Axanar 40: From Our Perspective by Trek fm

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Retrospective. It’s hard to believe that Star Trek has been around for 50 years. Also difficult to believe is that we remember watching those original stories when they first aired. We look back at our favorites.

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Axanar 36: Constructing Fulfillment by Trek fm

Curtis Short and Diana Kingsbury Interviews.

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Running Time: 1 hour 5 minutes 3 seconds


It ain’t easy being green … unless you happen to be the green screen at Ares Studios. Thanks to Studio Manager Curtis Short, Ares Studios is home to one of the biggest green screens in Los Angeles. It’s all part of the vision for a space that will not only bring us the best that independent Star Trek has to offer, but even more projects to stir the imagination. And if that isn’t enough to get you excited, maybe Diana Kingsbury’s new milestone accomplishment will! Listen on as hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Curtis and Diana in this episode of the official Axanar podcast for two interviews that will get you caught up on what’s happening on Axanar’s construction and fulfillment fronts.

Plus, Rob and Alec fill you in on the latest work by Tobias Richter, the production status of Axanar Heroes, costumes, secret perks, and the updated 2015 Axanar financial report.

News

Communications from Düsseldorf (00:02:13)
Axanar Heroes Production Update (00:04:37)
Now That’s a Big Green Screen! (00:10:02)
Costumes, Secret Perks, and Updated Financials (00:14:01)
Casting Update (00:17:23)

Feature: Curtis Short and Diana Kingsbury Interviews

Meet the Studio Manager (00:25:50)
Building the Green Screen (00:27:21)
Solving the Power Grid Puzzle (00:29:03)
Building Out the Offices (00:31:36)
Curtis’s Background (00:35:16)
Why We Got a Studio Space (00:37:51)
Diana’s Big Milestone (00:40:37)
The Challenges of Perk Fulfillment (00:42:34)
Patreon and Other Upcoming Projects (00:46:19)
Closing, Anamorphic Shooting, and More (00:54:47)


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guests

Curtis Short and Diana Kingsbury

Production

C Bryan Jones (Editor and Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)


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Axanar 35: The Indiana Jones of Star Trek Fan Films by Trek fm

John Atkin Talks Yorktown: A Time to Heal.

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Running Time: 47 minutes 47 seconds


In 1985, Stan Woo began production on a Star Trek fan film that starred none other than George Takei. Yes, even as the Original Series cast were in the midst of making feature films, Sulu took to the screen in a fan production. That project was Yorktown: A Time to Heal. The only problem was that the film was never finished. But as Spock said, there are always possibilities; and that’s where John Atkin comes in.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by John to talk about his project to see Yorktown through to completion. John shares how he first learned about the fan film, why he decided to make sure it got completed, the progress being made, and much more.

In news, Rob and Alec bring you an update on the set production as they gather around the new Klingon war table, and also fill you in on the progress being made on visual effects.

News

Set Production Update (00:01:19)
VFX Update (00:05:24)
Prelude Perks Shipping Complete! (00:07:05)
More Studio Construction (00:08:32)

Feature: John Atkin Talks Yorktown: A Time to Heal

What is Yorktown? (00:14:22)
Finishing the Film (00:23:07)
The Indiana Jones of Star Trek Fan Films (00:29:47)
Feelings on Fan Films (00:32:28)
Stan Woo’s Feelings + New Scenes (00:36:13)
A Learning Process (00:38:34)


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest

John Atkin

Production

C Bryan Jones (Editor and Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)


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Axanar 34: Taking a Nap in Garth’s Quarters by Trek fm

Shooting the Axanar Heroes Vignettes.

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Running Time: 1 hour 4 minutes 25 seconds


As a bridge to Axanar, Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters paid a visit to the Star Trek New Voyages sets to shoot the “Heroes” vignettes together with James Cawley. It was an exciting production involving people from five different Star Trek fan films. And in this episode of the official Axanar podcast, Rob and Alec recount the experience, talk about how the vignettes tie into Axanar, and what it was like to work on that amazing reproduction of the Enterprise 1701.

In addition, we bring you an update on the Axanar set construction, costume design and development, Garth’s wraparound tunic, and debate the difference between Trekkie and Trekker.

