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Hamming it up for Phase II – (UPDATED) Clip viewing window over…

by on Jul.22, 2012, under Star Trek, Wackyness

UPDATE:  The clip was put up for viewing for just a short time, and it’s removed now… so we’ll just have to wait until the episode is finished… :)

Last month I had the chance to go and play Star Trek with James Cawley and his intrepid band of volunteers known as Star Trek Phase II… I had visited them a couple years ago when they were making another episode focusing on a young Kirk in his Academy days… and it was a blast.  So, when Cawley called me up last year and asked if I’d like to be Procounsel Claudius Marcus, ruler of Magna-Roma, the planet that the Enterprise crew visited in the classic episode “Bread and Circuses”, how could I turn him down. (we had previously been in talks about me playing another high profile guest starring role in another episode, but the logistics never worked out…)  So when I showed up on set in the Procounsel’s Chambers decked out in my fancy Roman Emperor Space wear, it was a great time.  I got to chew the scenery with the great cast, including newcomer Brian Gross as the “new” Captain Kirk, stepping in for Cawley who has given up the center seat in order to concentrate on producing this wildly popular fan production.  Also in my scenes were Brandon Stacy as Spock, and John Kelley as McCoy…  All three of them were very supportive of this first time guest star… and I thank them for their encouragement…

James was so excited by the stuff he was seeing in the early cut of the episode, that he was busting to share it with everyone… so here is a slightly spoiler-y scene from the episode… where I got to have a fun stare-down with the captain.  It is VERY rough… not a final edit by a long shot, and the sound and color grading have to be done… so this is Phase II at its absolute roughest form… but it is still fun.


4 comments for this entry:
  1. avatar
    AmyBeth Inverness

    You were great in every scene! This was my first time doing continuity, but I felt very privileged to be able to watch the filming up close. I can’t wait to see the finished product, after watching every scene filmed multiple times from multiple angles.

  2. avatar

    Darn. “This video is private.”

  3. avatar

    So Daren,

    When are we going to be able to see the clip? “Video is private”. I’d like to see your work. “you’re a Roman, Kirk!” …”or you should’ve been.”

  4. avatar

    Well, unfortunately, the clip wasn’t intended for long-term streaming… so I’m afraid that it will now have to wait until the episode is released. I don’t know what their release schedule is, but I do know that about 3 episodes are in the pipeline before this one… so it could be a while.

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