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STAR TREK writer Marc Zicree teams with GALACTICA FX whiz Doug Drexler & Sci-Fi Legends to reinvent classic 50s show as Feature Films
STAR TREK writer Marc Zicree teams with GALACTICA FX whiz Doug Drexler & Sci-Fi Legends to reinvent classic 50s show as Feature Films
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    1. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      Hi, guys, Sorry you fell through the cracks. We've been sending out perks for years -- all the digital ones and also t-shirts, posters, lobby cards, trading cards, patches and more, with the models of the Paladin about to be sent out. We also sent a link to the first half-hour of the two hour pilot -- Additionally, we'll send out the first full hour when it's done (we're screening it at the C21 Drama Summit in November) and will get the rest of it out to you soon as we can. Feel free to email me directly at or call me at (323)363-1259 with any questions or concerns. Thanks, Marc

    2. Aaron Robb on

      Following up: I read down the comments thread and it appears that they haven't forgotten us. Good to now.

    3. Aaron Robb on

      Thomas. Same here. helped back the 1st Kickstarter way back when and nada. Just a single email back in 2016 asking for me to confirm my contact information, which I did. It would be good to know what happened/is happening/will happen with regards to backer rewards.

    4. Thomas Giles on

      I backed this a long, long time ago. 5 years and 2 more kickstarters later, and I still haven't seen the results of that first kickstarter project. Did I miss something? It seems chapter 1 is complete; did I miss an email with a link to watch it somehow? Would love some help.

    5. Captain Mark Gray on

      Too COOL :-) Thank Marc!

    6. Jay Mac on

      Ah, so it sounds like the DVDs are still waiting to ship, yes? I've not received anything yet.

    7. Phil & Amy Atherton on

      Just had a reply from Marc over on the new Kickstarter and the Blu-Ray will include chapters 1-4 of Redemption (so the first film as we backed it).

    8. Phil & Amy Atherton on

      Just like you guys I hopoe my pledge for the Blu-Ray will eventually materialise and will be for the entirety of "Redemption" (chapters 1-4 as it now is).

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      Sonia Koval

      @Andrew -- I feel the same way. No telling how long before the rest actually comes along so I'll just wait for the DVD (which I hope they will still send when & if the thing is finished).

      @Susan -- {sigh indeed} I wonder the same thing!

    10. Susan Ator on

      Sigh. So, now I'm wondering if I will ever see the dvd of the first film or will I have to pledge 4 different times? What's the deal?

    11. Andrew Heidgerken on

      I'm happy to see it's getting far enough along to send out the first half hour, but honestly I don't want a tease, I want the whole first movie/pilot in a single viewing. So I'm going to git my teeth and wait. Best lock and god speed wrapping it up. I'm still looking forward to seeing it when it's ready to watch.

    12. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      I talked with Dave Edison and we'll be sending you the first half-hour of the Space Command pilot tomorrow. Very exciting...

    13. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      We got the last of the VFX shots at 1 AM. Some of them have some glitches, nothing major. We're talking amongst ourselves as to whether we want to send it out or fix those shots. Be in touch soon...

    14. bill boxler on

      WHen do we get to see the first half hour? Thought it was going to be before it debuted at Comic Con at noon.

    15. Jacob Briggs on

      >> . We'll have the first half hour finished in the next few months and send that out to everyone, then the next half hour soon after and so on.

      Hi, this is my longest running kickstarter and so far we haven't really seen much. Are you still in target to send out the first episode? I think changing format several times has been a bit of a curse, but is this finally on the final path?

    16. Joel Segerbäck on

      @Patrick Riffe: I did get a Space Command textile badge via mail in 2016, and I think I got some digital rewards as a download link several years ago. I downloaded the stuff back then, but I think I've lost those files over the years.
      I'm still waiting for the Blu-ray.
      (Given how poorly Kickstarter dates these posts I'll add that I'm posting this in March 2018.)

    17. Patrick Riffe on

      I'm seeing and hearing in the videos that some rewards have been sent out, but I have not received anything. Have some of the rewards been sent out? Has anyone received anything? Am I the only one who hasn't gotten anything other than youtube updates?

    18. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      Hi, Luke, Thanks for caring enough to post your thoughts and questions. To be clear, we shot all of the two-hours as promised, then spent a solid year with Dave Edison editing it. This is the two-hours we're now actively working on to finish post VFX, sound design, score, color correction, etc. We'll have the first half hour finished in the next few months and send that out to everyone, then the next half hour soon after and so on. My pitching Space Command as a series has in no way hindered or blunted my goal of finishing the first two hours -- on the contrary, if I manage to sell the show, we'll have much more money to finished the two hours and continue shooting the rest (I've written the first eight hours and am embarked on writing the entire twelve hour first season). In terms of sound effects, etc., this is all temp and not final. Our sound designer now has the time he needs to do the full job and has worked on many of my favorite films. So all I can say is hang in there and there will be much more to see very soon. Thanks again and all best, Marc

    19. Luke Franklin on

      Hmmm.. Well.. As I'm always brutally honest with this project.. I like what I see, mostly. The fight sequences are.. pretty bad. I think it's mostly the sound design that is laughably bad in those scenes.

