Star Trek: Captain Pike is the story of Captain Pike when he first takes command of the Enterprise and his first mission aboard her.

Rigel 7 Productions have set up a Kickstarter to help fund a 45-minute episode pilot which will lead into a 90 minute Captain Pike film or Web Series.

The Story:

As soon as Captain Pike takes command of the Enterprise he receives a distress call from the U.S.S. Exeter.

Captain Tracey explains;

Under heavy fire, shields barley holding…

The exeter is under attack, battling an unknown Alien race that is set on destroying the Federation’s only Starbase and Spacestation in Quadrant 427.

The Enterprise heads to the quadrant on a rescue mission.

PikeWe would like to show you STAR TREK: CAPTAIN PIKE to prove ourselves to you, then if we can raise enough to make our full length feature film – STAR TREK: ENCOUNTER AT RIGEL

This is where it will begin –

If you saw the original series Star Trek pilot “The Cage”, then you remember Captain Pike discussing his previous mission with ships doctor and seeing many flashbacks throughout the episode.

At the beginning of The Cage, set in the year 2254, Pike and his crew are recuperating from a mission to Rigel VII during which several members of the landing party were killed by the inhabitants.

The incident filled Pike with so much guilt that he is considering resigning his commission.

In Encounter at Rigel, you will se this story. The original series never showed us what happened, only quick flashbacks, but never the whole story.

The cast of Star Trek: Captain Pike includes the following:

Star Trek Captain Pike Cast

Sean Kenney - ST Captain Pike

They hope to raise $177,000 to help with production and general costs of the film.

Rigel 7 Productions are also offering some great rewards for people who back the film. Here are a few of them:

  • $10 – Your name on the backers page on the “Star Trek: Captain Pike” website PLUS a digital download of the exclusively designed “Star Trek: Captain Pike” 11″ x 17″ movie poster. PLUS access to our “Donors Only” Pike’s web forum with exclusive content, production blogs, cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes videos and more.
  • $15 – Receive all of the above plus a digital download of “Star Trek: Captain Pike” in HD.
  • $20 – All of the above PLUS the official illustrated behind the scenes handbook from “Star Trek: Captain Pike” in PDF form. Chock full of photos and details on the shoot, this reads like a “Making of” book with a ton of behind the scenes info and images.
  • $35 – Receive all of the above, plus the “Star Trek: Captain Pike” Soundtrack CD autographed by composer Chris DuBrock. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.
  • $50 – Receive the entire above PLUS the Special Edition DVD of the film. Add $10 if you want the Blu-Ray edition instead. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.
  • $100 – Receive all of the above PLUS receive the limited edition Starfleet Command T-shirt. Printed on the back is the USS Constitution insignia and Starfleet commands Strategic Combat Division emblem on the front. This T-shirt will ONLY be available in this Kickstarter. Estimated June 2015
  • $300 – COMMAND LEVEL – Captain Pike Starfleet Gold Velour Tunic! This is a professionally made costume tunic. Both male and female versions available. Sizes available are M/L/XL/2XL for men and S/M/L for women. This perk is a STAND ALONE level, meaning you don’t get any other perks with this perk.
  • $500 – EVERYTHING WE’VE GOT, SCOTTY LEVEL! – Receive the entire above PLUS an autographed 8×10 Color cast photo (made out to your name) and signed by everyone on the cast! PLUS the Official Limited Edition Cast & Crew T-Shirt – not sold anywhere! Choose this level if you want EVERYTHING WE’VE GOT!
  • $1,000 – CAPTAIN LEVEL – Receive all of the above and a walk on extra role.

To find out more and to back the project visit their Kickstarter project

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