Ray Tesi Talks Starship Republic.
Ray Tesi and his crew of dedicated actors have labored long and hard to get Starship Republic, the first Star Trek fan film to be made since the issuance of the CBS guidelines, out of spacedock. Now the film is in production, and Ray has a lot to say about the trials and tribulations of being a filmmaker.
In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Ray about how the story took shape, some last-minute happenings, and the moment he got to say “Action!”
Starship Republic Intro Music (00:00:50)
Meeting Ray (00:00:51)
About Starship Republic (00:03:25)
Actors on the Set (00:06:25)
A Source of Inspiration (00:09:38)
Recycling the Redshirts (00:13:55)
Shooting Days (00:20:10)
Moving Forward (00:31:35)
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
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Mike Schmidt Talks Renegades. We catch up with an über fan who landed a role as a hitman in the well-known Star Trek fan series to learn more about the experience.
Ray Tesi talks Stage Nine Studios. We talk to the creator of Starship Republic about his passion for filmmaking and his acquisition of the facility and sets used the film Star Trek Continues.
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.