[Star Trek] MINOTAUR made it's initial pre-screening debut in Houston, Texas this past weekend to a house of 75 lucky fans. After the one hour, forty two minute episode, the viewers met in a reception area and were asked to review the first episode and give it a star rating between one and five stars. The studio was in for a surprise as 100% gave the first episode a 5-star treatment!
Prior to launching the episode, D. R. Quintana spoke a few words and stated, "This is a fan production and everything you are about to see was made out of love for science fiction, the respect for Gene Roddenberry, and the hope for the best future in the Star Trek universe."
The studio was set to present an entertaining episode as the viewers laughed when they were supposed to, were surprised when they needed to be, and shocked at the stories plot when the whole mess evolved before their eyes. Five years of work has proven it's worth for the studio and the series creator and writer was more than happy with the final results.
"It's not the best fan film made for Trekkies, but it's definitely one of the smartest." said an excited David Quintana. "These people had fun, the people talked extensively about the series during the reception, and there were some favorite characters being formed out of this preview."
Guests from as far as Oklahoma City, OK came to the preview, and all exploded into applause at the roll of the end credits. Studio and series editor Andrew Quintana said that he was relieved that everyone liked the series opener and gave it the 5-star treatment. "There was so much pressure on us!" says Andrew. "Minotaur is a great piece of work, the vision was clear and I am sure that my dad wasn't expecting this type of treatment."
And with all of the good reviews, what did Mr. Quintana do when the night ended? He went back to the studio and watched the episode again!