I always found it eerily appropriate that this two-word piece of dialog, spoken by Captain Kirk at the end of the final TOS episode “Turnabout Intruder” in 1969, was the last line uttered for the entire original Star Trek series run.
Kirk was referring to the tragic descent into hate-filled insanity of his former love, Dr. Janice Lester. But for me, these two words were so much more powerful: If only Star Trek hadn’t been canceled. If only Star Trek could have…
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The popular Star Trek Continues has just launched its first Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign. Previous campaigns have been held on Kickstarter and have generated more than $340,000 in donations.
Their latest campaign has set a goal of $350,000. If you want to help support Star Trek Continues, click on the link below to donate up until May 4:
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”
— Rear Admiral David G. Farragut
Last time: Between 2005 when they first started production on their pilot episode and the end of 2010, Starship Farragut managed to produce two full-length fan films of about an hour each, two shorter “Crew Logs” vignettes, two animated episodes, and one online comic book. They also moved their production from the Washington, DC area to St. Marys, GA where they began construction of their own TOS sets in a 2,500 square foot facility they called Studio 1.
As plans began to solidify to produce their third (and most ambitious!) full-length feature, Starship Farragut creator and star, John Broughton, announced an unexpected decision of his own: he would be giving up his leading role as Captain Jack Carter and would be stepping back from day-to-day production going forward. Would Starship Farragut be able to continue without its captain? Let’s find out… Continue reading “STARSHIP FARRAGUT, Part 3 (2011 to 2016)”