Sam Cockings talks about his fan film.

Co-host of the web series Trekyards, which focuses on the ships of Star Trek, Sam Cockings loves to share his passion for the franchise. This extends beyond deep dives into vessels to actually bringing new Trek stories to life through fan films. It’s an incredible creative release for some of the most diehard fans, but one that is not without pitfalls.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is joined by Sam to learn what happened when his previous film project went head to head with CBS. We also discuss his latest venture, Convergence, and how it enters the realm of crossovers by gathering actors from multiple past productions to save the universe from total annihilation. The storyline is incredibly exciting and sure to please the most ardent Star Trek fan.

This is part two of a two-part interview with Sam, the first part of which can be found on Continuing Mission 44.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome Back, Sam! (00:02:13)
Did They Just Assume? (00:04:40)
You’ve Moved On (00:09:56)
A Fun Story to Write (00:15:48)
So Something Unique (00:20:10)
Slightly Off Topic Again (00:24:41)
No Prima Donnas (00:29:59)
It Looks Good (00:35:45)
The Campaign (00:39:15)
Back From The Future (00:45:18)
Closing (00:49:55)

Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
Sam Cockings

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-049.mp3
Category:Fan Films -- posted at: 7:46am MST

Mike Schmidt Talks Renegades.

While visiting Alberta, Canada, for the 2018 Vul-con—an annual Star Trek convention hosted by the city of Vulcan—Trek.fm roving reporter Brandon-Shea Mutala of Melodic Treks met up with a specially trained hitman by the name of Mike. But don't be alarmed; Brandon is fine. As for Mike, he landed a role in the series Renegades (formerly Star Trek: Renegades) playing a hitman in a crucial scene in the second episode of this adventure featuring many familiar faces from Star Trek.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, guest host Brandon-Shea Mutala chats with Schmidt about his role in Renegades and how the opportunity came about. His adventures offer great encouragement to others wishing to take part in Star Trek fan films.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Über Fan Mike Schmidt (00:02:46)
Getting Involved (00:03:11)
Drawing Attention (00:05:45)
The CBS Change (00:07:02)
Another Piece of Furniture (00:08:45)
My Human Face (00:10:05)
Good Friendships (00:12:45)
All Around Great Guy (00:14:35)
Closing (00:16:25)

Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Mike Schmidt

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-048.mp3
Category:Star Trek: Renegades -- posted at: 9:35am MST

Ray Tesi talks Stage Nine Studios.

In 2017, Ray Tesi began production on a Star Trek fan film entitled Starship Republic. That project is still in the works, and hopefully will be released in the not-too-distant future. Making fan films is a passion for Tesi, and that has led him to take a giant leap of faith with the acquisition of his very own production space: Stage Nine Studios in Kingsland, Georgia. If that location sounds familiar, it’s because Star Trek Continues filmed there. Tesi struck a deal with Vic Mignogna and purchased the former home of Star Trek Continues, complete with standing sets and lighting rigs.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is joined by Tesi to talk about Stage Nine Studios, how he came to be own these well-known sets, and why having a fully outfitted studio is a dream come true for this truly avid Star trek fan.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome Again Ray Tesi (00:02:04)
The Vignette (00:05:22)
Under Vic’s Nose (00:06:30)
The Incredible Sets (00:09:50)
Untidy Captain Kirk? (00:15:16)
Open For Business (00:18:07)
The Website (00:23:16)
What Happens Next (00:27:43)
Compliments (00:28:40)
Closing (00:29:15)

For more about the studio, visit www.stageninestudios.com.

Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
Ray Tesi

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-047.mp3
Category:Fan Films -- posted at: 6:46am MST

Mark Naccarato Talks The Romulan War.

Since 2009, Mark Naccarato has created, filmed, and financed his Star Trek fan film The Romulan War. Now it is almost complete, and he needs the help of fans to cross the finish line.

The Romulan War tells the story of the vicious and often unprovoked attacks on Earth and its colonies during the 22nd century. Following the events leading to the foundation of the United Federation of Planets, the film documents key moments in history and expands the viewer’s knowledge of this sometimes-forgotten period.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks with Mark about The Romulan War and how he plans to finish production. For Star Trek fans who are serious about keeping fan films alive, this is a must-listen episode.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Jolan Tru, Mark (00:01:50)
Nashville Star Trek Fans (00:02:54)
Production Time (00:08:45)
The Perfect Time (00:12:50)
Production (00:17:00)
The Story (00:20:55)
Almost Finished (00:26:00)
What Happens Next (00:27:43)
Finding Out More (00:31:15)
Take Ownership (00:34:38)
Closing (00:35:22)

Visit The Romulan War Indiegogo campaign for more details and to donate: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-romulan-war

Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
Mark Naccarato

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-046.mp3
Category:Fan Films -- posted at: 2:51am MST

Gary O’Brien Talks The Holy Core.

In 2017, filmmaker Gary O’Brien released his first Star Trek fan film, Chance Encounter. It was well received and has been viewed more than 50,000 times. Gary lives and works in Oxfordshire, England, and is part of a growing band of British filmmakers creating new and exciting Star Trek stories. His latest project, The Holy Core, is essentially a Next Generation story centered on the exploits of the Nebula-class USS Vigilance as the crew seeks to assist the inhabitants of the planet Vita II after a long and costly religious war. However, all is not what it seems.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, Gary chats with host Tony Robinson about The Holy Core, what he has learned since Chance Encounter, and tells us about the Kickstarter campaign designed to support the new project.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome Gary (00:01:47)
Another Movie (00:03:17)
A Different Cast (00:10:00)
The Fundraiser (00:12:16)
Outside Locations (00:15:28)
A Tease (00:20:15)
The Pun (00:24:00)
Guideline Thoughts (00:25:43)
Up to the Plate (00:30:02)
Finding Gary (00:32:38)
Closing (00:34:22)

Visit the Kickstarter campaign for The Holy Core: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1512203744/the-holy-core-a-star-trek-fan-film

Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
Gary O’Brien

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-045.mp3
Category:Fan Films -- posted at: 7:17am MST

Sam Cockings Talks Temporal Anomaly.

For the past five years, Trekyards co-host Sam Cockings has been creating, updating, and finalizing his fan film Temporal Anomaly. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is joined by Sam to discuss his passion for and background in CGI and visual effects.

This is part one of a two-part interview.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome Sam (00:01:46)
A Family Trip (00:04:25)
Venturing into CGI (00:06:08)
A Beautiful Shot (00:11:00)
Slightly Off-Topic (00:22:10)
Adam Mojo Lebowitz (00:26:45)
Release Date (00:36:18)
Temporal Anomaly? (00:39:49)
Closing (00:45:15)

View the Temporal Anomaly trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olvWTilRblQ

Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
Sam Cockings

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-044.mp3
Category:Fan Films -- posted at: 4:23pm MST

Vic Mignogna Talks Star Trek and When the Train Stops.

