History FanFic / HiddenFrontier

14th Oct '12 2:24:23 PM Aiguille
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* DawsonCasting: Inverted; many characters are younger than they should be for the positions they hold. The production ran with this instead of trying to pretend the young actors were older than they looked and {{justified}} it by way of the series starting as the Dominion War ends. Many young officers were fast-tracked to promotion due to the capable veterans dying.

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* DawsonCasting: Inverted; many characters are younger than they should be for the positions they hold. The production ran with this instead of trying to pretend the young actors were older than they looked and {{justified}} {{justified|Trope}} it by way of the series starting as the Dominion War ends. Many young officers were fast-tracked to promotion due to the capable veterans dying.
13th Jun '12 11:35:26 AM nombretomado
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* OffTheShelfFX: Mostly done well. One noteworthy example is a datapad that is clearly an old Series/StarTrek handheld LCD game; given that they have accurate-looking datapads elsewhere which must have been specially made because there was never a datapad toy on the shelf to begin with, this may have been a deliberate gag.

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* OffTheShelfFX: Mostly done well. One noteworthy example is a datapad that is clearly an old Series/StarTrek Franchise/StarTrek handheld LCD game; given that they have accurate-looking datapads elsewhere which must have been specially made because there was never a datapad toy on the shelf to begin with, this may have been a deliberate gag.
11th Jun '12 9:52:33 PM nombretomado
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''Star Trek: Hidden Frontier'' and its spinoffs ''Helena Chronicles,'' ''Odyssey,'' ''Federation One'' and ''Henglaar, MD'' are a long-running fan-made StarTrek series in the era of [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation.]]

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''Star Trek: Hidden Frontier'' and its spinoffs ''Helena Chronicles,'' ''Odyssey,'' ''Federation One'' and ''Henglaar, MD'' are a long-running fan-made StarTrek Franchise/StarTrek series in the era of [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation.]]



The main StoryArc is set in the Briar Patch introduced in [[StarTrekInsurrection Star Trek: Insurrection.]] Starfleet has established a presence in the area with Deep Space 12, a large space station built in orbit of Ba'ku. From here, exploration of the patch begins as much as it can with the inability of starships to travel at warp speed due to the environmental conditions. A new, enigmatic species that may be {{Precursors}} of some kind, the Gray, are revealed, with anything but peaceful intentions.

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The main StoryArc is set in the Briar Patch introduced in [[StarTrekInsurrection Star Trek: Insurrection.]] ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection''. Starfleet has established a presence in the area with Deep Space 12, a large space station built in orbit of Ba'ku. From here, exploration of the patch begins as much as it can with the inability of starships to travel at warp speed due to the environmental conditions. A new, enigmatic species that may be {{Precursors}} of some kind, the Gray, are revealed, with anything but peaceful intentions.



** The Excelsior, which is a Galaxy-class refit like the future Enterprise-D glimpsed in the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG finale.]]

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** The Excelsior, which is a Galaxy-class refit like the future Enterprise-D glimpsed in the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG finale.]]



** A [[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Horta]] Starfleet Lieutenant.

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** A [[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Horta]] Starfleet Lieutenant.



** In ''Odyssey,'' it turns out that the Archien gods are [[spoiler: also the [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Bajoran Prophets.]]]]
** ''The Helena Chronicles'' focuses heavily on [[StarTrekVoyager the Omega Molecule]] and has [[spoiler: [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration Ben Maxwell]]]] as an antagonist.

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** In ''Odyssey,'' it turns out that the Archien gods are [[spoiler: also the [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Bajoran Prophets.]]]]
** ''The Helena Chronicles'' focuses heavily on [[StarTrekVoyager [[Series/StarTrekVoyager the Omega Molecule]] and has [[spoiler: [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Ben Maxwell]]]] as an antagonist.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: No one ever mentions it out loud, but the fact that [[spoiler: Siroc doesn't match up to any species from StarTrek canon]] is not an accident.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: No one ever mentions it out loud, but the fact that [[spoiler: Siroc doesn't match up to any species from StarTrek Franchise/StarTrek canon]] is not an accident.



* OffTheShelfFX: Mostly done well. One noteworthy example is a datapad that is clearly an old StarTrek handheld LCD game; given that they have accurate-looking datapads elsewhere which must have been specially made because there was never a datapad toy on the shelf to begin with, this may have been a deliberate gag.

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* OffTheShelfFX: Mostly done well. One noteworthy example is a datapad that is clearly an old StarTrek Series/StarTrek handheld LCD game; given that they have accurate-looking datapads elsewhere which must have been specially made because there was never a datapad toy on the shelf to begin with, this may have been a deliberate gag.
20th May '12 5:31:26 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BatmanGambit: Siroc would ''almost'' make [[XanatosGambit Xanatos]] proud. When things go awry, he's ''always'' able to adapt [[spoiler: except at the very end when he doesn't count on the fact that Naros is willing to die to stop him.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Siroc would ''almost'' make [[XanatosGambit Xanatos]] proud. When things go awry, he's is ''always'' able to adapt find the likely outcome to exploit. [[spoiler: except at the very end when he doesn't count on the fact that Naros is willing to die to stop him.]]
6th Jan '12 5:34:11 PM Alhazred
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* PutOnABus: Andrew Barret, and TheBusComesBack [[spoiler: [[BrainwashedAndCrazy with some problems.]]]]

