Let's Reach $400,000 in the final hours
We've had an amazing run so far. Now that we reached our initial goal and added Nichelle Nichols to our cast. We will now have two iconic characters and actors from the original Star Trek series in this amazing new episode. This is history 50 years in the making. We are now in the final hours of the campaign. Let's reach a little higher to ensure that we can push the limits of the production to new heights.
DID SOMEONE SAY ADMIRAL UHURA? YES!
To celebrate our collective funding victory we are ecstatic to announce that NICHELLE NICHOLS is joining the cast of Renegades! One of the biggest legends in science fiction and tv/movie history will play a role in our upcoming production.
We want this to be the greatest collection of science fiction talent - in front of the camera and behind it – that has been seen in a very long time. And we believe we have assembled exactly that.
Please join us in welcoming Nichelle Nicols on this incredible journey!
RENEGADES HITS $351,000!
WE DID IT!!!
Thanks to the donated Delta Frequent Flyer Miles, our new supporters donating $3500 or more will be able to fly to Los Angeles from anywhere in the US that Delta flies. This element makes set visits and lunch with either Terry Farrell or the legendary Walter Koenig that much more convenient.
With more rewards added over the past few days as well as Cyber Monday Deals, now is the time to take advantage of the discounts and either increase your donation or tell your friends to join our 2,700+ donors.
With 40 hours of the campaign remaining there's no time to lose. We look forward to bringing you all the on-set behind the scenes news as we begin production in early 2016. This can only happen because your generosity and your unwavering support in the Gene Roddenberry's vision of Star Trek.
FREE FLIGHTS FOR SET VISIT REWARDS THROUGH DELTA AIRLINES
We've got a very special Cyber Monday deal! Anyone that claims a donation of $3,500 or higher, starting today, can get a free flight into the LA area from anywhere that DELTA AIRLINES flies! You read that right. One of our stellar fans has offered up frequent flyer miles to anyone that gets a set visit at a level $3,500 and up. But this must be for a donation made from today until the end of the campaign on Wednesday night at 8pm PST. Feel free to message us about it at our kickstarter page.
Have Dinner With Star Trek Legend Walter Koenig
The countdown for Star Trek Renegades Continues through Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday. We've reached $310,000, which is 88% of the goal with 3 Days to go. Help us bring this project over the finish line.
We've added some stellar new deals and new rewards packages including our greatest package yet – A VIP dinner with Walter Koenig and a surprise cast member at the world famous Musso and Frank Restaurant in Hollywood. Hollywood Landmark, Musso & Frank Restaurant Hollywood Landmark, Musso & Frank Restaurant
Join Admiral Chekov himself for an evening of laughs, stories, and delicious food – and let Walter pick up the tab! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate 50 years of science fiction history and to make a memory to keep with you forever.
Renegades Hits $300,000 and Icarus Model Kit Added
Thanks to all of our donors we've made it to $300,000 with 4 days left to go and only 14% remaining to achieve our goal. Plus we've added a new reward: The Exclusive Icarus Model Kit.
This Signature Edition Kickstarter release of the Icarus model kit features a very special plaque autographed by: Adrienne Wilkinson, Captain Lexxa Singh Scott Nakada, Icarus Designer
• 1/677 scale model kit
• 15.6 inches long
• Master tooling and castings crafted by professional scale model makers
• Created using the original digital filming model
• High detail model kit
• High quality resin parts • Suitable for interior lighting
• Decal markings included
• Instructions Included
• Assembly required
A Special Message from Walter Koenig
Check out the Update Section.
A Personal Message from Tim Russ
Check it out in the Update Section. Below is a link to the video.
Star Trek Renegades reaches $250,000 with only $100,000 Left to Go!
With less 30% left to achieve our goal and bring Star Trek: Renegades - Requiem to life, we hope that Star Trek fans will rally behind the production and give us that final push over the next 10 days to achieve the final $100,000 we need to begin work on this momentous Episode. Are you looking for the perfect gift for your loved one for the holidays? Well present them with a gift of sci-fi history by being a part of this amazing new production that will be the send off of a legend. With items personalized by Pavel Chekov himself, Walter Koenig. Help Star Trek Renegades with your love and support today.
Have your face in the Renegades Comic & Combadges are back!
Have you ever wanted to see your face in a science fiction comic? Well here is your chance. We are offering an opportunity to have your face in the final pages of the Renegades comic. Hundreds of thousands of fans will see your face immortalized. This reward is only in a VERY limited quantity (eight).
We've sent out the first six pages of our renegades comic on our social media sites and in newsletters – if you haven't yet seen them, check them out here: www.facebook.com/strtheseries
COMBADGES ARE BACK!
Back by popular demand are the glorious Renegades Combadges. These sleek, sharp Combadges are featured prominently in the pilot episode, as well as in the upcoming production. Last time, all 200 of them were claimed within three days, so do not delay.
RELEASE OF THE OFFICIAL RENEGADES POSTER ARTWORK FOR EPISODE 2!
The official movie poster for episode #2, entitled “THE REQUIEM.” There are two versions of this stunning art work – the cold, steely shades of blue and the hot, fiery tones of red and orange. These are FREE for all of our fans to download and share! Visit us at www.facebook.com/strtheseries
We are also releasing these dramatic works of art on our kickstarter campaign as limited edition 16”x20” Giclee Posters on premium fine art glossy paper – heavy stock – signed by Walter Koenig, honoring this historic final performance. Limited to 75 Prints. Check out the NEW $500 REWARD LEVEL listed at the right.
Star Trek Renegades is an independent, fan-funded and supported Internet television series, executive produced by Sky Conway. Renegades features a combination of familiar Star Trek character and actors, plus a collection of hot, new rising actors.
