Well, I am a huge Star Trek fan. So big in fact, that I created, Prelude to Axanar. But don't call it a "fan film". This is independent Star Trek film making. And the reason it is so impressive is because almost every person in front of and behind the camera is a professional. The cast includes Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica, 1978 & 2004), Tony Todd (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Spance Nine, Candyman), Kate Vernon (Battlestar Galactica (2004)), JG Hertzler (General Martok, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Gary Graham (reprising his role of Soval from Star Trek: Enterprise).
James had this to say:
"When I first heard about Star Trek Axanar, I was immediately catapulted back to my days as a gamer playing the old Star Trek FASA RPG, reading hints about the great conflict of the Four Years War between the Federation and the Klingons. This piece of Trek mythos has been hinted at but never fully revealed in all the years of the franchise, and it's incredible to see such a passionate group of fans come together to breath life into this thrilling story."
Heck, even Alan Bligh, of Forge World is a fan!
|Kate Vernon, JG Herztler, Gary Graham, Director Chrstian Gossett, Alec Peters, Richard Hatch|
After their first successful funding campaign for Prelude to Axanar, which raised $ 100,000 on Kickstarter, Alec created a second campaign to fund the full length Axanar. You can donate and get some great perks here.
Last week we announced that Garrett Wang, best known for playing Harry Kim in Star Trek Voyager, had joined the cast of Axanar.
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