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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

    So…. what was the Kickstarter for?

  • jstimson

    I’ve enjoyed pretty much every incarnation of Star Trek. Yes, even Enterprise. Some of the fan efforts are fun as well (such as Star Trek Continues). But this, well, it just fails to inspire me. What we really need back on TV is something that gets closer to what TOS and TNG had going on, not farther away from it.

  • Randy H.

    So Chekov would be, what, about 110, 120 years old? I suppose that can work. But I agree with the earlier poster, this kind of “revenge” driven Trek doesn’t inspire me much either.

  • mythme

    If this comes from fruition, will this be considered “canon”?

  • NeronWillRise

    What about this sounds “revenge-driven”? Dark maybe, but not revenge-driven.

  • Daniel Ireland

    Just for kicks.

  • Daniel Ireland

    But I’d say it’s a safe bet to say they’re raising funds because they need additional funds.

  • New Horizon

    Really not interested in this at all.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    That’s the 64k$ question, isn’t it.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    I believe I said this about their Kickstarter project. Hundreds of spec scripts yearly would come to the Star Trek production offices, and of those ummm…. what, maybe 5 over the course of TNG, and maybe one of those not by an already-published author or screenwriter?
    This project isn’t a spec script, it is a spec pilot.
    And… the premise is weak. It will not impress the suits.. Please tell me that’s not intended to be the backbone premise of a series.Have this dilithium thing be the macguffin for the pilot, say something about it proving the need for people/organizations like us in utopia blah blah blah, and move on to better stories.
    I’m sorry Walt, this is pissing down the well. If they ever greenlight another Trek series, it’ll be because of what their wallets tell them, not the fans, the actors, the writers, or anyone else.

  • Big Shooter

    If Chekov has been an admiral all these years why has he never been seen during any of the next generation era TV or films?

  • Daniel Ireland

    I was wondering the same thing. If he’s still interested in playing his original character, why has he never had at least a cameo in any of the series’ after TOS and films?

  • CandyPerfumeGirl

    i do not see this backed up by any official star trek source or paramount. Is this some kind of a fan project? It looks cheap. Is it gonna be part of canon?

  • CandyPerfumeGirl

    god i hope not

  • Patrick

    If this were a good idea, they could successfully pitch it to CBS and have a real pilot produced.

    I’m so sick of these out-of-work actors begging fans for money. Russ and the rest want to do this, which doesn’t sound remotely appealing. Dorn wants to do a “Captain Worf” series, despite being ten years older and half the size he was when he last appeared as the character.

    It’s just sad. CBS won’t touch this with a ten-foot pole.

  • Nick

    I like how Walt stuck a director’s chair behind him during his interview, as though it would distract us from the fact that he’s being interviewed in his kitchen and not a real set. Christ.

  • Theragen Derivative

    Star Trek: Ex-Voyager Actors Need Work.

    This reminds me way too much of the “Galaxy Quest” cast making appearances at electronics store openings.

  • Mike

    Okay, so I’m not entirely interested in this production, but I was interested enough in that question when the Kickstarter first came out to find the answer: Apparently, Chekov was in a form of stasis for several decades… probably around 60 or so, which accounts for his lack of aging and also lack of appearance in previous contemporary Trek.

  • Blue Thunder

    With Vic Mignogna being involved in this project, many can be certain that this is going to be a major DUD! It seems like everything Mignogna touches turns to crap. Starship Farragut being one of them, as well as Farragut Films. The man is nothing more than The Doomsday Machine of Star Trek fan filmdom.

    As far as Walter Koenig’s involvement in this soon to be misfire is concerned, well…all I can say is this. He has taken the same path that Bill Shatner has taken in terms of egotism. I know he has been through a lot since the tragic death of his son, but seriously, he doesn’t have to come off as an egotistical prick about things. He even stooped to an all time low when he ‘supported’ Vic’s failed takeover of the Star Trek-Phase 2 production.

    And the real funny thing about all of this is that Walter swore that he would never play Chekov again. That his performance in the classic Phase 2 episode ‘To Serve All My Days’(written by D.C. Fontana)was Walter’s way of saying good-bye to the character of Pavel Chekov.

    Talk about hypocriscy!
    Star Trek – Renegades is going to be a huge flop and a major disappointment.

    I’m not all that impressed with the idea and mentalities(Sky Conway’s being one of them)behind it, either.

  • Daniel Ireland

    What are the chances of Scotty, Chekov, and Kirk all getting stuck in something that prevented them from aging so they could appear in the present? I think it’s pretty funny.

  • Corny

    Is this a JOKE?!? This all just sounds so terrible. I’ve watched the original start-up teaser trailer, the dialogue is so corny it had me laughing. If they can’t write a 30 second teaser how are they going to write a single episode?

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Scotty did. TNG episode Relics.

  • Daniel Ireland

    Yes, I know. All three of the characters I mentioned did. The transporter buffer for Scotty, the Nexus for Kirk, and this stasis thing for Chekov. I was laughing at the unliklihood of three of the Enterprise officers having been preserved for years in some fashion so they could appear again in the TNG/Voyager era.

