skywaterblue: (Spock by Van Gogh)
[personal profile] skywaterblue

I couldn't think, of anywhere I would have rather been, to watch it all, burn away...

Fandom: pan-Star Trek (movies, 24th Century Prime timeline)
Characters: Spock, Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway...
Song: "Grapevine Fires" by Death Cab for Cutie
Length: 4:19
Downloads: 60.6 mbs in .mpg / 76 mbs in .avi (best)

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Star Trek - death, rebirth, death again.

It took almost nine months to make, though I did scrap a first draft when I switched from Premier Pro to Sony Vegas. I could have made a human being in that time. Special thanks to [personal profile] sarken who I forced to watch, cheerlead, and suggest Voyager clips where my knowledge ran dry. Couldn't have done it without her.

This video may seem like I'm deeply ambivalent about the new canon - I am not. Overall I appreciate the effort made by the Supreme Court of Bad Robot to ensure that the Trek I grew up with still 'happened' and matters. That said, I feel a deep sense of finality and regret about the movie: in redefining Star Trek to only be about the original crew, we're both saying goodbye to all the other characters and their journeys, and in some ways limiting the palette of what Star Trek can be about to the mass audience.

Here's to the journey, though! The Undiscovered Country! There really is no place I would have rather been, to watch it all burn away.

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Date: 2010-01-17 09:50 pm (UTC)
stellar_dust: USS Enterprise: TO BOLDLY GO (ST - to boldly go)
From: [personal profile] stellar_dust
Oh my goodness, that was just lovely. ♥

Date: 2010-01-17 10:22 pm (UTC)
sabaceanbabe: (Old soldier)
From: [personal profile] sabaceanbabe
This really is an excellent video, all of it, but when Spock shows Kirk all that exists for him but will never be for this version of Kirk, I cheered and cried at the same time. Beautifully done.

By the way, in case you're wondering why I'm here, it's from a rec on Live Journal by inlovewithnight.

Date: 2010-01-17 10:32 pm (UTC)
viciouswishes: (Default)
From: [personal profile] viciouswishes
That was awesome. *sniff*

Date: 2010-01-17 10:59 pm (UTC)
serrico: (bechoices)
From: [personal profile] serrico
...oh. That is bittersweet and lovely.

And *bittersweet*.

tehlime @ lj

Date: 2010-01-17 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Uhm. I am maybe in love with this video right now.

First of all. A Death Cab vid! !!! Perfect song choice, really. Uhm. Second. You did a jaw dropping job of incorporating a universe of canon into one video. More than that, into one "flash" if you will. And framing it with the mindmeld is just perfect. I didn't read the description very carefully, because I only saw the part about it being a Star Trek vid, and so when the characters from the various shows appeared, I was surprised and delighted. It works very well. The narrative of the video is very sound, even without the mindmeld sequence. You interwove the old and the new footage together in a seemless, yet new way. I love how it starts with both of them, and then moves to the new footage, and then lingers for a while with the old... I don't know quite how to describe it, but it's very much unlike an previous old/new Star Trek video I've seen. And I mean that in a good way.

Anyway, enough rambling. Fantastic job, I'm saving this to go back to, because I know I'm going to end up watching this multiple times! :)

Re: tehlime @ lj

From: (Anonymous) - Date: 2010-01-21 03:00 am (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2010-01-17 11:34 pm (UTC)
settiai: (Uhura -- infiniteviking)
From: [personal profile] settiai
Oh, wow. This was absolutely gorgeous.

Date: 2010-01-17 11:47 pm (UTC)
fenellaevangela: text: Kirk & Spock & Bones & some guy in a red shirt. (Default)
From: [personal profile] fenellaevangela
This was very touching, I think is the word I'm looking for. I, too, came out of the new movie with a lot of thoughts on how it impacted all the canon that came before it, and this vid captured that feeling while still allowing for a "Here's to the journey!" at the end, so. Brava!

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From: [personal profile] fenellaevangela - Date: 2011-05-24 02:38 am (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2010-01-18 12:52 am (UTC)
some_stars: (Default)
From: [personal profile] some_stars
I love, love, love the formatting of this--the mind melds opening up this whole amazing universe that we only see in flashes as it's disappearing. That is just an amazing inspired idea and it's totally almost making me cry.

Date: 2010-01-18 01:15 am (UTC)
stultiloquentia: Campbells condensed primordial soup (Default)
From: [personal profile] stultiloquentia
This is very beautiful.

