Actually, the goal for show-runner RANDY LANDERS is to release twelve new fan films per year from their various creative teams. Last week featured the debut episode of their newest fan series Hospital Ship Marie Curie. This week, we return to the series that has the most releases of any of the Potemkin Pictures projects (that are still in active production): STARSHIP TRISTAN. Their initial fan series, Project: Potemkin, holds the record currently with 36 completed episodes, but that production is no longer releasing new episodes.
The latest installment in the adventures of the Constellation-class USS Tristan (during “movie era” Star Trek time) shines a spotlight on fan favorite character T’Noshi, played by actress CHRISTIN WOODS. Her Vulcan character initially debuted way back in the early days of Project: Potemkin and remains a part of the Potemkin Pictures fan film “factory” even now nearly half a decade later.
Their budgets are, of course, ultra-low…and the on-location “sets” don’t have a lot of dressing. In fact, in this latest episode, you can even see an “EXIT” sign in the background in one scene. But that’s not why these folks do it. For them, it’s all about the love of Star Trek and the fun of creating a fan film that starts from an idea, becomes a script, and then through a lot of hard work and persistence, emerges months later as a completed film. It’s the joy of creating something no one has ever seen before, and now you and others get to see it for yourselves.
All episodes of the various Potemkin Pictures series can be accessed from their website. You can watch the latest release from Starhsip Tristan below…