Prelude to Axanar

Axanar 12: Orchestral Flourishes by Trek fm

Composing the Music of Axanar with Alexander Bornstein.

The visual and sound design of Axanar is incredible, but without a full musical score the experience of The Four Years War would be quite different. Many great composers have guided the sound of Star Trek over the decades, each bringing their own unique flavor while at the same time maintaining a common, special feel that tells viewers as once that what they are hearing is Trek. With Axanar, that proud history continues with the talents of Alexander Bornstein.

In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by Alex to learn about his musical training, his time working under Bear McCreary, his approach to composing for Prelude to Axanar, the classical and film influences on his music, and his plans for the full Axanar film.

In our news segment we learn about the new warehouse space that may become Axanar Studios, the first design meeting with John Iacovelli, and more discussions on fleshing out the creative team that will bring the rest of the Axanar story to life.

Running Time: 57 minutes 11 seconds


Christopher Jones and Alec Peters


Alexander Bornstein

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao


Checking out a new studio space (2:30)
Updates on creative meetings and new team members (6:02)

Feature: Composing the Music of Axanar with Alexander Bornstein

Discovering Alex (16:31)
Alex’s Star Trek Fandom and Influences (22:17)
The Process of Composing Axanar (25:43)
Classical Inspirations (33:22)
Planning the Sound of the Full Film (38:19)
Closing (45:38)

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Axanar 6: Tapes Have Gone the Way of the Dodo by Trek fm

Video Capture and Processing with Bing Bailey.

The tools used to capture and process video have changed drastically in recent years. Star Trek: Axanar would not have been feasible as a fan-supported independent production just a few years ago. But thanks to advances in camera technology, computer workstations and software, and drastic drops in prices, individuals with the skills can create Hollywood-quality films using the tools they have in their own homes and studios.

In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by video guru Bing Bailey, Digital Image Technician and Colorist for Axanar, to talk about the process of capturing, processing, and mastering video. We discuss the cameras used on Axanar, the hardware and software that Bing uses, and the steps required to master and create the final digital print that you see at a screening of the film.

In our news segment we recap the events of Dragon Con and Alec takes us through the final days of the Axanar Kickstarter, the amazing boost from George Takei, and the overwhelming support we've received from all of you, the fans!

Running Time: 1 hour 1 minute 42 seconds


Christopher Jones and Alec Peters



Bing Bailey



Dragon Con Recap (1:37)
Kickstarter Recap (5:11)


Feature: Video Capture and Editing with Bing Bailey

Overview of Video Equipment and Hardware (16:37)
Capturing Footage for Prelude to Axanar (23:26)
Processing and Color Correction (26:46)
4K and the Data of Raw Footage (32:46)
Mastering and Creating the Digital Print (36:46)
Strategy Heading Into the Full Axanar Film (45:50)
Closing (49:53)

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Axanar 5: There Be Andorians Here! by Trek fm

Supporter Questions and Fundraising Ins-and-Outs.

The level of support being received by Star Trek: Axanar is unprecedented, not only financially but also in pure excitement and dedication. The premiere of Prelude to Axanar has kicked the warp factor up a few notches, and has also generated some great questions from fans and supporters.

In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones sit down to answer some of those questions and provide some background details about how the fundraising process works. Amongst the questions about creative that we dive into are the possibility of seeing Andorians and Tellarites in the full Axanar film, what format that film will take compared to Prelude, and whether or not we'll see the USS Kelvin. Plus, we learn the surprising design process behind the Vulcan patch that will be heading your way as supporters.

In our news segment we get an update on all the happenings from Axanar's trip to Houston Con, plans for the upcoming Dragon Con and Garrett Wang, and the status of the current Kickstarter, which is closing in on the final stretch goal.

Running Time: 45 minutes 47 seconds


Christopher Jones and Alec Peters



Houston Con Recap (0:34)
Axanar Is Headed to Dragon Con! (7:58)
Kickstarter Update (9:38)


Feature: Supporter Questions and Fundraising Ins-and-Outs

What Is the Net Amount of a Donation? (17:25)
What Is the Format of the Full Axanar Film? (21:35)
Will We See Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites? (25:50)
What Are the Differences In the Facebook Groups? (29:47)
Closing and Feedback (33:01)

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Axanar 4: Putting the Puzzle Together by Trek fm

Editing Prelude to Axanar with Robert Meyer Burnett.

Even before Prelude to Axanar premiered at San Diego Comic Con, the trailer let fans know that this wasn't just another fan film. The writing, acting, sound design, visual effects, and directing all turned the collective head of fandom. But someone had to pull all those pieces together and assemble them into a two-and-half-minute package. That man is Robert Meyer Burnett, the same man who has dazzled fans with the documentaries and extras found on the TNG and Enterprise Blu-ray sets.

In this episode of official Star Trek: Axanar podcast we're joined by Rob who tells us the story of how he got involved in the project, how he condensed Prelude to Axanar into that final trailer (which was originally five minutes long!) and how working on Axanar differs from other projects he's been part of. As a bonus, we close out the discussion with the story behind the TNG single-disc Blu-ray releases like "The Best of Both Worlds" and why those exist.

In our news segment we recap Star Trek Las Vegas events and the screening of Prelude to Axanar, get an update on Kickstarter, find out more about Garrett Wang's upcoming life as a warrior, and get set to invade Houston Comic Con.

Running Time: 59 minutes 16 seconds


Christopher Jones and Alec Peters



Robert Meyer Burnett



Intro and Star Trek Las Vegas screening (0:00)
Kickstarter update (3:34)
Garrett Wang casting confirmed (7:23)
Axanar set to invade Houston Con (11:11)


Feature: Editing Prelude to Axanar with Robert Meyer Burnett

Bringing Rob Into Axanar (13:21)
How Axanar Differs from Other Projects (18:57)
Ron Walks Us Through Editing the Trailer (23:19)
Showcase Moments (31:48)
Could Direct to Video Be in Star Trek's Future? (35:38)
What's Next for Rob and Axanar? (41:44)
Bonus: The Story Behind the TNG Single-disc Blu-rays (44:43)
Closing (48:03)

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