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Space Command, the new independent sci-fi film project with Star Trek vets behind and in front of the camera, has wrapped up it’s Kickstarter fundraising campaign, and even exceeded its goal. Filming now set to start later this year. We have the new VFX Demo created by Star Trek vet Doug Drexler, plus footage from the SDCC panel, and more. Check that all out below.
Space Command wraps up Kickstarter campaign – production starts later this year
Space Command’s Kickstarter campaign reached its initial goal of $75,000 in its first three days and by the end of its 60 day fundraising period (which ended Saturday) the new sci-fi franchise managed to raise a total of $221,267. At their San Diego Comic Con party, Writer/Producer/Director Marc Scott Zicree thanked the thousands of backers and fans and announced "After we celebrate tonight, we’ll turn up the heat on our pre-production efforts to make sure scripts are done, sets are built and we hit our goal of starting production in the fourth quarter of this year,".
Here is the new VFX preview from Space Command made for Comic-Con by Doug Drexler.
And here is the Comic Con Panel
Zicree (who wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation) is joined on the project by fellow producer Doug Drexler (who is a long time vet of Trek, providing visual effects for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise as well as Battlestar Galactica). The cast for the new show will include a number of well-known actors, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Armin Shimerman and Star Trek: Voyager’s Ethan Phillips. Videos of both talking about the project can bee seen below.
You can see more videos with Shimerman and Phillips (along with other cast members including Buffy’s Amber Benson) at on YouTube
Next up, Space Command amps up pre-production "We still have a lot of work to do before the cameras start rolling," said Mr. Zicree. "The first script is almost completed, it just needs a few finishing touches – but Doug (Drexler) and I will be meeting soon to start fleshing out the first 1/2-hour episode we want to produce simultaneously and include with our first release."
Pre-production is expected to conclude later this summer and production begin sometime in the fourth quarter of 2012.
More info on the project at www.spacecommandmovie.com.