Fan Films

Axanar 40: From Our Perspective by Trek fm

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Retrospective. It’s hard to believe that Star Trek has been around for 50 years. Also difficult to believe is that we remember watching those original stories when they first aired. We look back at our favorites.

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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 35: The Indiana Jones of Star Trek Fan Films by Trek fm

John Atkin Talks Yorktown: A Time to Heal.

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Running Time: 47 minutes 47 seconds


In 1985, Stan Woo began production on a Star Trek fan film that starred none other than George Takei. Yes, even as the Original Series cast were in the midst of making feature films, Sulu took to the screen in a fan production. That project was Yorktown: A Time to Heal. The only problem was that the film was never finished. But as Spock said, there are always possibilities; and that’s where John Atkin comes in.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by John to talk about his project to see Yorktown through to completion. John shares how he first learned about the fan film, why he decided to make sure it got completed, the progress being made, and much more.

In news, Rob and Alec bring you an update on the set production as they gather around the new Klingon war table, and also fill you in on the progress being made on visual effects.

News

Set Production Update (00:01:19)
VFX Update (00:05:24)
Prelude Perks Shipping Complete! (00:07:05)
More Studio Construction (00:08:32)

Feature: John Atkin Talks Yorktown: A Time to Heal

What is Yorktown? (00:14:22)
Finishing the Film (00:23:07)
The Indiana Jones of Star Trek Fan Films (00:29:47)
Feelings on Fan Films (00:32:28)
Stan Woo’s Feelings + New Scenes (00:36:13)
A Learning Process (00:38:34)


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest

John Atkin

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 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 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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Axanar 23: Taking the Movement Forward by Trek fm

PR, Kickstarter, and Building Community & Brand.

Axanar exists because of all of you, those who have supported the project through Kickstarter and other avenues. What began as a top-notch fan film has grown into a full-fledged independent production. It’s more than we ever originally imagined. In fact, as Arlo Guthrie said, you may think it’s a movement—and that’s what it is.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Mike Bawden, the marketing and PR pro who will be heading up the next Axanar Kickstarter, to talk about building community through supporters, being accountable to those who fund projects, and how continuity and collaboration are key to success.

In our news segment, Alec and Rob recount their experiences presenting Axanar at WonderCon in Anaheim.

Running Time: 41 minutes 13 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest

Mike Bawden

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

News

WonderCon Recap (00:00:00)

Feature: PR, Kickstarter, and Building Community & Brand

PR Strategy (00:05:55)
Why Another Kickstarter? (00:10:43)
Spending Money Wisely (0:17:25)
The Importance of Continuity and Brand (00:23:01)
Collaboration and Accountability (00:28:39)
Details about the Next Kickstarter (00:34:12)
Closing (00:37:15)

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Axanar 18: He Gives Good Nacelle by Trek fm

Tobias Richter Talks Building Beautiful Starships.

Star Trek may be more about the ideas and the people, but incredible ships and visual effects tie it all together. And while modern technology theoretically gives anyone the power to create effects once possible only in a big Hollywood studio, computers are merely a tool. To create truly stunning and believable visuals requires a rare talent. Axanar has one of the best in the business in Tobias Richter, whose work is renowned not just here on Earth but in every corner of the Alpha Quadrant—and beyond.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Tobias to learn about his love of starships, how he came to be one of the genres leading designers, how he came to work on Axanar, his starship workflow, and what he has in store for us next.

In our news segment we bring you an update on Ares Studios, pay a visit to patch heaven, get the latest on model production, and find out more about the Four Years War book anthology.

Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest

Tobias Richter

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

News

Ares Studios Update (00:00:43)
Patch News (00:04:21)
More Model Kits on the Way (00:10:57)
The Four Years War Anthology (00:12:05)

Feature: Starships with Tobias Richter

Tobias’s Background (00:15:31)
Making Sense of Starships (00:18:43)
Tobias Meets Axanar (00:21:57)
Building Beautiful Starships (00:23:19)
VFX and Starship Movement (00:27:01)
Working with Alec and Christian (00:30:53)
It’s a Matter of Scale (00:39:08)
Tobias’s Thoughts on Axanar (00:46:49)
Models vs. CG (00:50:01)
Tobias’s Next Axanar Steps (00:54:52)
Closing (01:02:27)

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