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FANWANKERY: If Stardates mean anything at all, how do we go about figuring out what it is?

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Welcome to "Fanwankery," the infrequently-scheduled feature here on Republibot where we prove our geek creds by taking something that is completely useless to begin with, and pouring over it in ridiculous detail until everyone shoots themselves in the head rather than hear any more of it. What can I say? I'm Oldschool.

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: Interview with Rob Hampton of 70's Kids

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Rob Hampton is a director and editor in LA, but thirty-odd years ago he was just a kid in Massachusetts with a Super 8 camera. Recently, he's been going over his earlier work, adding some modern enhancements (like sound,) and posting them on YouTube.

Join us after the jump for the story of this project, three decades in the making!

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“The Series Killer” - Can we all please stop calling Fred Freiberger that now?

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Fred Freiberger was a television producer with a long and successful career, which is impressive if you’re the kind of person who’s impressed by that sort of thing. I’m not, personally, but it’s more than I’ve done, so perhaps I should be. He’s also a writer, which is a bit more impressive, but given the stuff that he wrote, not vastly much more so. He was one of the anonymous faces behind the camera, the names at the credit crawl at the end of the episode that no one outside of the industry, and obsessive fans (like me) ever tended to notice.

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: "The Needs of the Many"

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A couple months ago we covered the first installment of the Farragut Animated project, Power Source. Today we're taking a look at the second episode The Needs of the Many, penned by Michael Struck and Jack Trevenio. Take a look at the trailer and then join us after the jump.

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"ENEMY: STARFLEET" Now Online!

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It may be eighteen months late, but The Star Trek: Phase 2 people have finally gotten "Enemy: Starfleet" online. It's available for free download at several places around the web, but if you're grossly incompetent (Like me!) you'll be unable to get any of 'em to work. Which means you can watch it here in tolerably low quality below the jump.

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: Interview with Peter 'Stoney' Emshwiller of "Jr. Star Trek"

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Last week we featured the earliest Star Trek fan film we've found to date (just a week after featuring the earliest fan film we found to that date.) If you missed it, check it out below and then join us after the jump for an interview with its creator and star, Peter 'Stoney' Emshwiller.

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: "Jr. Star Trek"

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Last week I featured the earliest fan film I had come across. Naturally, it took only a few hours for our own SheldonCooper to point out that there was a still earlier one, Jr. Star Trek.

From the youtube description: Back in 1969 ten-year-old Peter ("Stoney") Emshwiller created his own version of a Star Trek episode using his dad's 16mm camera. The, um, fabulous special effects were created by scratching on the film with a knife and coloring each frame with magic markers. The movie won WNET's "Young People's Filmmaking Contest," was shown on national television, and, all these years later, still is a favorite at Star Trek Conventions.

Join us after the jump to see this award-winning film.

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: "Star Trek Phoenix"

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It's our policy to *not* review fan films. We showcase 'em, talk about 'em, interview the people who make 'em, daydream about making 'em ourselves, and sketch sets in our spare time, but we don't review 'em. Why? I've explained that several times, and don't feel like repeating myself here. Hunt around on the site, you'll find it. That said: There's a *LOT* of stuff in 'Star Trek: Phoenix' that I really like.

That's not a review, just that they've overcome what I feel to be a fundamental failing of Trek since 1988.

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If The U.S. Air Force Ran Starfleet...

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Just humor me on this one, it‘s total epic wankery:

I know you, like everyone else, assume that space SHIPS will eventually be just like Navy SHIPS because they’ve got SHIP in the name, even though airSHIPS had the exact same logic behind them, and that turned out to be ludicrous and led to their demise. By the same coin, I think SPACE ships will not be like WATER ships because they’re in SPACE. It seems self-evident to me that they’ll follow some kind of Air Force structure, since they fly. I come from an Air Force family. (Though one of my uncles was brown shoe navy)

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WHAT I'M DOIN' # 45

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BE FOREWARNED: profanity below.

Presently I'm reading
1) "Back to the Moon" by Travis S. Taylor and Les Johnson (Terrible)
2) "Stuff White People Like" by Christian Lander (Hillarious, but the kind of stuff that will be horribly dated in ten months and utterly un-funny in twenty. In thirty months it'll be in a box in the garage next to all those "Sniglets" books and "Max Headroom's Guide To Life")

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