This award winning sci-fi comedy series parodies shows like Star Trek, Firefly, and of course, Battlestar Galactica.
UPDATE #2 - Transolar Galactica on DVD!
Thanks to the generous contributions of some very supportive friends of Transolar, we're now able to produce a run of Transolar Galactica DVDs and offer them as a reward in our Kickstarter project!
The DVD will include BOTH seasons of Transolar Galactica, along with tons of bonus content (Behind the scenes, Outtakes, Event videos, and even commentary!)
If you'd like to receive the Transolar Galactica DVD, just increase your Kickstarter pledge as follows:
- Backers at the $10 & $25 tier, add $10 to your original pledge
- Backers at the $50 tiers and above, add $15 to your original pledge
If we reach our goal, we'll be including a spot in our Kickstarter backer surveys where we will confirm your increased pledge and DVD order.
UPDATE #1 - A Message from the Crew
A personal message from the cast & crew of Transolar Galactica and why your support is crucial to getting Season 2 made!
Transolar Galactica is a sci-fi comedy webseries that follows the exploits of Captain Remmington Trigger and his crew of space misfits as they travel the galaxy in search of adventure. (Check out the entire first season here: www.TransolarGalactica.com)
Independently produced in Spokane, WA, the entire first season of the show (spanning 10 episodes) was shot almost entirely on green screen and created with an overall budget of less than $200 - but it went on to gain national recognition and grow a large web audience.
TRANSOLAR ON TOUR
The show and it's crew has also visited and/or had screenings at the following conventions and events:
Now we are looking to produce the second season of the show, and we really want to take it to the next level:
- The Season 2 script is feature length, and will be shot to be released in separate episodes OR to be watched as one continuous feature length film!
- Less Green Screen, more real locations!
- Awesome Sound Effects and a professional Musical Score!
- Better Props, Costumes, and Real Sets!
- Larger cast and more hilarious characters!
- More awesome Visual Effects and improved CG graphics!
- Better production value! We are in desperate need of additional equipment and upgrades to really make Transolar Galactica be all that it can be.
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $30,000 on Kickstarter in order to cover all of the production and post production costs for Season 2 of Transolar Galactica. Every dollar raised during this campaign will go towards producing the show; no producer salaries, no celebration dinners, no "Team Building" Crew trips to Las Vegas... We believe in this show, and the story we've written for Season 2, and we want to see it come to life.
By backing our project, you'll help us create a funny and original show that everyone involved can be proud of. And in return, we're offering some really cool rewards - Check them out! --------------------------------------------------->
And remember - WE DON'T RECEIVE ANY FUNDS UNLESS WE REACH OUR GOAL OF $30,000!
Here's a closer look at some of the rewards we're offering to people who back our project:
The full figurine set will include: Trigger, Yasaki, Samson, Reggie, McCall, Nurse, Arrarus, Regina, and Zoch!
Now, $30,000 might seem like a lot of space credits, but for an indie feature film budget, it's incredibly low. And $30k is the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM we would need to make another season of Transolar at the same level of quality as the first season.
Film equipment, editing gear, studio space, permits and fees, food for our hardworking (and hopefully larger) crew... it all adds up. So we're hoping to surpass our minimum and try and raise as much money as possible. Every dollar raised beyond our goal is one more dollar towards producing an awesome show. Plus the with more money we raise, the more we'll be able to achieve during our production (better equipment, better props, more shooting days, etc.) - and we're going to make your amazing contributions show on the screen. We want to make your jaw drop and your eyes pop out of your head like a severe atmospheric pressure reduction!
But surpassing our goal isn't without more rewards for our fans and backers! Below are our "Stretch Goals", dollar increments we're hoping to hit beyond $30,000. For each goal met, it will "unlock" certain bonuses for our backers, and it will allow us to offer other great rewards during our campaign.
One of the main rewards that will be unlocked with each goal will be supplemental Transolar "Origin Episodes", in which the the stories of how your favorite characters came aboard the S.S. Transolar will be told! What other cool stuff will we offer? Help us spread the word about our Kickstarter and get more backers and you'll find out!
And of course... THANK YOU! The cast and crew of Transolar Galactica would have never made it this far if it weren't for our incredibly loyal fans. You keep us going, and we want to give you more awesome adventures with Captain Trigger and his crew. So please back our project, tell your friends and family, and share the show. Let's make this grand voyage across the stars together!
Interested in other cool sci-fi projects? Please check out our friends at Aidan 5: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/benbays/aidan-5-season-2?ref=live
Nope! The cost of shipping the physical items listed in our rewards has been incorporated into the cost of the pledge. Of course, you are always welcome to pledge a little bit more than what is required (which would put more money towards our show, and less to shipping costs), but it's not required.
Most of the physical rewards (T-shirts, Posters, Stickers, Calendars, Concept Art, and the Board Games) should hopefully be sent out by early December 2012. Any of the rewards related to the production of the show (Episode downloads, roles in the show, props from the show, and Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Rays) would all be expected to be available to backers sometime around May 2013. The "Nano-Episodes" will be sent to the recipients around the beginning of 2013.
