George Takei Helps Raise $650K for Fan Made Star Trek Film
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
A new Star Trek film has been hitting the big screen every few years for quite some time now, but now it looks like we’re going to be treated to the ultimate Star Trek fan made production, especially now that actor George Takei who played Sulu in the original series has helped them raise $650,000 to fund a new adventure for the U.S.S. Enterprise.
George threw out a few tweets to help boost the funding for the movie, Star Trek: Axanar, which helped boost the already quite health fund by an extra $200,000. The new feature film succeeded in reaching its funding goals and will also includes a mock documentary called “Prelude to Anaxar” which was launched a few weeks ago.
“The most important part was Prelude itself, because it gave us enormous credibility,” team leader Alec Peters said in a statement. “Combine that with an amazingly-loyal and passionate group of donors from our first Kickstarter, who tirelessly evangelized for us, and the aid of the geek media, which got behind the project after seeing our first trailer, and there was no stopping the momentum we’d built up.”
The team only needed $100k to make this a reality, but now that they have over six times as much we’re expecting great things from them. The movie will focus around the Battle of Axanar and Garth of Izar, both of which were briefly mentioned in the original Star Trek TV series.
They’ve even got themselves a few industry names on board, such as actor Richard Hatch of Battlestar: Galactica, Gary Graham from Star Trek: Enterprise, Frank Serafine the sound designer for The Hunt For Red Octocber and Tobias Richeter, the visual effects artist who retooled the Star Trek: TNG Blu-Rays.
Check out the official Kickstarter page here for more details.
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