Thursday, October 5, 2017
From The Captain's Chair
STAR TREK CONTINUES started as an idea years ago, the realization of a dream “playing STAR TREK” as a child. It’s been five years since we laid out the recreation of the TOS soundstage at our Georgia studio, and since then our first nine episodes have drawn more than 7,000,000 online views.
While our on-set shooting finished months ago, we’ve been working hard on post production and putting the finishing touches on the last two episodes of our series – an exciting two-part conclusion to STAR TREK CONTINUES entitled “To Boldly Go.”
We just wrapped up a weekend of recording a full orchestra made up of more than 40 student musicians from New York’s Empire Film Music Ensemble in Rochester as well as several professional instrumentalists. Their amazing work interpreting Andy Farber’s compositions will soon be heard. Sound design and visual effects, along with the original music, really are the “icing on the cake” that give STC the look and feel of vintage STAR TREK.
Recently, our cast and crew accepted another half dozen awards for our work from both the Burbank International Film Festival and the International Independent Film Awards. Such recognition from our industry peers is truly gratifying, and it’s good to have so many people enjoy the good work that we’ve created together.
Here’s the plan for the release of our final episodes this fall.
We’re excited to offer a special “sneak peek” of Episode 10 “To Boldly Go: Part I” on Sunday, October 8 at the New York Comic Con. I will be on hand for that event and will be available for a question-and-answer session after the teaser screening. The full episode will be released publicly on Wednesday, October 18, on our official STC website as well as YouTube and Vimeo.
Then finally, we look ahead to the end of October where attendees at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con will get “sneak peek” of Episode 11, “To Boldly Go: Part II” on Sunday, October 29. There will be a red carpet arrival and also a question-and-answer with cast and crew. I’ll also be attending that event, along with many of the faces of STAR TREK CONTINUES including Todd Haberkorn, Chuck Huber, Chris Doohan, Grant Imahara, Kim Stinger, Michele Specht, Kipleigh Brown, Cat Roberts, Tim Vittetoe, James Kerwin, Lisa Hansell and more!
Our final episode will be online for all to enjoy on November 13, as we wrap our “love letter to STAR TREK” for the enjoyment of fans worldwide. It’s been quite a ride… thanks for taking it with us!
Captain of STAR TREK CONTINUES