Star Trek: Renegades – Boldly Going, or boldly BLOWING?

Star Trek: Renegades, a not official but kind of officially blessed, fan-film, but with a few “real” actors from REAL Star Trek, funded by Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns… But does it Boldly Go where no Trek has… Trucked, or maybe it’s just a lame fan film with a larger than usual budget by Old Trek actors desperate for work & new things to talk about on the convention circuit? LETS FIND OUT!

Star Trek: Renegades is a fan film based upon the Star Trek franchise. Several former Star Trek actors appear, including Walter Koenig, Robert Picardo, Manu Intiraymi, and Tim Russ. Funding was successfully sought for production during 2012 through Kickstarter and additional funding was raised through Indiegogo in 2013. Another fundraising campaign, focusing on visual effects, was started on Indiegogo on April 3, 2014, and concluded on May 18, 2014.

It is ten years after the starship Voyager‍ ‘​s return from the Delta Quadrant, and the Federation is in a crisis. The Federation’s main suppliers of dilithium crystals (the primary catalyst for the fuel used in faster-than-light travel) are disappearing. Space and time have folded around several planets, effectively isolating them from any contact with outside worlds. The phenomenon is not natural – someone or something is causing it 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, Starfleet’s autonomous intelligence and defense organization. Tuvok must put together a new covert, renegade crew – mostly outcasts and rogues – and 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?

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  1. Tom says:

    Horrible!!! – not remotely star trek spirit or proper context behind the story except the name “star trek”. Acting, dialog, and development all *utterly abysmal* – I kept resisting the temptation to turn it off out of disbelief. Its like a Star Trek that features a crew of imbeciles. It was like watching the token “acting” and “plot” in a bad porn movie and I don’t say that as an exaggeration – it was THAT bad. There were a couple of cool ideas in the story, but the way they were delivered was tactless – like at some point they would just describe “well this thing happened an actually it was this all along..”.
    There were few effects that were visibly low budget but served the purpose and most were good, budget isn’t the problem here, rather it comes across as the creation of and direction by talentless ignorant hipsters.