After three critically acclaimed episodes (and one more just in the can), the award-winning webseries, Star Trek Continues, today launched their second Kickstarter, dubbed “Kirkstarter 2.0”, to help fund two (or maybe more) new episodes and possibly build some new sets if stretch goals are reached. After only 12 hours, they’ve already raised over $40K, well on their way to their $100K goal.
They can do it; you can help!
The STC crew are eager to make more episodes, and they need your help to do it. The new Kickstarter campaign is hoping to raise at least another $100K to fund two more episodes, with stretch goals that include building out their engineering set ($150K) and a planet set ($175K). Every $50K beyond that will go to fund one new episode.
There are also some pretty enticing backer rewards like episode scripts, signed photos, and even a walk-on role in an upcoming episode.
From humble beginnings
After painstakingly acquiring and building near-perfect replicas of the original sets, hiring a talented group of actors, makeup artists, and crew, and financing the first episode himself, Vic Mignonga (who plays a fantastic Kirk in STC) created what is now among the most popular fan series’ based on Star Trek. Their first episode, Pilgrim of Eternity, garnered critical acclaim and set the scene for Kirkstarter 1.0, the team’s first Kickstarter campaign, which raised over $126K and financed the next three episodes (the last of which just wrapped this weekend).
We’re not kidding about how awesome these sets are
Episode 4: That’s a Wrap!
The new fundraising campaign announcement comes just as principal photography has wrapped for STC’s fourth episode. Details about the story are scarce. We do know that co-writer and director of Episode 3, “Fairest of them All” James Kerwin is back to direct and that the episode boasts an impressive guest star list, including: Colin Baker (the 6th Doctor!), Robert J. Sawyer (award winning science fiction writer), and more. Your favorites will be back as well: Vic Mignonga (who plays Kirk better than Kirk), Todd Haberkorn (who really impressed us with his acting chops as Spock in episode 3), Chris Doohan (his father’s son, Scotty), Grant Imahara (that lovable Sulu), Chuck Huber (telling it like it is as Bones), Michele Specht (as the gorgeous Dr. MacKenna), and Kipleigh Brown (as the Prime Universe incarnate of her Episode 3 Mirror Universe character, Smith).
To the person on the STC social media team making and posting these gifs on the STC tumblr: keep doin’ whatcher doin’.