Space Command KickStarter Launched – Project To Include Takei, Shimerman, Picardo & Phillips May 16, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Sci-Fi,Trek Franchise , trackback
The previously teased new project "Space Command" has now launched their KickStarter campaign. The envisioned series of sci-fi films feature a number of Star Trek vets behind the camera and they have also announced a number of Trek actors who are also involved, including Armin Shimerman, George Takei, Ethan Phillips and Robert Picardo. Watch the intro video to learn more below.
Star Trek Vets Looking To Fans To Help Launch ‘Space Command’ Series
Space Command is a new series of science-fiction films and the brain-child of Marc Scott Zicree, a writer who worked on Star Trek: TNG & DS9, Sliders, and many other genre shows. He has also brought in Oscar and Emmy-winning designer Doug Drexler, another Trek and Battlestar vet, to head up the visual effects. And they have also announced that the cast could include Trek actors Armin Shimerman, Ethan Phillips, George Takei, and Robert Picardo, who would join Doug Jones (Pans Labyrinth, Hellboy), Billy Mumy (Lost in Space, Babylon 5) and Rachel Luttrell (Stargate Atlantis). Also on board are Trek designer Mike Okuda and Emmy-winning TV screenwriter Michael Reeves (yet another Trek vet).
Space Command concept art (Doug Drexler)
Today Space Command launched their KickStarter campaign, looking for $75,000 in seed funding to get started. Here is the intro video that explains the project, and also shows off some early effects work.
There are a number of different pledge levels starting at $5 and going up to $10,000 or more. Each level comes with different goodies. Any pledge at the $27 "Lieutenant" level or more gets you a DVD of the first release. Higher levels can get you props, walk-on roles, speaking roles and even a producer credit. More info at kickstarter.com.
Some of the stuff you can get for pledging to help fun Space Command
By the way, Zicree, Drexler and producer/director Neil Johnson will be on Coast To Coast AM with George Nory talking about the project tonight at 10PM.