Star Trek Prelude to Axanar, the 20 minute preview to the full fan film Star Trek Axanar, debuted on the big screen during a red carpet event last weekend during San Diego Comic-Con. Today, the short film is available for all to watch streaming online and serves as the Kickstarter video for the recently launched new fundraising campaign to raise money for the full-length 90 minute feature film Axanar (which has already met its first goal). You’ll have another chance to see Prelude on the big screen in Las Vegas this Saturday night. Get the details, see photos, and watch Prelude to Axanar below.
Watch Prelude to Axanar, Released Online Today
Prelude to Axanar, the 20 minute preview to the full feature Axanar, was just released online today after its theatrical debut last weekend in San Diego. Watch the full video below.
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Star Trek Axanar Kickstarter already past first $100k goal
Prelude to Axanar is acting as the Kickstarter promo video for the full-length 90 minute feature, Star Trek Axanar. The campaign debuted less than one week ago and has already surpassed it’s first $100,000 goal. The first $100k is slated to build the required sets, but the Axanar producers are seeking $650,000 in total. The stretch goal of $275,000 will allow the team to obtain a long-term facility in Los Angeles for the sets and production. And the $375,000 Stretch Goal would cover pre-production costs as well. Depending on how things go with the current Kickstarter campaign they may launch additional campaigns in the future to help make Axanar as professional as possible.
Prelude to Axanar Red Carpet Premiere
TrekMovie was on the scene last weekend in San Diego for the red carpet premiere of Prelude to Axanar. Stars and crew of the film walked down the red carpet posing for photos. Executive Producer and actor Alec Peters was in high spirits, especially when surrounded by the Axanar cosplay babes.
Prelude to Axanar Las Vegas Midnight Screening
Don’t miss your chance to see Prelude to Axanar on the big screen this weekend during the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention. A FREE midnight screening and Q&A will be held at the Las Vegas AMC Town Square theater on Saturday night. See the film and mingle with special guests JG Hertzler, Richard Hatch, Executive Producer Alec Peters and Editor Robert Meyer Burnett. You can get your tickets at the theater on the night of the event. Be sure to get there early!
New Axanar Podcast
The Axanar team has teamed up with Trek.FM to bring you the Axanar Podcast where you can listen to stories and the behind the scenes goings on of the production. The third episode of the podcast series was just released and discusses the sound design of the film. The podcast is a very interesting insight into what its like to create a feature film, from the inside out. Listen on the Trek.FM website, subscribe on iTunes, or follow them on Stitcher, SoundCloud, or RSS. Here is what you can look forward to for episode three:
Spectacular visuals and captivating acting are two of the most noticeable elements of a film, but take away the sound and what are you left with? In the absence of sound effects, even the greatest story doesn’t feel quite right. Weapons fire, starships zipping by, footsteps, and the gentle ambient hum of the engines are all critical to making the visuals believable. But how are they created? The sources of many sounds Star Trek fans find familiar may surprise you. In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast we’re joined by Mark Edward Lewis, Jesse Akins, and Academy Award-winner Frank Serafine to learn more about how they bring Axanar to life through sound.
In our news segment we get a first-hand account of the San Diego Comic-Con premiere of Prelude to Axanar, some of the behind-the-scenes excitement that led up to the screening, the launch of the Kickstarter for the full Axanar film, and Axanar activities on slate for Star Trek Las Vegas.