Back in 2015, DREADNOUGHT DOMINION released its first two episodes (“Haunted” and “Anchors Aweigh“). Those two episodes set up the backstory of the main characters as the USS Dominion prepared to launch. But then the show-runner and lead actor, FRANK PAREKR, JR. (playing Commodore Samuel Grissom) left the series, leaving GARY DAVIS and RANDY WREEN to pick up the pieces and move on.
In late 2016, Dreadnought Dominion did a cross-over fan film with Starship Valiant called “Chain of Command.” With Dominion still waiting to launch, Gary’s character of Captain Jason Brousseau takes command and makes Randy’s Commander Stephen Denson his XO.
The following summer, a Mirror Universe version of the same episode, this one titled “Command and Conquer,” showed the same scenes taking place in the Terran Empire. It was a fun little project, and both fan films featured MICHAEL L. KING from Starship Valiant and VANCE MAJOR playing his fan favorite character of Erick Minard.
And Dominion still hadn’t left drydock!
Last summer Gary and Randy released two back-to-back vignettes, both filmed at NEUTRAL ZONE STUDIOS in Kingsland, GA: “Reality Check” (which purposefully broke the fourth wall in a tongue-in-cheek way) and “Silent Acknowledgement” (featuring the first deaf character and actress in a fan series). You can read a great two-part interview with Gary and Randy here.
And yet, after six complete fan films, Dominion was still in drydock!
Acknowledging the ridiculousness of the situation, Gary and Randy created one final script to get them on their way: “Technical Difficulties.” Also tongue-in-cheek, they finally got the starship launched and promised their next episode would be a serious one.
That episode was just released this past Saturday. Check it out…
Gary and Randy are great guys and truly dedicated to the essence of what a Star Trek fan film should be: fun, dedication, hard work, and a desire to share their stories with fellow fans. I’d been wanting to do an audio interview with them, and this seemed like the perfect excuse. So take a listen to a fun and funny interview with two gentlemen whom you are going to want to get to know better…
Dreadnought Dominion‘s last crowd-funding campaign feel short of its goal. But now, with the impressive “Redemption at Red Medusa” showing what they can do, Gary and Randy have launched a new GoFundMe for their next TWO episodes with a $3,000 goal. If you’d like to help them out, click on the link below…
4 thoughts on “DREADNOUGHT DOMINION premieres “REDEMPTION AT RED MEDUSA”! (audio interview with GARY DAVIS and RANDY WRENN)”
A good fan film and apart from the acting, could of been from TOS of 50 years ago. Not that that detracted from my enjoyment very much and of course they are not professional actors.
However this does beg a question if a group of amateurs can get together and produce 20 minutes of good Star Trek for a budget which is probably the same as the food services bill for one episode of STD why can CBS not do so?
I mean they have produced 20 minutes of good Star Trek it just took them an entire series and hundreds of million of dollars to do so.
I am not using this as an excuse to rip on(I believe that is the americanism) STD but this fan film was Star Trek, a good story, characters that seemed real human beings, life and death drama, the bad guys getting their just deserts and Star Fleet boldly going where no man had gone before.
Can someone buy CBS an internet connection so they can figure this out?
CBS has a lot of generals and a lot of money. That’s not always a good combination. 🙂
It really was, wasn’t it? 🙂
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