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Star Trek: Renegades Needs Fan Help

Posted by T'Bonz - 31/07/13 at 02:07 pm


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Star Trek: Renegades is hoping to create a “full new Star Trek pilot” in hopes of getting an online or cable series from CBS.

To produce their pilot, Star Trek: Renegades has started an Indiegogo campaign to raise revenue for the project.

The Renegade story will begin “ten years after Voyager’s return from the Delta Quadrant,” with “the Federation … in crisis. Someone has caused space and time to fold around several planets, all of which are the Federation’s main suppliers of dilithium, essentially cutting off the supply for several millennia. Starfleet’s methods to stop those responsible have been ineffective. This necessitates more drastic measures, some of which are outside the Federation’s jurisdiction. It now falls to Admiral Pavel Chekov, head of Starfleet Intelligence, and Commander Tuvok, Voyager’s former security officer and new head of the clandestine Section 31, to put together a new covert, renegade crew – primarily comprised of outcasts, rogues and even criminals. But can they refrain from killing each other to accomplish their task? That may be the bigger question.”

Plenty of former Star Trek actors will be in Star Trek: Renegades, including: Tim Russ, Walter Koenig, J.G. Hertzler, Robert Picardo, Gary Graham, Garrett Wang, Manu Intiraymi, and Richard Herd.

Others included in the project will be: Adrienne Wilkinson, Corin Nemec, Edward Furlong, Larissa Gomes, Tarah Paige, Grant Imahara. Courtney Peldon, Vic Mignogna, Chasty Ballesteros and Kevin Fry.

Part of the reason for the need for additional revenue is the desire to add more cast to the pilot, add several additional shooting days, better makeup and props and to build sets for an alien world to be featured in the story.

Rewards will be given to those contributing, with the perks ranging from a digital download of the official movie poster and full access to exclusive web content for those donating $10, to a set visit, associate producer credit, exclusive autograph package and more for those contributing $10,000.

The Star Trek: Renegades Indiegogo campaign will run through Friday, September 13. To donate and to see more information on Star Trek: Renegades, head to the link located
here.

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Source: Star Trek: Renegades Indiegogo

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  • Mike

    Without reviewing all of my comments here, except the last, I don’t see where I referenced anything as the “right timeline”. There is a prime timeline, according to them, and that terminology is theirs… So, if you are asking why there’s a prime timeline and JJ Abrams’ alternate timeline, and why those are the terms for them, well, I guess you’d have to ask JJ Abrams and Orci and Kurtzman, since they’re the ones that came up with “Prime timeline” and “alternate timeline” as terms for these purposes.

    Which is canon? Both. But I didn’t choose or dictate that. Canon is simply that which has irrevocably been put to film. JJ Abrams’ Star Trek is absolutely canon in every conceivable way. Again, I don’t see anywhere where anyone has suggested anything other than that being true. Canon is simply that which is presented and thus, cannot be violated… can you take a piece of canon and alter its perception? Certainly. But you cannot outright violate it. That’s not me making things up, that’s the nature of a franchise’s canon… Honestly, I don’t think you understand the term if you think we’ve been questioning whether JJ Abrams’ stuff is canon… A fan film? Absolutely not… why? Because it isn’t official, nor is it intended to be used by anyone else going forward.

    As for me saying nothing if I don’t like it, no thanks… I am a Star Trek fan. I have been a Star Trek fan likely quite a bit longer than you have and I will continue to be a fan of Star Trek long after you’ve been attracted to the next sparkly thing… In the meantime, I’m going to say how I feel about a franchise I adore. And, if, in the course of that, I see that franchise being run by idiots, well, that’s what I’m going to say.

    And, with regard to Star Trek… no, actually it doesn’t have to evolve into something else that it isn’t… it just needs competent people heading it that actually like it for it, not for how they can transmute it into Star Wars…. poorly.

    But, continue to misinterpret everything and quote things I’ve never said… It’s the fastest way to get me to be quiet… Oh, wait, that’s not quite right.

  • Mike

    Like I said, I’m not defending it, simply explaining their logic… but, I never said the day after Generations Chekov got frozen and was unfrozen the day before this production… He was frozen for a period of time that accounts for him looking 3 decades older but being 100 years older in reality. I’m not defending it, but that is a pretty easy one to answer.

  • Mike

    I think you have a misconception. This is a fan production seeking money through crowdfunding sources to try to become a legitimate series. They’ve already done a Kickstarter for this. Now this… This will never be a Star Trek series… So, they don’t have to worry about anyone dying.

  • Mike

    Yes, and no… Having humans behave as despicable humans has been commonplace in every Trek incarnation ever made. The difference is that our heroes take the high road… apparently, until now… because, apparently, it wasn’t a Roddenberrian advancement of humanity we see in Star Trek, but merely the constraints of Starfleet……….. yeah, a total misunderstanding of the source material.

  • Blue Thunder

    I second that motion one hundred percent.

  • Jonathan Beaubien

    He would actually be 140 years old. The second season of TOS takes place in 2268 and he’s 20 years old at that time (they mention his age in an episode). And Voyager came back in 2378. Renegades takes place 10 years after that. So, (2378 + 10) – ( 2268 – 20) = 140 years old. That makes him quite old, but I guess that in 2388, with the level of medicine the Federation have, it would actually be possible to live that long, and still be active. McCoy was around 138 years old in the TNG pilot (he was about 40 in 2266, and the pilot takes place in 2364) and he wasn’t bedridden and dying. Although Checov looks in way better shape… Maybe they have better plastic surgery in 2388… :P