Friday, 13 January 2017

Prelude to Axanar

This is a brilliant 20 minute crowdfunded fan-made film, set in the Star Trek universe. This is (was?) to be followed up by a full length feature film. However, Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios are the plaintiffs and are suing Axanar Productions and Alec Peters for alleged copyright infringement. The case is ongoing...

The Story: Axanar takes place 21 years before the events of “Where no Man Has Gone Before”, the first Kirk episode of the original Star Trek.  Axanar is the story of Garth of Izar, the legendary Starfleet captain who is Captain Kirk’s hero.  We met Garth in the third season TOS episode Whom Gods Destroy.  Kirk called Garth the role model for all future Starfleet Officers.  Garth charted more planets than any other Captain and was the hero of the Battle of Axanar, the story of which is required reading at the academy.

Axanar tells the story of Garth and his crew during the Four Years War, the war with the Klingon Empire that almost tore the Federation apart.  Garth’s victory at Axanar solidified the Federation and allowed it to become the entity we know in Kirk’s time.