News

Set Construction Update (00:00:00) Costumes Update (00:03:26) TrekkIE or TrekkER? (00:08:05) Shooting the Heroes Vignettes (00:17:13) Garth’s Wraparound Tunic (00:25:33) Working on the Star Trek New Voyages Sets (00:30:25) Back to Axanar Production (00:51:55) Patreon Plans (00:58:09)


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Production

C Bryan Jones (Editor and Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)


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Axanar 33: Gabbing with Gary Gra’HAM by Trek fm

Gary Graham Talks Axanar and Soval.

Running Time: 1 hour 31 minutes 35 seconds


Axanar creates connections to the Star Trek that we know and love, and does so in two directions. It bridges the gap between Enterprise and The Original Series, and does so through story, technology, and people. One familiar face is Ambassador Soval … and not just the character, but the man who brought him to life on Enterprise.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by that man, Gary Graham, to discuss how he became involved in Axanar, how he got the role of Soval on Enterprise, and how crowdfunding is changing Hollywood. Gary also tells stories of how he first got into acting, what it was like to be a young actor in the 1980s, and even tells you the “correct” way to pronounce his last name.

In news, Rob and Alec are joined by the Goddess of Fulfillment, Diana Kingsbury, for an update on those Axanar perks and recent developments in the production process, and a recap of their visit to Salt Lake City Comic Con.

News

Salt Lake City Comic Con Recap (00:00:00)
Fulfillment Update (00:03:14)
Production Update (00:08:10)

Feature: Gary Graham Talks Axanar and Soval

Getting Into Acting, Handling Rejection (00:25:39)
Breakthrough Roles (00:33:12)
Being a Young Actor in the '80s (00:39:36)
Alien Nation and Conventions (00:45:59)
Getting Involved in Star Trek (00:53:39)
Getting Involved in Axanar (00:59:56)
Thoughts on Crowdfunding Films (01:17:53)


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guests

Gary Graham and Diana Kingsbury

Production

C Bryan Jones (Editor and Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)


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Axanar 32: What Makes a Great Star Trek Story? by Trek fm

Writing Axanar with Bill Hunt.

Axanar takes place during war time. Does that mean it isn’t a Star Trek story? Some fans believe that war is incompatible with the Star Trek vision; but a story set against conflict doesn’t have to be all about the fight.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Axanar co-writer Bill Hunt to discuss what makes a great tale, why characters are at the heart of any good script, and how they are opening up the story. They also dig into the writing process, and do something else fans love to do: debate canon.

Running Time: 1 hour 19 minutes 32 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest

Bill Hunt

Editor and Executive Producer

C Bryan Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

News

Intro + Dragon Con Recap (00:00:00)
Indiegogo Still Going Strong! (00:04:31)
Axanar Production Update (00:07:09)
Axanar FASA Miniatures (00:11:27)

Feature: The State of Axanar

Meeting Bill (00:13:42)
What Makes a Great Star Trek Story? (00:15:32)
Characters and Opening Up the Story (00:20:22)
Bill and Alec Join Forces (00:20:22)
The Writing Process (00:45:23)
What’s Canon? (01:02:23)

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Axanar 31: The State of Axanar by Trek fm

An Axanar Deep Dive with “The Jew and the Gentile.”

It’s been a busy month for the Axanar crew. With the success of the Indiegogo campaign, work is well underway on production of the full Axanar film. Ares Digital has launched. Blu-rays are shipping. And, apparently, some media outlets aren’t happy about it.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Adam Feuerberg and Andy Maiorano, the team behind “The Jew and the Gentile” podcast, to delve into a wide range of topics related to Axanar. From The Wrap article to budget realities, animosity in fandom to how the industry is changing, if there’s something that’s been on your mind about Axanar chances are it’s covered in this double-length episode.

Running Time: 1 hour 44 minutes 12 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest

Adam Feuerberg and Andy Maiorano

Editor and Executive Producer

C Bryan Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

News

Indiegogo Update (00:01:04)
Blu-rays + DVDs Shipping! (00:05:09)
Ares Digital Now Online (00:12:03)
Game Pieces and the Korolev Model Kit (00:20:27)

Feature: The State of Axanar

The Wrap Article (00:22:30)
What Axanar Means for the Industry (00:26:09)
The Future of Axanar and Ares Studios (00:35:13)
Star Trek Is Sacred (00:39:44)
Budget Realities (00:48:59)
Animosity in Fandom (00:52:35)
Is Axanar a Fan Film? (01:14:02)
About the Jew and the Gentile (01:16:21)
A Few More Thoughts on Fan Films (01:33:24)

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