In 2013, Vic Mignogna audaciously took the center seat aboard the USS Enterprise and assumed the role of Captain James T. Kirk Star Trek Continues. His performance quickly gained him the respect and admiration of millions of Star Trek fans around the globe—and possibly beyond! Vic continues to have a wide and varied career—on and off the big screen—as an actor, a professional voiceover artist, and a musician and composer.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson and guest Zach Moore of Standard Orbit are joined by Vic as he vacates the captain’s chair to look back at his time aboard the Enterprise. He also brings us up to speed on his latest adventure—the fan-funded mystery film When The Train Stops.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Meet Vic (00:02:35)
A Busy Man (00:03:45)
They’re Looking for Actors (00:06:59)
A Daunting Task (00:08:55)
My Favorite Episode (00:14:00)
Huge Nerds(00:17:25)
Let Me Comment on That (00:23:22)
Amy Is A Gem (00:29:56)
As I Said … (00:36:42)
A Huge Thank You (00:46:08)
Closing (00:48:46)

Visit www.whenthetrainstops.com for full details about Vic’s new project.

Hosts
Tony Robinson and Zach Moore

Guest
Vic Mignogna

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-043.mp3
Category:Star Trek Continues -- posted at: 7:45am MST

Needs of the Many and The Derelict.

Australian filmmaker Aaron Vanderkley set a new benchmark in fan film production with the release of his two short films Needs of the Many and The Derelict. These films which are set during the same time period as Star Trek: Enterprise and have captured the imagination and attention of his peers. Needs of the Many received two honors—Best Lead Actor or Actress and Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form—at the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards at Treklanta, an annual science fiction convention held in Atlanta, Georgia.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is joined by Aaron to talk about how it all came together, how fans have reacted to his films, and his career plans.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Meet Aaron Vanderkley (00:01:48)
He Had the Sets (00:04:50)
Section 47 (00:11:45)
The Awards (00:16:22)
Crazy Occupant (00:20:19)
The Crew (00:27:17)
The Comments (00:36:22)
Closing (00:39:23)

Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
Aaron Vanderkley

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-042.mp3
Category:Fan Films -- posted at: 7:25am MST

John Carrigan Talks Life in the Empire.

An actor, author, and martial arts expert, John Carrigan began his acting career when he was personally encouraged by Gene Roddenberry to seek out new goals, forge new opportunities, and—if he really wanted to—sit in the captain’s chair. According to Gene, it was all there for the taking.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Carrigan about his amazing tales of defending a young lady from potential harm, bringing the Klingon Captain Kargh to life in the Star Trek: New Voyages episode “To Serve All My Days,” and carrying out the orders of the Empire.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Meet John Carrigan (00:02:09)
Encounter with Gene Roddenberry (00:03:19)
Such a Tale (00:07:04)
On the Bridge (00:11:20)
The “Eldoprise” (00:14:15)
Much More Swaggery (00:19:30)
“To Serve All My Days” (00:24:15)
The End of Chekov (00:28:30)
  
Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
John Carrigan

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-041.mp3
Category:Star Trek: New Voyages -- posted at: 2:54am MST

Seth Stewart’s TOS Recuts.

A tenacious and dedicated Star Trek fan, Seth Daniel Stewart desires to keep Star Trek alive by bringing The Original Series to fans in a unique way. This has led him to develop his own take on Trek’s 1960s origins, editing the original episodes into a collection of very short—but nonetheless easily recognizable—stories. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Seth about why he has chosen to do this and what the future may hold.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome Seth (00:02:09)
Shorter Episodes (00:04:01)  
How Many More Episodes? (00:06:12) 
Film Aspirations (00:07:58)
Pieces of Star Trek (00:10:36)
Closing (00:13:58)
 
Host 
Tony Robinson 
 
Guest 
Seth Daniel Stewart 
 
Production 
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-040.mp3
Category:Fan Films -- posted at: 6:47am MST

Chris Allen Talks Star Trek vs Star Trek.

Chris Allen is a very talented filmmaker who, in 2006, brought us the hilarious “Star Trek vs Batman," a film parody like no other. It was possibly ahead of its time when it introduced the ever-popular crossover idea, whereby the crew of the Enterprise gets into a conflict with the unlikeliest of villains from another sci-fi franchise.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Allen about his latest venture, a new Star Trek parody that finds our beloved Captain Kirk pitting his wits against Trek captains in a ludicrous plot to save a beautiful damsel in distress from a mysterious alien.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome Chris (00:03:01)
Batman and Robin Costumes (00:10:35)
Holy Batfilm! (00:13:04)
Television Was More Interesting (00:16:20)
Star Trek Crossovers? (00:17:40)
The White Suit (00:25:45)
A Star Model (00:31:30)
Pre-production (00:39:30)
A Fun Thing to Do (00:46:15)
Closing (00:54.50)

Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
Chris Allen

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-039.mp3
Category:Fan Films -- posted at: 7:52am MST

Manu Intiraymi talks the Borg, life, and The Circuit.

As part of a growing band of actors forged by their links to Star trek, Manu Intiraymi—Voyager’s Icheb—has embraced the genre of fan films.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is joined by Manu to talk about the actor’s new, bold, and exciting project, the fan-funded venture The Circuit.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome Manu (00:02:42)
Implants! Good or bad? (00:02:50)
Getting into Acting (00:12:40)
Hippy Parents (00:13:45)
Life after Star Trek (00:15:30)
Fan Films (00:21:20)
The Circuit (00:27:50)

Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
Manu Intiraymi

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-038.mp3
Category:Fan Films -- posted at: 8:45am MST

Paul Olsen Talks Project Enterprise.

Paul Olsen is a prolific and talented artist originally from San Francisco and now residing in Surrey, England. To Star Trek fans all over the world, Paul is best known for his work in bringing the USS Enterprise to life in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, by giving the starship her pearlescent ball gown and making her the Queen of the Galaxy!

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is join by Paul to talk about the mission he had embarked on with the original team to build a 12-foot studio model of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 and take her on a tour around the world for all Star Trek fans to enjoy.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Meeting Paul (00:02:08)
Color Choice (00:09:35)
A Grandiose Idea (00:13:58)
Contacting the Team (00:17:20)
Gathering Pace (00:21:10)
Enterprise on Tour (00:26:30)
Immediate Future (00:30:50)
Say It One More Time! (00:35:40)
Closing (00:37.50)

Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
Paul Olsen

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-037.mp3
Category:Creative -- posted at: 5:30am MST

Chance Encounter with Gary O’Brien.

Gary O’Brien, director of the recently released Star Trek fan film Chance Encounter, began his filmmaking career in his early teens. His passion for the art led him to the opportunity to work on the James Bond film Die Another Day, on which he was a visual effects technician.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Gary about those early days. Along the way, we discuss the product of Gary’s latest filmmaking venture.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Meeting Gary (00:02:24)
Formal Training (00:08:40)
Fan Film Comparisons (00:15:18)
Lighting and Sound (00:23:37)
The Nostalgia Factor (00:29:25)
Crew Creation (00:38:01)
Four Lights? (00:45:14)
Closing (00:46.48)

Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
Gary O’Brien

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-36.mp3
Category:Fan Films -- posted at: 7:19am MST

Jonathan Lane talks Fan Film Factor blog.
 
