MERCS takes place in the year 2046 where the United Earth government has fragmented into the the Federation of Independent States (FIS bad guys), and the the United Earth government (UE good guys). Even though the Federation is out numbered at first some of the more villainous alien empires ally themselves with them. The result is that the UE which represents the vast majority of Earth's population is now out numbered, specifically in the area of star ships. To build up their forces the UE decides to hire Mercenary star ship crews. This force comprising pirates and mercenaries is code named MERCS. The job of the MERCS is to perform covert operations, harass Federation shipping, and gather intelligence where the United Earth forces cannot operate.
MERCS follows the misadventures of the most troublesome MERC team, MERC Five. This team comprises of two ships, the Caladan and the Artemis, both of which were stolen from an evil alien race called the Sarks. The ships posses the next generation of technology which is the primary reason the UE tolerates the antics of the crews.
The characters of MERC Five are all out of their element and individually appear to be ill suited for their line of work. Yet somehow together they manage to get the job done, though always in the most unorthodox manner. The Captain of one ship is a failed criminal with a big heart, while the other Captain is a womanizing alcoholic. The mental problems of the remaining crew are far to numerous to mention, but somehow they make it work.
We've planned four seasons of MERCS. The first season will consist mainly of character development stories while the remain three seasons will slowly work out a recurring plot line that will not be mentioned here. Seasons one two and three are already written, and half of the first season has been filmed. What we need are funds to finish post production and the ability to purchase new equipment to finish the remaining episodes. It may seem like a small amount we're looking for, but we tend to do a lot with very little. Don't be shy, we have no problem with the pledges going over our goal.
We have also received a letter of intend from Echelon Entertainment regarding the MERCS series. Upon completion the series will be distributed on DVD to rental stores such as Netflix. In addition to distribution we are also working with some internet stations as well.
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