Star Trek: Phase II – “Mind Sifter” April 26, 2015by Bill Watters , Filed under: Editorial,Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II,Review , 96 comments
A few weeks ago the Balboa theater in San Francisco hosted a screening of New Voyages’s episode Mind Sifter. With a number of their cast and crew in attendance for both a pre-screening meet and greet and a Q&A session with director Mark Edward Lewis, SFX Supervisor Pony Horton, and actors Jeff Bond (Dr. Leonard McCoy) and Becky Wood (Dr. Hamlin). As the audience filtered into the theater in the half hour or so leading up to the screening it became evident that people weren’t just locals to the Bay Area. Many people had come in from from 100 miles and more to see the episode on a big screen.Awards,Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II,Renegades,Star Trek Axanar,Star Trek Continues,This Week In Trek , 50 comments
This weekend saw TrekTrax (newly redubbed Treklanta) host the very first Star Trek Independent Fan Film Awards and the results are in. It continues to be a great growth year with more amazing productions coming into the field and the existing group maturing and continuing to set the bar for the rest.
Before we get to the winners, let’s take a moment to send a shout out to the full listing of the 2015 nominees:
- Star Trek Continues
- Project: Potemkin
- Star Trek: Rendezvous
- Star Trek Secret Voyage
- Starship Exeter
- Star Trek: Reliant
- Star Trek Natures Hunger
- Starship Valiant
- Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar
- Starship Farragut
- Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II
Phase II releases Kitumba as New Year’s surprise January 5, 2014by Matt Wright , Filed under: New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
Star Trek: Phase II (formerly New Voyages), the long running fan film project, has released its newest episode, titled “Kitumba”. This is a Klingon centric episode that was developed from an original 1977 Phase II script, when TOS was going to be re-launched as an updated TV series.
Originally a two-part story draft for the Star Trek: Phase II TV series in 1977, it was rewritten into a one-part episode for this production. A good deal of the episode takes place on Qo’nos, the Klingon homeworld: which was shot on location at Fort Ticonderoga, New York, and at a local restaurant. Members of the International Klingon Federation helped out with the location shoots.
The Phase II team is busy cranking out more episodes, their next episode “The Holiest Thing” is due out in February. And there are two more episodes at various stages in the production pipeline after it. “Kitumba” is the last episode in front of the camera for the founder of the project, James Cawley. He will be replaced by professional actor Brian Gross starting with the next episode due out in February.
Click on to watch “Kitumba”
New Fan Film ‘Star Trek: Axanar’ To Tell Story of Garth Of Izar Battling Klingons Lead by BSG’s Richard Hatch December 23, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
There is another interesting fan production in development, this time set before the original Star Trek series and focusing on another famous starship captain, Garth of Izar. The new series is called "Star Trek: Axanar" and it is being developed by a team that includes some members of the Star Trek Phase II series. The "web feature" also has just cast BSG star Richard Hatch who plays the main Klingon antagonist. Find out more about Axanar below.
Star Trek Phase II Re-Launches With New Vignette Featuring New Kirk + Refit Enterprise & more August 6, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
Earlier in the summer the popular fan series Star Trek Phase II announced the recasting of their Captain Kirk. And tonight they released a new video vignette to re-launch the series which featuring Brian Gross’ Kirk along with their newly refit USS Enterprise. There is also another new member of their bridge crew which is going to blow you away. Watch it below .New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
A month ago we reported that the popular fan series Star Trek: Phase II has recast their Kirk with actor Brian Gross. Now producer (and former Kirk) James Cawley has released the first video showing Gross in a scene from his first episode "Blood and Savagery." Watch it below.
Breaking: Star Trek Phase II Fan Series Recasts Their Kirk – Exclusive First Look & Details June 20, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
Tonight we have some late breaking news from Star Trek: Phase II, the most popular of the fan productions. Executive Producer James Cawley has decided to recast himself and brought in a new professional actor to play James T. Kirk. This new actor is currently filming the new episode "Bread and Savagery." More exclusive details and the first look at this new Kirk below.
Star Trek: Phase II “The Child” Online Now + Mini-review April 7, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II,Review , comments closed
The popular Star Trek: Phase II fan series has released its first episode in a year with "The Child." This new episode was adapted from a script written for the original (unproduced) "Star Trek Phase II" series from the seventies with the original co-writer returning to direct. You can watch the episode and get download links below, plus read the TrekMovie mini-review.
