... called "Futures Collide" which had the caption, "The ISS Sudrian fires upon the TCS-Prometheus-2400. A metaphor for the decisions being made by Triple-Fiction Productions. As they try to decide whether to revive the Star Trek version of the series."
It got me thinking about the place of Independant creative productions and fan productions. No one can deny that the creation of an "Indie" production, whether it is a film, audio production or book is probably the ultimate goal of everyone who is involved in fan productions for any length of time. Part of it is peer pressure - there is just such a heavy prejudice against the creative worth of fan productions - but I have to agree that a creative work that you can honestly say is totally the product of your own imagination and talent would have to be the secret goal of justs about everyone who has acted in front of a camera, seen something of their in print or read a glowing review of something you have produced.
Dark Frontier - Operation Deliverance is described as "Star Trek inspired" rather than a Star Trek fan production. I haven't watched it but everything about the production looks very slick and professional. I would say that this is a group that is ready for the leap into Indie production. But does that mean that it has to be the end of their fan productions? Why not do both? Look at the audio drama groups like Pendant Productions, the fans come for the tribute shows and stay for the Indies.
Personally, I like the idea of alternating seasons - what you learn on one season can make your next stronger (and you don't drain your resources by trying to keep two shows going at the same time) - but eventually you have to follow The Pirate King's advice!
Always follow the dictates of your heart, m'boy, and trounce the consequences!
What ever you do, do it with gusto and all your heart so you can look your critics in the eye with confidence that you gave it your all!
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