Growing discontent with the lack of Star Trek on television has spurred the creators of Star Trek: Of Gods and Men on to their next project: Star Trek: Renegades.
The goal of the project is to produce a pilot episode that can be presented to CBS as the start of a possible online series.
The premise of Renegades is an action-packed exploration of the human psyche and the darker side of Starfleet. A huge cast of familiar faces from Star Trek have signed on, including Walter Koenig, Garret Wang, Robert Picardo, and Ethan Phillips. Tim Russ will direct the series.
To help fund the project, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched with the aim of raising $200,000 in 60 days. After just two days, more than 200 backers have already pushed the funding past $20,000. Those who donate will receive perks ranging from t-shirts, DVDs, and Blu-rays to walk-on roles and associate producer credit.
To find out more about the project head over to startrekrenegades.com.
PLEDGE $10 OR MORE
CREWMAN: Receive a digital download of our official movie poster AND your name as a backer on our official website AND full access to exclusive web content, including production blogs, behind the scenes videos, cast and crew interviews, etc.
PLEDGE $25 OR MORE
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER: Receive all of the above, plus a digital download of the film in all its HD glory. Extras too (interviews, behind the scenes, etc.)!
PLEDGE $50 OR MORE
ENSIGN: Receive all of the above, plus a Special Edition DVD of the film. Please add $10 if you’d rather have it in HD Blu-Ray. (Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.)
PLEDGE $100 OR MORE
LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE: Receive all of the above, plus an awesome-looking limited edition “I’m a Renegade” t-shirt. Impress your friends! (Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.)
PLEDGE $100 OR MORE
LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE II: Receive all of the above (except “I’m a Renegade” t-shirt) PLUS a DVD of our award-winning Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. (Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.)
PLEDGE $250 OR MORE
LIEUTENANT: Receive all of the above (your choice of t-shirt or Of Gods and Men DVD), plus an autographed cast photo personally signed by a cast member. (Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.)
PLEDGE $250 OR MORE
LIEUTENANT II: Receive all of the above (except the cast photo) PLUS instead of the regular DVD, you get the limited special edition pop-up commentary/interview DVD of Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. This special version of the film features 330 pop-up comments (that’s an average of 3.7 pop-ups per minute!) It also includes interviews with Director Tim Russ and actors Alan Ruck, Gary Graham and JG Hertzler, plus a brand new, never-before-seen music video shot on location on the OGaM sets! (Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.)
PLEDGE $500 OR MORE (Limited to 100)
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER: Receive all of the above, plus instead of the autographed cast photo above, receive a limited edition cast photo autographed by three (count ‘em - three!) cast members AND a “Special Thanks” in the end credits of the film. (Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.)
PLEDGE $1,000 OR MORE
COMMANDER: Receive all of the above, plus an incredible Autograph Package, which includes an autographed bound copy of the script signed by the writers, an autographed DVD or Blu-Ray personally signed by a cast member, the personally signed autographed cast photo and CD of the film soundtrack signed by the composer. (Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $20 for international shipping.)
PLEDGE $2,500 OR MORE (Limited to 5)
CAPTAIN: Receive all of the above plus a custom-designed hand prop used in the actual film, along with a certificate of authenticity signed by the property master.
PLEDGE $2,500 OR MORE
CAPTAIN II: All of the above (except hand prop), plus a limited edition custom-designed leather jacket embroidered with the Renegades logo and alien skull and bones. (Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $25 for international shipping.)
PLEDGE $5,000 OR MORE (Limited to 25)
COMMODORE: Receive all of the above, plus Spend a Day on the Set, be our guest blogger on our website and get your picture taken with members of the cast (cast availability subject to shooting schedule). Transportation and lodging not included.
PLEDGE $5,000 OR MORE (Limited to 5)
COMMODORE II: All of the above, plus character naming rights!! Apart from our familiar characters (Chekov, Tuvok, etc.), there will be some new characters in our film - Admirals, Captains, important figures and the like. And though the script is not yet completed, we know there will be at least five of these characters who will need names. And one of those names can belong to YOU! Or, you can name a character after a friend, a spouse, a loved one, a fallen military hero (one of the starships in Of Gods and Men was named after such a hero) - anyone you want. And though we can’t guarantee a specific rank or spot in the story for you, we will match your name choice with the best character fit.
PLEDGE $10,000 OR MORE (Limited to 1)
RED SHIRT!! We all know if a Star Trek crew member is wearing a red uniform, he or she will be the first to be phasered, engulfed by a deadly cloud creature, take a plasma blast head on, or otherwise be killed in a horrible manner. So, why not YOU? Or a friend, or a not-so-friend. Not real phasers or clouds or plasma blasts of course, but in our film. Yes, you can be the one redshirt that dies dramatically on screen. Though our characters will not be wearing the TOS era red uniforms, everyone will know the redshirt when he or she appears. Some good screen time, high drama, intense emotion - you get the idea. You must be available for specific shooting dates in the LA area (TBD Spring 2013) and transportation and lodging is not included. Redshirt role is a STAND ALONE REWARD. Plus it comes with all the other goodies above.
Visit the Star Trek: Renegades Kickstarter to donate and claim your perks.