Star Trek Continues have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 to make three new episodes. Here are the details from the Kickstarter page.
Star Trek Continues is a non-profit, fan produced webseries that was launched in May 2013 with its first episode, “Pilgrim of Eternity.” The show is being produced to complete the final two years of the original 5-year mission. Their inaugural episode brings back original series guest star, Michael Forest as Apollo. The accuracy of the sets, lighting, filming and the quality acting and characterization brought great praise and support from Star Trek TOS fans all over the world.
The money goes to hard costs related to the development, filming, and post-production of these episodes, such as:
- Set construction and materials
- Building rental and maintenance
- Monthly utilities costs
- Equipment rental
- Prop production and replication
- Costume rental and production
- Make up equipment and supplies
- Cast and crew travel, lodging, and food during the shoots
- Post production costs, hard drives, online data storage, etc.
- Plus a million other little details!
The Stretch Goals
If they are fortunate enough to exceed their goal, additional funds will go towards making more and better episodes. They are just getting started! If they exceed $200k, then new production opportunities may open up, such as expansion of their sets and perhaps even their own facility, including an indoor planet surface setting like was so often featured in TOS!
Episode 1 “Pilgrim of Eternity.”
If you would like to support the Star Trek Continues project, visit their Kickstarter page for more info