Star Trek: Renegades, scheduled for release next month, had to put the film out early.
The one-and-a-half hour pilot episode is now available on YouTube and is included below.
In Star Trek: Renegades, “When a seemingly unstoppable new enemy threatens the very existence of the Earth, Admiral Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) is forced to work outside the boundaries of Starfleet’s rules to combat this deadly new foe.
“When planet after planet winks out of existence, yet Starfleet refuses to act, Chekov turns to Commander Tuvok (Tim Russ, who also directs), the new head of Starfleet’s covert operations division, Section 31. Together, they assemble a new elite strike-force, consisting of rogues, outcasts and criminals, led by the fearless yet haunted Lexxa Singh (Adrienne Wilkinson).
“The Renegades’ mission is simple: take on an army and stop their leader, Borrada (Bruce Young), from destroying the Earth. Outnumbered and outgunned, the ragtag crew is in an adrenaline-pumping race against time and space. But they soon find their foes are the least of their concerns: the real trouble may be coming from within!”
The reason for the release was that the movie was leaked, and others were selling it online. “Yes we had someone leak it and we had several very bad people asking for credit card information to watch,” said someone associated with the production. “We didn’t want people’s credit card info stolen especially since several of the sites were fake and did not have the link to Renegades.
“It was our amazing fans that alerted us to all the scams and warned us about the credit card info. We looked into it and found those sites were breeding faster than a Tribble. We appreciate our fans watching out for other fans.”
“We had every intention of waiting until the end of September,” the official added.
Thanks to Grahf for the tip!