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Star Trek: Renegades Working On Episodes 2 and 3 (kickstarter.com) 35

JoSch1337 writes: The last time Star Trek: Renegades was on Slashdot was in 2013. It's an independent, canon-faithful Trek series with high production values and some of the actors from the TV shows. Since their original campaign, the team has produced an amazing pilot episode 1 and is now gathering support to produce episode 2, and even episode 3 if they reach their stretch goal. From the Kickstarter page: "Star Trek Renegades is an independent, fan-funded and supported Internet television series, executive produced by Sky Conway. Renegades features a combination of familiar Star Trek character and actors, plus a collection of hot, new rising actors. Set a decade after Voyager's return from Delta Quadrant, ST: Renegades focuses on a team of fugitives, who are on the run from the Federation while secretly working for the head of Starfleet intelligence, Admiral Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) and Tuvok (Tim Russ, who also directs) to root out internal corruption within the Federation as well as external threats."
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Star Trek: Renegades Working On Episodes 2 and 3

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  • by Ichijo ( 607641 )

    I backed the original campaign, but they never sent a link to the video. I feel cheated by getting it from Slashdot.

  • I watched the pilot and the overall plot is very cool. The effects are great too. The dialog can be a bit flat but given the production level its probably about as good as one can ask. I really wish CBS would pick this series up. I know that they plan a new show in 2017, but is it enough to get me buy into CBS All Access? Maybe. But give me two new Star Trek shows, and yeah, I'm definitely in! I bet a lot of fans would feel the same way.
    • The thing that I noticed was the uniforms didn't seem to fit the actors properly. It's like they made one-size-fits-all uniforms for everyone. Hell, even DS9 had a tailor!
  • by MacTO ( 1161105 ) on Friday November 13, 2015 @06:31PM (#50926139)

    Pavel Chekov, also known as Alfred Bester, fighting corruption in the Federation? Ha! The Alfred Bester and his corrupt Psi Cops were no match for John Sheridan, and were hoping to find a much weaker opponent in the Federation.

  • Trek continues (Score:3, Informative)

    by The Grim Reefer ( 1162755 ) on Friday November 13, 2015 @06:37PM (#50926195)
    I watched the three episodes of Trek continues [startrekcontinues.com]a while back. There were only three back then.I haven't had a chance to watch the latest two. Some of the actors could have been better, and it takes a little bit of getting used to them not being the same people as were in TOS. But the stories were pretty good, and the sets, wardrobe and effects were spot on. While you could make better special effects on most home PC's, they kept all of the CGI looking pretty damn close to the original series. I enjoyed it enough that I re-watched the original series again afterward.
  • by Nexzus ( 673421 ) on Friday November 13, 2015 @08:11PM (#50927089)
    Star Trek: Axenar. [youtube.com]

    It's about the final battle in the war with the Klingons, set just before TOS.

    They have a documentary-style leadup to it, called Prelude to Axenar [youtube.com]. It's got decent production values, some good and logical story telling, and shows promise for what they want to do. Also some Trek alumni - Tony Todd, John Hertzler and Gary Graham, reprising his Enterprise role Ambassador Soval.

  • by towermac ( 752159 ) on Friday November 13, 2015 @09:01PM (#50927409)

    I am pleased to fucking death. That's been out and I missed it?

    And Jonas fucking Quinn as a starship captain. Holy crap I am geeking out.

    Wooden acting? Compared to what, Enterprise? (The Archer, nice irony there) The sucky thing called Voyager perhaps? Two good things about Voyager though: Seven of Nine (Elaborate.) and Tuvok. Nimoy is my childhood idol, but Tim Russ plays the best Vulcan, sorry, and he's in it too. And Checkov is an old man. Cool.

    Thin plot? Whatever. It's a fucking science fiction show. Bad guys are going to end the Earth, and our gallant crew saves it. Yeah it's been done before. It's a good one for doing a pilot and introducing the cast. Bite me.

    And they're going to make two more. Holy crap I love the internet!

  • Having seen the first episode, I have serious reservations regarding the writing.
    The whole thing was a bit too rapid fire - they desperately tried to shoehorn in as many characters and plot devices, leading to a somewhat confusing plot. I can understand some confusion as a metaphor for the federation's condition, but I fear that is just an overanalysis of writing that is... let's say it could use some improvements.
    Given the smorgasbord of planned returning characters (Just about half of DS9's cast, by my es

  • I saw the first episode and while I'm not a Star Trek fan, but I've watched every episode from all the series and most of them multiple times, I couldn't watch more than about 20 minutes of this. I'm not particularly picky (e.g., I liked Voyager and even the first two seasons of TNG and all of Enterprise) but this was unbearable. And I thought my threshold for science fiction movies in general is rather high. I'm still willing to give it a try if someone thinks otherwise.

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