STAR TREK: EQUINOX suspends film plans, opts to return to audio

Equinox logoSTAR TREK: EQUINOX originated with a fan audio series but then became quite ambitious in planning a jump to fan film format.  After holding a couple of unsuccessful crowd-funding campaigns, they were able generate $6,250 on Kickstarter and release a 7-minute trailer for their pilot episode “The Night of Time.”

The film was to star John Savage (reprising his role of Captain Rudy Ransom of the USS Equinox from Star Trek: Voyager) as well as Gary Lockwood (reprising his role of a now-restored, older Gary Mitchell from the TOS episode “Where No Man Has Gone Before).

Unfortunately, it appears fans will never SEE the rest of “The Night of Time”…but they might still HEAR it.

The following announcement was just posted to the Star Trek: Equinox Facebook page:

This is Camren T. Burton, owner of this Facebook page, and co-originator of the original Equinox audio series, as well as script writer for Night of Time.

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the failure of the filming project. This is due to the fact that it has been 4 months since I have heard from Mr. Nyenhuis, who was responsible for the filming endeavor. Though we appreciate his efforts, it has become clear that the project itself has lost its momentum, and is, for all intents and purposes, dead.

Not everything is lost though. I am resuming production of the original Star Trek: Equinox audio series with the assistance of Hidden Frontier Productions, which will be promoted through this page, as was the original intention.

There have been some changes to the original intention of the Equinox audio series, which was to tell the back story of the ill-fated U.S.S. Equinox from the Star Trek: Voyager two-part episode.

Stay tuned as new developments on the audio series are announced, and thank you for your patience and support while I’ve been trying to figure out what the blazes has been going on.