Jonathan Lane began his blogging career when he started to document the growth of the Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar. Since then, he has created an encyclopedic record of Star Trek fan productions dating as far back as 1974.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Jonathan about his journey from those early days right up to the present. Along the way, Jonathan to shares his insights and comments about the current state of the fan film genre.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Welcome Jonathan (00:02:24)  
Blog Launch (00:09:00)  
Fan Starvation (00:21:18) 
Jonathan’s Prime Directive (00:33:50) 
Waiting for the “Call”! (00:41:10) 
Closing (00:47.12)

Host
Tony Robinson

Guest
Jonathan Lane

Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) 

Direct download: cm-035.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Ray Tesi Talks Starship Republic.

Ray Tesi and his crew of dedicated actors have labored long and hard to get Starship Republic, the first Star Trek fan film to be made since the issuance of the CBS guidelines, out of spacedock. Now the film is in production, and Ray has a lot to say about the trials and tribulations of being a filmmaker.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Ray about how the story took shape, some last-minute happenings, and the moment he got to say “Action!”

 

Chapters

Starship Republic Intro Music (00:00:50)

Meeting Ray (00:00:51) 

About Starship Republic (00:03:25) 

Actors on the Set (00:06:25) 

A Source of Inspiration (00:09:38)

Recycling the Redshirts (00:13:55) 

Shooting Days (00:20:10)

“Action” (00:24:25)

Moving Forward (00:31:35)

 

Host

Tony Robinson

 

Guest

Ray Tesi

 

Production

Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: cm-034.mp3
Category:Starship Republic -- posted at: 7:16am MST

33: Exploring Star Trek Horizon

Tommy Kraft and Actors Look Back.

Since it's public launch in February 2016, Star Trek Horizon has become a bigger hit than anyone—especially creator Tommy Kraft—ever expected. The fan film that serves as a follow-up to Enterprise delivers the Romulan War storyline that fans were hoping for from the show's fifth season. Centered on the crew of the USS Discovery NX-04, Horizon is an example of how to make the most of limited resources to create a product that can holds its own against studio productions.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello is joined by Tommy as well as two of the stars of Horizon—Paul Lang, who plays Captain Harrison Hawke, and Ryan Webber, who plays Commander Francis Brookes—for an in-depth discussion about the decisions made in the writing, casting, directing, and look of the film. We also hear first-hand their thoughts on how fans have reacted to their creation.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Meeting Paul and Ryan (00:03:22)
The Casting Process (00:06:29)
Reactions to the Script (00:15:05)
The Rehearsal Process (00:18:56)
Analysis: Captain Hawke's First Scene (00:19:55)
The Hardest Job in Filmmaking (00:25:20)
Analysis: The Engine Room Fight Scene (00:26:54)
The Look of the Film (00:31:02)
Analysis: Corridor Walk and Talk (00:34:45)
Analysis: The Lake House Scene (00:42:52)
Creating the Character of Captain Hawke (00:48:38)
Performance Adjustments (00:53:52)
Brookes in Command (00:56:33)
Fan Reaction (00:58:44)
How to Find Star Trek Horizon Online (01:03:00)
Tommy's Special Announcement (01:03:51)
Tommy's Special Announcement Déjà vu (01:04:54)
About Project Discovery (01:11:05)
When Does Project Discovery Launch? (01:28:27)

Host
Dennis Castello

Guests
Tommy Kraft, Paul Lang, and Ryan Webber

Production
Dennis Castello (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: cm-033.mp3
Category:Star Trek: Horizon -- posted at: 9:42pm MST

32: Being Brilliant on a Schedule

Tamerlane.

Written by Guy Davis and based on the concept of Star Trek: The Rest of the Federation, this fan-made web comic tells the story of the USS Tamerlane, a Saladin-class destroyer, and its commanding officer, Captain Julia Cochrane. And in this episode of Continuing Mission, Davis joins host Dennis Castello to talk about his characters, stories, where his inspiration comes from, and the demands of "being brilliant on a schedule."

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
What is Tamerlane? (00:03:28)
Meeting Guy Davis (00:07:16)
The Creation of Tamerlane (00:11:39)
Incorporating Other Fan Projects (00:15:06)
The Characters of Tamerlane (00:17:44)
What Inspires His Stories (00:24:12)
Guy's Favorite Thing About Tamerlane (00:27:40)
What Guy Learned That He Didn't Know Before (00:29:06)
Guy's Single Greatest Challenge (00:37:24)
Guy's Single Greatest Joy in Tamerlane (00:39:24)
Goals for the Future (00:41:57)
Guy's Advice For Other Fan Artists (00:43:31)
Where to Find Guy and Tamerlane Online (00:44:49)

Host
Dennis Castello

Guest
Guy Davis

Production
Dennis Castello (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: cm-032.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:06am MST

31: Education That's Out of This World

Starship Grissom.

Star Trek has a long history of encouraging young fans to take an interest in the sciences; but here's a fan project that takes that to the next level. Written by teachers, these fan films not only take viewers on Star Trek adventures, they also teach actual classroom lessons in science, math, art, and social studies.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello is joined by Richard Wells, Christina Morris, and Keely Sanchez of Starship Grissom to learn how they are bringing Star Trek into education through unique productions that make use of the TOS sets at Starbase Studios.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Meeting Richard, Christina, and Keely (00:02:55)
About Starship Grissom (00:07:21)
The On-the-Set Experience (00:12:05)
The Writing Process (00:14:19)
Greatest Challenge, Greatest Joy (00:16:15)
Goals and Ambitions (00:19:57)
Advice for Fan Filmmakers (00:22:31)

Host
Dennis Castello

Guests
Richard Wells, Christina Morris, and Keely Sanchez

Production
Dennis Castello (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: cm-031.mp3
Category:Starship Grissom -- posted at: 7:35am MST

30: DIY Fan Film Kit

Starbase Studios.

Have you ever dreamed of making your own Star Trek fan film, but don't have sets, costumes or props—and don't know how to make them yourself? You're not alone. Many fans have faced this creative obstacle, and have overcome it thanks to Starbase Studios.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello is joined by Richard Wells and Scott Johnson of Starbase Studios to learn about their standing TOS sets that they make available to any fan group that wants to make their own films… for free!

Chapters
Intro (00:00:40)
About Starbase Studios (00:01:49)
Meet Richard and Scott (00:03:19)
The Genesis of Starbase Studios (00:07:02)
Helping Starship Yorktown (00:11:27)
Getting to Play Star Trek (00:17:26)
Advice for Fan Projects (00:22:44)
How to Donate to Starbase Studios (00:26:04)
George Takei in the Captains Chair (00:29:01)

Host
Dennis Castello

Guests
Richard Wells and Scott Johnson

Production
Dennis Castello (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: cm-030.mp3
Category:Starbase Studios -- posted at: 5:30am MST

29: We Made That Together

Robin Heirt Talks Star Trek Dark Armada.