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* PutOnABus: Andrew Barret, and TheBusComesBack TheBusCameBack [[spoiler: [[BrainwashedAndCrazy with some problems.]]]]
4th Jan '12 12:46:48 AM Alhazred
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* HilariousInHindsight: There's a certain black humor in [[spoiler: Jorian and Corey's break-up]] if one visits the forums and notices their actors are a long-time couple.



* ShoutOut:
** Two of the Gray ships are a [[StarWars Star Destroyer and Tie Fighter,]] heavily disguised with alien-looking light patterns.
** Deep Space 12 is the Ticonderoga space station from StarshipTroopers.
** ''Hidden Frontier's'' opening theme is the theme from Galaxy Quest.
4th Jan '12 12:43:29 AM Alhazred
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Exploring the [[TitleDrop Hidden Frontier]] is a long journey with many twists and turns, culminating in an extended and appropriately epic series finale. The sequels, ''Odyssey'' and ''The Helena Chronicles,'' pick up shortly thereafter and take place concurrently with each other.

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Exploring the [[TitleDrop Hidden Frontier]] is a long journey with many twists and turns, culminating in an extended and appropriately epic series finale. The sequels, ''Odyssey'' and ''The Helena Chronicles,'' pick up shortly thereafter and take place concurrently with each other.
other. They end in the shared finale ''Tossed Upon the Shore.''



* CompleteMonster: Siroc's goal is to [[spoiler: return to his home universe. When Naros tells him that it's likely his home universe is dead, and going through the passageway will cause the destructive effect that killed it to spread to ''this'' universe, Siroc tells him that he ''knows'' it's unlikely there's anything waiting for him and he ''doesn't care'' if he's wrong to try, he's going to try anyway.]]
* CrypticConversation: Tolian Naros is a master of this, being an El-Aurian. So is Siroc. When they're both in the same room together, other characters often just throw up their hands if not outright demand they talk normally.

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* CompleteMonster: Siroc's goal is to [[spoiler: return to his home universe. When Naros tells him that it's likely his home universe is dead, and going through the passageway will cause the destructive effect that killed it to spread to ''this'' universe, Siroc tells him that he ''knows'' it's unlikely there's anything waiting for him and he ''doesn't care'' if he's wrong to try, he's going to try anyway.]]
* CrypticConversation: Tolian Naros is a master of this, being an El-Aurian. So is Siroc. When they're both in the same room together, other characters often just throw up their hands [[LampshadeHanging if not outright demand they talk normally.]]



* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Caecus;]] his own mother rips his eyes out.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: No one ever mentions it out loud, but the fact that [[spoiler: Siroc doesn't match up to any species from StarTrek canon]] is not an accident, nor is it the result of the make-up artists experimenting with new designs.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: A few, most notably Naros.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: No one ever mentions it out loud, but the fact that [[spoiler: Siroc doesn't match up to any species from StarTrek canon]] is not an accident, nor is it the result of the make-up artists experimenting with new designs.
accident.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: A few, most notably Naros.Naros and later Heta'an.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: General Morrigu. Caecus may also count, but he wasn't much of a villain before leaving Seram.
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* {{Narm}}: Mostly in the first two seasons, and most ''of'' the first two seasons, although some honest attempts at drama later in the series still fall flat due to hilarious SpecialEffectsFailure or [[LargeHam overcompensating actors.]]



* OhCrap: When [[spoiler: Captain Maxwell]] orders his task force to destroy the space station [[spoiler: Corey Aster has been kidnapped to so he can research Omega while under mind control,]] the gravimetric torpedoes nessesary to safely destroy [[spoiler: Omega]] bounce right off. [[spoiler: Captain Maxwell]] executes a perfect OhCrap as he slumps into his chair and remembers that the station, which he secretly knew about, has anti-gravimetric defenses that he'd completely forgotten.
* TheOtherDarrin: The show features several canon characters recast, as they obviously weren't going to get the original actors. Ro Nevin goes through ''three'' different actors.

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* OhCrap: When [[spoiler: Captain Maxwell]] orders his task force to destroy the space station [[spoiler: Corey Aster has been kidnapped to so he can research Omega while under mind control,]] the gravimetric torpedoes nessesary necessary to safely destroy [[spoiler: Omega]] bounce right off. [[spoiler: Captain Maxwell]] executes a perfect OhCrap as he slumps into his chair and remembers that the station, which he secretly knew about, has anti-gravimetric defenses that he'd completely forgotten.
* TheOtherDarrin: The show features several canon characters recast, as they obviously weren't going to get the original actors. More traditionally, Ro Nevin goes through ''three'' different actors.actors and ''Tossed Upon the Shore'' suffers rather heavily from this.
* ParentalIncest: Oh boy, [[spoiler: Majang Seram and Caecus.]] He doesn't know and when he finds out, he loses it and delivers an epic ShutUpHannibal when she tries to justify it. Unfortunately, she doesn't react well to rejection and decides to interpret his "I never want to see you again!" [[EyeScream literally.]]
* PutOnABus: Andrew Barret, and TheBusComesBack [[spoiler: [[BrainwashedAndCrazy with some problems.]]]]



