Whedon fans know how frustrating it is to wait for a network or studio (coughFOXcough) to continue a series that fans are willing to pay to see? And how wonderful when talent doesn’t wait, and makes their own projects, with the goal of being picked up by networks? [VeronicaMarsEnvy]
Jane Espenson’s goal for Husbands was to be picked up by a network (can presently been seen on CWSeed ). Other projects were made to be sold directly to fans, such as Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog , Felicia Day’s webseries The Guild (which grew into the webchannel Geek and Sundry), Dichen Lachman’s Whedon-talent packed film Lust For Love and the presently being produced Con Man by Alan Tudyk and PJ Haamas.
The Star Trek: Renegades project was produced as a series pilot with the hope that CBS would pick up the independent online series and put Star Trek back on the network. Star Trek talent involved are Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Walter Koenig (Star Trek), and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager),
On August 1, 2015 the premiere of Star Trek: Renegades screened at The Crest Theater in Westwood, CA.
Support these type of projects by buying the DVD/Blu-Ray when it comes out.
And if you’re in Las Vegas this week, check out Creation Entertainment’s 5-Day Star Trek Convention. In my humble opinion, for what you get on a daily basis without having to stand in a Hall H type line to get a guaranteed seat, it’s worth the price.
Star Trek: Renegades is directed by award-winning actor/director Tim Russ, who also served as director for “Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.” STR is produced by Sky Conway, with screenplay by Ethan H. Calk, Jack Trevino, and Sky Conway. Produced by Skyway Productions and Distributed by Atomic Studios. “Star Trek: Renegades” is an independent online show that will be released on DVD/Blu-ray.
Cast includes: Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babylon 5), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Live Free Die Hard, iCarly), Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena: Warrior Princess, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Reflections), Corin Nemec (Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, Star-ving), Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager, The Mentalist, Morganville: The Series), Grant Imahara (Mythbusters, The Guild, Star Trek Continues), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Battlestar Galactica, Apollo 13, The Devlin Connection), Rico E. Anderson (Days of Our Live, The Bold & the Beautiful), Courtney Peldon (Boston Public, The Emperor’s New School, Home Improvement), Sky Conway (Writer/Producer: Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, Star Trek: Renegades), Christopher Doohan (Star Trek Continues, Star Trek into the Darkness), Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Star Trek Continues, Pokemon), Clint Carmichael (Couchers, Reality Show, Family Bum), Crystal Conway (Star Trek: Of Gods and Men)