“Crying Wolf” A Star Trek Fan Film Production

Vance Major has been a busy person this last year with all the fan films he has been creating.  In his latest release entitled Crying Wolf, Vance utilizes the guidelines set forth by CBS to create a solo experience with Captain Minard. Minard must take in a betrayal and the consequences that it has lead to with the U.S.S. Constar.  A very nice piece of introspective work and one can only wonder – where will everything go from here?  Check it out below and be sure to check out his other fan films on his YouTube channel:

Star Trek Discovery Trailer

For all our Star Trek fans and science fiction fans in general here’s the latest trailer for Star Trek Discovery.  CBS All Access falls in the same category as the Netflix series that Marvel has on that platform.  We, as a family, have chosen not to do the multi-platforms and just hope they shows will eventually hit Blu-ray/DVD.  But for all of you that get to watch it when it hits have fun.  Thanks to the Star Trek YouTube channel for the following trailer:

Island Apollo New Single “Hold It Down”

Island Apollo is giving our listeners a rockin’ anthem to check out, “Hold It Down”.  This single has that hard driving beat that gets you into the song from the beginning.  The vocals are on point with “Hold It Down” and I love that toward the end of the second third of the single there is a short bridge that sounds like it came out of a ’70’s TV detective/cop series.  With Island Apollo hitting it out of the park with this single I’m definitely interested in what else they will come out with.  Having VH1, CBS, and Fox Sports spotlighting you is an added bonus.  We don’t want to ‘hold’ Island Apollo ‘down’, but you will want to listen to their single “Hold It Down” here through SoundCloud – Richard:

Shane Henry’s New Single “Save Me”

Shane Henry’s music might be familiar to some.  His music has been heard on many television networks including: NBC; CBS; Discovery Channel; Hallmark Channel; and E!  Today Shane is sharing with our listeners his latest single “Save Me”.  From the very beginning of “Save Me” you have that R&B/Rock sound.  But then the more you listen and catch Shane’s voice which draws out the lyrics my brain click and it went to Southern Rock.  With that electric guitar front and center, the driving bass beat and then the harmonica comes in on the bridges.  It’s a really nice sound that takes from each style, but doesn’t over power each other.  Here is Shane Henry’s “Save Me”, through SoundCloud, for you to enjoy to prepare for his upcoming album Light in the Dark releasing on April 28 – Richard:

Major Props for Vance Major!

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Check out the tweets that Vance Major has received for his project PenPals: A Star Trek Fan Production.  As you can see TrekSentry47 linked Vance’s YouTube fan film to John Van Citters and low and behold John commented on it for Vance.  This is very cool for Vance and if you didn’t catch it when we spotlighted his Star Trek fan film here it is again.  PenPals is a transmission from Chief Engineer Minard of the Valiant to the Chief Engineer Sierra of the Melbourne.  It shows that you can still have fun with Star Trek fan films and follow the guidelines that CBS/Paramount have given.  So congratulations to our good friend Vance, keep having fun!

Melbourne Producer Speaks Out!


Our friend Vance Major is the producer of the upcoming Star Trek fan film Melbourne.  Many of you will know that CBS/Paramount is in a heated lawsuit with the fan film Axanar, hopefully to be resolved soon.  However, Vance has notified us that the backer of the fan film Axanar, Alec Peters, has listed fan film directors and producers as signing on with a set of fan film guidelines that Mr. Peters, of Axanar has set forth.

According to Vance this is far from the truth. He wants to set the record straight and has provided for us the website Moby’s where he has provided his response to Mr. Peters.  Here is Vance’s excerpt:

Melbourne’s Response

I’ve been involved with Starbase Studios since December of 2013, and with Starship Valiant as a main cast member early on. When I decided to start my own production with Melbourne I knew that I would have obstacles. But nothing has put any of the productions in jeopardy like this whole business13312668_10157004754430077_2441102665951112438_n of Axanar.

I’ve never gone on record to bash anyone, I’ve nothing against Mr Peters, nor his production. But it seems as if every time there is some calming of the storm, something associated with him kicks the hornets nest. It’s hard to tell what’s the truth because nothing adds up. He does not speak for any of us in Melbourne. I make fan films. I work 72 hours a week and drive 4 hours to the studio to film. When I filmed with Starship Valiant in the sickbay scene, I was up for 36 hours before finally getting to sleep. I did everything out of passion. Not a paycheck.

I may lose fans or friends and I’m fine with that, but what he’s done has made things worse for those of us who just want to make some fun trek for ourselves. I’ve seen the vile talk from both sides of the Axanar side, and honestly that’s not what we should be doing. That’s not how we should be treating each other. We make fan films. We should have no agenda. We should have no hidden motive. We’re should just be living our dream. I speak for myself, and my film. No one speaks for me.

The website also has other friends of ours giving their responses about this situation from Starship Valiant and Starbase Studios.  Here is the direct link to the article to read other responses from fan film directors and producers:

Fan Film Guideline Fiasco

Thanks to Vance Major for sharing this with ComicPop to let our listeners know what has been transpiring in the world of Star Trek fan films and that some fan film directors and producers back CBS/Paramount in this matter instead of Axanar.

CBS’ New Star Trek Teaser

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When I first heard about the new Star Trek television series it was stated that it was only going to be available on CBS All Access, but now I see that at the end of the teaser it says it will debut on CBS in 2017.  Very excited that they didn’t make this an exclusive.  The teaser doesn’t give you much, but it is a cool “rail” shoot.  I also find it curious that the teaser used the plural tense with “New Crews”, “New Villians”, New Heroes”, and “New Worlds”.  The big one I’m curious about is the “New Crews” statement…does this mean the series might follow multiple ships and their crews instead of just one?  Just having some fun.  Check out the teaser from CBS’ YouTube channel:

Supergirl/Flash Crossover Announced


ICv2 has posted some exciting news for DC television fans.  Executive Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg announced that the CW’s Flash will appear in CBS’ Supergirl.  The Crossover episode will air March 28.  This will bring the DC television universe a fifth tie-in show even though Supergirl is on CBS.  It has already been stated that Constantine has been in Arrow even though that show was canceled the character has lived on.  The other three (Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) being on the CW.  Don’t know how they would tie in with Gotham unless they bring in a grown up Bruce/Batman and use the same villain actors with some aging makeup on them or have the Legends of Tomorrow team go to that timeline in Gotham.  It would be really cool if they could get them all tied together.

Supergirl Trailer


CBS doesn’t want to be out done.  They have released a trailer for their upcoming Supergirl series.  The trailer is long but it not bad.  This actually looks to be interesting and fun.  So far I have enjoyed what DC Comics has done with their television entries.  Check out the trailer from CBS’ YouTube channel:

CBS Finds Their Supergirl


CBS has announced that Melissa Benoist has been cast for the role of Kara Zor-El/Supergirl.  The network has made a firm commitment with this series so it should debut next Fall.  I have to admit I’m enjoying all the superhero love going on right now on TV.