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"A Final Unity" - The Movie

Captain_Storma

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Report this Mar. 19 2007, 5:41 pm

Hi there fellow TNGler...

Some months ago I posted a topic that it could be possible to cut together a whole new movie from existing footage. Well I took some time and really went deep into TNG just to discover that there actually is a story, that was never told on screen.
The older ones of you will remember the game "A Final Unity" released in 1995 by Spectrum Holobyte. In my opinion, the best TREK game to date has an epic story about a lost culture, a war with the Romulans, and a weapon which could change the universe forever.

Well... (hopefully) soon, it will become a full 2 hour TNG movie, a prequel to GENERATIONS if you want (as it plays in season 7 of TNG). Here is the plan:

I am taking the voices from the game, using stock TNG footage (crew) and making all effects in CGI, to cut together a whole new TNG feature (based on the game "A Final Unity"). :)

Here some screenies from the opening sequence (the film will be in widescreen 16:9 to fit new TVs best):

"Captain's log, Stardate 47111.1"
"A Federation listening post along the Romulan Neutral Zone has detected an unidentified vessel heading for Federation space. The Enterprise is moving to intercept."
Data: "At its reported heading in velocity, the vessel will enter Federation space in approximately 47.3 seconds."
Picard: "Go to yellow alert!"
Worf: "We have the vessel on sensors!"

More to come... ;)
I am almost through with the intro (the original game intro can be downloaded here btw (rightclick and save as): AFU intro - by trekcore.com)

The really hard thing is to make the TNG intro in CGI... I have analysed every single frame so far, and I am trying to recreate it as accurate as possible.

Update:

First some promotional stuff, mostly old, the Garidian Warbird is new!

Enterprise-D: Promotional beauty shot #1
Enterprise-D: Promotional beauty shot #2
Enterprise-D: Promotional beauty shot #3

Romulan Warbird: Promotional beauty shot

Garidian Warbird: Promotional beauty shot

Here are some old, but mostly new shots of the intro of the movie:

Opening sequence: "Captain's log"
Opening sequence: The Garidian Scout flies by
Opening sequence: A Garidian Warbird decloaks behind the Scout Ship
Opening sequence: The Enterprise confronts the Garidian Warbird Asirum
Opening sequence: The Asirum captures the Scout

The shots of the Asirum are not yet finished. Just wanted to give you an impression.

Some direct comparison shots of the ingame intro, and the redone highres SFX:

Scout
Warbird and Scout
Encounter #1
Encounter #2

And another couple of promotional shots (not in the movie):

Encounter #1
Encounter #2

I uploaded some videos on youtube.com and will post them, as soon as they are aviable.

Constructive criticism is welcomed. Enjoy!

The meshes were created for Bridge Commander by the incredibly ingenious people at bcfiles.com.

I retextured them, and added a little more detail to them.
All animations are done with C4D.

DarthJester

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Report this Mar. 19 2007, 7:39 pm

Sounds interesting...

Captain_Storma

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Report this Mar. 20 2007, 4:12 am

The Captain's Log as the finished version! Enjoy! :)

And here the -not-yet-finished- version of the Scout flyby:
Scout Flyby

Captain_Storma

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Report this Mar. 21 2007, 7:56 pm

A few updates:

Scout Flyby at Warp

Enterprise-D at warp. The illumination of the nacelles is new.

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03/25/2007

Some minor updates to the meshes:

Garidian Warbird

Romulan Warbird

Enterprise-D

I have added a third layer of textures to the models, which makes them little less CGI-ish looking.

The Enterprise-D got illumination of the nacelles and impulse engines finally (as did the Warbirds btw.).

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03/28/2007:

Another update:

Playlist

Captain_Storma

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Report this Jul. 24 2007, 7:21 am

Captain_Storma

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Report this Jul. 26 2007, 6:30 pm

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Report this Jul. 26 2007, 6:48 pm

I never did finish that game.. I got stuck on a level, I'm sure I probably had either the wrong team, or just overlooked something
but it was a great game :cool:

Captain_Storma

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Report this Jul. 27 2007, 5:05 am

Yet another small update:

I have almost completed the mesh of the Mertens orbital station, which will be attacked by the Chodak in the movie:

Station 01

Station 02

Station 03

Captain_Storma

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Report this Aug. 04 2007, 8:06 am

The Mertens Orbital Station is almost finished:

Mertens 01

Mertens 02

In orbit above Cymco IV:

Mertens 03

Captain_Storma

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Report this Sep. 19 2007, 5:40 pm

Updates:

All SFX shots from the intro have now been recreated in C4D:

Here is the You Tube - Playlist.

I started to create character meshes:

The Enterprise

3D Logo

"Captain's Log" - Screenshot

Mertens Orbital Research Station

Enterprise detail

Enterprise orbiting Horst III

Captain Jean-Luc Picard

And here my takes on the:

Phaser Effect

The Warp Jump

The Cloaking Device

Feedback always welcomed.  :)

mydogsnameisjeanluc

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Report this Sep. 21 2007, 3:00 am

I have this game and it is awesome.

Captain_Storma

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Report this Sep. 22 2007, 4:56 pm

A teaser website is now online:

ST-AFU.com

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Report this Sep. 24 2007, 3:15 am

Looks awesome!

Captain_Storma

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Report this Sep. 07 2008, 6:16 am

Star Trek - A Final Unity now has a blog.

Check out for future updates there.

Star Trek - A Final Unity Homepage

Star Trek - A Final Unity Blog

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Report this Jan. 16 2009, 9:56 am

The Z'Tarniss Nebula is close... :)

Enterprise arrives at the Z'Tarniss Nebula

Check out the pictures!

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