RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,446
Posts: 5,507,877
Members: 25,131
Currently online: 473
Newest member: xunixan

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18

IDW Publishing March 2015 Comics
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Paramount Star Trek 3 Expectations
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Star Trek #39 Sneak Peek
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Star Trek 3 Potential Director Shortlist
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Official Starships Collection Update
By: T'Bonz on Dec 15

Retro Review: Prodigal Daughter
By: Michelle on Dec 13

Sindicate Lager To Debut In The US Next Week
By: T'Bonz on Dec 12


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Welcome to the Trek BBS! > General Trek Discussion

General Trek Discussion Trek TV and cinema subjects not related to any specific series or movie.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 17 2012, 07:07 PM   #1
Lighthammer
Fleet Captain
 
Lighthammer's Avatar
 
Star Trek Renegades

As a treky, I figured I'd do my part to try get the word out about this project.

Star Trek Renegades is a rogue attempt to try to rebuild the Star Trek following and possibly create an underground Youtube based series if the pilot is successful enough.

Here's the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dfhWr9l1NI

I don't know about everyone else, but the trailer sends chills down my back. For those who have followed Star Trek over the years, you might know that Chekov was promoted to Star Fleets Command and Chief sometime during Voyager according to many of the books and the canonic Star Trek MMO. This is the first look at him having that role on screen and as such is an extremely neat tie in to a lot of the recent trek stories.

The story itself follows the adventures of Captain Lexxa Singh a descendant of Khan Singh as she leads a covert operation to uncover a dark secret that threatens to tear apart the Federation.
__________________
Truth is a 3 edged sword

Last edited by Count Zero; November 18 2012 at 07:43 PM. Reason: Removed the soliciting part.
Lighthammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 17 2012, 10:12 PM   #2
F. King Daniel
Admiral
 
F. King Daniel's Avatar
 
Location: King Daniel Into Darkness
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

Admiral Chekov is cool. Tuvok in Section 31 sounds really iffy (although it may make sense in the context of the story), but the captain being a decendant of Khan has to be the fanwankiest thing I have ever read. Ever. Ever.
And I have a very high threshold for that sort of thing.

Still, I hope this gets made. Of Gods and Men was fun.
__________________
Star Trek Imponderables, fun mashups of Trek's biggest continuity errors! Ep1, Ep2 and Ep3
F. King Daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 17 2012, 10:55 PM   #3
Lighthammer
Fleet Captain
 
Lighthammer's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

I'm kind of in the same boat about the captain, but I am very much reserving to see how it plays out.

This has been my line of thinking: we've seen writers going out of their way to link many other characters to past characters. Heck, a lot of less-than-canon stories suggest Riker is related to Kirk.

After a fashion though, its been so very rare where someone related to the bad guy becomes the good guy; it's certainly never happened in Trek (unless you count the retcon where Data is involved).

At the very least, I find the choice of the Captain's linage iffy but potentially really compelling. It almost carries a Blade or Son of Dracula type potential to it.
__________________
Truth is a 3 edged sword
Lighthammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 17 2012, 10:59 PM   #4
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

Yes that's very fanwanky but you know Khan would have been spreading his seed far and wide. There are probably many Khan descendants.

Are the eugenics tweaks inheritable?
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2012, 01:38 AM   #5
Lighthammer
Fleet Captain
 
Lighthammer's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

According to both Enterprise and the bio on Captain Singh, they are.
__________________
Truth is a 3 edged sword
Lighthammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2012, 01:43 AM   #6
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

If that's the case it sounds like having him as your absentee dad would be a very cool thing.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2012, 03:30 AM   #7
E-DUB
Captain
 
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

I too am looking forward to seeing this. I liked "Gods and Men", but acknowledge its flaws. Maybe second time around Russ'll do an even better job, as most fan-film series do show improvement as they go along.
E-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2012, 03:55 AM   #8
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

$200,000 just seems extremely steep for a fan film.
__________________
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"
BillJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2012, 03:58 AM   #9
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

Lens flare.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2012, 03:59 AM   #10
Greg Cox
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

Lighthammer wrote: View Post
If you're looking for new Trek and this story feels like it has the right stuff to bring Star Trek back to popular media.
Er, I wasn't aware Star Trek needed to be brought back. Isn't there a big new movie due out next year?
__________________
www.gregcox-author.com
Greg Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2012, 04:02 AM   #11
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

teacake wrote: View Post
If that's the case it sounds like having him as your absentee dad would be a very cool thing.
Wouldn't he be more like an absentee great-great-great grandfather, since its been four hundred years? And wouldn't the genes be really watered down by that point?

So the only interesting thing about her is the last name...
__________________
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"
BillJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2012, 04:05 AM   #12
Bry_Sinclair
Commodore
 
Bry_Sinclair's Avatar
 
Location: Tactical withdrawl along the Klingon border
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

Have to agree about the Khan element, if they want their Captain to have enhanced abilities include a Vulcan ancestor (just not Spock ot T'Pol), or create a new species that would do the job just as well without rehashing the genetically engineered. Also if you were related to one of Earth's greatest villans, wouldn't you go to great pains to hide that fact?

I'm on a wait and see approach to this, not sure how exactly I feel towards it. I will say though, I quite like the compact design of the ship they've got, and the blend between Klingon BoP and INS scout is interesting.
__________________
Avatar: Captain Naya, U.S.S. Renown NCC-1415 [Star Trek: Four Years War]
Manip by: JM1776 (STPMA.net)
Bry_Sinclair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2012, 04:08 AM   #13
Sector 7
Rear Admiral
 
Sector 7's Avatar
 
Location: House by the Lake, NC
Send a message via AIM to Sector 7
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

There hasn't been any activity, or at least updates, since August. Do we know if they are still active?
__________________
“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” -Pres. Obama
"A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon." -Pres. Clinton
Sector 7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2012, 04:48 AM   #14
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

BillJ wrote: View Post
teacake wrote: View Post
If that's the case it sounds like having him as your absentee dad would be a very cool thing.
Wouldn't he be more like an absentee great-great-great grandfather, since its been four hundred years? And wouldn't the genes be really watered down by that point?

So the only interesting thing about her is the last name...
It's a recessive gene. The magic all surprise recessive gene.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2012, 07:55 AM   #15
Harvey
Admiral
 
Harvey's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek Renegades Kickstarted ending soon

$162,000 is an impressive sum to raise for this sort of thing; why on earth did they set the goal so high, though? $200,000 seems unreachable -- not to mention excessive, for this sort of thing. Tim Russ is a capable filmmaker; why not raise that much and produce an independent feature suited to that budget?

Not sure the "Star Trek following" needs to be rebuilt. If the success of Abrams movie (not to mention the rest of the franchise on home video and on television) is any indication, its doing fine.
__________________
"This begs explanation." - de Forest Research on Star Trek

My blog: Star Trek Fact Check.
Harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.