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#1 Phill

 

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:28 PM

Hello Everyone,

As you will most likely be aware JJ Abrams was not so long ago named as the executive producer for Star Trek XI.

We would like you, our members to write a letter to Mr. Abrams welcoming him the the Star Trek Universe.

The submissions will be read by a panel of judges and the winning submission will be sent to JJ Abrams himself.

Your letter ought to welcome him and let him know what you would like to see in the movie.

Submissions are limited to one per member and should ideally be less than 2 pages of A4.

You can email your submissions to phillc@trekunited.com

(please use plain text, openoffice.org document format, microsoft office document format or rich text format only)

Thanks and good luck,

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 06:53 PM

Is there a deadline in place for this or is it open ended?
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#3 Phill

 

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 01:04 PM

Initially I am going to place the deadline for submissions as the 19th of August.

This may be subject to change.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 02:02 PM

Any word on the outcome of this? Is it too late now for members to enter?



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Posted 08 November 2006 - 03:52 PM

There was a distinct lack of interest in this unfortunately.

I hope to run it again with better luck. If you want to send me a submission please email it to me at the above address

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:45 AM

How many letters did you receive, Phill? If you didn't receive any, I as a really bad English speaker will try to set one up, so you don't have to end this endeavour with no success. :)

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:13 AM

I didn't get any at the time. Seing as how TU membership and hits are doing so well I will probably run this competition again after Starbase Indy has finished this month.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 08:32 AM

Sorry to hear that Phill. I'd have expected a good turnout with countless members telling Trek's new head honcho what they'd like to see. Maybe a few polite requests for a simple jesture like a Scott or Jolene cameo, given the attempts by the faithful to keep Enterprise on the air. Still...

I'll definitely have to get my thinking cap on and email you something. :blink:



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Posted 09 November 2006 - 05:43 PM

Oh yeah, I just noticed SBI is also going ... maybe it would be better to retry it after SBI is over. :)

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:03 PM

I just e-mailed you a letter for Mr. Abrams, Phil.

Thanks.

Edited by Captain59, 15 November 2006 - 07:42 PM.

Mark

Today is a very important day. - T'Pol, "Twilight"

It took 12 years, but Archer was finally cured and Earth saved because Dr. Phlox never gave up. Today could be our important day to save Star Trek: Enterprise, we don't know. But like Dr. Phlox, we can never give up.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 04:26 PM

I got it, thanks :)

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:11 AM

Ok I have done something. It is some sort of a letter.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:08 PM

That's wonderful, Inga! :clap:

TU's Executive Staff should definitely endorse your 'plague proposal' to JJ Abrams.



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Posted 05 March 2007 - 02:55 PM

That's wonderful, Inga! :clap:

TU's Executive Staff should definitely endorse your 'plague proposal' to JJ Abrams.



Thank you so much for your compliment :) It is great to see that there are still people here who value my work.
Since I send in my suggestion I haven't heard anything back, so I don't know if the project is still going to take place.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 03:21 PM

I have collected all of the entries submitted so far and the project is now closed.

Due to the fact that unfortunately we only received a small amount of entries we will be submitting them all.

A big thank you to all who contributed.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 03:44 PM

Thanks for letting us know, Phill :)
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:59 PM

Wow, I'm just reading this topic now (due to the fact that I've been out of the board for almost two years and I'm slowly catching up with everything) and Inga's "letter" is amazing and impressive.

That is thekind of message JJ Abrams should get, nothing else, no other letter. The "tell JJ Abrams what you would like to see in the movie" looks like a good idea from the fans' side, but it's actually the opposite. Why? Because it draws producers, directors and writers away from the fans and general viewers, unless it's properly done, and usually it's not properly done at all; the fan just wants the director/producer/writer to do what he (the fan) says, disguised under the name of "suggestions", "whishes" or "ideas".
This is one of the major draw-backs of Trek United, as it has been since the Save Enterprise days, and it keeps spreading all around on every single idea that comes up: seeing it all only from the fan side, precisely when all these things are handled by professionals and, if it all is being watched from the outside, it should be done by people who can see things objectively enough to do things the proper way even if they're not professionals.

Inga's letter should be taken as an example of the way to do every single thing related to Trek from our side. If necessary, it should be tattooed on everyone's forehead to see it 24/7 and learn the way to do it. No other letter, no other approach should be done, but this one, this way.

Without trying to sound egotistical... (...) I have my own ideas and aspirations which were countlessly shot down in the past. I've no interest in being in that position again.


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Posted 07 June 2007 - 12:59 PM

i agree :P
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:29 AM

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

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