I am working on a fan edit of the Kelvin movies that would remove those things which feel like major deviations to end up with something that feels more like Trek. First thing is the result will be episodes instead of movies. I have completed the first hour-long Pilot. I am in the process of making the second episode. The result feels like a mix of classic Star Trek, Star Trek Discovery and the TV show Lost (It is JJ Abrhams material after all). It will be hard to wrap up the story with the alterations I am making, so rather than it be a complete story, It should be viewed more as a proposed pilot, or an incompleted series. I am editing the story to be more of a retcon than a reboot. The retcon has the tragic backstory for Kirk and how he is recruited by Pike. It includes more of the deleted backstory childhood scenes for Kirk and Spock. Scenes outdoors on Vulcan are more yellow and contrasted to make it appear more alien and hot. Taken out so far are the following plots: Story jumps from the inquiry into Kirk's cheating on his test to the opening mission of Into Darkness at the volcano. (the year of the Volcanon Niburu mission is changed to 2264, advancing the story six years from the Academy inquiry scene) This means no more destruction of Vulcan, no more death of Spock's mom, no more romantic relationship between Uhura and Spock. (instead it is re-edited so that Uhura seems more like an emphatic character, warm, affectionate who cares about her crewmate, Spock who is being heroic and putting himself in danger) No more uncharacteristic revenge plots. Having Kirk and Spock watch Nero die did not feel very much like Trek. Benedict Cumberbatch is no longer Khan, but John Harrison Section 31 rouge agent. Christopher Pike is wounded but does not die. Carol Marcus is removed from this edit (Carol Marcus wasn't British)! Meanwhile, the Nero storyline will very slowly unfold in the background. Episode one has the Kirk and Spock Origins -> up to the inquiry of Kirk at the Academy -> The volcano mission on Nibiru -> "Space the Final frontier" from Beyond leading into the theme and title sequence -> Post credits the deleted scene with Nero breaks out of the prison planet -> regular credits (black background, not fancy CGI title sequence) So the end result is as I said, a retcon of Kirk's origin but the rest could fit into Prime timeline, and series of early adventures of the original crew right before they officially get the five-year mission. ---- Now on episode two I am stuck. I need an image for two to four second of someone (a man) in some kind of life support, sickbay bed, maybe even iron lung type of machine. So, I have re-edited John Harrison's attack on Starfleet so that we don't see Pike get shot, but we see Spock drag him out. The next scene where Kirk gets a comm signal from Spock saying they have discovered something in the wreckage of Harrison's ship, I want to edit it so it looks like Kirk is standing by Pike who is recovering. I thought of using an image of the old school sickbay display from the Original of the arrows and sliders display, but the scene doesn't make scene without some kind of body sitting in a bed recovering. I know somewhere in all of the sci-fi and movies made I must be able to find a two to four second image that makes it clear there is a person in the bed on life support, but doesn't show the face so we can be tricked into think it is Pike. Any help on finding an image that works would be helpful. Also, ideas for the fan edit are welcome.