A group of fans from the Netherlands are hard at work making Star Trek fan films and proving, once again, that Star Trek fandom crosses all borders. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello interviews Robin Heirt, the executive producer of Star Trek Dark Armada, to find out what it's like to be a Star Trek fan in the Netherlands. Robin also talks about the learning curve they went through making their past episodes, why they decided on the post-Voyager era as “their Trek,” and their plans to turn Star Trek Dark Armada into Star Trek Batavia.

Chapters
Meeting Robin (00:01:49)
How the Project Got Its Start (00:04:53)
The Dark Armada Team (00:07:22)
About Star Trek Dark Armada (00:09:02)
Robin’s Favorite Thing About Making STDA (00:12:52)
Their Greatest Challenge (00:16:16)
Their Greatest Joy (00:18:57)
Robin’s Advice to Other Fan Filmmakers (00:20:28)
How They Make Their Shows (00:23:32)
About The Writing (00:25:20)
How to Find Robin (00:26:16)
Final Thoughts (00:26:42)

Host
Dennis Castello

Guest
Robin Heirt

Production
Dennis Castello (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: cm-029.mp3
Category:Star Trek Dark Armada -- posted at: 6:00am MST

28: The Explorer’s Heart

Tommy Kraft Talks Star Trek Horizon.

Tommy Kraft has labored for three long years as the main creative force behind the film Star Trek Horizon. Now the film is about to be released, and Tommy has a lot to say about the rigors of being a one-man-band filmmaker.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala as they interview Tommy to find out how he almost died making the film, learn about some of the good things that happened to the project along the way, and get some great advice for those thinking of making their own fan films.

Chapters
Welcome Tommy (00:02:02)
Why a New Crew? (00:06:20)
About Tommy Kraft (00:09:08)
Tommy's Favorite Enterprise Episode (00:10:19)
Why Make a Film? (00:16:11)
A Good Surprise (00:20:16)
How Tommy Almost Died Making His Movie (00:22:42)
Tommy's Gear (00:24:59)
Tommy's Advice to Fan Filmmakers (00:27:44)
How to Contact Us (00:37:38)

Hosts
Dennis Castello and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Tommy Kraft

Production
Dennis Castello (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: cm-028.mp3
Category:Star Trek: Horizon -- posted at: 6:00am MST

27: A Maritime Vibe

Pacific 201.

During the forty years following the cease fire that ended the Romulan War, mistrust, and a general wariness of the unknown led humanity to withdraw and turn away from exploration. But as the children of those who fought in the war grew tired of hiding from the galaxy, Earth began to regain its confidence and make a new name for itself. This era was marked by the launch of a new flagship—the Starship Pacific NCC-201—to embark on a bold mission towards a mysterious and uncharted region of space. This is the story of Pacific 201.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, we’re joined by Pacific 201 creator Eric Henry to learn about how the idea first came about, how it has evolved, and how he hopes to bring a fresh approach to Star Trek through this hopeful story about the period between Enterprise and The Original Series.

 

Host

C Bryan Jones

 

Guests

Eric Henry

 

Editor and Producer

C Bryan Jones

 

Associate Producer

Michael Frisbee

 

Chapters

Eric’s Star Trek Fandom (00:02:06)

Eric’s Filmmaking Background (00:06:41)

Why Star Trek? (00:08:57)

Stylistically Speaking (00:11:02)

The Story (00:13:26)

Designing the Pacific (00:17:42)

The Characters (00:24:54)

Designing the Costumes (00:30:45)

Production Gear and Techniques (00:35:45)

The Kickstarter (00:39:09)

 

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Category:Pacific 201 -- posted at: 3:55am MST

26: Opening Up The Cage

Star Trek: Captain Pike.

He was captain of the Enterprise before Kirk, but remained little-known to Star Trek fans for years. Even after the release of Star Trek’s original pilot “The Cage” in 1988, fans had to rely on books and comics to learn more about the character played by Jeffrey Hunter. Then came J.J. Abrams, who put Pike in the center seat—for a bit. Thanks to this, even casual Star Trek fans are now familiar with the officer that die-hards have longed to see fleshed out.

In this episode of Continuing Mission, new host Eric Brasure is joined by someone attempting to do just that: Todd Shawn Tei. As the producer of the new independent film project Star Trek: Captain Pike, Todd is drawing upon elements of the captain’s life that have been revealed through the expanded universe—along with his own unique take—to tell Pike’s story. Co-writing with him is none other than Walter Koenig, and the film has signed on a star-studded cast of faces familiar to all Star Trek fans. Together with Shawn, we delve deeper into the project.

 

Host

Eric Brasure

 

Guest

Todd Shawn Tei

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Executive Producers

Matthew Rushing and Norman C. Lao

 

Associate Producer

Michael Frisbee

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Background to Pike (00:01:54)

Approaching the Character (00:03:11)

Building Off The Cage (00:09:23)

Kirk and Pike: Differences in Command (00:12:33)

The Cast of Star Trek: Captain Pike (00:15:44)

Putting It All Together (00:21:26)

Sets and SFX (00:25:59)

Closing (00:30:29)

 

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Category:Star Trek: Captain Pike -- posted at: 12:05am MST

25: That’s Just Her Being Sassy

The Red Shirt Diaries: Season Two.

Through their comedic web series, The Red Shirt Diaries, actress Ashley Victoria Robinson and filmmaker Jason Inman have taken us on a comedic journey through Star Trek. Set aboard the Enterprise during Kirk's five-year mission, the series gives us a glimpse of life aboard the ship from the point of view of a lady who may just be the luckiest red shirt in Starfleet, Ensign Williams. Season One, which is comprised of the first ten episodes of TOS, has been released in full and has been met with rave reviews. Now it's time to head into Season Two, which will deliver the remaining 19 episodes from the inaugural season of The Original Series.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we’re joined once again by Ashley and Jason to find out what they’ve heard from fans about the first ten stories, what they have in store for us in Season Two, what they plan to do differently in producing the next set of episodes, and how we as fans can help them continue the tales of the Ensign in Red.

 

Host

Christopher Jones

 

Guests

Ashley Victoria Robinson and Jason Inman

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Michael Frisbee

 

Chapters

Reception of Season One (2:12)

Unique Takes on Characters (13:59)

Looking Ahead to Season Two (17:47)

Changes to Set and Costume (31:13)

The Indiegogo Campaign (40:36)

Closing (46:01)

 

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Category:The Red Shirt Diaries -- posted at: 6:45am MST

24: It’s All About the Lighting

Star Trek: Horizon Virtual Set Design and Video Production.

On a previous show we talked with Star Trek: Horizon creator Tommy Kraft in broad terms about shooting and processing video, working with green screens, and creating visual effects. In this epsiode of Continuing Mission we're joined once again by Tommy to talk about how these techniques apply to creating an actual Star Trek film, including building virtual sets on the NX-04 Discovery, integrating the Discovery crew with these environments, and the importance of sound design and capture in making the visuals believable.

