Star Trek has a long history of encouraging young fans to take an interest in the sciences; but here's a fan project that takes that to the next level. Written by teachers, these fan films not only take viewers on Star Trek adventures, they also teach actual classroom lessons in science, math, art, and social studies.
In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello is joined by Richard Wells, Christina Morris, and Keely Sanchez of Starship Grissom to learn how they are bringing Star Trek into education through unique productions that make use of the TOS sets at Starbase Studios.
Meeting Richard, Christina, and Keely (00:02:55)
About Starship Grissom (00:07:21)
The On-the-Set Experience (00:12:05)
The Writing Process (00:14:19)
Greatest Challenge, Greatest Joy (00:16:15)
Goals and Ambitions (00:19:57)
Advice for Fan Filmmakers (00:22:31)
Richard Wells, Christina Morris, and Keely Sanchez
Dennis Castello (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
Mark Naccarato Talks The Romulan War. We discuss this fan film set in the 22nd-century with its creator, talk about the historical events it chronicles, and how fans can help see it through to completion.
Gary O'Brien Talks The Holy Core. We talk about Gary's new TNG-era project, what he has learned since Chance Encounter, and learn about his Kickstarter campaign.
Sam Cockings Talks Temporal Anomaly. We're joined by Sam to discuss his passion for and background in CGI and visual effects.
Vic Mignogna Talks Star Trek and When the Train Stops. We’re joined by the captain of Star Trek Continues—Vic Mignogna—to look back at his time aboard the Enterprise and ahead to his next fan-funded project.
Needs of the Many and The Derelict. We’re joined by Australian filmmaker Aaron Vanderkley to learn about his award-winning Star Trek fan films.
John Carrigan Talks Life in the Empire. We talk to the Klingon Captain Kargh actor about his encounter with Gene Roddenberry and his acting career.
Seth Stewart’s TOS Recuts. We talk to Seth Daniel Stewart about his short takes on the original voyages of the USS Enterprise.
Chris Allen Talks Star Trek vs Star Trek. We learn about a new Star Trek parody that finds our beloved Captain Kirk pitting his wits against Trek captains in a ludicrous plot to save a beautiful damsel in distress from a mysterious alien.
Manu Intiraymi talks the Borg, life and The Circuit. Voyager’s Icheb joins us to talk about his new, bold, and exciting fan-funded project.
Paul Olsen Talks Project Enterprise. The painter of the original Enterprise refit model from Star Trek: The Motion Picture joins us to discuss his mission to recreate one of filmdom’s most iconic images.
Gary O’Brien joins us to discuss his Star Trek fan film Chance Encounter and his approach to filmmaking.
Jonathan Lane talks Fan Film Factor blog. The creator of this virtual history of Star Trek fan films talks to us about his personal journey and the current state of the fan film genre.
Ray Tesi Talks Starship Republic. The creator of the first Star Trek fan film to be made since the issuance of the CBS guidelines joins us to talk about the project and the launching of his crowdfunding venture.
Tommy Kraft and Actors Look Back. Tommy Kraft's post-Enterprise fan film is officially a hit, and we're joined by Tommy and actors Paul Lang and Ryan Webber to discuss the choices they made and fan reaction.
Tamerlane. Meet the man behind this fan-made web comic that tells the tales of the USS Tamerlane, a Saladin-class destroyer, and its commanding officer, Captain Julia Cochrane.
Starship Grissom. Star Trek has a long history of encouraging young fans to take an interest in the sciences; but here's a fan project that takes that to the next level. We talk to teachers who are bringing Star Trek into education through unique fan films.
Starbase Studios. Dreaming of making a Star Trek fan film, but you don't have a place to shoot it? Dream no longer because Starbase Studios is here with screen accurate sets that any fan group can use for free.
Robin Heirt Talks Star Trek Dark Armada. Robin Heirt and his fellow fans in the Netherlands prove, once again, that Star Trek, and its fandom, is a global phenomenon. We talk to the creator about his post-Voyager story.
Tommy Kraft Talks Star Trek Horizon. On the eve of its launch, Tommy Kraft discusses his fan film, set during the Romulan War, and offers advice for those considering creating their own fan film.