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Axanar 36: Constructing Fulfillment by Trek fm

Curtis Short and Diana Kingsbury Interviews.

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Running Time: 1 hour 5 minutes 3 seconds


It ain’t easy being green … unless you happen to be the green screen at Ares Studios. Thanks to Studio Manager Curtis Short, Ares Studios is home to one of the biggest green screens in Los Angeles. It’s all part of the vision for a space that will not only bring us the best that independent Star Trek has to offer, but even more projects to stir the imagination. And if that isn’t enough to get you excited, maybe Diana Kingsbury’s new milestone accomplishment will! Listen on as hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Curtis and Diana in this episode of the official Axanar podcast for two interviews that will get you caught up on what’s happening on Axanar’s construction and fulfillment fronts.

Plus, Rob and Alec fill you in on the latest work by Tobias Richter, the production status of Axanar Heroes, costumes, secret perks, and the updated 2015 Axanar financial report.

News

Communications from Düsseldorf (00:02:13)
Axanar Heroes Production Update (00:04:37)
Now That’s a Big Green Screen! (00:10:02)
Costumes, Secret Perks, and Updated Financials (00:14:01)
Casting Update (00:17:23)

Feature: Curtis Short and Diana Kingsbury Interviews

Meet the Studio Manager (00:25:50)
Building the Green Screen (00:27:21)
Solving the Power Grid Puzzle (00:29:03)
Building Out the Offices (00:31:36)
Curtis’s Background (00:35:16)
Why We Got a Studio Space (00:37:51)
Diana’s Big Milestone (00:40:37)
The Challenges of Perk Fulfillment (00:42:34)
Patreon and Other Upcoming Projects (00:46:19)
Closing, Anamorphic Shooting, and More (00:54:47)


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guests

Curtis Short and Diana Kingsbury

Production

C Bryan Jones (Editor and Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)


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Axanar 32: What Makes a Great Star Trek Story? by Trek fm

Writing Axanar with Bill Hunt.

Axanar takes place during war time. Does that mean it isn’t a Star Trek story? Some fans believe that war is incompatible with the Star Trek vision; but a story set against conflict doesn’t have to be all about the fight.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Axanar co-writer Bill Hunt to discuss what makes a great tale, why characters are at the heart of any good script, and how they are opening up the story. They also dig into the writing process, and do something else fans love to do: debate canon.

Running Time: 1 hour 19 minutes 32 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest

Bill Hunt

Editor and Executive Producer

C Bryan Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

News

Intro + Dragon Con Recap (00:00:00)
Indiegogo Still Going Strong! (00:04:31)
Axanar Production Update (00:07:09)
Axanar FASA Miniatures (00:11:27)

Feature: The State of Axanar

Meeting Bill (00:13:42)
What Makes a Great Star Trek Story? (00:15:32)
Characters and Opening Up the Story (00:20:22)
Bill and Alec Join Forces (00:20:22)
The Writing Process (00:45:23)
What’s Canon? (01:02:23)

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Axanar 31: The State of Axanar by Trek fm

An Axanar Deep Dive with “The Jew and the Gentile.”

It’s been a busy month for the Axanar crew. With the success of the Indiegogo campaign, work is well underway on production of the full Axanar film. Ares Digital has launched. Blu-rays are shipping. And, apparently, some media outlets aren’t happy about it.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Adam Feuerberg and Andy Maiorano, the team behind “The Jew and the Gentile” podcast, to delve into a wide range of topics related to Axanar. From The Wrap article to budget realities, animosity in fandom to how the industry is changing, if there’s something that’s been on your mind about Axanar chances are it’s covered in this double-length episode.

Running Time: 1 hour 44 minutes 12 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest

Adam Feuerberg and Andy Maiorano

Editor and Executive Producer

C Bryan Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

News

Indiegogo Update (00:01:04)
Blu-rays + DVDs Shipping! (00:05:09)
Ares Digital Now Online (00:12:03)
Game Pieces and the Korolev Model Kit (00:20:27)

Feature: The State of Axanar

The Wrap Article (00:22:30)
What Axanar Means for the Industry (00:26:09)
The Future of Axanar and Ares Studios (00:35:13)
Star Trek Is Sacred (00:39:44)
Budget Realities (00:48:59)
Animosity in Fandom (00:52:35)
Is Axanar a Fan Film? (01:14:02)
About the Jew and the Gentile (01:16:21)
A Few More Thoughts on Fan Films (01:33:24)

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Axanar 29: The Price of Leadership by Trek fm

Richard Hatch.