  • navamske

    What are we supposed to make of the fact that the hot female captain’s surname is Singh? Is she a descendant of Khan? I know that Singh is probably the Sikh version of Smith, but why use a name that would cause detail-obsessed fans (OK, one detail-obsessed fan) to make this connection? I doubt they’d name a character Kirk and never once refer or allude, even implicitly, to his or her being any relation to the captain.

    Also, is the scar on Admiral Chekov’s face supposed to make him a badass? And will there be any nuclear wessels?

  • Mike

    Not to mention that Vulcans suddenly lived long enough to have Sarek and Spock, and McCoy was ancient to achieve it naturally.

  • Mike

    I’m not going to defend Renegades, nor VM, but I am going to ask… Just several weeks ago, I distinctly remember you defending Leonard Nimoy’s appearance in STD. Not only had he said he was done with Spock previously, he said he was done with acting…. But, you defended that quite staunchly… But here, because it’s not a production you like, you’re trashing Walter Koenig… Why the double standard between Nimoy and Koenig? Just wondering, since you seem so vehement about both, which are opposing positions.

  • nevilleross

    We’ve had TOS on screen for two whole movies, where have you been? And, why do we have to have the exact TOS to be on TV for?

  • nevilleross

    This is indeed a fan project, and is a part of the original cannon somewhat.

  • nevilleross

    Sing is a common name in India, dumbass. It doesn’t mean that she’s related to Khan.

  • navamske

    Read my post (I mentioned the commonality of the name), learn how to spell, and learn how to be civil.

  • jstimson

    Your comment makes little sense and seems to indicate you actually didn’t read mine that closely.

    First, we’re talking about TV, so asking where I was for the movies is sort of strange (and TOS had 6 movies of their own).

    Second, I didn’t say “the exact”. I said that what we need is something closer to TOS and TNG. Everybody that did Trek after Roddenberry was intent on putting their own stamp on it. They all had interesting ideas, but none really captured the audience in the same way. With Renegades, it seems to go so far beyond what makes Trek enjoyable that it really doesn’t need to be set in the Star Trek universe.

    Picard lamented in Insurrection “Can anyone remember when we used to be explorers?”. Seriously, this part of Trek got lost along the way and not to anyone’s benefit.

  • I.am.better.

    I was thinking of donating until I read that Garrett Wang was involved. Then I just laughed out loud.

  • uroe

    Hey, Tim… put together a proposal and pitch it to CBS directly. Stop asking fans for money.

  • jdhs

    No,it’s not official. It’s just a desperation move from unemployed TOS and VOY actors.

  • Mike

    It is set within the prime timeline continuity. It however, is, in no way, shape, or form, canon.

  • Mike

    Well, I would consider this somewhat likely. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time, right?

    Arik Soong works with genetic material and other augments that were basically the brothers of Khan… and his grandson ends up named Noonien Soong? Coincidence? Maybe… but I doubt likely. Specifically intentional? Probably not given when Noonien Soong was created and when Enterprise did the augment storyline, but a lot of things happen that way in tv, particularly when you have 5 series cross-weaving the mythos. Was there an Arik Soong when Noonien Soong was created? No… but that just means the story of why he was Noonien was left on the table to tell… and they’ve subsequently given us enough to hint at why… Maybe the same is happening here. If so, cool. If not, okay… But pointing that out certainly wasn’t without precedent, so nevilleross is just being a douche.

  • Blue Thunder

    Quite simple, really. It just boils down to Walter’s attitude as of late and him saying that he defends VM’s actions in his failed attempt to take over the P2 production. Those actions also hurt a friend of mine who worked on P2. Walter has acted with a huge ego since the tragic death of his son. He has come off as someone who conveys an ‘I don’t give a shit’ attitude. While I am sympathetic to what he has gone through, it still doesn’t give him the excuse, let alone the right, to act like Bill Shatner(someone he has also complained about in terms of ego)and be a turdhead.
    All I can say is that death can often bring out the worst in people.

    Regretfully, his son’s death has brought out the worst him.

  • Mike

    In other words, when you attacked Walter Koenig for continuing to play Chekov it had more to do with your axe to grind against Vic Mignogna than it did with Walter Koenig actually continuing to play Chekov… Clarified and noted.

    This sort of scatter shot bs you pull is why nobody cares.

    You went to great lengths above to discredit Walter Koenig, less based on your actual issue with him, and more based on him playing his role from TOS… only to come to find out, him actually playing that character has nothing to do with why you’re trashing him… Makes one wonder how many other details you’re conveniently fudging because of your feelings on this matter……….. you certainly don’t make yourself more credible by suggesting something and when called on it, basically admitting it wasn’t true, but dammit, you rock on.

