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Star Trek First Contact LIVE DVD Commentary with Q&A

April 27, 2007

Star Trek First ContactI would like to invite you to join me, Sebastian Prooth in a LIVE Q&A and DVD Commentary of Star Trek First Contact on April 28th 2007 at 8PM GMT, that is 3PM Eastern Time. Get there early because there are a limited number of places!

The session will require the participants to have the program Skype as the session will be a Skype Cast. It will cost you nothing to take part in the session.

You do not need to have a microphone if you do not wish to have the opportunity to speak during the Q and A.

The session can be reached here:

Skype can be downloaded here:

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Click here for a recorded DVD Commentary of Star Trek First Contact.


Star Trek Nemesis DVD Audio Commentary

March 30, 2007

Nemesis PosterA lot has happened since I recorded the Star Trek Insurrection commentary a few weeks ago. I am working on countless projects at the same time and the pressure of real work is stronger than usual at the moment.  I have been having a serious inner fight about the entire blogging ethos and wondering if I should bother with gigantic articles. I decided to plug on and a few days ago I recorded a commentary for Star Trek Nemesis. Nemesis was the final Star Trek film featuring the cast from Star Trek The Next Generation and in my opinion is a weak, poorly executed film.

I am prepared for a lot of criticism regarding my latest commentary as many fans believe that anything with the real brand of trek on it is sacred ground. I am a fan of Star Trek at the core and I tell you my true feelings about Nemesis on this latest audio commentary.

As I am a stickler for factual correctness I noticed that I had made a few errors on this commentary when listening back including calling the Reman Warbird a Romulan Warbird! Whoops! I admit even the grittiest of Star Trek fans make these mistakes sometimes!

I would like to thank Rico of Trek SF Podcast for having me on his show this week for a Wednesday special edition. I had a great time with him and would love to return in the future.



DVD Commentary For Star Trek Insurrection Released!

March 18, 2007

Star Trek Insurrection - Official PosterWell, it’s true. The release is not official as the commentary that Jonathan Frakes, the Director of Star Trek IX, made never made it to the DVD. That doesn’t mean there doesn’t have to be one though and today I went ahead and recorded a commentary for playback as you watch Star Trek Insurrection.

I know – I didn’t direct, produce or star in the film but my study of film production and my interest in Star Trek coupled with my knowledge of film production gave me an unique perspective to commenting over this film. Of course 15 years of Star Trek technical knowledge helps a little as well.

I have never made one of these commentaries before and I will be doing more of them. There are some minor sound issues in this but overall the recording is a good one.

In order to make use of the commentary the way it is intended you must play it directly in time with the film and line up when I start talking with the beginning of the Paramount Pictures logo. You will figure out the timing pretty quickly, another pointer is make sure I say “LeVar Burton” when LeVar’s name is on the screen in the credits. I refer to things and talk around events in the movie so timing is critical.

If you like the commentary feel free to comment…if there is something you think didn’t get covered and should have in the genre of my commentary, by all means comment, I’d like to know that too. This recording is not intended as a podcast but just something different for next time you watch Star Trek Insurrection!

If anyone has any requests for the next Star Trek film they would like me to comment over please make them known here or drop me a line.

You can find more Star Trek related information about me on my Memory-Alpha Profile.