Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Paragon Of A Blog!

"V'Ger seeks the Creator!"  Flash: the creator of the long-lost fan film "Paragon's Paragon" speaks at last!

We fans have been curious about the fan-film "Paragon's Paragon" since reading about it in an early issue of "Cinemagic." (Read the post with that article here, and a followup article with many screencaps from the film here.) Well, after finally tracking down the man primarily responsible for it, John Cosentino, and emailing back and forth several times, I have heard some good news back from him; he has started a blog that gives all the inside info on this early and ambitious fan film!

"Captain, it's Earth! We've found our way home!"

John's email contained this interesting information about the new effort:

I have finally decided to give into the Paragon seekers and have started a blog. Eventually it will have video clips but for now photos and history of Paragon and why it took so long to finish. As much behind the scenes information as I can muster up and never before seen photos. I hope they will like it.

The address is http://www.paragonsparagon.com/

Currently the last series of articles are the projects that kept me from finishing Paragon and are the first ones seen on the blog. Just scroll down and the Paragon stuff is there. The next series of articles will focus on "Paragon's Paragon." I felt it was important to show why I was distracted from Paragon.

Thanks for having a great Star Trek blog!

Your friend, John.

So there you have it, straight from the source. Visit the blog regularly as footage is to come!

Bonus link: Below, a captioned photo from the sci-fi humor page that spins off of "I Can Haz Cheezburger" groups of sites. Lots of fun, even if I have never been successful in getting any of my own captioned pics to post there for some reason.


Joe from Malvern said...


Far out! Awesome!

Thanks for all your diligence on this and your larger scrapbook project. The 1970s were a special time for Star Trek. The scarcity of information of all kinds, and our tender ages (we are contemporaries) truly made the fan scene "magical" in every sense.

As I clear out my boyhood home, melancholy is mixed with something more than nostalgia when I find some boyhood treasure or another. Much of mine is Trek or Trek inspired naturally enough.

An offer, of sorts: I have some material from the wonderful Star Trek Welcommittee, personal correspondence with early fan greats like Shirley, Bjo, and Ruth, Paramount's publicity material to fan clubs to promote TMP, and more.

If you'll publish it, I'll find it and scan it. The history of early fandom should be as well documented as we can make it -- for it truly was a special time. Besides it would be gratifying personally. A few of my film clips are over at Star Trek History and I get a real kick out of contributing.

Intersted? Drop a line or two by way of joe decimal james without the jay, care of Ccomsat, if you get my drift. (The damned bots are too good at harvesting email these days...)

Frederick said...

In thinking about it, I have decided to feature any submissions (that I don't already have) as bonnus items under the banner of "Reader Submissions," send anything you have and I will give you credit for it.