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Old September 7th, 2010, 06:14 PM
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The landing of the Far Trader in the daylight looked amazing.

I loved the Mayday signal at the end of the trailer, too.
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Interesting, though unfortunately I'm watching it without sound at the library.
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What scarecrow said, the ship scale doesn't mesh with either foreground or background.

The acting is okay. Local dramatists/thespians are always fun to work with.
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And a good question it is.

The easy answer is this: That's the setting many of these characters started in when we played, and it was the first setting I played substantially in.

Aside from that, I've found that the idea of the Regency Quarantine Zone and various recontact efforts to be an incredibly rich ground for plot ideas. I've been enchanted with that concept for years. I know my opinion is not typical
Thanks for the answer and yeah, I think I am going to have to get my hands on some TNE, missed the first time around. It is one of the few Traveller editions I don't own anything from. What I did see though does support your view.

So you go with your bad Regency selves.
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Cool Ouch. :)

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The funny part? That was supposed to be a densitometer.

But yeah, it makes a better NAS.
Well, I can't help what it looked like to me...

Really densitometer, hmmm, gonna have to pull my MT and check out the goodies again.
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Cool, I have wanted to something similar... I found sitting behind the laptop scenes while realistic not really Traveller-like which I see having more I see more of transparent panels much like the effect of the projected screen by the megacorp exec.
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I posted a similar comment on the YouTube video directly but I'll say it here again: a production on a budget of nothing with volunteers - totally amazing results! Yeah, yeah, yeah, the CGI could use work, etc. etc. but guys, c'mon that stuff takes HOURS of skilled work and I'm glad they were brave enough just to say "yeap, have something, will post it for the fans." It's always a brave move.

I agree with others that it looks "20th century" - but for me, that was kind of what Traveller was like. Traveller always struck me as a social-realist game - I just happen to be re-reading Startown Liberties and let me tell ya, it's actually pretty grim! Well reflected in this little trailer. But the stories in Traveller also soar to the stars.

In terms of comparisons to Firefly - Firefly is science fiction with an 19th Century 'frontier' feel - I reckon Far Trader could scope itself out as science fiction with a near-future feeling. So, like, a period piece, but the period is now. That way, if it dates, it's still a period piece.

I also thought it was a NAS, by the way. Made sense in a tense armed patrol that, even if hunting for something, you'd want to know if anything intelligent was over the next hill!

If there's room for guest scriptwriters, count me in! What's going to get a low-budget production attention is good story. That's what makes Firefly such a legendary series - a GREAT story.

Great stuff, I hope you feel encouraged.
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I gotta admit. The Trailer looks pretty cool.
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Cool, I have wanted to something similar... I found sitting behind the laptop scenes while realistic not really Traveller-like which I see having more I see more of transparent panels much like the effect of the projected screen by the megacorp exec.
I've been taking a lot of cues from the computers in avatar- most of them appear to be simple slabs of Lucite, some of which have some sort of handles on them- it seems like that would make the effects compositing easier.

So yeah- what you described is exactly how I'd like to go with it
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Well, I can't help what it looked like to me...

Really densitometer, hmmm, gonna have to pull my MT and check out the goodies again.
No, you're absolutely right- it makes far more sense.
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