In September TrekMovie reported that Tim Russ and Walter Koenig were reprising their Star Trek roles for a new independent movie "Star Trek Renegades." The project has just one week left for its KickStarter funding and they are only $25,000 short of their target. They have also just announced JG Hertzler had joined the cast, which now includes nine veteran Trek actors.
Star Trek Renegades
Renegades is a brand new independent Trek film, being developed by the same team that created Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. This time they have gone to the crowd-funding site KickStarter to finance the project. Here is the official Kickstarter promo featuring Walter Koenig and Tim Russ reprising their Star Trek roles.
The project’s goal is to bring in $200,000 by next Monday. Currently they have a bit more than $175,000, so they need less than $25K. You can pledge as little as $10 which gets your name on the official website and full access to exclusive web content. $25 gets you access to an HD version of the final film along with extras. And there are additional perks for higher donation rates including getting props, set visits and even a role in the film. To donate visit KickStarter.com.
J.G. Hertzler Joins Expanding Cast of Trek Vets
The latest Trek vet actor to join the cast of Renegades is J.G. Hertzler, best known for playing the Klingon Martok on Deep Space Nine. Hertzler will be playing Borrada, the main antagonist in Renegades. Other vets in addition to Russ and Koenig who hav signed on include Gary Graham (ENT: Soval), Garrett Wang (VOY: Ens. Kim), Robert Picardo (VOY: The Doctor), Ethan Phillips (VOY: Neelix), Manu Intiraymi (VOY: Icheb), and Richard Herd (VOY: Adm. Paris).
The series has also picked up a number of non-Trek vets. The role of Captain Lexxa Singh will be played by Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena, SW: The Clone Wars). Other non-Trek vets who have joined the cast include Larissa Gomes (Saw films), Courtney Peldon (Entourage), and Vic Mignogna (Dragonball Z).
For more about the project, visit www.StarTrekRenegades.com.