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"World Enough and Time" (WEAT) is a mind-boggling breakthrough achievement.
I have seen a few great StarTrek episodes over the years, and two of the feature films were excellent. But "World Enough and Time" (WEAT) is my favorite StarTrek ever - the story, acting, characterizations, even special effects were superb. And I don't mean "top notch for a fan film", I mean simply superb - period. The pace of this flick was so superb, I'd say it has a perfectly crafted cadence that grabs us and transports us effortlessly to its uplifting but tear-jerking conclusion.
I love good movies, but I'm not easily impressed. I've written several screenplays, created special-effects, and helped craft one feature film (as Assistant Producer). So I'm always quite aware I'm watching a movie, not watching real events (regular folks hate to watch movies with me, because I break out laughing when on-screen events make others scream in horror). This is one of only a three or four movies that "got to me"... which it did. What a fabulous human drama this story was, and well acted and presented.
"World Enough and Time" is a great story and movie on its own merits, but it also genuinely honors all that was great about StarTrek and its universe.
"World Enough and Time" goes where no fan made film has gone before... to absolute perfection.
PS: One downside. No way can these folks ever beat this film. This production will remain their pinnacle, of that I am confident.
NOTE: For anyone who doesn't know already, WEAT is a "fan film" - made by StarTrek fans, not a film studio or production company. This movies was made for literal pocket change (about $40,000) from the fans who made it, their families, and fans of their earlier efforts. That they can produce a film of such superb quality is simply amazing (if you understand what it takes to create a professional production). Be sure to find and download the 4.85GB DVD version of this film, not WAV or AVI files, because only the DVD version has top-notch image and sound quality. If this effort stimulates your interest in fan films, I suggest you'll find the following other fan films are the best five I know of:
#1: Star Trek - "World Enough and Time"
#2: Star Wars - "Revelations"
#3: Star Wars - "Reign of the Fallen"
#4: Lord of the Rings - "The Hunt for Gollum"
#5: Lord of the Rings - "Born of Hope"
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