Release date: August 06, 2012
This vignette is the first appearance of Brian Gross as our new James T. Kirk, Jasmine Pierce as Lieutenant Uhura, Wayne W. Johnson as Ensign Dawson Walking Bear and finally Chris Doohan as the voice of Lieutenant Arex from the Animated Series. The newly refitted USS Enterprise as it leaves Space dock makes her debut as well
Clay Sayre as The Troyian Assistant
It's hard to go through life knowing that in time, the people you have met... although you feel that they will be there forever, one day they will be gone. This truly is a family, and even though we do not often see each other except at these yearly events we are family in every way that counts: we care for each other, we fight with each other, we laugh with each other, we mourn with each other.
My review: Well, The sets were amazing as usual and I have to give major props to Rob Mauro, Kent Schmidt and the entire G&E team for some awesome TOS lighting even some re-lighting to blend in with a shot not done for this vignette (no I will not tell you where it is). The performances were heart-felt, as it was many of the P2 crew reacting to our lost family. Some people have complained about Spock emoting too much, and I say why not? Spock is half-human and the conflict between his halves have been a source of many episodes. Brandon has continued to impress in each of his performances in the role and this was no different. It was great to see Doc John back as Dr. McCoy he really plays well with Brandon and the Spock/McCoy dynamic. Brian Gross, shows a lot of promise as the new Captain Kirk, having worked with him on set you will be pleasantly surprised when you get to see him in full action when "Bread and Savagery" comes out.
These effects were amazing, a BIG THANK YOU! and shout out to Tobias Richter and all the other visual effects artists that worked on all the green screen, Exterior VFX, Lieutenant Arex shots. The old girl looks amazing.
The pacing could have been better, but I understand the importance of each person getting their moment to grieve... Although, this was a somber vignette... I think it is important to remember that James and Company along with Captain Kirk and his crew always continue to "Go Boldly", into the unknown and explore it. So Thank you all so much for everything that you all do.
And the Adventure Continues...