To win a conflict like the Four Years War requires strong leadership, and on the Klingon side, that comes in the form of Supreme Commander Kharn. The old-school, TOS flavor that Kharn brings to Axanar, brilliantly delivered by Battlestar Galactica legend Richard Hatch, has Star Trek fans everywhere talking about how true-to-Trek Axanar is.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Richard to talk about the role, why Richard was attracted to the project, and what he hopes to bring to the story. The discussion goes beyond Axanar itself into the realm of why people fight, the toll that conflict takes on leaders, and even why he loves the most recent incarnation of Star Trek.

In our news segment, Alec and Rob also bring you an update on the Indiegogo campaign, the Blu-ray, and a recap of San Diego Comic-Con.

NOTE: There is an audio glitch around the 46-minute mark. It has been left in the show so as not to lose what Richard is explaining. Just think of it as podcasting at warp speed.

Running Time: 1 hour 14 minutes 12 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest

Richard Hatch

Editor and Executive Producer

C Bryan Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

Chapters

Intro, SDCC + Blu-ray Update (00:00:00)
Reaction to the Vulcan Scene + Indiegogo (00:02:58)

Feature: Richard Hatch

Streets of San Francisco + BSG (00:07:49)
New BSG and Tom Zarek (00:11:12)
Kharn and the Dynamics of War (00:16:21)
The Crowdfunding Movement (00:29:33)
The Excitement of Collaboration (00:35:10)
Changing the Film Industry (00:49:06)
What is Star Trek? (00:58:55)
Closing (01:11:02)

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Axanar 28: Structure Gives You Freedom by Trek fm

Getting Set for Filming and Indiegogo.

With the first scene from Axanar in final post, the crew is gearing up for the next round of crowdfunding and the start of the full shoot. In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters update you on the status of the project, the purpose of the upcoming crowdfunding campaign (and why we’re switching from Kickstarter to Indiegogo), and all the exciting plans and perks surrounding it. We also look back at the progress Axanar has made so far, evolving from mere idea to professional-level independent production.

Running Time: 53 minutes 49 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Editor and Executive Producer

C Bryan Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

Chapters

Intro and First Scene (00:00:00)
What Past Crowdfunding Has Built (00:03:41)
Purpose of the Next Crowdfunding (00:07:31)
Preparing for the Film (00:11:54)
Special Plans for the Indiegogo Campaign (00:17:12)
Plans for Shooting Axanar (00:21:31)
Indiegogo Perks (00:27:01)
The Indiegogo Details (00:36:41)
Looking Back at Progress (00:46:30)
Closing (00:51:10)

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Axanar 27: This Is the Star Trek for Me by Trek fm

Forwarding the Axanar Movement.

The excitement surrounding Axanar is incredible. The passion that fans are pouring into the project has given the story of Garth and The Four Years War a life of its own. In fact, this energy has created a movement; and in a time devoid of new Star Trek on television, the Ares is leading the way into a bold new future. In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Trek.fm Publisher Christopher Jones and Trek.fm Executive Producer Norman C. Lao to discuss how and why this movement has taken shape—and where it is headed.

In our news segment, Rob and Alec recount their weekend on location for the shooting of the first scene from Axanar, and reveal some of the exciting new perks coming to the next Kickstarter.

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Running Time: 1 hour 12 minutes 46 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guests

Christopher Jones and Norman C. Lao

Editor and Executive Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

News

Shooting the First Scene (00:00:00)
The Next Kickstarter and Bridge Update (00:09:41)

Feature: Axanar as a Movement

First Encounters with Axanar (00:13:09)
Is Axanar Canon? (00:17:58)
Modernizing While Staying True (00:22:29)
Connecting with Fans’ Hunger for Star Trek (00:34:36)
On the Eve of New Axanar (00:38:05)
Trusting One Another Creatively (00:46:37)
Connecting the Star Trek Dots (00:50:26)
Hopes for Axanar and the Future (01:08:41)
Closing (01:12:46)

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Axanar 26: I Took Dana Scully to an Alien Planet… by Trek fm

Axanar Production Update.