 

Host

Christopher Jones

 

Guest

Tommy Kraft

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Michael Frisbee

 

Chapters

Reasons for Going Virtual (1:47)

Build the NX-04 Virtual Sets (7:17)

Integrating Actors Into Virtual Sets (20:23)

Sound Design and Capture (34:21)

The Single Biggest Challenge (40:42)

Horizon Production Update (44:55)

Closing (46:51)

 

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Category:Star Trek: Horizon -- posted at: 4:58am MST

23: Prescott Returns to the Farragut

Starship Farragut: The Crossing.

The Original Series time period is a popular one for fan series, but that doesn't always mean Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise. There were more ships out there during the time of the five-year mission, and Starship Farragut takes its queues from this fact. The series premise, simply put, is “New Ship, New Crew, New Adventures—but all based on the era of Classic Trek.” Conceived of in November 2004 and officially launched in 2005, Starship Farragut is one of the most veteran of Star Trek fan series.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by actor and writer Paul Sieber, who has been with Farragut since the early days and is returning to write the screenplay for the next episode, "The Crossing," to learn more about the series and plans for the future.

 

Host

Christopher Jones

 

Guest

Paul Sieber

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Michael Frisbee

 

Chapters

Paul's Star Trek Background (2:07)

The Premise of the Crossing (10:37)

Visual FX and Production (17:06)

The Return of Security Officer Prescott (21:15)

Director, Cast, and Crew (26:33)

Kickstarter and Perks (32:21)

Closing (44:11)

 

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Category:Starship Farragut -- posted at: 1:35am MST

22: I’ll Do It If You Add More Tyranny

Shadows of Tyranny.

The Mirror Universe, despite being visited only eight times on screen—with most of those on Deep Space Nine—is a fan favorite. The classic episode "Mirror, Mirror" has been hard to top in terms of sheer fun and intrigue, but TOS never told us what happened once Mirror Kirk returned to the ISS Enterprise. That story has been left for novelists and screenwriters to pick up on the fan side, and many have done so with fascinating takes on the Terran Empire. But while the story has been told before, there are always new ideas to be explored.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Mathieu Blondin and Sebastian Prooth to learn more about their upcoming audio drama, Star Trek: Shadows of Tyranny, which picks up where "Mirror, Mirror" left off as it tells the story of how Spock goes on to lead the Empire.

 

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Chapters

The Genesis of Shadows of Shadows of Tyranny (4:09)

What Makes a Story a Star Trek Story? (9:36)

The Premise of Shadows of Tyranny (17:16)

An Open Canvas (31:37)

Casting Shadows of Tyranny (35:41)

Release Plans and Finding Out More (41:15)

Closing (47:40)

Direct download: cm-022.mp3
Category:Audio Dramas -- posted at: 1:50am MST

21: By the Hand of Gertrude

The Red Shirt Diaries.

Everyone knows that, in the 23rd century, if your name is called for away mission duty you don't want to be wearing red. Many unfortunate crewmen lost their lives while donning the crimson threads. But there were a lot of other people aboard the Enterprise who managed to survive the five-year mission despite their attire. What was life like for these men and women?

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Ashley Robinson and Jason Inman to talk about their new web series, The Red Shirt Diaries, which aims to answer that question through the eyes of one Ensign Williams. We discuss how the series came to be, how it was shot, favorite moments from production, why it's important to check each and every Home Depot carefully, and what we can expect to find when we peer into the private life of the Ensign in Red.

 

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Chapters

Ashley and Jason's Star Trek Background (2:43)

Acting, Writing, Producing, and Directing (7:32)

Genesis of The Red Shirt Diaries (11:37)

The Format of the Series (14:40)

Getting Naked and Up Close (21:15)

Production and Budget (22:36)

Favorite Moments (34:57)

Cast and Crew (38:32)

Future Plans for The Red Shirt Diaries (40:51)

Find Out More and Watch the Series (45:39)

Closing (47:32)

Direct download: cm-021.mp3
Category:Parody -- posted at: 4:04am MST

20: Giant Green Lazy Susan

Video Production with Tommy Kraft.

Watching and listening to independent Star Trek productions is always fun and insightful as we take a trip into the minds of fans and see the franchise through their eyes. But it isn't just the finished product that we love. The process of creating them is fascinating as well. Advancements in camera technology, computer workstations, and editing software have put power previously only available to Hollywood studios into the hands of anyone with the vision and motivation to bring Star Trek to life. In this episode of Continuing Mission we jump into the visual realm of production as we're joined by Tommy Kraft, creator of the Enterprise-era film Star Trek: Horizon, to talk about shooting and processing video, working with green screens, creating visual effects, building virtual sets, and more.

 

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Chapters

Cameras and Capturing Footage (1:48)

Software, Techniques, and Tools (10:20)

Working with Green Screens (16:55)

Tasks and Time (25:46)

Most Challenging Aspects of Post Production (33:03)

Find Out More About Horizon (35:47)

Closing (37:31)

Direct download: cm-020.mp3
Category:Creative -- posted at: 10:28pm MST

19: I Play a California Surfer Dude Engineer Ranger

Voicing Audio Dramas with Michael Liebmann.

The genesis of stories, the ins and outs of scriptwriting, and the art of pulling all the pieces together is fascinating, but the voice actors themselves are the ones who bring the words of a Star Trek audio drama to life. In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Michael Liebmann, who has appeared in nearly 30 Star Trek and non-Trek audio dramas, to learn about the process from the voice actors' perspective. Michael has appeared in Star Trek: Grissom, Valkyrie, Ranger, Defiant, Outpost, and many more, and we find out how his love of Star Trek led to these roles as well as some advice for those who want to take on roles of their own.

 

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Chapters

Michael's Star Trek Background (1:28)

How Michael Got Into Voice Acting (6:12)

Star Trek Audio Drama Roll Call (10:40)

Advice on Breaking Into Audio Dramas (29:50)

What's Next for Michael? (33:48)

Closing and Feedback (41:52)

Direct download: cm-019.mp3
Category:Audio Dramas -- posted at: 3:10am MST

18: Resonating with Familiarity

Star Trek: Secret Voyage.

The Original Series—or at least the late 23rd century—tends to be the focal point of today's fan productions; but that doesn't mean Kirk and Spock must always take the lead. There was a gap between the end of the five-year mission and the refit of the Enterprise as we saw it in The Motion Picture. What happened during that time?

Star Trek: Secret Voyage, a creation of Craig Sheeler, is the story of a special mission carried out aboard the historic 1701 but under the command of a different captain with a different crew. In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Craig to learn more about the series, various aspects of production—including creating visual effects, composing original music that’s true to TOS, shooting in the desert, the premise behind the first two episodes, and more.

 

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Chapters

Craig's Star Trek Background (1:39)

The Premise of Secret Voyage (5:59)

Overview of Episode 1 and the New Crew (9:11)

Episode 2: “Rise of the Gongdea” (14:24)

Shooting In the Nevada Desert (18:48)

Creating the Visual FX (21:57)

The Music and Sound of Secret Voyage (27:32)

Casting Secret Voyage (31:50)

What's Next for the Captain Mercer and His Crew? (35:26)

Where to Watch and Find Out More (38:38)

Closing and Feedback (42:35)

Direct download: cm-018.mp3
Category:Star Trek: Secret Voyage -- posted at: 2:47am MST

17: The Fourth Starship to Bear the Name

Star Trek: Excelsior.

