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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 33: Gabbing with Gary Gra’HAM by Trek fm

Gary Graham Talks Axanar and Soval.

Running Time: 1 hour 31 minutes 35 seconds


Axanar creates connections to the Star Trek that we know and love, and does so in two directions. It bridges the gap between Enterprise and The Original Series, and does so through story, technology, and people. One familiar face is Ambassador Soval … and not just the character, but the man who brought him to life on Enterprise.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by that man, Gary Graham, to discuss how he became involved in Axanar, how he got the role of Soval on Enterprise, and how crowdfunding is changing Hollywood. Gary also tells stories of how he first got into acting, what it was like to be a young actor in the 1980s, and even tells you the “correct” way to pronounce his last name.

In news, Rob and Alec are joined by the Goddess of Fulfillment, Diana Kingsbury, for an update on those Axanar perks and recent developments in the production process, and a recap of their visit to Salt Lake City Comic Con.

News

Salt Lake City Comic Con Recap (00:00:00)
Fulfillment Update (00:03:14)
Production Update (00:08:10)

Feature: Gary Graham Talks Axanar and Soval

Getting Into Acting, Handling Rejection (00:25:39)
Breakthrough Roles (00:33:12)
Being a Young Actor in the '80s (00:39:36)
Alien Nation and Conventions (00:45:59)
Getting Involved in Star Trek (00:53:39)
Getting Involved in Axanar (00:59:56)
Thoughts on Crowdfunding Films (01:17:53)


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guests

Gary Graham 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 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 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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