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EXCITING UPDATE: 

We are excited to announce that WALTER KOENIG will be directly involved with our film and also as co-writer for the entire Captain Pike Saga! We are so grateful to have him aboard!

MAY 25TH UPDATE

Walter Koenig announces in Podcast that he's acting in "Captain Pike".

This is the story of Captain Pike when he first takes command of the Enterprise and his first mission aboard her.   And with your help, it will lead into a 90 minute Captain Pike film or Web Series.

Christopher Pike is the Captain seen in the original Star Trek Pilot “The Cage”, played by Jeffrey Hunter. He was Captain of the Enterprise before Captain Kirk. And his story has never been told, until now. 

In the original Star Trek Pilot, “The Cage”, set in the year 2254. Captain Pike and his crew are returning from Rigel VII, where several members of the landing party were killed by the inhabitants. 

The incident filled Pike with so much guilt that he is considering resigning his commission. But that’s all we know about Captain Pike, and we want to know so much more. Don’t you? 

This is an independent film project that will be helmed by professionals who all work in the entertainment industry. From cast and crew to writers, director, producers and actors. 

 In our film, we will answer these questions about Captain Pike: 

1. What happened on Pike’s first mission with his female first officer, and his science officer, Mr. Spock? 

2. Did Pike ever go into battle? 

3. Which alien race did he encounter before any other Starfleet Captains? We know Captain Pike’s father is Admiral Josh Pike, but we never learned about the Admiral and which starship he commanded. 

We never learned about many of the federation Captains that we saw in Star Trek TOS or their descendants. 

In this film, we’ll answer all the questions you’ve always wondered about. And you’ll see many famous Starfleet officers at the beginning of their illustrious careers. 

We would like to show you STAR TREK: CAPTAIN PIKE first, to prove ourselves to you. Then, if we have enough fan-support, we will make the full-length feature film – “STAR TREK: ENCOUNTER AT RIGEL” 

In Encounter at Rigel, you will see Captain Pike’s story. It will also establish our universe. 

THE STARS OF STAR TREK: CAPTAIN PIKE 

Features these well known actors:

RAY WISE (Reaper, Twin Peaks, Star Trek: Next Generation & Voyager) AS ADMIRAL JOSH PIKE (USS CONSTITUTION)

BRUCE DAVISON (X-Men, Star Trek: Voyager & Enterprise, Lost, Legend of Korra) AS CAPTAIN ROBERT APRIL (USS ENTERPRISE)

DWIGHT SCHULTZ (Star Trek: Next Gen, A-Team) AS CAPTAIN JASON TRACEY (USS EXETER)

LINDA PARK  
(Star Trek: Enterprise, Legends TV series) AS CAPTAIN JULIE DECKER (USS REPUBLIC)

ROBERT PICARDO (Star Trek: Voyager) AS DOCTOR JACE ZIMMERMAN (USS ENTERPRISE)

CHASE MASTERSON 
(Star Trek: Deep Space 9) AS LIEUTENANT SUSAN KELLY

JORGE PALLO (Insidious 2, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 24, Sons of Anarchy) AS CAPTAIN DAMIAN SANDOVAL (USS LEXINGTON)


SEAN KENNEY (Star Trek TOS: Captain Pike & Lt. DePaul) 

Are all these incredible actors really in this film? YES! And we’re very happy to have them on board.

BREAKING NEWS!  NEW SET DEVELOPMENT – 5/7/15

When we first launched our Kickstarter we were asking for funds to build sets because the only local sets will not be ready for a year. We now have a new option that would cost a lot less -

STAR TREK NEW VOYAGES, CAPTAIN PIKE TEAM UP!

Our friend James Cawley (Captain Kirk in “Star Trek New Voyages”) has graciously offered us the use of his incredible Studio for the filming of “Captain Pike”. 
Shooting on this set, reworked for Captain Pike
Shooting on this set, reworked for Captain Pike
The Bridge set would be reworked with the black railing along with other details to replicate Pike’s ship.   We will even have the white Burke chairs for our bridge.

These sets are the most accurate Star Trek sets to the original series. Sets are as follows: Bridge, Briefing Room, Transporter Room, The Complete TOS Corridors, Sickbay, Exam Room, Office and Lab, Engineering, Captain’s Quarters set, Alien ship interiors and Starfleet HQ.

This would cut out the need for set construction, but it would require us to still pay for our Cast & Crew to fly to Albany from Los Angeles and rent a hotel.

The supporting actors/extras would be cast in Albany earlier, so we wouldn’t need to fly them in. 

Airfare for 12 Cast & Crew, plus 2 additional pay days/12 day hotel lodging/ 12 days food per diem -

TOTAL COST - $65,000 We would need this amount PLUS the original goal of $112,000 for the film shoot alone. Kickstarter does not let you change the funding goal. So the total cost of shooting the film on these sets would be $177,000. 

I believe it is possible to raise this amount with your support. We would shoot this August or September 2015. Those dates are being held for us. 

We’d have a trailer ready before Christmas and the final product soon after that.

Remember, we would need to be left with that amount AFTER the various fees are taken out. So we’d have to cover those fees too. 

You'd get a complete film with Professional actors and crew, incredible visual effects battle sequences and shot on Pike’s sets for $177,000. 

And we would have the opportunity to continue with our 90-minute film and more after that, if you like what you see. We will be using the highest quality camera, lighting and visual effects available. 

The finished product will look like something you’d see in a theatre or on television. 
                            
