There we are.
Finally, we have the last of the 4 discs screenshotted.
Things have been quiet on the Star Fleet front of late.
There hasn't been much to write updates on.
I am going to open a little ... not a competition, but a collaboration ...
I don't want there to be a "winner" and a "prize" because I don't think that's helpful.
This is going to be Summer of Star Fleet.
It will be a (very) little incentive for people to submit fan artwork, stories, whatever you want relating to Star Fleet.
It is open from 21st June until 22nd September.
I would like to invite all Star Fleet fans to email (new) Star Fleet fan material between those dates and, (while my small stock lasts) I will send you one of my new and perfected Simetra Directorate mugs, which are little link to X-Bomber the Game.
They are all gift-boxed and full of jelly beans.
Please let me know any questions: either in the comments or by email, and I will expand this little write-up accordingly.
Just as I was complaining about a serious failure in the fan artwork supply, here we are.
I re-jigged my sketch of Marina in the sketchbook and released a few extra versions.
She was a great character - super mysterious.
I ran screenshot capture on the first of the four Stingray Blu-rays.
The picture on these discs is brilliant.
I love this show.
Dan at the Star Fleet facebook group was kind enough to let me know about the re-release of the Brian May cover of the Star Fleet theme.
I see that it's being released on CD as well as vinyl ...
Rather than going on about it, I refer you to Ben Page's XBlogger substack, where he already has a great write-up about the topic:
Brian May's Star Fleet Project
I see as well that the official Queen store has some good-looking Star Fleet items.
I, myself, am allergic to pre-orders, but when they become available I can see myself placing a little order.
I got the baseline Stingray Blu-Ray set today.
Rather than putting down £80 on the deluxe version, you can get the basic one for about £40 if you shop around.
All it has is the 4x discs themselves and the case.
There seems not to be much in the way of on-disc extras, but other than the show itself, what do you need?
I read as well though that Network: the company that released the Blu-Rays, has gone into administration.
I guess we can't have nice things.
It's lucky that we got Stingray out of them before the lights went out.
I see that their website looks to have disappeared in the last week or so.
Anyway, I'm watching episode 4: Hostages of the Deep now. The show looks great.
Our 2-year old daughter was captivated by it.
On paper, Thunderbirds is probably the best Supermationation show, empirically, but Stingray is the one I love the most.
The whole adventuring at sea with the cosy and awesome-looking supersub is a great formula.
This looks interesting ...
I see that the ITVX online streaming service has done an AI upscale on Space Precinct, which is one of my favourite Anderson shows:
UK: Space Precinct upscaled to HD on ITVX - Fanderson
I wonder how good it looks: wish they'd do it on Blu-Ray rather than streaming.
You would think that, if it was filmed on 16mm, it wouldn't take much upscaling if any to look good in 1080p.
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