Jump to content



Photo

Dispatches from the Romulan War - Animated


11 replies to this topic

#1 ensign edwards

 

ensign edwards

    Player of all things Warcraft

  • SaveEnterprise Alumni
  • 14,686 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 

Posted 10 December 2008 - 12:33 PM

Since its premiere more than a year ago, Dispatches from the Romulan War has innovated with its unique style of flash fiction from the perspective of the news agencies of the Star Trek: Enterprise universe. Last Christmas, it pushed into a new medium with its series of full cast audio podbooks. Now, DRW is boldly going into new territory again with Dispatches from the Romulan War: The Animated Series.

With the aid of TrekUnited, the team of the newly founded Perseus Productions has begun work on a series of short videos that will bring DRW into the visual realm. The original podbooks series will provide the audio, and the visuals will consist of a series of still images blended together to illustrate the stories featured in the articles.

Aric Hutfles, the talented comic book artist who created the covers for the two DRW podbooks, has generously agreed to draw
the various images that will make up each episode. TU's own JohnBart_HUN, known for his work with the Enterprise: Temporal Cold War mod and the creator of several Trek and BSG music videos, has signed on to direct and edit each episode/article. The series is being produced by Tyler Edwards (AKA yours truly, ensign edwards), the chief editor of DRW. Kirok of L'Stok, TU's media director, is also aiding various aspects of the project.

The original podbooks featured a number of talented voice actors including David Ault, whom you may remember from his roles in Star Trek: Defiant, Star Trek: Lost Frontier, Star Trek: The Section 31 Files, and The Byron Chronicles; and well-known Trek writer Larry Nemecek. Cathy Rinella, AKA Merodi of Merodi Media, contributed her immense talents in sound engineering to the original audio articles and now, by extension, to DRWA.

The seven articles of the podbooks can be heard in TrekUnited's Audio Center or downloaded from the Twelve Trek Days website.

DRWA is intended to increase awareness of Dispatches from the Romulan War and Enterprise, but it is also meant to be a gift to all those fans who have supported DRW up until now. For the first time, they will be able to actually see Salem One orbiting Beta Virginis II, and all the other iconic images of DRW, with their eyes, instead of simply in their minds.

We are currently aiming to release the first episode sometime in early 2009. The precise length of the first season hasn't yet been determined, but four videos are currently in the works, and if all goes well, the season may be significantly longer.

Work on DRWA is still underway, and there's a lot yet to be done, so keep an eye out for further updates.

For now, you can whet your appetite with this image from the first episode.

Enterprise and Columbia rush to investigate the loss of Salem One.
Posted Image

(Note to mods: please pin this thread.)

Facebook Comments Below ( All comments made with your Facebook account are subject to moderator discretion )

#2 raptor

 

raptor

    Fleet Admiral

  • Members
  • 2,227 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Kortrijk (Belgium-Europe)
 

Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:00 PM

Cool...

#3 trekkin'

 

trekkin'

    Memory is the first thing to go! :P

  • Global Moderators
  • 7,711 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:RI
 

Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:45 PM

YAY!!! :clap:

I am so happy for you ee...this is awesome...you have a nice crew to put this together!!

TU ROCKS!!

:23: :23: :23: :23: :23: :23: :23: :23: :23: :23: :23: :23: :23: :23: :23:
"Please, dear God, don't let me phlox up." -Shepherd's Prayer: Freedom 7

Are we ever really HERE, man?

"...death is my bread and danger my butter - oh, no, danger's my bread, and death is my butter. No, no, wait. Danger's my bread, death - no, death is - no, I'm sorry. Death is my - death and danger are my various breads and various butters. ." -Woody Allen

#4 ensign edwards

 

ensign edwards

    Player of all things Warcraft

  • SaveEnterprise Alumni
  • 14,686 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 

Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:56 PM

Thanks trekkin'! :)

Things are still under development, but from what I've seen so far, it should be pretty cool.

#5 ensign edwards

 

ensign edwards

    Player of all things Warcraft

  • SaveEnterprise Alumni
  • 14,686 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 

Posted 19 April 2009 - 09:47 AM

Okay, I think we're overdue for an update.

