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Title: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: Zach on 29 December 2007 07:25 AM
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Greetings Trek Gamers and Pod Fans - And a Belated Merry Christmas!

This year, Hailing Frequency wanted to do something truly special for our christmas special - looking back at our christmas shows in 2006 and 2005 - there was'nt really a whole lot about them that was special - so this year, we got together and came up with the idea of doing a fully featured audio and TOONSHOW story - and thus, "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" was born.

" A DESPERATE MISSION TO SAVE STAR TREK: ONLINE!"

Penned by our very own Dominic Ervolina (aka Mr Juliano) - When the Borg Assimilated Christmas is our first major audio story, set aboard our virtual media ship, the devilfish (Which we would like to have in Star Trek:Online :)  ).

The entire Hailing Frequency cast is present - Zach, Kinneas, K'sua'indra, MrJuliano, Croesus, and STO-Zones new co-host, Julianos brother David - (who's voice we had to digitally alter as he sounds so damn similar to juliano)

"When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" is our gift to you all - and we hope you will find it funny and exciting to listen too and watch - and yes, you read right - we said watch.

Kinneas - wanted to do a toonshow version of this special  (( He would like ALL our shows to be Toonshows and move away from audio only.   Any opinions?)) - as I am sure you can imagine, this was quite an undertaking which is why we are making this release a few days late - Though he is not done with all six scenes (damn, Romulan Ale) ...the show must go on...and so we are releasing the full audio version and the first five toonshows now.

There are some major differences between the two experiences - so we recommend that you check them both out!

(( P.S.  Kinneas' 'Fleet Radio Toonshows' on YouTube were chosen as the best Star Trek fan videos on YouTube on the seventh day of 'The Twelve Days of Trek Christmas over at the TrekUnited web site!   Check out Kinneas' other toonshows! ))

Audio Version:

(http://www.hailingfrequency.co.uk/DOWNLOAD-BAR.jpg) (http://shows.hailingfrequency.co.uk/HF-42-25122007.mp3)

http://shows.hailingfrequency.co.uk/HF-42-25122007.mp3

Video Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rI4S_z2yuM
[yt=425,350]3rI4S_z2yuM[/yt]


We Hope you Enjoy The Show!!!
Title: Re: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: Malle on 29 December 2007 06:18 PM
just listened the first 2 minutes and I so had to laugh with MrJuliano's remark about being in the future  fed1  lol gonna enjoy the rest like always.

This show's a must for every trek fan!
Title: Re: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: Kinneas on 29 December 2007 07:00 PM
Part 5  & 6 are on the way.

This was a lot of fun to do.
Zach did the most amazing job of editing Hailing Frequency has ever seen. The audio in this show, imo is the best quality.

Juliano was amazing and under pressure to have the script done in less than 48 hours...did it in 24.  It was a 26 page script when said and done. 

Up to scene 5...so far I have generated almost 500 pieces of art.



Title: Re: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: Zach on 30 December 2007 10:01 AM
People have been posting feedback - here are some comments from various trek boards!

From StarTrek-Games.com! http://startrek-games.com/startrekforum/showthread.php?t=10183

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Chessmess

I haven't listened to the whole thing, only watched the videos and I only have this to say.


A M A Z I N G

That was absolutely stunning! Both from the incredible good (and hilarious) visual work of Kinneas, to the amazing sound environment created by Zach! Not to mention that every did a fantastic job in the voice acting!

You guys have graduated from the mundane Star Trek game news into creating honest to goodness fantastic Star Trek media! This is really spectacular, I'm at a loss for words on just how great of a job all of you did!

I love Hailing Frequency for its Star Trek games info, but seriously you have evolved into something much much more! I know that an unreal amount of time went into making this and that you still are not done, but WOW what a gift this was and I can't help but hope there are more of these in the future.

If I were the guys in charge of making the Star Trek comics I'd hire your entire team in a heartbeat! WAY TO GO TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!

HappyFriendlyTribble

This was really good, congratulations!


From the STG! http://www.startrek-gamers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3134

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Victor1st

Nice job Zach, very well done :) That david guy was hell of a funny as well... ass-humiliation...LMAO

Mindwipe

yes i agree the videos did the story more justice.

as an audio podcast i wasnt as enthusiastic about it as the other episodes (personal preference, as i enjoy the interviews and discussions and news items)

very well produced though and extremely well thought out.

the video versions certianly made it alot more entertaining to listen to rather than just as audio.

good work guys

Talar

now those were ggod videos
nice story plot




From Enterprise Temporal Cold War! http://forum.enterprise-tcw.com/viewtopic.php?t=1084

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CaptainSource

Nicely done guys... a great production... looking forward to 5 and 6 to see more of HeadOn and the smoke break.. hahahha

Lenaum

Awesome work, I really like it

Flanker

Watched the first two episodes and have to agree with the other job well done! Looking forward to seeing 3 and 4 as well as the upcoming 2 episodes

Archer

Brilliant! This is a really fantastic piece of work! Watch ep 1 so far and looking forward to the next ones (but now I have to go back to work).
Ah, and I need subtitles!!!

SavageSarge

niiiice funny as hell, I love it. thanks!

Title: Re: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: Kinneas on 30 December 2007 05:19 PM
Wow. That is cool.

I'm glad they liked it.

I was surprised Victor commented.
Title: Re: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: K'Suan'Indra on 31 December 2007 01:14 AM
  We're all very estatic with the enthusiasm this episode is garnering. More specials are brewing in the Romulan ale to be served up throughout the year so be on the look (and listen) out!
Title: Re: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: Malle on 31 December 2007 04:59 PM
hey k'suan!

sure looking forward to and if I may..you "own" the guys here, completely!  fed2
Title: Re: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: Kinneas on 31 December 2007 11:04 PM
Yeah.  Her 'Pimp hand' is strong.

 HAPPY  NEW  YEAR !!!!!!!

SCENE 5!   THE CULPRIT REVEALED!

[youtube=425,350]q5HVDBNP96Q[/youtube]

Title: Re: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: Zach on 01 January 2008 05:22 AM
Thats so awesome Kinn!

I am continueing to edit my post above with new feedback as it comes in and i added scene 5 to the main post!
Title: Re: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: K'Suan'Indra on 02 January 2008 02:46 AM
  Malle, I cannot say with certainty that I own them, but a feminine touch (or voice, if you will) does add the right spiciness to the plomeek. The compliment is appreciated, of course. I shall endeavor to own them more often.
Title: Re: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: Zach on 02 January 2008 02:26 PM
  Malle, I cannot say with certainty that I own them, but a feminine touch (or voice, if you will) does add the right spiciness to the plomeek. The compliment is appreciated, of course. I shall endeavor to own them more often.

You can own me any day! :p
Title: Re: Hailing Frequency Presents "When the Borg Assimilated Christmas" - RELEASED!
Post by: Zach on 16 December 2008 11:06 AM
This really deserves a Bump