While I'm still only in the writing and early pre-production phase, I present to you my first contribution to the Star Trek fanfilm world: Pacific 201 Find us on our newly-started Facebook page! PACIFIC 201 FACEBOOK PAGE Synopsis The year is 2200. Four decades have passed since the devastating Romulan War, and while Earth prevailed, mankind was scarred with the memory of its first interstellar war. Now, humanity's future belongs to the children of those who fought and died those years ago, and they are eager to resume peaceful exploration of the stars. These hopes and dreams ride with the launch of Earth's newest flagship, the starship Pacific. But the final frontier is full of untold dangers, and when crisis befalls the Pacific in deep space, it will take a crew of incredible bravery and fortitude to boldly go into the unknown. Basic Dramatic Premise This project will focus heavily on the 'normal' people in Starfleet, and how they live and work on a starship. The operation of a starship isn't as easy as calling orders and pushing buttons. "Pacific 201" will focus on the skill and expertise required of every crewmember to complete the mission. It's not just the bridge crew that handles everything. Hundreds of people need to do their jobs just right. In this sense, the movie will take on a "documentary" style of filmmaking. While being a dramatic film, the visual style will be as though the film crew is actually there recording the events. And when crisis befalls the Pacific, nobody is any more or less important than another. This is a story about a ship, her crew, and their struggle with the unknown. Design Philosophy Going along with the dramatic focus of the project, the designs will have a very utilitarian, functional, and practical feel. The ship needs to feel like a place where real people live and work. This philosophy carries over very notably to the design of the ship exterior, which is a little bit of a departure from other "Trek" ships. The Pacific is a rugged, practical machine built for the depths of space. Well, that's all for now! Remember to visit the Facebook page for pictures and semi-regular updates. PACIFIC 201 FACEBOOK PAGE Let me know what you think!