One of the best TNG-era fan films I’ve seen is Chance Encounter, co-written and directed by GARY O’BRIEN out of Great Britain. It was crowd-funded in mid-2016 for a measly $2,500 (£1,700) and released in February of 2017. Since then, it’s piled up nearly 85K views and was a finalist in three different categories in this past year’s BJO Awards.
So what is Gary doing for an encore?
The answer to that was almost a very disappointing “nothing,” as a Kickstarter campaign at the beginning of this year for THE HOLY CORE resulted in pledges that didn’t even reach half-way to Gary’s $11,000 (£8,700) goal…and with Kickstarters, if you don’t make it to your goal, you get zero. But then, a month later on May 7, Gary announced that an angel investor had given him the full amount necessary to complete the entire Holy Core production…!
— StarTrekShortFilm (@StarTrekFilm) May 7, 2018
As you can see from the above Twitter video, there were quite a number of ambitious sets planned for this project, all of them shown with exciting-looking virtual CGI animations. But could Gary pull off building all of these sets for real…?