Few ships in the fleet have a name whose history can rival that of Enterprise. The Great Experiment, however, is one of them. Borrowing its name from the ship captained by Hikaru Sulu, Star Trek: Excelsior is an audio drama founded in 2007 by James Heaney that follows the adventures of the fourth starship to bear the name. Set in the Delta Quadrant, the series follows the missions of the NCC-2000-C through intricate season-spanning arcs. In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by James along with Mathieu Blondin of the post-production team to learn more about the Star Trek: Excelsior, its history, the challenges of production, and the upcoming episode "At Death's Door."

 

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Chapters

James's Star Trek Background (1:47)

Why Excelsior? (8:45)

Mathieu Arrives on the Crew (13:28)

Past Excelsior Stories (20:00)

At Death's Door (25:08)

Production Challenges (32:12)

The Future of Excelsior (36:51)

Closing (43:44)

Direct download: cm-017.mp3
Category:Star Trek: Excelsior -- posted at: 8:30am MST

16: Breaking Out Into Dance with Dr. McKennah

Michele Specht on Dr. Elise McKennah.

One of the biggest is independent series around is Star Trek Continues. The first three episodes have recaptured the look, the feel, and the spirit of the original Star Trek with incredible authenticity. But in the process of recreating the 1960s television icon, Star Trek Continues hasn't shied away from addressing some of the gaps in TOS.

For many, one of the most noticeable missing links in TOS is the gender balance amongst the Enterprise crew. Star Trek Continues has addressed this by bringing aboard a new character, Dr. Elise McKennah, played by Michele Specht, who joins Uhura as a female voice on the show. Additionally, Dr. McKennah brings a TNG element to the 23rd century in the form of ship's counselor. While this may ruffle the feathers of some purists, the results more than speak for themselves.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Michele to talk about McKennah, how she approaches the role of a character that, unlike her those played by her castmates, is unknown to fans, and get a few behind-the-scenes tidbits. We also discuss her training in music and theatre, her voice work for anime, and her comedy background.

 

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Chapters

Music, Theatre, Anime (2:07)

Growing Up with Star Trek: The Next Generation (9:09)

Counseling the TOS Crew (11:40)

Favorite McKennah Episode (20:01)

Behind the Scene with Dr. McKennah (25:00)

What's Next for Michele? (34:19)

Closing (39:15)

Direct download: cm-016.mp3
Category:Star Trek Continues -- posted at: 7:41am MST

15: A Twist of Timelines and Futures

Star Trek Futures.

Independent projects present a great opportunity to fill in the many blanks that were left by the six officially produced television series. Sometimes these blanks involve lost eras of Federation history, and sometimes they are more focused on specific characters. A new project by Dan Thale called Star Trek Futures is the latter, focusing on Beverly and Wesley Crusher. But it's more than just the backstory to TNG. Star Trek Futures brings with it an interesting twist. In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Dan to learn more about the project, what led him to this particular story, and what he hopes to accomplish by looking back at the Crusher's lives before the Enterprise-D.

 

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Dan's Star Trek Memories (1:39)

The Genesis of Star Trek Futures (5:21)

The Star Trek Futures Story (11:28)

A Twist of Timelines (14:45)

Bridging Uniform Designs (24:22)

Bring Back the Enterprise-C (36:55)

Cast and Crew (42:17)

Stylistic Choices (45:07)

Star Trek Futures Concept Art (50:59)

Funding Futures (54:33)

Find Out More (58:41)

Closing (1:00:23)

Direct download: cm-015.mp3
Category:Star Trek Futures -- posted at: 8:57am MST

14: A Star Trek Obsession

Obsessed: Star Trek Continues and the Mirror Universe.

Star Trek Continues recently released their third episode "Fairest of Them All," which is a direct follow-up to the Original Series episode "Mirror, Mirror." It tells the story of what happened when the mirror landing party returned to the ISS Enterprise. The attention to detail in set design, costumes, lighting, and even framing of shots is so meticulous that it is easy to forget that you're watching something shot in 2014, not 1967.

While the onscreen story is intriguing, what is equally fascinating is everything that happened offscreen to make "Fairest of Them All" possible. As fans watching from home, it isn't easy to get a feel for what goes into making an episode like this. But thanks to Condé Nast Entertainment and WIRED, now you can.

Obsessed: Star Trek Continues is a five-part behind-the-scenes look at our return to the Mirror Universe. In this episode of Continuing Mission we're by Captain Kirk himself, Vic Mignogna, along with director James Kerwin and, from Condé Nast, Michael Prenez-Isbell for a first-hand account of the documentary project, the creation of the Mirror Universe story, impressions of the set, and why Star Trek is an obsession for the cast and crew of STC.

 

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Chapters

Boarding the Enterprise (2:58)

Sets and Direction (9:49)

Obsessed Fans on Set (15:33)

A Childhood Dream (17:46)

Help from the TARDIS (26:20)

Condé Nast and Obsession (28:32)

A Mirror Collaboration (34:48)

The Drexler Connection (37:13)

What's Next? (40:54)

Closing (44:56)

Direct download: cm-014.mp3
Category:Star Trek Continues -- posted at: 3:00am MST

13: A Human Story

Starship Valiant with Michael L. King.

The TOS time period is a popular one for fan series, and many go to painstaking efforts to accurately reproduce every detail of the Enterprise and the unique charm of The Original Series—with breathtaking results. But a key part of Star Trek is found beyond the ships, the space battles, and the strange new worlds. The recesses of the human soul play a critical part in what makes Star Trek special; and when an independent production lacks the resources for sets and CGI great stories can still be told by turning inward.

Starship Valiant is the personal story of one man dealing with death and turmoil after events led him to assume command of the USS Valiant. Written by Michael L. King, who also plays the story's lead, Commander Jackson K. Bishop, Starship Valiant goes where great Star Trek should—into the souls of its characters.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Michael to learn more about Valiant, the origins of the story, and how the first episode, "Legacy," was put together.

 

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Chapters

Meeting Michael (1:32)

The Genesis of Valiant (5:39)

The Story of Valiant (13:19)

The Characters (15:52)

Casting Valiant (20:34)

The Behind-the-Scenes Crew (25:42)

What's Next for Valiant? (30:34)

Premiering Episode 1 (35:21)

Closing (38:50)

Direct download: cm-013.mp3
Category:Starship Valiant -- posted at: 2:52am MST

12: Exploring Star Trek Timelines

Lead Game Designer Timothy Crosby talks Timelines.

While watching Star Trek in new incarnations is fun, exploring the Star Trek universe through interactive adventures is also a popular way to continue the missions of our favorite crews. A new game in development by Disruptor Beam, the creators of Game of Thrones Ascent, will transport players into the Star Trek universe. Titled Star Trek Timelines, the free-to-play game will span desktop and mobile devices as well as all of the time periods we've seen on screen. In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Timothy Crosby, lead game designer on Timelines, to learn more about the genesis of the game, how it differs from others, and what players can expect as they take to the stars.