Set a decade after Voyager's return from Delta Quadrant, ST: Renegades focuses on a team of fugitives, who are on the run from the Federation while secretly working for the head of Starfleet intelligence, Admiral Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) and Tuvok (Tim Russ, who also directs) to root out internal corruption within the Federation as well as external threats.
Together, Chekov and Tuvok secretly assembled this new elite strike-force, consisting of rogues, outcasts and criminals, led by the fearless, yet haunted daughter of Kahn Noonan Singh, Lexxa Singh (Adrienne Wilkinson). The Star Trek: Renegades' Pilot stars Walter Koenig (reprising his role as Admiral Chekov), Adrienne Wilkinson, Sean Young, Manu Intiraymi, Gary Graham, Robert Picardo, Corin Nemec, Bruce Young, Tim Russ, Chasty Ballesteros, Edward Furlong, Courtney Peldon, Larissa Gomes, Richard Herd, and Herbert Jefferson Jr., and introducing Crystal Conway. If you're not yet familiar with Star Trek: Renegades feel free to watch the entire feature-length pilot episode currently on Youtube with over 760,000 Views
RENEGADES LAUNCHES THEIR NEXT EPISODES
Fresh off the success of our pilot episode that the Donors made happen, Renegades is launching its next episodes. These exciting next two episodes continue the Renegades storyline and introduce new heroes and villains...as well as new Renegades.
This campaign will be for the Production of Episode 2 with Stretch Goals designed to fund the 3rd Episode and Post Production. All monies prior to the first Stretch Goal will go toward completing Episode 2.
WALTER KOENIG'S FINAL PERFORMANCE AS PAVEL CHEKOV
Be a part of the next episode that will mark the send off of an icon with the help of the Renegades crew.
EXCITING, NEW ADDITIONS!
In addition to our talented team from the Renegades Pilot, we are adding a deep bench of all stars which include the following:
As a fan show, we are prohibited from making a profit on the project, therefore we are unable to approach traditional investment groups. So we have come to you, the fans, who have kept Gene Roddenberry's vision alive for the past 49 years, to help us to once again bring ST: Renegades to the screen. Kickstarter Donors took seats on the bridge of the USS Archer as members of the supporting cast and extras in the pilot. Donors will once again be able to take part in the filming of the next episodes and have the life-long memory of being an integral ingredient in the next era of the Star Trek Universe.
Every little bit helps bring us to our next goal, so your donations both large and small are what will help get us shooting by the beginning of 2016.
To the right we have listed perks from $25.00 up, to help fit into anyone and everyone's budget. Perks will include everything from a thank you in the credits, to original com-badges, signed photos by the cast, digital downloads and DVD/Blu-Ray copies of the final episode, set visits or even being cast as an extra during the filming here in Los Angeles.
SPREADING THE WORD IS IMMENSELY HELPFUL!
Even if you can't support Renegades financially, there's still other ways to assist us in completing our goals, such as telling your friends and family about the project and posting the link to the Campaign on your social media feeds. Every bit helps and you, the fans, are the only ones that can help bring these amazing stories to life. We cannot over emphasize the magnitude of our passion for Star Trek and our continued mission to keep Gene's vision of the future alive. With your support, we can accomplish that objective.
With additional funding we will be able to increase our production quality on all fronts and all departments.
Any production takes a great deal of time, money and talented artisans to bring it to the screen, and this is even more true in the case of Science-Fiction, where Sets, Green Screen shots and CGI effects are extremely important to building an imaginary world where amazing aliens from strange new worlds and adventuring characters will grow and face their ultimate challenges.
Our ultimate goal is produce and release a broadcast quality episodes at 10% of the budget of the major broadcast networks. This was proved with low production cost of the pilot.
Below is a basic list of costs we will incur while making the episode:
1. Pre-Production - Getting the script written, the sets designed and built, the budgets finalized, securing the permits, the rental of the studio space, the costumes designed and fabricated as well as the props, such as tricorders, phasers, computer screens, etc.
2. Production - Paying the Cast and Crew, the cost of the Lights, Cameras, Grip equipment, Monitors, Food/Meals, Make Up/Prosthetics and Sound Equipment, etc.
3. Post Production - Paying the Editing Team as well as the cost of the CGI Effects, Color Correction, Sound Mixing, and Musical Score. (For this Campaign, the CGI Effects will be marked as a Stretch Goal)
One of our Stretch Goals is the creation of a new Icarus Bridge. The vision for Renegades has grown so much since its inception that we would like to build a bridge that's a bit more grand in scale and exudes uniqueness. We love this new design and we hope you do too.
WILL DONORS GET BEHIND THE SCENES UPDATES?
During both Pre-production and production we'll be bringing the Donors updates on our progress as well as behind the scenes pictures so you can experience this amazing process first-hand from start to finish. You'll become acquainted with the talented members of the Renegades team and see the cast do what they do best. Star Trek like you've never seen it before.
Grab a front-row seat and enjoy the ride made exclusively for our Donors.
We have created an amazing team that will increase our production value and quicken the timeframe of the production. If we are successful, we hope to complete Episode 2 by the Summer of 2016 with Episode 3 going into production shortly thereafter if Stretch Goals are met.
The Renegades pilot was shot like a feature film with close to 700 effects shot. This final episode will have fewer effects shots as well as less shooting pages.
Upon funding we will immediately go into pre-production on Episode 1.2 in the last quarter of 2015. Production of Renegades Episode 1.2 will subsequently begin 2016.
**If these stretch goals are not initially met, we will supplement the post costs with an additional crowd funding campaign early next year.
Risks and challenges
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