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The Four Years War
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.
Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters
Editor and Producer
Norman C. Lao
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)
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The Axanar Story and Script with David Gerrold and Christian Gossett.
Set during the Four Years War between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, Axanar has its share of battles. But there's far more to the story than ship-to-ship combat, action, and explosions. At the heart of any good war story is the effect it has on those involved. War stories are character tales, and as famed Star Trek writer David Gerrold points out, this is what attracted him to Alec Peter's script. In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast we're joined by David as well as director Christian Gossett to talk about conflict in Star Trek, Klingons, and why Axanar goes far beyond the average battle story.
Running Time: 39 minutes 40 seconds
Christopher Jones and Alec Peters
David Gerrold and Christian Gossett
Production Updates (1:48)
Getting Set for the Premiere (5:11)
The Next Axanar Kickstarter (7:04)
Feature: The Axanar Story and Script with David Gerrold
First Impressions (8:47)
A Star Trek War Story (11:40)
A Klingon Perspective (16:42)
Script Evolution (23:58)
Final Thoughts (29:35)
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More recent episodes of Star Trek: Axanar: The Official Podcast…
Background to Axanar with Alec Peters and Christian Gossett.
Star Trek: Axanar is the story of Garth of Izar, the legendary Starfleet captain who is Captain Kirk’s hero. Set twenty one years before the events of “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” this is the story of the victory that solidified the United Federation of Planets at a time when conflict with the Klingons threatened to tear the union apart. Garth's victory at the Battle of Axanar was the pivotal moment in the Four Years War.
In this, the premiere episode of the official podcast of Star Trek: Axanar, hosts Christopher Jones and Alec Peters are joined by Axanar director and renowned artist Christian Gossett, who also collaborated with Alec on the story. As an introduction, we discuss Alec's early interest in the character of Garth, the reason for choosing this particular setting and time period, and how Alec and Christian collaborated on researching and fleshing out this historic-yet-untold conflict.
We also bring you some updates on Axanar production, including the premiere of Prelude to Axanar at San Diego Comic-Con and some casting news of great interest to Voyager fans.
Running Time: 44 minutes 4 seconds
Christopher Jones and Alec Peters
Prelude to Axanar Premiere at San Diego Comic-Con (2:08)
The Next Kickstarter (5:23)
Casting Garrett Wang… Qapla'! (9:17)
Feature: Background to Axanar with Alec Peters and Christian Gossett
An Early Interest in Garth of Izar (13:41)
Alec's Vintage Garth Stories (18:53)
Collaborating on the Story (20:53)
Why the Four Years War? (25:32)
Researching the Four Years War (31:52)