The fan-production Starship Farragut has released their fifth episode. Titled "Conspiracy of Innocence" the Star Trek TOS-era crew of the USS Farragut find themselves dealing with a strange new world and a new threat. Get all the details and watch it below, plus get an update on what’s next for Farragut, including an announcement for a new spin-off series.
Starship Farragut’s Launches 5th Mission
The Georgia-based Farragut Films team have been producing an original Star Trek era webseries for almost a decade. The series is based around the adventures of the crew of the Constitution-class USS Farragut. This week they have released their fifth episode "Conspiracy of Innocence." Here is the official episode description:
While on a mission to a strange new world, Captain Carter and crew face the ultimate challenge as a close friend gives their life to save others. Trapped in a world far below the surface of a dying planet, the inhabitants share a secret which could change the galaxy forever. While Captain Carter and the crew grieve, a threat emerges which could mean the end of the Farragut.
And here’s a trailer:
The episode was filmed last November and had two directors: Vic Mignogna of Star Trek: Continues (Farragut and Continues share the same stages) and Jack Marshall (Star Trek New Voyages/Phase II). Marshall also handled edited and coordinated post production, telling TrekMovie “This film is a different departure than what the fans usually expect of Star Trek fan films; we wanted to do something different and hope that fans like it.”
Other Star Trek Continues alumni were involved in the production of the effort, such as Matt Bucy (Director of Photography), Ralph Miller (Sound), Sam Rooks (Gaffer), and Ginger Holley (Wardrobe) among others. Since 2012, Starship Farragut and Star Trek Continues has worked in partnership to support their productions by sharing resources (e.g., studio facility, sets, wardrobe, props).
The screenplay was written by Bobby Nash with original score by Hetoreyn. The regular Farragut cast was joined by newcomers Rakia May, Eve Gidion, Dan Collis, and Christine Jefferies – the niece of original Star Trek designer Matt Jefferies. John Broughton, Executive Producer of Starship Farragut added, “With Chris Doohan involved in Star Trek Continues reprising his father’s role, we’re also proud to have a ‘Jefferies’ onboard the Farragut. It’s great that the families of former Star Trek alumni want to be involved in new adventures of The Original Series and continue their family legacy.”
WATCH: CONSPIRACY OF INNOCENCE
You can watch the entire episode "Conspiracy of Innocence" below or on YouTube.
Next up: Launching Movie-era Spinoff "Farragut Forward"
Farragut’s next episode, "The Crossing" is set for filming this November. This time Farragut will be venturing into the Mirror Universe, so expect goatees, agonizers and all the rest. "The Crossing" was written by Paul Sieber, who also wrote the previous episode, "The Price of Anything."
After that the team is set to change gears, and change time setting, with the spinoff of Farragut Forward, a new spin-off series set in the TOS movie era (around the time of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan). The new spin-off will include the characters of Capt. Carter and Chief Engineer Smithfield, along with possibly other Farragut characters. Filming for the first Farragut Forward episode "The Present Moment" is scheduled to start next April with new TOS era sets being built in the Washington, DC area.
Broughton tells TrekMovie that he expects Starship Farragut (in the TOS era) and Farragut Forward (in the movie era) to run concurrently, with new episodes from each.