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Prelude to Axanar

Posted August 1, 2014 into Movies by John Birmingham

I ran the trailer for this a while ago and peeps seemed to like it. Now there's a 21 min feature at Kickstarter which is well worth a look.

Can't embed it here, sorry, but you can follow the link.

21 Responses to ‘Prelude to Axanar’

Blarkon has opinions thus...

Posted August 1, 2014
The Enterprise was built at Earth - in the original series and in the Abrams reboot. Not bloody Axanar.

Structure owes a lot to Ken Burns.

Barnesm has opinions thus...

Posted August 1, 2014
I didn't think they we specifically saying the Enterprise was built at Axanar, just that was were the new Heavy Cruiser, which looks a lot like the Constitution Class of which the Enterprise was one. They could build the USS Constitution at Axanar and the Enterprise subsequently built at Earth.

w from brisbane puts forth...

Posted August 1, 2014
Wikipedia says
But according to The Making of Star Trek "the Enterprise-class starships have been in existence for about forty years" at the time of the original series. The ship's components were built at the Starfleet Division of the San Francisco Navy Yards and assembled in orbit.

So, they could perhaps justify that bit.

Murphy_of_Missouri swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 2, 2014
To retcon is not the worst thing in the world though the registry clearly shows NCC-1701. If they followed convention then what we should see is NX-1700 of the U.S.S. Constitution. Once it went into service that would change to NCC-1700 followed on by others.

I think I'd tweak that bit accordingly in the film.
Further, just as the Klingons had three shipyards working on the D-7s, the Federation could have had multiple sites working on the ship as well.

Overall, out of all of the fan based productions, I like this one the best.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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Barnesm would have you know...

Posted August 1, 2014
all nerdisms aside I think Prelude to Ananar looks brilliant. I am going to throw some cash their way at the next round of kickstarter for the project.

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Rhino swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 2, 2014
Watched that yesterday ... someone, (maybe Murph?), had it linked on FB.

The hero captain guy seems a bit mild mannered though....

Murphy_of_Missouri swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 2, 2014
Mild mannered folks are always the most dangerous.

I linked the twenty minute version this afternoon so I doubt it was me.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted August 2, 2014
How fucking cool was that?

This is what I've been going on about for years: the advent of independent, self financed media productions that just make my life better and better.

Blarkon reckons...

Posted August 2, 2014
Except that no one is *earning* money doing this. It's high-tech amateur theatre.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan reckons...

Posted August 3, 2014
I don't see how that is a valid critique. It may be high-tech amateur theatre, but it is really, really good high-tech amateur theatre impossible until very recently.

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MickH has opinions thus...

Posted August 2, 2014
That was brilliant!
I have long lamented the fact that there has never been a Star Trek movie that shows off the military 'fleet' style of conflict in any detail.
This looks like it.
I'm in.

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Darth Greybeard mutters...

Posted August 2, 2014
Yep, I'm in too. Good to see Richard Hatch as a Klingon btw.

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AuntyLou is gonna tell you...

Posted August 2, 2014
Love, love, love it! And I love the new smart tele that lets me watch it in comfort!! Just yell at me if I am wrong, but...the new class of battleship was built in TIME for the the battle of Axanar...not at AT Axanar.
Axanar was chosen for its position not for proximity to the new ships. Or I got it all wrong. Nothing new in that. Sorry Blarkon. Love it anyway. Just wish my hubby liked the 'splody goodness like me :)

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Darth Greybeard swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 3, 2014
A bit OT but a fine example of a fan tribute to another TV classic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eak26ohx1Y8

Japanese Doctor Who vs Dalekor (you fiend!) and his Cyber-ninjas. Lucky the Doctor had his Sonic Screw Sword.

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Trashman would have you know...

Posted August 3, 2014
Extremely cool looking. Donation made.

This is the first time I've backed a Kickstarter, but after seeing what the Veronica Mars Kickstarter achieved - I think it's definitely worth it.

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Murphy_of_Missouri reckons...

Posted August 4, 2014
Anyone notice who the listed narrator was at the start?

Familiar name to Trekkies.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

Trashman puts forth...

Posted August 4, 2014
Nope - had a look & couldn't see it. Who was it?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 4, 2014
I recognized it immediately - Rula Lenska, star of stage and screen.

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Murphy swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 5, 2014
Federation Historian John Gil.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

Trashman swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted August 6, 2014
Nice. Somebody put some serious thought into this!

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Therbs mumbles...

Posted August 5, 2014

Could they flog copies on iTunes/Amazon/website or on dvd? I'd be willing to buy dvd's.

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