Date: 2010-01-18 02:37 am (UTC)
sixbeforelunch: a stylized woman's profile with the enterprise and a star field overlaid (trek - tos enterprise)
From: [personal profile] sixbeforelunch
This is just fantastic. I actually am ambivalent about the new canon, but that's because I grew up on TNG/DS9, so this really hit home as to why I left the theater more than a little sad. Very well done. Thank you!

Date: 2010-01-18 02:41 am (UTC)
skieswideopen: Kirk on his bike, over the text "Star Trek" (Star Trek)
From: [personal profile] skieswideopen
Oh, this is gorgeous! I love the framing of the mind meld, and the array of scenes from the other shows, and just, oh wow. And fantastic choice of song.

Date: 2010-01-18 03:23 am (UTC)
redbrickrose: (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbrickrose
Oh. That's just gorgeous. I loved the flashback sequence - perfectly done.

Date: 2010-01-18 04:14 am (UTC)
dragojustine: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dragojustine
This is amazing. There really has been so much Trek with so much emotional resonance for so many people, and even as I absolutely adored coming full circle, the idea that this new Kirk lives in a world where these people will never be- at least not quite like that- that the only one to remember them and love them the way we do is... well, Spock Prime and us- wow. Nicely done.

The cut to the mind meld with Picard? PERFECTLY chosen. I really did not expect it.

Oh- and I don't know enough about vidding tech to know how you did it, but you made the very different production values/look-and-feels of the different shows/movies really *feel* like they belonged on a screen together, where in other vids the differences can seem jarring.

Date: 2010-01-18 04:31 am (UTC)
selenak: (Live long and prosper by elf of doriath)
From: [personal profile] selenak
You make me sniffle in a most unbecoming fashion, going "oh Spock (Prime)! Oh everyone!" The transitions from New Amanda's death to Spock Prime's death and rebirth to the TOS family was expected, but oh, when you then widened it via the mindmeld with Picard to the Trekverse at large, our Star Trek which in the Altverse just won't happen in that same way, the sense of love and loss was overwhelming. Wonderfully done.

Date: 2010-01-18 06:08 am (UTC)
scrollgirl: spock/uhura kissing (trek spock/uhura)
From: [personal profile] scrollgirl
That was incredible! I don't interpret the AU of the Reboot movie the way you do, but I love what you've done here to tie the previous series into the Reboot-verse via Spock. Gorgeous vid :)

Date: 2010-01-18 08:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is so lovely! And so moving. It's so full of appreciation and love for the stories that came first, but doesn't shy away from the loss that comes along with the new canon.

It's a phoenix in vid form, for me. Thank you very much for sharing it. :}

Date: 2010-01-18 02:38 pm (UTC)
purple_smurf: Lilacs and the text "how do they rise up" (Default)
From: [personal profile] purple_smurf
I really, really, really cannot wait to download this in half an hour. I keep telling myself to be careful of m bandwidth, but oh I wants it.

Date: 2010-01-18 05:29 pm (UTC)
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (dax)
From: [personal profile] shinyjenni
This is lovely, and moving. I love how you've blended footage from the shows and the new movie. Beautiful!

Date: 2010-01-18 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2010-01-18 09:06 pm (UTC)
elisi: (Jack by niki_vakita)
From: [personal profile] elisi
I loved this, and I say that as someone with only the barest knowledge of the old show. Beautifully, beautifully done. (Here on a rec from [personal profile] selenak btw.)

Date: 2010-01-18 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Here from a rec, this was an awesome vid, great song, great clips, I love that most of it took place within the mind meld. I've downloaded it.

Date: 2010-01-18 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
over here from LJ, someone recced this video and now I know why. This is probably the best video I've seen in Trek fandom, especially with regards to capturing both old and new. absolutely stunning; great clip choice and placement with the song. I don't have enough adjectives to describe how much I liked this.

Date: 2010-01-19 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
aww, that's so pretty!
i especially love the melancholy in this, ♥

Date: 2010-01-19 07:31 am (UTC)
meddow: Lix Storm (Default)
From: [personal profile] meddow
Oh, this is amazing. Just the wonderful mix of the new TOS crew with the old had me. But when the TNG, DS9 and Voyager crew come involved, that's when it both floored me and broke my heart. I've been looking for this vid since XI came out, one that beautifully reminds viewers of Picard, Sisko and Janeway and their crews and their adventures and how they fit in, because watching XI, I couldn't help but feel sad about their stories being effectively erased. I'm so glad you've made it.

Superb vid!

Date: 2010-01-20 12:17 am (UTC)
harpers_child: the enterprise is boldly going (ST TOS: boldly)
From: [personal profile] harpers_child
lovely. i really appreciate vids that make the effort to tie the new cannon to the old.
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