  • nevilleross

    He can’t do that, though-he has no star power, and it’s the same with Dorn and Wang. These guys should have become directors like Robert Duncan McNeil, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, and Roxanne Biggs-Dawson-then they wouldn’t have to be doing stuff like this. Also, the head of CBS (Les Moonves) doesn’t give a frack about Star Trek, so even if he had said star power, he wouldn’t get anywhere with him. The fans will pony up, though-they hate the new movies (well, most of them anyway) and want a Star Trek show on TV.

  • Duane Boda

    Ex Voy – ST – Org actors with want to be’s College class funded by fans is bad news and laughable no matter how one slices it.
    If it was a original story with new actors and a good (new) story then maybe…but as is why bother – I know I won’t.

  • nevilleross

    Amazingly enough, Dorn’s still quite slim, unlike Frakes and Spiner due to a vegetarian diet, so he could play Worf still. But I don’t know if any production company will still want to film a show with him.

  • Mike

    As Patrick noted, it wasn’t about Dorn being too big, but, in fact, it’s about Dorn being too small. While he didn’t get fat, he also didn’t maintain the physique of his Klingon self…

  • nevilleross

    Kind of hard for a 60-year-old man to do all of the time-the best thing is, due to his diet, he isn’t fat, does work out and at least is slim. Being big isn’t always necessary.

  • Blue Thunder

    Remember, Mike, I did provide those answers regarding Mignogna until those people in the administration erased it. I would like to think that and the links I provided was credible enough.

    Cooncerning Koenig, think of it like this. It’s no different than my dislike of Bill Shatner and his egotistical BS. Especially after Shatner made that foolish remark about not wanting to have his picture taken with James Doohan, because he didn’t want to deal with Doohan’s Alzheimer’s condition.
    Koenig has often voiced his dislike of Shatner for his crap. Now Koenig has gone down that same route and acted just as foolish.

  • nevilleross

    It hasn’t been lost, it’s awaiting the right script to bring it to life.

  • Mike

    So, then engage the people you disagree with on the merits of the disagreement, not some paper tiger that will turn and bite you because it’s scribbled with diatribes defending the same sort of thing… If it’s his actions and attitude you disagree with, disagree with that and say what you just said… don’t in one breath defend Nimoy for these same actions while condemning Koenig in the next… it’s just not rhetorically sound for someone that pays attention to what you say from moment to moment. And I do.

    Do you actually have an attribution to that whole Shatner/Doohan dustup? Because, while he might be somewhat egocentric, that seems wholly out of character for Shatner with regard to Alzheimer’s. I mean, he even played a character that was going through the early stages of it… I’d never heard that.

  • Mike

    Worf being tiny in stature at this point would be sad and silly. The only reason Kang (RIP Michael Ansara, btw), Koloth and Kor were able to be in DS9 as old men is because they were a hundred years older in continuity… to have Michael Dorn appear at this age in such a prominent role, but not as the powerful Klingon Worf would still be, would be a shame for the character’s legacy… If they set it in 2540? Okay.

  • Mike

    lol, that’s kind of funny, and also leads directly into why JJ Abrams’ Trek is compared to original Trek: Namely, they can’t write a script within a reboot that was supposed to free them from the mythos, without setting it deep within the mythos. Why did the first film have to use Leonard Nimoy? Why, when it came time for Star Trek 2, instead of making that script you’re talking about, why did they remake Star Trek II? You keep blaming us for not liking the new material and suggesting we’re stuck in the old material…….. They rebooted the franchise and still won’t write fresh, original story material. That’s not on me, chum, that’s squarely on them… and you suggesting that someday they’ll actually do what they’ve been saying they’ve been doing since 2009 doesn’t mean it’s actually going to happen. After all, as soon as STD came out, they informed us that they already knew what they wanted the sequel to be: Another Khan story… And, since they’ve only been signed to a three picture deal, when is that “right” script going to be brought to life? Oh, right, when these jokers are no longer the ones in charge of Star Trek and we return to the prime timeline.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Having Nimoy in the first film was I think a good bridge from the old to the new. Then again it looked at the time as though that first film was going to be a jumping-off point into new stories, new directions.

    Having Nimoy in the next film was I feel a horrible cheat and a big mistake. It appeared to be done simply to avoid having to build up Cumberkhan’s relationship to the crew, and especially Spock, through onscreen action. It was a crutch. That’s why I call K&O, and especially Lindehof, lazy writers.
    Honestly, if they wanted to have their whitebread Khan and eat it too, they shouldn’t have revealed his true identity until the next film, or possibly at the very end if this last one. That would have given them ample opportunity to show just how dangerous he is, let the audience feel it, without having to resort to cheating. They’d also have the time to show the crew pulling together, and Kirk and Spock building an actual friendship, rather than Spock getting all bent out of shape because he got -told- Kirk is his bestest bud. Then they could’ve pulled the exact same death scene and possibly even the “KHAAAAAAN!!!” and had it feel like something besides hollow fanservice.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Also, you can costume a smaller man to appear big. Can’t really do that for a portly man past a certain point. *cough*Right Jonathan?*cough*