“Star Trek: Axanar is a ground breaking independent film that proves the idea that a studio doesn’t need to spend millions of dollars to produce a feature quality production.  Axanar will be the first non-CBS/Paramount produced Star Trek to look and feel like a true Star Trek movie.

The story of Garth of Izar, a character only seen in one episode of the original Star Trek, is one writer/producer Alec Peters first wrote 20 years ago.  It wasn’t until 3 years ago, after playing Garth in the well known Star Trek: Phase II fan film, did Alec turn the story into a screenplay.

But making a fan film was not of interest to Alec.  A veteran entrepreneur and a 2004 Ernst & Young Entreprenuer of the Year winner, Alec decided that if he was going to make Axanar, it needed to look like a real film.  So Alec recruited his good friend Christian Gossett.  A visual artist whose ground breaking graphic novel “The Red Star” includes James Cameron and Ridley Scott among his fans.  His first short film has won several awards on the film festival circuit and his second film looks like it has Oscar potential in the short film category.

Axanar has already begun to attract attention from Star Trek fans who want to see something new and innovative that honors the Star Trek they grew up on.  If hundreds of thousands of fans are willing to see fan films that recreate TOS (The Original Series), then there is a huge appetite for something new and original and professionally made.”

Axanar will start shooting in Fall 2014 and be released Summer 2015.

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  1. Forlath Grey 6 years ago

    Came across this, this morning and it actually looks like it could be a lot of fun. The short stars Richard Hatch of Battlestar Galactica fame and Tony Todd, who’s been in everything ever made. I found this provisio pretty cool:

    “Star Trek: Axanar is an independent project that uses the intellectual property of CBS under the provision that Axanar is totally non-commercial. That means we can never charge for anything. We will never sell the movie, DVD’s, T-shirts, or anything which uses CBS intellectual property.”

    That means the majority of labor put into this project, from the actors to the crew, are doing it pretty much free of charge . . .

  2. Guess it’s like a labour of love. It’s nice to know there are those who do not view everything in the terms of profit (in the monetary sense.) Maybe this will pave the way, and give incentive to others?

  3. Forlath Grey 4 years ago

    New development in the Paramount vs. Producers of Axanar lawsuit saga. Paramount and CBS claims that they own the Klingon language are being contested . . .


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