Star Trek Fan Films Announce Future PlansBy Michelle
June 27, 2007 - 10:11 PM
Star Trek: New Voyages' "World Enough and Time" has a premiere date, Star Trek: Dark Armada is preparing its pilot episode and a familiar face has joined Star Trek: Unity as fan films continue their surge in popularity.
The New Voyages web page has announced a premiere date of August 23rd for "World Enough and Time" along with a streaming video event with executive producer James Cawley and guest star George Takei (Sulu), the latter appearing live from Beverly Hills. Writer Marc Zicree will appear as well.
In other New Voyages news, the episode "Blood and Fire" has wrapped principal photography in New York as of Sunday, June 10th. The episode is written and directed by "The Trouble With Tribbles" writer David Gerrold, who had the cast working 16-hour days over the 12-day shooting schedule. Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) guest stars in this episode, which Gerrold had originally hoped to see produced as a Next Generation installment and which does not yet have a release date. Some behind-the-scenes photos are here.
Dwight Schultz (Barclay) announces the Dark Armada pilot episode at that series' web site. "Nightfall" will begin shooting in July and will film on location and with green screen for the remainder of 2007.
And actor Kurt Carley, who played Captain Christopher Pike in the New Voyages episode "In Harm's Way", will be a special guest star in the Unity episode "Disunity", according to the Unity web site. A veteran of Batman fan films, Carley said, "I'm delighted...to be part of this project and for the opportunity to return to the world of Star Trek."