From the team who brought you Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, comes Star Trek: Renegades, a professionally produced pilot intended for presentation to CBS as a possible online series.
The team are currently in the process of fundraising for the film on KickStarter. So far, more than $150,000 has been raised out of $200,000 needed to complete the financing of the movie. Donations are need to make the film a reality. To back the project visit the KickStarter website for more info
All funds will go directly to the costs of making this high quality broadcast pilot. It is their hope that CBS finds “Star Trek: Renegades” to be a worthy endeavour and will continue the Star Trek franchise and legacy as an online episodic series (or on their own broadcast or cable network).
Should CBS pass on the idea, they will explore all other avenues to release the film on a strictly non-profit basis. If successful they would like to produce future episodes via donations and release them, also as non-profit, since they have a five year story arc planned.
It is nearly ten years after Voyager’s return from the Delta Quadrant, and the Federation is in a crisis. The planet Reuel VII, the Federation’s main supply of dilithium crystals, has essentially vanished. Space and time has folded around Reuel VII, effectively isolating it from any contact with outside worlds. And this phenomenon is not natural – someone or something has caused this to happen.
This necessitates drastic measures; some of which are outside the Federation’s jurisdiction. For this, Admiral Pavel Chekov, head of Starfleet Intelligence, turns to Commander Tuvok, Voyager’s former security officer and current head of the newly reorganized Section 31. Tuvok must put together a new covert, renegade crew – mostly outcasts and rogues – even criminals. This new crew is tasked with finding out what caused the folding of time and space around Reuel, and stopping it – at all costs – from happening to their final source of energy. But will they be able to put aside their differences and stop trying to kill one another in time to accomplish their mission?
Tim Russ has signed on to direct Renegades.
The cast for Star Trek: Renegades are:
- Walter Koenig (Chekov, Original Series)
- Tim Russ (Tuvok in Voyager)
- Gary Graham (Alien Nation; Soval, Enterprise)
- Garrett Wang (Harry Kim, Voyager)
- Robert Picardo (The doctor, Voyager)
- Ethan Phillips (Neelix, Voyager)
- Manu Intiraymi (Icheb, Voyager)
- Richard Herd (Admiral Paris, Voyager)
- Larissa Gomes (Saw VI, Saw 3D)
- Tarah Paige actress/stunt performer (Make It or Break It, Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
- Courtney Peldon (Karen Farris, DS9 “Valiant”)
- Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues, Dragonball Z).
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Original source Star Trek: Renegades.com