The $15 figure (rather than the $10 increase at a $25 pledge or below) is to help cover additional shipping costs. Those who pledge at $25 or lower are simply receiving a DVD only, which can be sent via media mail cheaply. Adding a DVD to a shipment of other items (t-shirt, poster, calendar) changes how we will package/ship the contents, and increases the shipping costs.
Sorry, no. You still need to add $15 to your pledge to receive a DVD along with your other items.
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Sep 18, 2012 - Oct 28, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
HD Digital Downloads of each episode from Season 2 as they are released. Plus your name will be put in the end credits of the series!Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $25 or more
Everything mentioned above, PLUS HD digital downloads of all the episodes from Season 1, PLUS all bonus content (Behind the Scenes content, event videos, outtakes, etc.) and digital artwork from BOTH seasons as well!Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $50 or more
A Transolar Galactica T-shirt, an exclusive Transolar Galactica Season 2 poster signed by the cast, some cool Transolar stickers, plus all of the above!Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $100 or more
17 backers Limited (183 of 200 left)
A Limited Edition Transolar Galactica 18-month "Murdock Clone" Pin-up Calendar, an original, one of a kind piece of Season 2 concept art signed by the artist, plus all of the above!Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $150 or more
7 backers Limited (43 of 50 left)
PSYCHIC POWER! - Get your name featured in the show! You will listed as a psychic in an episode of Transolar Galactica Season 2. If we told you anymore, we'd be on Planet Spoiler! (Plus you get everything above!)Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $200 or more
6 backers Limited (4 of 10 left)
SEND IN THE CLONES! - Get your face featured in the show! You will be listed as a clone in an episode of Transolar Galactica, with your stunning mugshot displayed and featured next to your name. We can't tell you anymore or our life support systems will explode! (You also get everything in Reward Tiers 1-4)Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $250 or more
5 backers All gone!
HOLD ALL THE SPACE CARDS... AND DICE! You will receive your very own copy of the Transolar Galactica Board Game! Designed, created, and donated to our Kickstarter by Woody Arnold, this game is fully play tested and comes with all the dice, game pieces, and cards you'll need to have hours of adventure-filled fun across the galaxy. It also comes with an extensive rule book and scenario book. (And rewards in Tiers 1-4)Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $300 or more
10 backers All gone!
BEAM ABOARD! - Appear as a featured extra in the show! You and all your galactic awesomeness will be cast as a character in an episode of Transolar Galactica and be featured on-screen, as well as be credited in the end credit sequence of the series. Plus you get all the rewards in Tiers 1-4. (No travel required)Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $500 or more
5 backers Limited (5 of 10 left)
NANO-EPISODE! Get a special mini-episode of Transolar Galactica made just for you! And you will get to influence what happens in the episode. Plus you will receive a Kickstarter Limited Edition Transolar Galactica DVD or Blu-Ray set (your choice) signed by the cast and crew, which will contain both seasons, all bonus content, and will feature Transolar artwork found exclusively with this reward. (You'll also get all the rewards in Tiers 1-4)Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
EYE OF THE SAMSON! You will receive Samson's eye piece, the actual one-of-a-kind prop (no replicas here!) that will be crafted for and worn by Samson himself in Season 2 of Transolar. Along with the prop, you will also receive a "Nano-Episode", the Kickstarter Limited Edition Transolar Galactica DVD or Blu-Ray set, as well as receive an "Associate Producer" credit on the entire second season of Transolar. (And rewards in Tiers 1-4)Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
REGGIE SHOT FIRST! You will receive Reginald Murdock's trusty side arm, the actual one-of-a-kind prop (no replicas here!) that will be crafted for and fired (many times) by Reggie himself in Season 2 of Transolar. Along with the prop, you will also receive a "Nano-Episode", the Kickstarter Limited Edition Transolar Galactica DVD or Blu-Ray set, as well as receive an "Associate Producer" credit on the entire second season of Transolar. (And rewards in Tiers 1-4)Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
YA-SAKE BOMB! You will receive Yasaki's highly coveted booze flask, the actual one-of-a-kind prop (no replicas here!) that will be crafted for and drank from by Yasaki himself in Season 2 of Transolar. Along with the prop, you will also receive a "Nano-Episode", the Kickstarter Limited Edition Transolar Galactica DVD or Blu-Ray set, as well as receive an "Associate Producer" credit on the entire second season of Transolar. (And rewards in Tiers 1-4)Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $1,111 or more
1 backer All gone!
TRANSOLAR FUN-SIZED! You will receive the one and only set of Transolar Galactica character figurines, created by Woody Arnold and donated to our Kickstarter campaign. Then you get to gloat to all of your friends that you have Reggie Murdock in your pocket. Along with the figures, you will also receive a "Nano-Episode", the Kickstarter Limited Edition Transolar Galactica DVD or Blu-Ray set, as well as receive an "Associate Producer" credit on the entire second season of Transolar. (And rewards in Tiers 1-4)Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
2 backers All gone!
BLUE SHIFT OMICRON! You will receive an Executive Producer credit on the second season of Transolar Galactica, as well as a "Nano-Episode", a Kickstarter Limited Edition Transolar Galactica DVD or Blu-Ray set, all the rewards in Tiers 1-4... plus you will get a personalized video with several of the cast members of Transolar Galactica re-creating the Leeloo/Korben Dallas taxi cab scene from "The Fifth Element". Yeah... We're serious.Estimated delivery: May 2013