Have you ever dreamed of making your own Star Trek fan film, but don't have sets, costumes or props—and don't know how to make them yourself? You're not alone. Many fans have faced this creative obstacle, and have overcome it thanks to Starbase Studios.
In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello is joined by Richard Wells and Scott Johnson of Starbase Studios to learn about their standing TOS sets that they make available to any fan group that wants to make their own films… for free!
About Starbase Studios (00:01:49)
Meet Richard and Scott (00:03:19)
The Genesis of Starbase Studios (00:07:02)
Helping Starship Yorktown (00:11:27)
Getting to Play Star Trek (00:17:26)
Advice for Fan Projects (00:22:44)
How to Donate to Starbase Studios (00:26:04)
George Takei in the Captains Chair (00:29:01)
Richard Wells and Scott Johnson
Dennis Castello (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
Sam Cockings talks about his fan film. We talk to the co-host of Trekyards about his latest project and what happened with his previous one went head to head with CBS.
Mike Schmidt Talks Renegades. We catch up with an über fan who landed a role as a hitman in the well-known Star Trek fan series to learn more about the experience.
Ray Tesi talks Stage Nine Studios. We talk to the creator of Starship Republic about his passion for filmmaking and his acquisition of the facility and sets used the film Star Trek Continues.
Mark Naccarato Talks The Romulan War. We discuss this fan film set in the 22nd-century with its creator, talk about the historical events it chronicles, and how fans can help see it through to completion.
Gary O'Brien Talks The Holy Core. We talk about Gary's new TNG-era project, what he has learned since Chance Encounter, and learn about his Kickstarter campaign.
Sam Cockings Talks Temporal Anomaly. We're joined by Sam to discuss his passion for and background in CGI and visual effects.
Vic Mignogna Talks Star Trek and When the Train Stops. We’re joined by the captain of Star Trek Continues—Vic Mignogna—to look back at his time aboard the Enterprise and ahead to his next fan-funded project.
Needs of the Many and The Derelict. We’re joined by Australian filmmaker Aaron Vanderkley to learn about his award-winning Star Trek fan films.
John Carrigan Talks Life in the Empire. We talk to the Klingon Captain Kargh actor about his encounter with Gene Roddenberry and his acting career.
Seth Stewart’s TOS Recuts. We talk to Seth Daniel Stewart about his short takes on the original voyages of the USS Enterprise.
Chris Allen Talks Star Trek vs Star Trek. We learn about a new Star Trek parody that finds our beloved Captain Kirk pitting his wits against Trek captains in a ludicrous plot to save a beautiful damsel in distress from a mysterious alien.
Manu Intiraymi talks the Borg, life and The Circuit. Voyager’s Icheb joins us to talk about his new, bold, and exciting fan-funded project.
Paul Olsen Talks Project Enterprise. The painter of the original Enterprise refit model from Star Trek: The Motion Picture joins us to discuss his mission to recreate one of filmdom’s most iconic images.
Gary O’Brien joins us to discuss his Star Trek fan film Chance Encounter and his approach to filmmaking.
Jonathan Lane talks Fan Film Factor blog. The creator of this virtual history of Star Trek fan films talks to us about his personal journey and the current state of the fan film genre.
Ray Tesi Talks Starship Republic. The creator of the first Star Trek fan film to be made since the issuance of the CBS guidelines joins us to talk about the project and the launching of his crowdfunding venture.
Tommy Kraft and Actors Look Back. Tommy Kraft's post-Enterprise fan film is officially a hit, and we're joined by Tommy and actors Paul Lang and Ryan Webber to discuss the choices they made and fan reaction.
Tamerlane. Meet the man behind this fan-made web comic that tells the tales of the USS Tamerlane, a Saladin-class destroyer, and its commanding officer, Captain Julia Cochrane.
Starship Grissom. Star Trek has a long history of encouraging young fans to take an interest in the sciences; but here's a fan project that takes that to the next level. We talk to teachers who are bringing Star Trek into education through unique fan films.
Starbase Studios. Dreaming of making a Star Trek fan film, but you don't have a place to shoot it? Dream no longer because Starbase Studios is here with screen accurate sets that any fan group can use for free.
Robin Heirt Talks Star Trek Dark Armada. Robin Heirt and his fellow fans in the Netherlands prove, once again, that Star Trek, and its fandom, is a global phenomenon. We talk to the creator about his post-Voyager story.
Tommy Kraft Talks Star Trek Horizon. On the eve of its launch, Tommy Kraft discusses his fan film, set during the Romulan War, and offers advice for those considering creating their own fan film.