sons of bitches, you may have proved the first series trailer was not only different but that it was impressive, but next time I know you won't impress anyone with whatever you got to show us.

    Robert Perez, Everett WA

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    1. Thanks, Robert! We will try hard to prove you right! ;-) [DRQ]

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  8. No bold speeches, no crisply outdone cgi, but a well thought out, brilliant, dark, dramatic, epic trailer as it was pitched during promotions. There's still so much to explain but enough has been released to peak my interest. What I liked best was the actors fitting into their parts without the need to over act. Those actresses seemed like professionals and they delivered!

    Don Carter
    USA
    Naples, Italy

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    1. Thanks. Don! Almost 90% of the cast are theater actors with years on the stage. We had actually planned a cool opening with a speech, but thought against it as every other first trailer for a Star Trek fan film has a speech opening of some sort. It was hard to hold back, a little. [DRQ]

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  9. Holy crap the trailer was awesome! -Bart Arrowby, Johannesburg S. AFRICA

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    1. Thanks, Bart! I thought it was awesome also. [DRQ]

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  10. Fabulous & original!

    I know for a fact that there are some ST fan films that are ducking their heads now. Minotaur has proven to be completely original with a sneak trailer filled full of dark mystery and some new characters - there's no one pretending to be Kirk, McCoy, Spock, or Scotty, thank god!

    I'm primed up for the next trailer!

    Stephen Mills
    Essex Junction, Vermont

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    1. Thanks, Stephen! SInce MINOTAUR is 178 years after ST-VOYAGER, we don't expect any of the old characters making a cameo in the series. However if you read below, there IS a spoiler that will be released for STNG fans. [DRQ]

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  11. A great surprise delivery of the Borg done brilliantly and immediately Minotaur has distanced itself from the rest of the fan film norm.

    A great surprise indeed!

    Michael Potts
    Juneau AK

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    1. Thanks, Michael! I'm glad we could surprise you! [DRQ]

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  12. Well, I saw the trailer which was ok. I got a little more excited when I saw you posted a casting call on Talent6 for a Data lookalike for Minotaur, so know you have me intrigued about what your up to. Devante Owen, Bristol CT

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    1. Thanks, Devante! And yes, we did a casting call for a Data look-alike for a series of episodes concerning LOR. The idea is still in the works and the actor we cast for the role looks a lot like Brent Spiner...a little eerie if you ask me. [DRQ]

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  13. "We Are The Borg" Loved it all guys! I got that chill in my spine listening to the dark voices cutting through the air. Definitely great entertainment if only for a minute.

    Lorraine Dunlap
    Whistler Canada

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine! I get chills listening to the Borg voices in the dark. [DRQ]

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  14. Good lighting, editing, special effects. Definitely a positive start for Minotaur!

    Cindy Kamass
    Patch Barracks GE

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! We are glad we started you off on a positive note. [DRQ]

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  15. I was expecting less and got more. I thought your trailer would be another mess of STOS material and it wasn't. You definitely propose a new specimen of the ST phenomenon and it looks enjoyable. Good luck in all that you do.

    Rick B., Chicago, IL

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    1. Thanks, Rick! We have a few more "specimens" of surprise headed your way in August. [DRQ]

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  16. Bravo, Bravo, Bravo, this Minotaur trailer was good entertainment with brilliant surprises and an edge with the soundtracks!

    Ernesto Des Pillar
    PR

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    1. Thanks, Ernesto! We have received exceptional reviews on our soundtrack arrangement. Thanks for noticing our efforts in the dramatics! [DRQ]

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  17. An acceptable promo trailer for a low budget project. Never once did QStorm promote this new series as a top notch, top dollar project with backing from Paramount or any other big name franchise.

    Some Trekkies can be too over-dramatic. Anyone who expected more was a complete idiot!!!!!

    Sergio Aldana
    Irvine, CA

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    1. Thanks, Sergio!...I think there is more Trekkie skepticism due to all of the fan films which are currently flooding the Youtube market. Many expect a lot, some just like to complain [a lot]. Thanks for your support! [DRQ]

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  18. I am convinced by the trailer alone that Minotaur will be a much welcomed breath of fresh air in a fan film world where every other "series" seems to be stuck in rewriting the past of the ST universe. Introducing the Borg was a bold step in proving your project is written on new, untouched ground. Good luck, my friends! Travis Weiland, Dunoon GB

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    1. Thanks, Travis! We are not afraid to bring the Borg to the forefront of the series...besides, we know NO ONE else is going to go where we are! [DRQ]

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  19. Fantastic trailer! Good work!

    Lawrence Hilliard Philadelphia PA

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  20. Wonderful trailer with great detail and visuals!

    B. Frazier
    Pretoria S. Africa

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  21. There are some fucked up Trekkies showing their true colorsby not supporting projects they should and supporting projects that are surely money-scams, that they shouldn't. I've never had to pay a dime to see QStorm projects online and they never begged for donations or money to keep things going. Theres a hint of professionalism being bestowed in their work and I think Minotaur is proving to be the studios next big success.

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  22. The trailer was spectacular!

    Benny G. G. - Bourges France

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  23. I reviewed ST Beyond and enjoyed the series, respecting the format of cgi which it was produced with. The Minotaur trailer was short and filled with enough dramatic intrigue to build me curiosity to see more. Great work!

    Simone Grube
    Koln GE

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  24. Dark, brooding, intelligent. Finally, something worth waiting for.

    Caitlin DuBois, Everett Wa

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