Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

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Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby dmccoy1693 » Wed May 21, 2014 3:27 am

It would appear that Marc licensed off the (movie? film? webisode?) rights and a Traveller OTU movie is in the works. I don't know much yet except that you can find out more at this link:

https://www.facebook.com/SpinwardTraveller

And it involves Brian Lewis (from The Gamers: Dorkness Rising movie) and that the Kickstarter will be coming June 1st.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby Condottiere » Wed May 21, 2014 2:03 pm

My personal opinion, is that this needs a HBO/cable series animated/computer graphics, then the actors can concentrate on their voices.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby JRoss » Wed May 21, 2014 8:36 pm

Judging from the banner at the top of their page I have a few thoughts:

Wow. Such Traveller. Very Vargr. Much doge.

Whatever that thing is, it looks just like the "much doge" meme.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby Wil Mireu » Wed May 21, 2014 11:28 pm

If anything actually gets made (and I am extremely skeptical that anything will become of this), it'll look like a very low budget Firefly ripoff ;).
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby Solomani666 » Sat May 24, 2014 3:04 am

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Someday, somehow, someone will finally get this right...

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FEMALE ANDROID!!!


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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby Condottiere » Sat May 24, 2014 8:42 am

Androgyny.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby Jacqual » Sat May 24, 2014 11:55 pm

Part that makes me shake my noggin, is the fact the information states it is an investment for a pilot for a TV show. But if you make a TV show pilot what channel is gonna show it? I can see the Space and Sci-Fi channels but it will need major ad work to make it.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby hdan » Sun May 25, 2014 7:19 am

Jacqual wrote:Part that makes me shake my noggin, is the fact the information states it is an investment for a pilot for a TV show. But if you make a TV show pilot what channel is gonna show it? I can see the Space and Sci-Fi channels but it will need major ad work to make it.
There are some credible(ish) movies and tv series on Youtube. Check out "Journey Quest". It's much more comedic (hopefully) than this show would be, but still pretty high quality production.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby vargr1 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:43 am

Is this the same Ken Whitman who ran Imperium Games?
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby Reynard » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:21 pm

Should be interesting how they handle the seven days of jump time. It does make a great moment for reflection or character interaction or uninterrupted clue solving time.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby GypsyComet » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:35 pm

Yes, that Ken Whitman.

I'm torn. The man and his projects suffer from an excess of high speed enthusiasm. Outrunning Marc's ability to check manuscripts and call foul just to attain a book-a-month schedule was a root cause of T4's failure.

Still, this needs to happen, and enthusiasm may be the only thing that makes it happen.

But please keep working on that Aslan make-up. Without a "Sky Captain" style lens filter (or similar stylistic overlay) the depicted make-up job is distracting in a bad way.

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FEMALE ANDROID!!!
When "gynoid" becomes a better known term, maybe.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby JRoss » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:26 pm

Backed it. But yes, the aslan needs work. I thought she was a vargr.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby GypsyComet » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:42 pm

JRoss wrote:I thought she was a vargr.
Between the high ears, lack of muzzle, and the name (Eaiah Ukala, "Ay-ah-ee-ah". Bet we hear a lot of "ya-ya" instead) the goal was pretty apparent, but then I'm used to the CT look for Aslan. She isn't digitigrade, though (which would also be a problem for a Vargr). They might be able to simulate the "transitional" digitigrade Aslan legs with the right heels, but Aslan feet are not Human skinny, either.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby vargr1 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:46 am

I predict that this will be as successful as other Traveller projects done by Whitman.

I really wish this thing luck, but I cannot support it.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:30 am

I'm not in their targeted audience.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby Condottiere » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:50 am

If they wanted to pun, I would have gone for:

"Hi, I'm Jon Ward, Captain of the stealth Trader Free Lunch; my friends call me Spin."

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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby dmccoy1693 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:43 pm

Backed.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby JRoss » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:44 pm

Gypsy, yeah, her name gives it away, I was originally confused by just the mask.
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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby Captain Jonah » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:36 pm

I would so like this to succeed.

But......

If it’s a traveller movie I would like to see a traveller movie. Something that cleaves to thirty years of depth and breadth and campaign and history and consistency.

Without that it’s a web movie that is very loosely based on Traveller. Joe public will not know the difference but if you don’t care about making it traveller why claim it is traveller.

Welcome aboard the FAR trader Beowulf. Hey guys, first clip and its going wrong.

Can I presume the Aslan Female is mentally deranged, an outcast who was considered insane because of her male mentality?

Jon Spinward. Sigh.

I would love to see this work, I was waiting for the far trader movie to work out but that failed, it would be great to see this one work but as a Traveller movie, where people who know Traveller are there to do the script and the plot in a way that makes it both entertaining AND Traveller.

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Re: Spinward Traveller. Kickstarter Coming

Postby badpixie » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:51 pm

It looks absolutely awful. Kill it dead I say: with plasma beams and caustic criticism.

Amateurish. Crap.
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