Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar, a “History Channel-style documentary,” will screen this Saturday at the San Diego Comic-Con.
In Prelude to Axanar, Commander Kharn and Captain Garth of Izar will look back at the final battle between the Federation and the Klingon Empire.
The main film, Star Trek: Axanar, will be a ninety-minute feature film that is set to debut in 2016.
In Star Trek: Axanar, the final battle between the Federation and the Klingon Empire is set approximately twenty years before James T. Kirk takes command of the USS Enterprise.
“We’re in a time period where there isn’t any Star Trek on TV, and people are looking for opportunities,” said Producer/Creator Alec Peters, who also plays Garth of Izar in the movie. “For a lot of Star Trek fans, the J.J. Abrams films are not Star Trek.”
The Kickstarter project for Axanar met its original funding goal, and raised more than $100,000. The producers hope to raise another $250,000.
Set in the familiar Star Trek universe, Prelude to Axanar touches upon the difficulties of “mental illness, the scars or war, and the impossibility, even centuries in the future, of creating a perfect society.”
For those attending San Diego Comic-Con, the Prelude to Axanar screening will take place at the United Artists Horton Plaza 8 Movie Theater, a short distance from the San Diego Convention Center. The event begins with red carpet appearances at 8 PM, followed by the screening at 9 PM, and a ninety-minute Q&A afterwards with the producer, director, and several actors.