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Watch This: 'Chasing The Infinite Sky' - New 'Star Trek' Short Fan Film

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August 29, 2016
Source: YouTube

Chasing The Infinite Sky Fan Film

"Albatross welcomes you. Prepare for docking." Sometimes fans come up with tributes that rival the actual work, and this is a great example of that. This new Star Trek fan film, titled Chasing The Infinite Sky, was released at the end of July timed with the opening of Star Trek Beyond. Created by Albert Martinez entirely in his own spare time, with VFX co-created by Ricardo Elliott, the short is about Captain Storm piloting a new experimental ship called the U.S.S. Albatross. It focuses more on space travel than anything else, inspired by J.J. Abrams' visuals, but it's still seriously impressive and enjoyable to watch even if you're not the biggest Trekkie. There isn't much of a story but that doesn't bother me because it's so nice to look at.

Described on YouTube: "I created this fanmade conceptual SHORT piece simply to express my love for the franchise. With a big dream, some green screen and cgi I tried to put together something nice to share. This quick story takes place in an alternate timeline and is meant to highlight Star Fleet's passion for space exploration. Captain Storm has been given a remarkable assignment: to take the Albatross on its first long distance interstellar road trip, utilizing it's newly refitted experimental warp drive." Chasing the Infinite Sky was made by Albert Martinez entirely in his own spare time. And yes, he admits there are a few grammar errors because "I was in a rush to share it with my fellow fans to celebrate the latest Star Trek." Thoughts?

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  • DAVIDPD
    So lucky they all speak English.
  • While I appreciate all the efforts it takes for a fan to make this, it gave me a serious headache. Editing is particularly awful. That being said, the look shares more with BSG than with Star Trek.
  • The thing I hate about fan films is how terrible they always sound. Guys, you spent countless hours modeling and animating some epic looking space travel, but you couldn't be bothered to put a microphone close enough to any of the actors to capture clean, punchy audio?
    • And what really pisses me off above all is the lack of any story or plot. Just vfx for the sake of vfx. I prefer watching a movie with a great story but with poor special effects than the other way around.
  • With you 100%. I was gonna say something about a lack of any kind of narrative but didn't want to sound like I was coming down hard on it. But you're totally right. The guy should've just labeled this thing as his VFX reel.
    • Indeed. Maybe he is trying to find his way into the cinema industry. and I respect that. But man, Star Trek isn't about chasing the sky. They aren't a bunch of moths attracted by a flare. He should have known this as a fan.
  • Steven
    Needs more lens flare.
  • Higgens
    Meh.
  • Henry Willis
    I miss a good sci fi show. Was Babylon 5, then DeepSpaceNine, then firefly and farscape, then first 2 seasons of battlestar.
    • Did you see the Expanse? A pretty decent sci-fi show. i enjoyed it a lot.
  • Bill
    I loved Star Trek, but it's been done. I wish someone would make something new. New worlds, new aliens, new crafts and weapons... more ingenuity like Roddenberry had. Babylon 5 was cool, so was Farscape.

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