Prelude to Axanar, the 20-minute short film that was unveiled last Saturday at San Diego Comic Con, is here. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the short was shot in two days and cost $75,000.
Premiering last Saturday at San Diego Comic Con, ‘Prelude’ is being used to hype the upcoming release of the independent feature-length film Star Trek: Axanar.
Produced by Axanar Productions, the film features veteran sci-fi actors: Richard Hatch, Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, JG Hertzler and Gary Graham (reprising his Enterprise role as Soval).
Check out the video below.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out the Prelude to Axanar behind-the-scenes featurette below.
For those interested in donating, visit Star Trek: Axanar on Kickstarter. You have until August 24th to contribute to the project.
Axanar takes place 21 years before the events of “Where no Man Has Gone Before”. It tells the story of Garth of Izar, the legendary Starfleet captain who is Captain Kirk’s hero and the role model for a generation of Starfleet officers. Garth charted more planets than any other Captain and was the hero of the Battle of Axanar. His exploits are required reading at Starfleet Academy.
This is the story of Garth and his crew during the Four Years War, the war with the Klingon Empire that almost tore the Federation apart, and whose resolution solidified the Federation and allowed it to become the entity we know in Kirk’s time.
It is the year 2245, four years into the war with the Klingons.