CBS Asks Phase II Not To Film Spinrad’s Lost Star Trek Script – Will Film New Gerrold Script Instead March 28, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II,TOS , comments closed
A few weeks back we reported that the Star Trek Phase II fan series was going to film Norman Spinrad’s “lost” Star Trek script titled "He Walked Among Us." However, it looks like CBS has put the kibosh on the production. TrekMovie has talked with Phase II’s James Cawley to get the details on what happened and where they go next.
New Clips From Star Trek Phase II + Production Update October 6, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
The popular fan series Star Trek Phase II has released a couple of clips from "Mind-Sifter," which is currently in production. Check those out below, plus get an update on progress for the three episodes currently in post-production, news for the next episode to be shot, and more.New Voyages/Phase II,Star Trek (2009 film),Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
Today the fan series Star Trek Phase II released a fun featurette which could be titled "The Prime Timeline Strikes Back." Watch that below. Plus we have an exclusive update from Phase II star/producer on James Cawley on what is next for the fan series.New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
The popular Star Trek: Phase II fan series hasn’t seen a new episode since November 2009. But that all changes today with an early streaming release of "Enemy: Starfleet." The Phase II team has set up a streaming page exclusively for TrekMovie readers. See below for more details.New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
The popular fan series Star Trek Phase II is currently in post production on their prequel flashback episode "Origins". Today they released an early version of opening teaser for the episode, where you can see a young James T. Kirk facing the famed Kobayashi Maru test at Starfleet Academy. Check it out below.
Koenig, Luna & Cawley Headed To Riverside, IA For TrekFest 2010 + Another Costumed Trekkies Record Attempt June 8, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,New Voyages/Phase II,TOS , comments closed
On June 25th & 26th, the town of Riverside IA will hold its 26th annual TrekFest. Part town fair and part Star Trek convention, this year Riverside (aka "the future birthplace of James T. Kirk") will feature guests Walter Koenig, BarBara Luna and James Cawley. In addition, TrekFest will also be taking a crack at that Trek fans in costume record. More details below.New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
The fan series Star Trek Phase II is currently in production on the special prequel episode "Origins". Producer James Cawley is so excited about a scene just completed between the young James Kirk and Captain Pike, that he had to share it. Check out the video below, plus an additional image from the episode and a chat with Matthew Ewald, the young Kirk in "Origins"./p>
The popular fan series Star Trek: Phase II is planning on releasing three episodes in 2010, with the first premiering next weekend at FedCon (and online later in May). Phase II star/producer James Cawley has given TrekMovie and update on their 2010 schedule, including two exclusive video previews and a first look at a certain animated character making his way to the bridge.
FedCon XIX Preview: DS9 Stars + Phase II Screenings + Trek Costume Record Attempt + more April 14, 2010by Henning Koonert , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9,Fandom,New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
From April 30th to May 2nd Europe’s biggest Star Trek and Sci-Fi convention will take place in Bonn, Germany. Around 5,000 fans will meet over 20 guests, including Trek stars Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell, and Nicole de Boer. There will also be another attempt to break the Star Trek fans in costume record (on the same day as the attempt at Vulcan Con in FL). Details below.New Voyages/Phase II,Sci-Fi , comments closed
As we have reported before, James Cawley and the team behind the web series Star Trek Phase II, is also bringing Buck Rogers to the web. And now they have released the first clip, featuring Gil Gerard and Erin Grey from the Buck Rogers TV series, check it out below.
FanMade: Phase II In Pre-Production On “Origins” Prequel Story – Exclusive Details and Cast Photos February 8, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
Today TrekMovie kicks off a week of special coverage of the Star Trek fan films. We begin with big news from the big daddy, Star Trek Phase II, who are planning to do their own prequel episode, telling the ‘prime timeline‘ story of a young (recast) Kirk meeting Spock for the first time. We have exclusive details and cast images below, plus and updated schedule for Phase II releases in 2010.
New Teaser For Cawley’s Buck Rogers Web Series November 30, 2009by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: New Voyages/Phase II,Sci-Fi , comments closed
As we have reported before, James Cawley’s production team are branching out from their ‘fan made’ work on Star Trek Phase II, to do a new web series based on Buck Rogers, but this time it is fully licensed and authorized. The show will premiere in 2010 and today they released the first teaser trailer. Check it out below.