** The opening theme is the theme from Galaxy Quest.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Most notably the light green hue often outlining the actors, a consequence of cheap green-screening. Heavily improved on in later seasons, but never totally gone. The greenscreen backgrounds themselves sometimes hit the UncannyValley in relation to the actors standing in them. Costuming and make-up is pretty bad early on.

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** The ''Hidden Frontier's'' opening theme is the theme from Galaxy Quest.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Most notably the light green hue often outlining the actors, a consequence of cheap green-screening. Heavily improved on in later seasons, but never totally gone. The greenscreen backgrounds themselves sometimes hit the UncannyValley in relation to the actors standing in them. Costuming and make-up is pretty bad early on.
Quest.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The exterior starship shots, even and especially the battle sequences. It's all made in-house for the series. The battles in later seasons are truly epic. Costuming and make-up see large improvements in later seasons.
9th Aug '11 12:24:59 PM MrMous
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View the series and its spinoffs at [[http://www.hiddenfrontier.com the website]]. (As of this writing, the website is having technical difficulties and does not have downloadable files; the best way to currently view the show is to [[http://hiddenfrontier.com/episodes/indexhf.php look at the name of the next episode you need]] and then [[http://www.vimeo.com/hiddenfrontier/videos search for it on the show's Vimeo page,]] although these uploads are extremely low quality.)


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View the series and its spinoffs at [[http://www.hiddenfrontier.com the website]]. (As of this writing, the website is having technical difficulties and does not have downloadable files; the best way to currently view the show is to [[http://hiddenfrontier.com/episodes/indexhf.php look at the name of the next episode you need]] and then [[http://www.vimeo.com/hiddenfrontier/videos search for it on the show's Vimeo page,]] although these uploads are extremely low quality.)

website]].
22nd Apr '11 2:38:55 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Hatedom}}: The viewers who populate the show's IMDB page can't ''stand'' it.
25th Nov '10 5:40:24 AM Alhazred
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''Star Trek: Hidden Frontier'' and its spinoffs ''Helena Chronicals,'' ''Odyssey,'' ''Federation One'' and ''Henglaar, MD'' are a long-running fan-made StarTrek series in the era of [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation.]]

Compared to ''Star Trek: Phase II's'' replica sets and production values, ''Hidden Frontier'' looks extremely low-budget. The majority of the show is shot in one room, with different backgrounds like the bridge or corridors of a ship, or alien ruins, green-screened in. This alone results in [[SpecialEffectsFailure several problems through the entire run of the series.]] Many of the actors clearly aren't, and the writing in early episodes varies from downright atrocious to merely tolerable.

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''Star Trek: Hidden Frontier'' and its spinoffs ''Helena Chronicals,'' Chronicles,'' ''Odyssey,'' ''Federation One'' and ''Henglaar, MD'' are a long-running fan-made StarTrek series in the era of [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation.]]

Compared to ''Star Trek: Phase II's'' replica sets sets, actors from the actual show and high production values, ''Hidden Frontier'' looks extremely low-budget. The majority of the show is shot in one room, with different backgrounds like the bridge or corridors of a ship, or alien ruins, green-screened in. This alone results in [[SpecialEffectsFailure several problems through the entire run of the series.]] Many of the actors clearly aren't, and the writing in early episodes varies from downright atrocious to merely tolerable.



* CerebusSyndrome: As the show's quality improves, it seems much less outright ''silly'' as compared to earlier episodes, and there's a lot more dramatic tension.

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* CerebusSyndrome: As the show's quality improves, improves and it becomes arc-based, it seems much less outright ''silly'' as compared to earlier episodes, and there's a lot more dramatic tension.



* DawsonCasting: Inverted; many characters are younger than they should be for the positions they hold. The production ran with this and instead of trying to pretend the young actors were older than they looked and {{justified}} it by way of the series starting as the Dominion War ends. Many young officers were fast-tracked to promotion due to the capable veterans dying.

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* DawsonCasting: Inverted; many characters are younger than they should be for the positions they hold. The production ran with this and instead of trying to pretend the young actors were older than they looked and {{justified}} it by way of the series starting as the Dominion War ends. Many young officers were fast-tracked to promotion due to the capable veterans dying.



* {{Hatedom}}: The viewers who populate the show's IMDB page can't ''stand'' it.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The exterior starship shots, even and especially the battle sequences. It's all made in-house for the series. The battle in later seasons are truly epic. Costuming and make-up see large improvements in later seasons.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The exterior starship shots, even and especially the battle sequences. It's all made in-house for the series. The battle battles in later seasons are truly epic. Costuming and make-up see large improvements in later seasons.
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