Four weeks ago, the fan film project SPACE COMMAND, written and directed by MARC ZICREE, set out to generate $39,000 for post-production on the first 30-minute part of their 2-hour long pilot “Redemption.” That goal was reached in just 9 days. Their next goal is now $80,000 to fund post-production for the entire first hour. As I write this, they are at $73,890. Will they be able to make it across the stretch finish line?
I hope so!
The series draws inspiration from the classic sci-fi films, TV shows, and literature of the 1950s and 1960s…with a look and style that is both modern and retro at the same time. Space Command will feel like what classic sci-fi would be were it produced today.
The pilot features a cast that includes notables from Star Trek and other well-known sci-fi franchises:
- Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager)
- Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, and now Star Trek: Discovery’s Saru)
- Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5)
- Mira Furlan (Babylon 5)
- Bill Mumy (Babylon 5 and Lost In Space)
- Faran Tahir (Star Trek 2009…he was the captain of the USS Kelvin)
- James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China)
- And more!
When the Kickstarter passed $65K on November 22, the Space Command team released the second of their new trailer videos. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look…
There’s still time to throw a few dollars their way (or a few more dollars, if you’ve already pledged something). It’s an exciting project, and it would be FANtastic if they could bring in enough to complete a full hour of their project.
If you can’t afford to donate, that’s fine. But please consider sharing a link either to this blog page or directly to their Kickstarter to spread the word.
And for a great interview with show-runner MARC ZICREE, take a listen to this: