“Yorktown: A Time to Heal” is a non-profit fan film produced by Stan Woo. The short film depicts events occurring between Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Production on the film began in 1985, with George Takei reprising his role as Hikaru Sulu, and James Shigeta (Die Hard) as Admiral Nogura.
The 25 year old film was shot on 8mm. For over 20 years, the unfinished film was put on hiatus. In 2010, actor/producer John Atkin (Code Breakers) contacted Stan Woo about the unfinished film, and together they recruited a team of volunteer professionals to help finish the project. This team includes famed illustrator Andrew Probert (Star Trek: The Motion Picture), FX artist Roland Baron (Star Trek: Of Gods and Men), and composer Christopher Barr (The Wizard of Stone Mountain).
In June of 2012, the film underwent an extensive restoration process. The end result was a sparkling 10 bit uncompressed master that looks better than the original tapes. Two scenes that were never filmed in the 1980s – the Klingon chase, and the attack on the Yorktown, were recently filmed in San Francisco (2012) and Vancouver (2013).
They hope to raise $2,000 to fund the production of completing the film.
Donations to “Yorktown: A Time to Heal” will go directly to:
- Cast and Crew: travel, lodging, and food for the 3-day shoot
- Props, costume production and tailoring
- Make up equipment and supplies
- Camera equipment, lighting, and sound design
They are also offering rewards for people who back the film.
- $10 – Movie Poster
- $25 – USS Yorktown Poster + more
- $40 – Three Posters +more
- $1,000 – Associate Producer credit on the film + more
- $3,500 – Executive Producer credit on the film + more
For more details on rewards and to support the project visit their Indiegogo project page