Set your phasers to stun as the fan film ‘Star Trek: Renegades’ will be making its Los Angeles big screen premiere on Saturday, August 1 at the iconic Crest Theatre in Westwood, California!
‘Star Trek: Renegades‘ is a unique project that was originally funded through Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns as a way to help subsidize a proposed pilot for a new ‘Star Trek’ online or cable series that would be pitched to CBS. The creators have been so fiercely behind the project that they felt even if the network passed on it, they would still release it for fans to see. The project has been a few years in the making, but after the release of the trailer a few months ago, many fans have been waiting for what looks to be a new cult classic! And now is the time for the unveiling!
The feature film “pilot” was directed by Tim Russ who fans may remember as Tuvok from ‘Star Trek Voyager.’ Russ also stars in the film alongside other genre fan favorites (many of which are reprising their ‘Star Trek’ franchise roles) such as Walter Koenig who is reprising his role as Admiral Chekov, Adrienne Wilkinson (‘Xena: Warrior Princess,’ ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’) as Captain Lexxa Singh, Sean Young (‘Blade Runner’) as Dr. Lucien, Robert Picardo (‘Star Trek: Voyager’) as Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, Gary Graham (‘Enterprise’) as Ragnar, Richerd Herd (‘Star Trek: Voyager) as Admiral Paris, Manu Intiraymi (‘Star Trek: Voyager’) as Icheb, and Edward Furlong (‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day) as Fixer.
The film takes place 10 years after the return of Voyager to the Delta Quadrant and not all is well with the Federation. Here is the full synopsis:
The Federation’s main suppliers of dilitium crystals are disappearing. Space and time have folded around several planets, effectively isolating them from any contact with outside worlds. And this phenomenon is not natural – someone or something is causing this to happen. This necessitates drastic measures; some of which are outside the Federation’s normal jurisdiction. For this, Admiral Pavel Chekov, head of Starfleet Intelligence, turns to Commander Tuvok, Voyager’s former security officer and current head of the newly reorganized Section 31. Tuvok must put together a new covert, renegade crew – mostly outcasts and rogues – even criminals. This new crew is tasked with finding out what is causing the folding of time and space, and stopping it – at all costs. But will they be able to put aside their differences and stop trying to kill one another in time to accomplish their mission?
Fans who would like to be part of this special premiere can purchase tickets to their exclusive fan screening at 4:30pm prior to seeing the stars walk the red carpet at 7pm. Hurry though! Seating is limited for the screening. For more information, head over to the ‘Star Trek: Renegades’ website.