The team from Prelude to Axanar, a Trek fan film that raised over $100k on its Kickstarter just this March, has released its first teaser trailer. The film boasts an impressive cast and crew, including Richard Hatch, Michael Hogan, JG Hertzler, and Gary Graham (reprising his role as Vulcan ambassador Soval). The visual effects artist, Tobias Richter, really shows his chops in this nearly three minute trailer. The graphics and cinematography are impressive; can the full length film live up to the trailer? Check it out below and tell us what you think in the comments.
Prelude to Axanar
Prelude tells the story of the Battle of Axanar, from the point of view of the men and women who served in it, on all sides.
PRELUDE TO AXANAR is a transmission from Memory Alpha and the Federation Historical Society recounting the famous Battle of Axanar, the decisive victory won by Captain Garth of Izar, bringing the Four Years War to a conclusion and the first tenuous peace between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. This special details accounts from the actual participants who were there, fighting, and changed the face of the Alpha Quadrant forever.
This trailer just the beginning
This teaser trailer, only three minutes long, is the first to be released. Soon, the team will be releasing the full five minute trailer. The short film itself, which is 20 minutes long, will premier at this year’s San Diego Comicon. This July, the team will run another Kickstarter campaign to fund the full feature, which is poised to begin production (budget allowing) this Fall.
“This is the first trailer we will release for Prelude to Axanar. We have one that is twice as long we will release later this month,”
says Alec Peters, who plays a member of Starfleet in the film (and even helped design the Axanar Starfleet tunics!).