 

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Chapters

Meeting Timothy (1:47)

Disruptor Beam and Social Focus (4:55)

The Genesis of Timelines (7:33)

Star Trek Timelines Gameplay (13:27)

Mobile Focus and Syncing (25:54)

The Creative Team and Process (33:24)

What's Next for Star Trek Timelines? (35:35)

Closing (42:01)

Direct download: cm-012.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 3:00am MST

11: Old-School Filmmaking

Star Trek: Ambush.

Through Enterprise we learned a great deal about the events of the 22nd century, but the one-hundred-year gap between the end of Enterprise and the start of The Original Series remains largely a mystery. A new short film entitled Star Trek: Ambush aims to fill in some of those gaps. Ambush will introduce a new ship and a new crew whose existence is well known to the Federation, but something that would best be kept secret. Set just after the events of "Balance of Terror," the story focuses on a single away mission to rescue a captured Commander and how the Federation ultimately dealt with the Romulans, after the incident involving Kirk and the Enterprise. In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Greg Lock, the producer of Ambush, to learn more about the project.

 

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Meeting Greg (1:55)

The Genesis of Ambush (8:37)

Working with Miniatures (14:46)

Scouting Locations (21:10)

Bridging ENT and TOS (22:05)

Cast and Crew (27:05)

Kickstarter Success (30:11)

Find Out More (35:59)

Closing (38:37)

Direct download: cm-011.mp3
Category:Star Trek: Ambush -- posted at: 7:35am MST

Trexels.

We've seen a number of Star Trek games over the years on PC, consoles, and now phones and tablets. More often than not, these focus on combat. But some try to deliver more depth that gives players an experience that is truer to Star Trek and less generic themes in Star Trek wrappings.

One such game is Trexels from YesGnome and [x]cube GAMES. Trexels is a unique blend of elements from across Star Trek that sends players on missions that involve not only combat but also diplomacy, scientific investigation, and more. Best of all, it's done using beautifully nostalgic 8-bit graphics.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Craig Bolin, Creative Director and Senior Games Designer at [x]cube GAMES, to learn more about Trexels, the story behind its genesis, the process of writing missions, the creative decision to mix elements from different time periods, and even the general process of video game development.

 

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Developing Games (2:01)

Craig and Star Trek (8:30)

[x]cube GAMES and YesGnome (13:53)

The Genesis of Trexels (19:54)

Mixing Time Periods (26:11)

Writing the Missions (31:18)

Designing for Touch (38:30)

The Federation Exchange (40:46)

What's Next for Trexels (48:38)

Find Out More About Trexels (51:12)

Closing (57:38)

Direct download: cm-010.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 3:20am MST

9: Let's Just Camp Out On the Ship

Star Trek: Phase II.

As Star Trek fans in 2014, we have many wonderful independent series to enjoy. But it wasn't always that way. Back in April 2003, Jack Marshall and James Cawley created Star Trek New Voyages and were the first to bring Kirk, Spock, and the missions of the Enterprise 1701 back to the screen. In February 2008, they redubbed the series Star Trek: Phase II, the title of the planned but never produced television series from the late 1970s.

Since its inception as New Voyages in 2003, Phase II has produced nine episodes—"Come What May," "In Harm's Way," "To Serve All My Days," "World Enough and Time," "Blood and Fire" (a two-parter), "Enemy: Starfleet," "The Child," and "Kitumba"—along with three vignettes—"Center Seat," "No-Win Scenario," and "Going Boldly." Some familiar faces have also appeared in guest roles in these episodes, including Walter Koenig, George Takei, Barbara Luna, and David Gerrold.

But the best is yet to come.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined today by Brian Gross, who plays Kirk, Brandon Stacy, who plays Spock, writer Rick Chambers, 1st AD Dennis Hotson, Gaffer and Line Producer Robert Mauro, and Production Assistance at resident Trekspert Jaime Sanchez to learn about cast and crew changes, the new 13,000-square-foot facility and new sets, the next three episodes, and more.

 

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Meet the Guests (3:12)

A Decade of Phase II (4:44)

Coaching Captain Kirk ( 10:18)

Recreating TOS Lighting (18:42)

Playing Spock (20:19)

Phase II Cast and Crew Changes (22:11)

Phase II New Facility and Sets (25:55)

Upcoming Episodes (38:45)

The Kickstarter (45:43)

Closing (55:57)

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Category:Phase II -- posted at: 8:00am MST

8: H. P. Lovecraft In Space

The Continuing Mission: Cathedral In the Void.

When it comes to fan series, most people think of television. But not everyone takes this approach to storytelling. Audio dramas are another popular way that fans continue the missions of Starfleet. And without visuals to fall back on, bringing Star Trek to life through sound alone can be challenging.

One group that is doing it well is Star Trek: The Continuing Mission, a series that follows the adventures of the USS Montana. After a three-year hiatus, Star Trek: The Continuing Mission released their eighth episode, "Cathedral in the Void," an HP Lovecraft-inspired story that finds unspeakable creations in the farthest reaches of the final frontier.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by three members of the TCM team, Director Patrick McCray, Producer Sebastian Prooth, and Sound Designer Mathieu Blondin to learn more about the genesis of the series and the episode, how they create an audio drama from start to finish, and where The Continuing Mission is headed in the future.

 

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Meet the CTM Crew (4:16)

The Genesis of The Continuing Mission (13:33)

The Creative Process (25:30)

Inspiration for Cathedral (34:28)

The Future of Continuing Mission (38:56)

Find Out More (45:50)

Closing (53:03)

Direct download: cm-008.mp3
Category:Audio Dramas -- posted at: 7:54am MST

7: Revisiting the Romulan War

Tommy Kraft and Marc Bowers talk Star Trek: Horizon.

We know a great deal about the 23rd and 24th centuries, but our exploration of the 22nd was unfortunately cut short. The cancellation of Enterprise not only left behind a number of loose threads from the series, but also key moments in Star Trek history that a prequel should have explored.

Almost ten years after Enterprise left television, the feature-length film Star Trek: Horizon aims to close one of those gaps by telling the story of the famous Earth-Romulan War. Made by fans in love with Star Trek and set during the Enterprise time period, Horizon centers on The Coalition of Planets, a young alliance of worlds led by Earth, that is at war with the Romulan Empire. Desperate for a chance to gain the upper hand, the Coalition forms an alliance with T’mar, a Romulan deserter, in the hopes that she can provide valuable intelligence on her former masters.

In the episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by writer, director, and executive producer Tommy Kraft, and actor Marc Bowers, who plays Commander Jackson Gates, first officer of the NX-04 Discovery, to learn more about this story and how the film is being put together.

