This film was funded by the generous donations of fans from around the world. All monies went directly to the costs of making this high quality broadcast pilot. It is our hope that CBS finds “Star Trek: Renegades” to be a worthy endeavor and will continue the Star Trek franchise and legacy as an online episodic series (or on their own broadcast or cable network).
The official premier took place today at the Crest Theater (Saturday August 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm)
Renegades is also to be screened in Las Vegas on Friday, August 7th. The screening will be at 9:00pm at the AMC TOWN SQUARE 18, 6587 Las Vegas Blvd South.
You can still support the production. A $50 donation will get you a DVD or $60 for a Bluray copy of the pilot. This will be delivered in a month or so. There are other donation levels to get phaser and tricorder props.
The team behind Renegades had previously produced Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. The production of Star Trek: Renegades was funded through crowdsourcing web site Kickstarter in 2012. They requested $200,000 in funds, and beat that goal by $42,000. Additional funding was required because the script was more ambitious than previously proposed during the Kickstarter funding. Another fund raising campaign was started on Indiegogo, which raised US$132,555, much more than the targeted US$20,000.
Star Trek Renegades Synopsis
It is ten years after the starship Voyager ’s return from the Delta Quadrant, and the Federation is in a crisis. The Federation’s main suppliers of dilithium crystals (the primary catalyst for the fuel used in faster-than-light travel) are disappearing. Space and time have folded around several planets, effectively isolating them from any contact with outside worlds. The phenomenon is not natural – someone or something is causing it to happen. This necessitates drastic measures; some of which are outside the Federation’s normal jurisdiction. For this, Admiral Pavel Chekov, head of Starfleet Intelligence, turns to Commander Tuvok, Voyager ’s former security officer and current head of the newly reorganized Section 31, Starfleet’s autonomous intelligence and defense organization. Tuvok must put together a new covert, renegade crew – mostly outcasts and rogues – and even criminals. This new crew is tasked with finding out what is causing the folding of time and space, and stopping it at all costs. But will they be able to put aside their differences and stop trying to kill one another in time to accomplish their mission?
The cast of Renegades include several Star Trek alumni, who in some cases are reprising their former roles
Walter Koenig as Admiral Pavel Chekov
Tim Russ as Tuvok. Russ will also direct the pilot episode.
Adrienne Wilkinson as Captain Lexxa Singh, leader of the Renegades and a direct descendant of Khan Noonien Singh.
Sean Young as Dr. Lucien.
Robert Picardo as Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, developer of the Emergency Medical Hologram.
Gary Graham as Ragnar
Richard Herd as Admiral Owen Paris
Manu Intiraymi as Icheb
Courtney Peldon as Shree, an Andorian con artist, thief and hacker.
Larissa Gomes as T’Leah.
Corin Nemec as Captain Alvarez.
Bruce A. Young as Borrada.
Edward Furlong as Fixer.
Chasty Ballesteros as Ronara, a troubled young Betazoid.
Tarah Paige as Commander Petrona
Kevin Fry as Jaro Ruk, a somewhat unbalanced former Bajoran freedom fighter.
Grant Imahara as Lt. Masaru, an aide to Admiral Pavel Chekov.
Rico E. Anderson as Boras
Vic Mignogna as Garis, a vicious Cardassian prisoner
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