I used all day to watch those two Star Trek videos. On the whole, I was blown away by the detail of all the models used. The exteriors and interiors were exquisitely done, as was the animation of said models. Even the warping through space was superb. However…
I can’t say the same for the figures used in either video, because it was the figures that were a distraction to me. Not only were their movements stilted, it looked like the crew were almost all clones. The same model was used for different crew members, which wasn’t as evident until the senior officers were assembled in the ready room.
Also, listening to the female crew members speak with a male voice, the same voice in many instances, was just too much. Female characters, use a female voices. And it was very evident that final touch-up hadn’t been done because the majority of the time Kristy’s pony tail was still in wireframe. It got a bit worse near then end of the second video in Gar’s quarters. As Kristy walked toward Gar at one point, the wireframe of the upper portion of her head was visible. It came and went as she walked. Someone also missed that Bradley was missing his left foot when he and Gar were talking on stage of the Price is Right on the holo-deck. It wasn’t obvious until Bradley walked.
And when two characters were in discussion, camera position was such that the speaker was face on, catching the profile of the listener, who by the way, never blinked or twitched while listening.
Even though the figure animation bothered me, I spent some 6 + hours watching both, marveling at all the work that went in to produce these two fine pieces.