Axanar: The Official Podcast
41: Basically, You Guys Build V'ger

Larry O'Connor and Bing Bailey Interview.

OWC Digital have made amazing advances in computer hard drive technology by building drive arrays and writing the software to run them. These products allow users to edit large video files without any freezing of the hard drive, and OWC's mantra is that they build products and solutions to help people take their creativity further.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Bing Bailey, the digital imaging technician and digital colorist on Prelude to Axanar, and Larry O'Connor to discuss new technology from Other World Computing (OWC) and how its use will change high-definition film editing.


Chapters
Intro and Patches! (00:00:00) 
The Lawsuit (00:02:37) 
Recent Filming (00:05:51) 
Larry O'Connor and Bing Bailey (00:12:31) 
Working with 5K Files (00:18:46) 
The Software Component (00:20:17) 
Differences between Hard Drive Types (00:24:23) 
How Does Drive Speed Help in Post Production? (00:27:17) 
Designed and Built in North America (00:33:48) 
Eight-Drive Thunderbolt 3 Arrays? (00:36:15) 
Final Thoughts (00:40:10) 

Hosts
Alec Peters and Robert Meyer Burnett

Guest
Larry O'Connor and Bing Bailey

Direct download: ax-041.mp3
Category:Video Production -- posted at: 5:00am MST

40: From Our Perspective

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Retrospective.

It’s hard to believe that Star Trek has been around for 50 years. Also difficult to believe is that we remember watching those original stories when they first aired. In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Axanar co-writer Bill Hunt to look back at half a century of adventures, discussing which episodes are their favorite from each series and what Star Trek means to them. But first, Alec provides an update on the ongoing lawsuit.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Lawsuit Update (00:00:51)
Ares Digital 2.0 (00:07:57)
What Does Star Trek Mean to You? (00:23:19)
Favorites from The Original Series (00:45:45)
Favorites from The Animated Series (00:52:04)
Favorites from The Next Generation (00:55:48)
Favorites from Deep Space Nine (01:03:20)
Favorites from Voyager (01:09:24)
Favorites from Enterprise (01:26:00)
Looking Ahead to Discovery (01:39:13)
Is Star Trek’s Utopia Possible? (01:49:52)

Hosts
Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest
Bill Hunt

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: ax-040.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22am MST

39: Deconstructing Beyond

David Gerrold talks Star Trek Beyond.

Star Trek fans eagerly awaited the release of the newest film with a mix of excitement and concern. After such widespread disappointment surrounded Into Darkness, how would the franchise be honored and portrayed in the year of its fiftieth anniversary? An initial trailer featuring music by The Beastie Boys was met with much hostility, and a few plot leaks created controversy in the fan community.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, Alec Peters sits down with David Gerrold, author of the classic episodes "The Trouble With Tribbles" and "The Cloud Minders," to talk about their opinions of Star Trek Beyond, the revelation about Sulu's sexuality, and how the character stories changed between the TV show and the movies. They discuss upcoming show, Star Trek: Discovery, and how they feel Star Trek films should have smaller budgets.

Plus, in news, Alec and Rob talk about Beyond and Discovery, and point out a few of their nitpicks about the movie.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Opinions of Star Trek Beyond (00:01:24)
Nitpicking (00:13:35)
Fuller and Discovery (00:18:25)
David Gerrold (00:31:58)
Sulu's Family (00:40:12)
Lower the Budget (00:47:41)
Television of the Sixties and the Triad (00:59:28)
Discovery (01:05:03)
Final Thoughts (01:14:10)

Hosts
Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest
David Gerrold

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: ax-039.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 5:30am MST

38: A Psychic Timeshare

The Making of the FASA Role Playing Game.

The story of Axanar was born of the role-playing game published by the FASA Corporation between 1982 and 1989. Many elements of the game have influenced later Star Trek, particularly John M. Ford’s supplement, The Klingons, published in 1983. But it was 1986’s Four Years War sourcebook and its companion campaign module “Return to Axanar” that would plant the seeds for the story of Prelude to Axanar and the film yet to come.

Is that material canon? To some it is, to others it is not. But it was licensed, and the amount of research that went into crafting it is incredible.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by two of the creators: John Theisen and Stephen Fender. John is the original author of the FASA Four Years War supplement, and Stephen penned the four-part novel series. Get set for a fascinating story of the history behind content made for fans, by fans, fueled by passion.

But first, Rob and Alec recount the night of May 20, the Star Trek Beyond fan event, and a little something that JJ Abrams and Justin Lin said while up on stage.

News
JJ, Lin, and the Lawsuit (00:03:59)

Feature: The Making of the FASA Role Playing Game
Meeting John and Stephen (00:24:45)
Finding FASA (00:28:08)
John Ford’s Klingons (00:30:55)
Researching and Writing for FASA (00:35:21)
Studio Involvement in FASA (00:42:14)
It Came from a Game (00:44:26)
A Multitude of Stories (00:54:55)
Canon or Not Canon (01:01:01)
Fueled by Passion (01:10:54)
Closing (01:19:013)

Hosts
Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guests
John A. Theisen and Stephen Fender

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: ax-038.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:23am MST

37: An Enterprising Passion

Star Trek Horizon with Tommy Kraft + The Lawsuit.

Tommy Kraft has labored for four long years as the main creative force behind the film Star Trek Horizon. Now that the movie is out, Tommy has a lot to say about the rigors of being a one-man-band filmmaker. In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, he joins Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters to talk about the experience, what he learned from making his fan film, and what he might like to do next.

But first, Rob and Alec are joined by Mike Bawden to update you on the CBS/Paramount lawsuit.

News
Responding to the Allegations (00:03:45)

Feature: Star Trek Horizon with Tommy Kraft
How We Met Tommy (00:14:47)
Background to Horizon and Tommy (00:17:27)
The Filmmaking Process (00:21:10)
The Story of Horizon (00:24:39)
Crafting the Script and Characters (00:26:41)
Why Discovery? (00:32:10)
Modeling the Discovery (00:35:01)
Shooting Techniques (00:37:19)
Costs (00:43:19)
Unforeseen Obstacles (00:49:16)
Lessons Learned (00:52:19)
Closing + More Thoughts on Fan Films (00:56:08)

Hosts
Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guests
Tommy Kraft and Mike Bawden

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: ax-037.mp3
Category:Filmmaking -- posted at: 8:34am MST

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