As you've probably surmised, things are going a bit slower than expected. But we are still working on the first episode, and we hope to release it soon. A specific date hasn't been set, but I'll post it as soon as we can set one.

I'd like to thank everyone for their patience. I hope you'll stick with us.

To help make the wait easier, here's another image. You'll have to wait for the first episode to see Salem One in its full glory, but here's a taste of what's to come.

Posted Image

#6 trekkin'

 

trekkin'

    Memory is the first thing to go! :P

  • Global Moderators
  • 7,711 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:RI
 

Posted 19 April 2009 - 10:44 PM

I love it!
"Please, dear God, don't let me phlox up." -Shepherd's Prayer: Freedom 7

Are we ever really HERE, man?

"...death is my bread and danger my butter - oh, no, danger's my bread, and death is my butter. No, no, wait. Danger's my bread, death - no, death is - no, I'm sorry. Death is my - death and danger are my various breads and various butters. ." -Woody Allen

#7 ChristopherPike

 

ChristopherPike

    Fleet Admiral

  • SaveEnterprise Alumni
  • 2,497 posts
  • Gender:Male
 

Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:18 PM

Some great talent at work here. I also loved those DRW comic covers a while back.



#8 Wowbagger

 

Wowbagger

    Vice Admiral

  • Members
  • 1,021 posts
  • Gender:Male
 

Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:01 PM

As you've probably surmised, things are going a bit slower than expected.


Oh, that always happens. Just keep at it and you'll get it done before you know it. I mean, hey... look at Exeter. :P

I love the art. I'm thinking I might come after your people and see if they'd be willing to do a bit of comic-cover-style art for Excelsior, because... niiiice.

EDIT: After four years, I have just hit one thousand posts! WHOOHOO!

Edited by Wowbagger, 29 April 2009 - 07:02 PM.

Wowbagger: The Once and Future Prophet of Almighty Tim
"Make as much noise as possible!" --Manny Coto. Ah, good times. Does anyone remember Al Vinci?
Listen to the Star Trek: Excelsior audio radio drama extravaganza! www.starshipexcelsior.com!
...because not enough people have used the word "extravaganza" in advertising since the 1890's. I'm bringing extravaganza back.

#9 Captain_Hair

 

Captain_Hair

    Master of all things, jack of none

  • VIP
  • 50,337 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
 

Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:06 PM

EDIT: After four years, I have just hit one thousand posts! WHOOHOO!

WHOOOHOOOOOO! :clap:

Posted Image


#10 ensign edwards

 

ensign edwards

    Player of all things Warcraft

  • SaveEnterprise Alumni
  • 14,686 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 

Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:35 PM

I love the art. I'm thinking I might come after your people and see if they'd be willing to do a bit of comic-cover-style art for Excelsior, because... niiiice.


I don't know if Aric would have the time, but you could certainly ask. He's got a profile at TU, if you want to PM him. He does do good work. :D

#11 ensign edwards

 

ensign edwards

    Player of all things Warcraft

  • SaveEnterprise Alumni
  • 14,686 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 

Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:46 PM

I regret to inform you all that DRWA is shutting down production. From the very beginning, we've suffered delays, but in recent months, progress has come to a complete halt. I can no longer see any way for us to continue forward.

I wish to extend apologies to all the fans who were looking forward to it, and I thank them for their support.

I wanted to post the few images we did complete, but I think the Google Group where we stored them may have been shut down. I can't find it anywhere. So, yeah. Sorry again.

DRW itself will continue on. The Romulan War has only just started, and there are still plenty of stories to tell. Remember that you can submit your own stories and help steer the course of the war yourself. I'm always open to new submissions.

#12 Bill

 

Bill

    TU Manager (aka DefiantVulcan)

  • Managment
  • 5,068 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Auburn MA
 

Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:53 PM

To bad EE, but you never know, someone in ithe future may want to take a stab at it again.
As you say plenty of stories still to tell, keep up the great work.









Life is a con
stant series of adaptations. and I am adapting as fast as I can!



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users