Star Base Studios.

This a public forum. To edit this forum's settings go to Menu > Structure > Preferences.

Star Base Studios.

x32
Joined: 16 Oct 2011, 07:56

12 May 2012, 22:32 #1


Starbase Studios is proud is be able to enlist the talents of feek61.  Feek has agreed to supply the graphics for the studio sets and the displays will be far more accurate than would have otherwise been possible.
Starbase Studios' mission is to provide sets, free of charge, to fan productions who otherwise would not be able to afford the expense. The studio is located in Oklahoma City about 5 mile north of Will Rogers Wold Airport and close to the I-40, I-44 junction.  It is close to a variety of hotels, restaurants, shopping and supplys. 
The first set obviously, the bridge.  How could you have Star Trek without a bridge?  The beginnings of the bridge set were generously loaned to us from Starship Exeter who, after having done some of the work for a while, I've developed a great deal of respect for.� They did an excellent job of building the existing set pieces.
The Exeter had only a partial bridge, we are in the process of building the complete bridge and turbo lift as well as restoring the original Exeter sets.  I've been the project leader for almost 6 months.  During that time we have completed much of the construction, tore it apart, moved to the current location and reassembled it.


Last edited by x32 on 10 Feb 2014, 07:51, edited 4 times in total.
Reply

x32
Joined: 16 Oct 2011, 07:56

12 May 2012, 22:36 #2

I guess I put as much in one post as the forum allows. I'd like to point out that the first video kept getting copyright warnings so I just removed the soundtrack.



I'll provide more updates as I can. As a newb to the fan film business I'd love to hear comments or suggestions from the rest of you. Let me know what you think.
Reply

x32
Joined: 16 Oct 2011, 07:56

27 Dec 2012, 02:42 #3

Starship Ajax is finaly at the point of outfitting the bridge stations and the displays from TOS Graphics are working great. Check out this utube video of the Comm station.








Casting of Starship Ajax is complete, you can check out the cast on the website at www.starshipajax.com. There is always a need of extras and background people if anyone is interested in being part of the project.



Filming is to begin mid spring and hopefully wrap up before summer. The plan is to shoot the prelim vignette then the first episode.



Don't forget, the studio, including all the sets and props, are open for anyone to use. Have you ever thought about making your own Star Trek fan film? Now you can without the expense of building your own studio and use of the facility is free. This also includes use of lighting, camera and some extra production equipment.



We have decided to use the name Star Studios and the website www.starstudios.com will be active soon.



Thanks again to TOS Graphics for supplying the displays.
Reply

x32
Joined: 16 Oct 2011, 07:56

07 Feb 2013, 04:37 #4

Hello everyone.  We are actually getting close to finishing the bridge set.  By this time next week we should have all the TOS Graphics in place.  Here is an update video posted today on the newly created Star Studios website. 
2-6-13 360 video

I want to once again thank Feek61 for letting us use his graphics, they are by far the best recreations of the originals I have every seen.  Thank you so much.
As always questions/comments are welcome.
Reply

kelloggs2066
Joined: 10 Mar 2013, 19:27

30 Mar 2013, 00:35 #5

Howdy,

Just for fun today, I worked out a quick graphic for a Saladin Class ship on the Environmental Station 4.
I'm having trouble posting, but will get it up later.

Have you folks at Starship Ajax worked out what changes you're making to the bridge displays?

 
Scott Kellogg
21st Century Fox: The future's so bright, you gotta wear shades
http://techfox.keenspace.com
Reply

feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

30 Mar 2013, 01:32 #6

Actually I have already supplied them with the graphics for the Saladin class ship graphics and they are using them now. Looking forward to seeing your version.
<p><br></p>
Reply

x32
Joined: 16 Oct 2011, 07:56

30 Mar 2013, 10:01 #7

Thanks Scott but like Feek said he already made us Saladin graphics. Please post yours anyway, we may use it in another part of the ship.

Aside from the Saladin specific graphics we are not changing any for this show. However, the control panels have be customized for this show. We will be replacing them with screen accurate panels for future shows.
Reply

Lenny Nurdbol
Joined: 18 Apr 2013, 19:11

28 Apr 2013, 13:34 #8

Treknically speaking, the model's wrong... The U.S.S. Ajax (NCC-547) isn't a Saladin class destroyer but a Cochise (NCC-530) class destroyer...
It's a much later build... If you checkout the Federation Starship Recognition Chart you'll see the outline there designated MK-VIII/04 with the single missile-shaped ACE nacelle (Advanced Circumferential Engine, sort of bridging the gap between Movie Era and TNG Era engine designs)... Though it's very possible that this represents the final (upgraded) configuration of the class (as other ships of this class were mentioned in TOS novels, like the U.S.S. Lysander)...

If you check the bottom right box you'll also note that the chart was approved of by Rear Admiral Aridas Sofia, and carries his signature...

Now where'd I see that name before...
Reply

feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

28 Apr 2013, 14:22 #9

I think what they are basing it on is the information contained in the FJ Technical Manual where it does indeed show the "Ajax" as a Saladin class.
<p><br></p>
Reply

Lenny Nurdbol
Joined: 18 Apr 2013, 19:11

29 Apr 2013, 13:30 #10

They Are basing it on the Technical Manual, but They're wrong, it's Cochise class... Checkout the TO... See that asterisk down there? * indicates class ship, Cochise in this case...
Common mistake though made by amateurs, especially back in the 70s and 80: take one look at the top of the pages: all heavy cruisers are Constitution class, all scouts are Hermes class, all destroyers are Saladin class... Simply because there is only one drawing of one type in the manual does not mean that they all resemble that particular design nor carry that nominal class designation... This is the kind of carelessness which resulted in the Greg Jein assumption that cursed Constitution class registry numbers throughout fandom...

I have copies of blueprints for several of these ships... Booklets of General Plans for the Saladin class as well... L. Allen Everhart put out the complete deck plans for the Saladin class back around 1980, logically hacked from the FJ blueprints...about the same time the Federation class booklet of general plans came out... Much more recently, some fans within the past decade decided to do their own versions which completely contradicted the originals, almost as though they were paid to contradict them...
Reply