Star Trek: Captain Pike
Star Trek: Captain Pike
“STAR TREK: CAPTAIN PIKE” is our 45-Minute Episode Pilot that is the prequel to a feature length film entitled, "ENCOUNTER AT RIGEL"
“STAR TREK: CAPTAIN PIKE” is our 45-Minute Episode Pilot that is the prequel to a feature length film entitled, "ENCOUNTER AT RIGEL" Read more
About this project
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)
ROBERT PICARDO (Star Trek: Voyager) AS DOCTOR JACE ZIMMERMAN (USS ENTERPRISE)
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.
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 -
"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.
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.
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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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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