VISUAL EFFECTS FOR CAPTAIN PIKE 

Captain Pike has the one of the best visual effects artists in the world! Tobias Richter. Our video shows you how talented this man is. (VFX Clips from Star Trek: New Voyages in our teaser & The Light Works Video & photos below). 

 Example of Tobias Richter's work below -

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"Tobias has helped with the Star Trek The Next Generation BluRay as well and worked on many other Star Trek and Sci-fi projects". He will be creating all our ships and visual effects. 

 OUR GOAL 

If we are fortunate enough to exceed our goal, additional funds will go towards expanding our celebrity cast members. There are several actors that read our script and wanted to be involved with our film, but we simply couldn’t afford to expand our cast costs any further. 

The Kickstarter for Star Trek: Captain Pike will pay for the actors, make-up, visual effects, locations, studio rentals and actual filming costs. The resulting film will be about 45 minutes. 

If this kickstarter is successful, this will then allow us to launch into Star Trek: Encounter at Rigel. 

The Captain Pike team is excited to show you what we’re capable of, and to give you a great independent feature length Star Trek: Captain Pike film. 

WHERE THE MONEY GOES 

Kickstarter’s get about 70% of the total money raised. 10% goes to Kickstarter and Amazon payment processing fees. Another 10% we have budgeted for Perks (the gifts you receive at different donor levels). And there is a basic 10% drop out rate (which we hope is much less!). So we're left with 70% to spend on Star Trek: Captain Pike. The film budget for “Star Trek: Captain Pike” is about $112,000.

WHAT ARE THE COSTS? 

ACTORS - We need about $22,000 to pay the actors and their expenses. Food, travel etc. We have a huge all star cast and want to show you an incredible film. 

CAMERA, LIGHTING, INSURANCE – $20,000 for Camera, lighting, and Equipment rentals. 

FOOD - $4,000 

SUPPORTING ACTORS – $4,000 we’d like to pay them at least scale for their time if we can. We want this experience to be great for everyone involved. 

WARDROBE & MAKE-UP EFFECTS – Starfleet Tunics, Alien costumes, $13,000 allows us to fund the Starfleet costumes for Captain Pike and pay for make-up effects and prosthetics. We have retained the services of the company that produces the TOS tunic replicas, so you know these tunics will be top quality. 

VFX - $ 27,000-$29,000 goes to start paying Tobias Richter and his team for the work they will be doing on Captain Pike. Tobias will be giving our film a specific look with his 3D ship models and designs. Why so much for effects? Because there are a lot of visual effects battles, ships & backgrounds in this 45 minute film. This is the actual prequel to our “Encounter at Rigel”. 

Prop Production and Replication – $4,000 we want to give you something incredible! So we have to hire the best to design it then replicate it. 

Composer/Post Production costs - $4,000 

Sound Engineer - $5,000 Sound Designer (Post) - $4,000 

$112,000 is without a cushion. And without the extra money needed to fly the cast & crew to N.Y.

There are always unexpected costs, so we’d like to have a cushion for that. Plus, we’d get less than that amount after all the companies take their percentages and fees. That is where your money is going. 

Whatever money we raise will go towards bringing you the Star Trek you all want to see. We love this and want to bring you everything you’ve never gotten a chance to see before! 

PIKE PERKS – We want to give you some great perks for joining our team. 

USS Constitution Perk patch
USS Constitution Perk patch
Captain Pike DVD or Blu-Ray
Captain Pike DVD or Blu-Ray
"I Like Pike" T-Shirt Perk
"I Like Pike" T-Shirt Perk
Starfleet Command T-Shirt
Starfleet Command T-Shirt
Starfleet Command (back)
Starfleet Command (back)
Starship Insignia Patches
Starship Insignia Patches

WWW.STARTREKCAPTAINPIKE.COM

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CAPTAINPIKEMOVIE

WWW.TWITTER.COM/CAPTAINPIKE65

WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/CAPTAINPIKEMOVIE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFoCjx4Icz84uHrcSUazMGA

© 2015 Rigel 7 Productions. STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. This website, the promotion thereof and/or any exhibition of
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Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges when making a film – Even with a set budget there are always unforeseen circumstances and costs. However, the Captain Pike crew has proven themselves on many other films and projects, and is looking forward to making this adventure our best yet with your support.

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    Captain Pike Starfleet Gold Velour Tunic! This is a professionally made costume tunic. Both male and female versions available. Sizes available are M/L/XL/2XL for men and S/M/L for women. This perk is a STAND ALONE level, meaning you don't get any other perks with this perk.

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    Receive the entire above PLUS an autographed 8x10 Color cast photo (made out to your name) and signed by everyone on the cast! PLUS the Official Limited Edition Cast & Crew T-Shirt – not sold anywhere! Choose this level if you want EVERYTHING WE’VE GOT!

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    You will get an exclusive tour of the sets by Captain Pike himself, Todd Shawn Tei. This is a standalone level and does not include any other level in combination. Backers will be included on our special backer page on the “Star Trek: Captain Pike” website. We will thank backers at this level in the credits supported by this Kickstarter. This level also includes a signed script.

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    Receive an Official Captain Pike cast & crew t-shirt and "I LIKE PIKE" T-Shirt and a walk on extra role in the film! And meet the cast & crew! (Shooting in Los Angeles). You’d be responsible for getting to our location. We will thank backers at this level in the credits supported by this Kickstarter as an Associate Producer. This level also includes a signed script.

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