 

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Creative Backgrounds (2:16)

Genesis of Horizon (5:30)

Choosing the Story (13:36)

The Romulan War (19:01)

Casting Horizon (31:00)

Making the Uniforms (35:54)

The VFX of Horizon (40:17)

The Music of Horizon (51:33)

Funding Horizon (56:34)

Find Out More (1:07:47)

Closing (1:09:05)

Direct download: cm-007.mp3
Category:Star Trek: Horizon -- posted at: 2:56am MST

6: An Assembly of Rogue-like Characters

Tim Russ talks Star Trek: Renegades.

One of the interesting things about the post-TNG stories set in the Alpha Quadrant was that a lot of pressure was being put on the Federation as a result of threats from the Borg and the Dominion. Section 31 was very active, and even leaders who you would expect to uphold Gene Roddenberry's utopian ideals were taking measures that undermined the very foundation of the Federation.

A progression of this storyline can be found in Star Trek: Renegades, an independent production directed by Tim Russ that stars many familiar faces from the Star Trek franchise, including Walter Koenig, Gary Graham, Robert Picardo, Richard Herd, Manu Intiraymi, and of course Tim Russ as Tuvok. Ten years after Voyager's return from the Delta Quadrant, the Federation is again in crisis and its very survival is in question.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Tim Russ to learn more about the genesis of the project, his views on a darker take on Star Trek, what it was like directing Renegades compared to Voyager, and what we can expect from Renegades in the future. We also give you some background to the story and an update on the post-production work that is now underway.

 

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1:35 What Is Renegades?

7:34 Q&A with Tim Russ

18:20 Post-Production News

27:05 Closing

Direct download: cm-ep6.mp3
Category:Star Trek: Renegades -- posted at: 4:44pm MST

5: From a Ship Named Equinox...

Star Trek Equinox.

Throughout Star Trek there are those episodes that you feel ended with closure and those that left you asking "and then what happened"? Generally the two don't cross. But a new film in pre-production called Star Trek: Equinox: The Night of Time combines one of most memorable moments from The Original Series with a very specific loose thread from Star Trek: Voyager. The cast includes some names very familiar to Star Trek fans including Gary Lockwood, who will be reprising his role as Gary Mitchell, best friend of James T. Kirk, from the classic TOS episode, “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” and John Savage, who returns as Captain Rudy Ransom from the Voyager two-parter "Equinox." In the episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by two members of the Equinox team, writer Camren Burton and actor Eric Moran, to find out more about the project.

 

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1:40 Introducing Equinox

9:18 Writing the Story

16:13 Casting Equinox

19:38 Production Schedule

29:04 Funding Equinox

32:12 Future Stories

40:26 Kickstarter

41:49 Closing

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Category:Star Trek: Equinox -- posted at: 10:00am MST

4: A Souped-up Icheb

Manu Intiraymi on Icheb and Renegades.

Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future was one of utopian ideals, but over time the stories stretched the boundaries of that idealism and introduced more conflict into a world where everyone seemed to get along. Threats like the Dominion and the Borg challenged our heroes, and often in surprising ways. Voyager grappled with the idea the that not all Borg are bad—or at least deserve a second chance—while DS9 exposed the shadowy world of Section 31.

We'll soon be lurking further into those shadows in Star Trek: Renegades, the independent film directed by Tim Russ that stars many familiar faces from Treks past. Renegades also brings a Voyager twist along with it.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Manu Intiraymi, who fans know as the young Brunali and former Borg drone Icheb on Star Trek: Voyager. Manu talks to us about reprising the role of Icheb in Renegades, as well as how he got the role on Voyager, what it was like working on the set, how he got into acting, and what he has in store for fans in the near future.

 

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2:10 Second Star to the Right and Straight On to L.A.

5:50 Landing the Role of Icheb

9:54 On the Voyager Set

17:49 The Other Side of Icheb

20:23 Icheb in Renegades

27:53 A Darker Star Trek

33:09 What's Next for Manu?

38:43 Closing

Direct download: cm-ep4.mp3
Category:Star Trek: Renegades -- posted at: 10:00am MST

3: The Mirror Universe Continues

Star Trek Continues Episode 3 with James Kerwin and Chris White.

A production of Farragut Films, Star Trek Continues picks up the story of The Original Series right where it left off in 1969. Featuring a talented cast that includes Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk and Chris Doohan in the role made iconic by his father, Star Trek Continues has brought us two episodes that are almost indistinguishable from those shot in the 1960s. Fans are eagerly awaiting the third installment, which just finished filming, and speculation about what the story might hold has struck like lightning.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by director and co-writer James Kerwin and first assistant director Chris White for a sneak peak at what STC's third outing has in store for us.

 

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2:36 The Mirror Universe Continues

15:11 An Evolving Production

26:35 Episode 3 Guest Cast

32:23 Shooting Episode 3

41:05 Premiering Down Under

44:09 Bringing 1969 Back to Life

51:00 Keeping Tabs on Star Trek Continues

54:20 Closing

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Category:Star Trek Continues -- posted at: 10:00am MST

2: A History Channel Special

Prelude to Axanar.

Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. So says an ancient Greek proverb, and such is what happened to Garth, the legendary Fleet Captain who we first see in the Original Series episode "Whom Gods Destroy." What events in Garth's life led to this, and how did he become a man of Starfleet legend? This is the story that the independent film Star Trek Axanar aims to tell, and it all begins with the forthcoming short "Prelude to Axanar."

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Axanar creator and producer Alec Peters for an update on the project's development, more information on the format of "Prelude to Axanar" and the production timeline, and some exciting news about casting, which includes the addition of Battlestar Galactica's Michael Hogan to a cast that already includes Richard Hatch, J.G. Hertzler, and Gary Graham, who is reprising his role as Soval from Enterprise.

 

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1:41 Prelude to Axanar

6:12 The Axanar Story

10:16 Ships, Visuals, and SFX

14:19 The Cast

22:52 The Setting

30:34 Funding the Production

38:57 What's Next for Axanar

45:38 Closing

Direct download: cm-ep2.mp3
Category:Star Trek: Axanar -- posted at: 10:00am MST

1: Put the Ape Brain Away!

Doug Drexler: Designing Star Trek Continues.

New Star Trek may no longer grace our televisions each week, but fans who are creative professionals such as actors, writers, and effects designers—many of whom worked on the shows themselves—are now producing original content out of their sheer love for Star Trek. And it's amazing. One such fan is Doug Drexler, the Academy Award-winning designer whose hand can be seen across the franchise on TV, film, and beyond.

In this, the inaugural episode of our new show dedicated to exploring the ways in which fans are keeping Star Trek alive, we're joined by Doug to discuss his work on Star Trek Continues and his previous work on Star Trek: Phase II. We also find out how he became a Star Trek fan in the first place, how he landed his first gig in Hollywood, and how he got hired onto TNG. Plus, moving beyond the screen, we learn about the design process of the new Starfleet-built Deep Space 9 that first appears in David R. George III's Revelation and Dust.

 

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2:13 Early Fandom

10:17 Getting Hired on TNG

15:35 Star Trek Through the Years

22:30 Working on Star Trek Continues

39:43 Designing the New DS9

50:22 The Future of Independent Productions

55:42 Closing

Direct download: cm-ep1.mp3
Category:Star Trek Continues -- posted at: 10:00am MST

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