Questions about where we are with production come in all the time. So in this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters bring you a massive update on the state of Axanar. From the building of the bridge and the crowdsourced construction of the art department to the impending arrival—in your hands—of the soundtrack and the Blu-ray, things are zipping along at Ares Studios.

The summer convention circuit is also exciting, including the first ever Axanar panel at San Diego Comic-Con! Also kicking off soon is the third and final Kickstarter, which promises to deliver you the most rewards ever. Plus, the first filming for the main Axanar film begins, on location, June 13… and it all started with Rob and a Dana Scully action figure. Listen on to find out why!

Running Time: 48 minutes 12 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

Chapters

The Bridge Is Built! (00:00:42)
Crowdsourcing Art (00:02:41)
Captain’s Log (00:04:52)
Soundtrack and Blu-ray Arriving! (00:06:21)
Axanar and Summer Conventions (00:08:02)
The Next (and Final) Kickstarter (00:11:52)
Looking for Volunteers (00:20:15)
Production Begins! (00:21:26)
Closing (00:44:36)

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Axanar 25: Does Star Trek Have a Future? by Trek fm

David Gerrold talks Star Trek, the Hugo Awards, and more.

Rob calls him “legendary” … and he doesn’t like it. But let’s be honest; David Gerrold is legendary! Without him, Star Trek wouldn’t be the same. So it’s only fitting that the man who penned “The Trouble with Tribbles” all those years ago is part of Axanar today. If there’s great Star Trek being produced, you can bet David is nearby.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by David to discuss a wide range of subjects including the controversy surrounding this year’s Hugo Awards, the state of America, the ins and outs of the publishing industry in 2015, and whether or not Star Trek has a future.

In our news segment, Alec and Rob talk Parsec Awards and film festival nominations, the hip-hop story behind Prelude to Axanar’s sound mix, deliver updates on the soundtrack and Blu-ray, and fill fans in on the departure of director Christian Gossett.

Running Time: 1 hour 21 minutes 23 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest

David Gerrold

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

News

Parsec Awards and Film Festival Nominations (00:00:33)
Christian Gossett Departs + Production Updates (00:02:06)
Explaining Prelude to Axanar’s Sound Mix (00:09:00)
Convention, Soundtrack, and Blu-ray Updates (00:12:26)

Feature: Interview with David Gerrold

The Hugo Controversy (00:16:37)
The State of the Country (00:23:09)
Are We Afraid of Excellence? (00:28:23)
The Inspiration of Star Trek (00:33:05)
Does Star Trek Have a Future? (00:39:33)
The Idea of Excellence (00:39:33)
Reading the Axanar Script for the First Time (01:10:14)
Is Star Trek Antiquated? (01:13:49)
Closing (01:17:46)

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Axanar 24: The Yuri Gagarin of Star Trek Fan Films by Trek fm

James Cawley talks Star Trek, Phase II, and Axanar.

He’s the one who showed us all the way. Star Trek fan films and independent productions are flourishing today, but more than a decade ago James Cawley set forth as a true pioneer. Star Trek: New Voyages, now known as Phase II, was the first to chart the territory that makes Axanar possible. Cawley truly is the father of Star Trek fan films.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by James to discuss why he decided to create his own stories, the experience of shooting new Star Trek, what makes a great fan film, what he has planned for the 50th anniversary and beyond, and his advice to Axanar.

In our news segment, Alec and Rob recount Axanar’s awards haul from Treklanta, the now-available digital download of Prelude to Axanar, more perks, an update on bridge construction, and more!

Running Time: 1 hour 4 minutes 53 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest

James Cawley

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

News

The Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards (00:00:54)
Ares Digital and Other Perks (00:02:19)
Bridge Construction and Gearing Up (00:05:39)

Feature: Interview with James Cawley

James and Star Trek (00:10:41)
World Enough and Time (00:14:39)
What Makes a Great Fan Film? (00:17:19)
The Father of Fan Films (00:20:14)
Plans for the 50th Anniversary (00:25:35)
Keeping the Spirit Alive (00:28:35)
The Internet and Fandom (00:37:54)
Doing It for the Fun (00:43:42)
Big Steps for New Voyages (00:48:20)
Building the Ares Bridge (00:52:34)
James’s Advice (00:58:17)
Closing (00:37:15)

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