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Monday, February 15, 2016
2016.01.19 A Little Confirmation of the "Network Pitch"
Now I try to steer clear of unsubstantiated rumors, and when I mean "unsubstantiated", I don't mean things that I've been able to clear with some 1st hand accounts....if I put up everything that has been relayed in confidence, or has been sent without screenshots & the like....well, then this site wouldn't be trustworthy.
There are a couple of stories that I just haven't been able to come up with some sort of appropriate backing on. One thing I'd been looking for more word on was Ken "Whit" Whitman's flagrant theft of IP in his attempt to keep the folks with the Traveller Kickstarter "on the hook" just a little bit longer. If you've read/written enough about Ken "Whit" Whitman's dubious Kickstarter claims like I have, you start to see a pattern. 1st comes some announcement that "real" results are "just around the corner". If backers can just hold on for a few more <insert false time-frame here>, 'Ol Kenny will come through. The time span comes and goes, Ken "Whit" Whitman places the blame for the delay onto someone else, often exaggerating the scope of the blame-game (as in something unrelated to the actual project is causing the delay), tossing up some shoddy "proof" that things are progressing before asking folks to "hold on" for <insert new BS time-frame here>, and there will be some results.
Rinse & Repeat ad nasuem.
I had heard that there was a Traveller Kickstarter Update on January 16th that included a "Pitch to the Networks", but said pitch was yanked hard by the people who Ken "Whit" Whitman stole the footage from. Now I cannot confirm the specific verbage of the KS update, but I did get a link to the footage. Yanked, not yanked.....I cannot confirm, but you can see the title of the update itself and the video below. The original, from what I've heard, was deleted from YouTube, so you'll have to download this yourself:
For the record, this video is being linked for commentary and informative purposes ONLY. We do not condone the illegal usage of 20th Century Fox's IP, much less the butchering of a great TV Show and Movie. The "original" portions of this video, well at least the CGI work, was stolen (i.e. Not paid for), and I'm sure well get to hear from that artist soon enough.
A second "thing" I had heard regarding Ken "Whit" Whitman is regarding his attempt to go beyond his KoDT:LAS license and tape some sort of "audiobook" of KoDT material without permission. I'm still working on that one, but there is at least some level of confirmation from Ken "Whit" Whitman himself:
"I spent 15k on hiring employees and infastructure to do KODT audio books only for you to say no"
Now I doubt highly that Ken "Whit" Whitman had permission to do any sort of audio book, because if he did it'd be in his contract (not that he follows that anyway). I doubt I'll be able to get the D-Team to chime in here, but if you know one of the actors, please ask them to drop NAD a line.......