Tommy Kraft and Actors Look Back.
Since its public launch in February 2016, Star Trek Horizon has become a bigger hit than anyone—especially creator Tommy Kraft—ever expected. The fan film that serves as a follow-up to Enterprise delivers the Romulan War storyline that fans were hoping for from the show's fifth season. Centered on the crew of the USS Discovery NX-04, Horizon is an example of how to make the most of limited resources to create a product that can holds its own against studio productions.
In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello is joined by Tommy as well as two of the stars of Horizon—Paul Lang, who plays Captain Harrison Hawke, and Ryan Webber, who plays Commander Francis Brookes—for an in-depth discussion about the decisions made in the writing, casting, directing, and look of the film. We also hear first-hand their thoughts on how fans have reacted to their creation.
Meeting Paul and Ryan (00:03:22)
The Casting Process (00:06:29)
Reactions to the Script (00:15:05)
The Rehearsal Process (00:18:56)
Analysis: Captain Hawke's First Scene (00:19:55)
The Hardest Job in Filmmaking (00:25:20)
Analysis: The Engine Room Fight Scene (00:26:54)
The Look of the Film (00:31:02)
Analysis: Corridor Walk and Talk (00:34:45)
Analysis: The Lake House Scene (00:42:52)
Creating the Character of Captain Hawke (00:48:38)
Performance Adjustments (00:53:52)
Brookes in Command (00:56:33)
Fan Reaction (00:58:44)
How to Find Star Trek Horizon Online (01:03:00)
Tommy's Special Announcement (01:03:51)
Tommy's Special Announcement Déjà vu (01:04:54)
About Project Discovery (01:11:05)
When Does Project Discovery Launch? (01:28:27)
Tommy Kraft, Paul Lang, and Ryan Webber
Dennis Castello (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
Jonathan Lane talks Fan Film Factor blog. The creator of this virtual history of Star Trek fan films talks to us about his personal journey and the current state of the fan film genre.
Ray Tesi Talks Starship Republic. The creator of the first Star Trek fan film to be made since the issuance of the CBS guidelines joins us to talk about the project and the launching of his crowdfunding venture.
Tommy Kraft and Actors Look Back. Tommy Kraft's post-Enterprise fan film is officially a hit, and we're joined by Tommy and actors Paul Lang and Ryan Webber to discuss the choices they made and fan reaction.
Tamerlane. Meet the man behind this fan-made web comic that tells the tales of the USS Tamerlane, a Saladin-class destroyer, and its commanding officer, Captain Julia Cochrane.
Starship Grissom. Star Trek has a long history of encouraging young fans to take an interest in the sciences; but here's a fan project that takes that to the next level. We talk to teachers who are bringing Star Trek into education through unique fan films.
Starbase Studios. Dreaming of making a Star Trek fan film, but you don't have a place to shoot it? Dream no longer because Starbase Studios is here with screen accurate sets that any fan group can use for free.
Robin Heirt Talks Star Trek Dark Armada. Robin Heirt and his fellow fans in the Netherlands prove, once again, that Star Trek, and its fandom, is a global phenomenon. We talk to the creator about his post-Voyager story.
Tommy Kraft Talks Star Trek Horizon. On the eve of its launch, Tommy Kraft discusses his fan film, set during the Romulan War, and offers advice for those considering creating their own fan film.