Marc has written hundreds of hours of television for dozens of different shows, including episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, M.A.N.T.I.S. and Sliders. He also wrote, directed, and produced the excellent Star Trek: New Voyages fan film “World Enough and Time” with George Takei.
And now Marc’s passion project is the independently crowd-funded epic fan series SPACE COMMAND. The initial Kickstarter raised over $220K back in 2012. Since then, it’s been a long journey, with two additional Kickstarters, the latest going on right now! As I type this it’s up over $66K (far past the original goal of $45K), with 12 days still to go. Already, post-production has been funded for the first 90 minutes of the two-hour pilot, “Redemption.” But if this current campaign can reach $100K, there will be enough to complete all 1,900 visual FX and the rest of post production on the entire two hours of the pilot.
The cast is a veritable who’s who of Star Trek and sci-fi veteran actors, including:
- Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager)
- Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, and Star Trek: Discovery)
- 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 new actors are being added for later episodes, including the most recent announcements: Ethan Philips (Voyager) and Armin Shimerman (Deep Space Nine).
Marc is a fascinating person to talk to with loads of stories and unique perspectives—and he always gives a really great interview. Today is no exception…