      Hopefully we see something soon.. Two Kickstarters, a (presumably deleted) Indiegogo, a patreon and a push to back via Paypal.. Not to mention an auction with Profiles in History in which you sold some of your own things to back Space Command. It's difficult to come up with solid numbers but you ended up with around $350,000.. That's probably on the high end since I didn't include Kickstarters cut of the money.. I'm assuming Paypal and your selling of shares maybe covered that at least a bit.

      I've followed along and I think what people are mostly upset with is the fact that this project turned into something that we didn't back. We backed a movie and now what we are getting is some kind of TV series or web series. Honestly you've made so many statements on this I'm not even sure anybody knows what is going on with this.

      Three years ago(!) we got an update that stated, "yesterday Dave Edison, our crack editor, sent us the last few scenes of the film, so now we have the entire first Space Command film in assemblage, beginning to end."

      So you decided to completely scrap that entire cut of the film and turn it into a TV show, pilot, web series.. whatever you have decided to call it? I think the major problem that most people have is that rather than be lazer focused on getting backers what they originally backed for.. You changed things up.. What was once a movie... Has now become, "my goal has been to sell Space Command as a TV show to a network or big Internet platform."

      In one of the previous updates that I have linked above you also said, "Everything I've done to this point has been to create momentum, credibility and evidence." Unfortunately I think you ended up screwing yourself over with that one. The very people who wanted to see this project succeed the MOST, are now completely turned off by Space Command.

      I'm not even angry really.. It just baffles me that here we are in 2018 and all we have to show for it are a couple trailers with recycled footage and some merch.

    20. Rohan on

      @Kyle, part of the problem we have is the scope creep that's taken place.

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      Kyle Franz on

      Hi Marc and Team. Good work. I am excited to see the finished project.

      This may be more rhetorical than an actual question. Why would yourself and other creators of movies. Especially VFX heavy ones, ever deal with Kickstarters? The people on these comment sections appear to have very little idea of what is involved in these types of projects. let alone, the reality of financing them. I am suite more than one will be upset with this comment, but the response will just further prove the point.

      I am not in the creator business, but have nothing but empathy for the tings you and your team must have to deal with. I hope you can sell the series soon, so you can get back to making content full time. Rather than dealing with this stuff.

      In any event. Good luck.

    22. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      Anyone with questions can email me at or call me at (323)363-1259. But I'd suggest first watching any of the videos I've put out or reading any of the text that accompanies the many backers updates I've put out or the videos or texts on the new campaign. The new campaign is not to make a new story -- it's specifically to finish VFX and post on the two-hour story we've shot, the one starring Doug Jones, Bob Picardo, Mira Furlan and Bill Mumy. With the money we've raised, we'll finish first the first 30 minutes and send that out, then move on to the next thirty minutes, and the next, and the next. We hope to have the first thirty minutes completed in the next few months and get it out to everybody. You can actually watch the new extended trailer and an entire scene at my YouTube Channel, Mr. Sci-Fi. Thanks for hanging in there. All best, Marc

    23. Thomas Giles on

      Is there any word on when we will receive this film? I see another kickstarter has been started, presumably for a sequel, before the first one has been fulfilled.

    24. Joel Segerbäck on

      As it's been two years since you sent out your last survey, and I've changed my address since (with the forwarding for the old address no longer active either), should I contact you with my current address or will there be a new service before you start sending out the DVD's/blurays?

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      Zoston on

      Hi Marc,

      I'm normally a silent backer, but I figured I'd drop a word. I just wanted to say that while I'm disappointed at all the delays, and was somewhat more disappointed to see you start a second kickstarter, I had a look at some of the new videos (but not too much to avoid spoilers) and it is looking really good.

      Nothing's going to remove my disappointment until the first part actually is released. But I'm a bit more optimistic now that when it does the end result will have been worth the wait.

      So, all my best to you and the team. I'll be waiting for you when you reach the end! Though, of course, that end will only be the beginning of even more.


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      Norman Fair on

      Has anyone else who pledged "Special Lieutenant Commander" even received an email from Backerkit, Pledgemanager or whatever was used for this? When I look on the Campaign tab it shows what I selected and at the bottom it says "NO SURVEYS SENT". I searched my email and couldn't find anything.

    27. Cameron Cooke on

      Hi Marc and team, thanks so much for getting in touch. Im so happy with the progress made and apologise for not keeping up to date with the updates. Clearly I missed an important update hence why I didn’t receive my rewards. Thanks for reaching out to me personally and sorting everything out. I can’t wait for the finished product. All the best.

    28. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      Here's a longer response to you, Cameron,

      I don't know if you've watched or read any of the Backers Updates I've been putting out every few weeks for years now to my Kickstarter Backers, on my Facebook and Twitter pages and on my Mr. Sci-Fi YouTube Channel, but I have been working on Space Command non-stop all this time.

      We have spent the last few years reaching out to the all the backers and sending out the posters, lobby cards, patches, trading cards, signed scripts, signed Twilight Zone Companions, downloadable score, rank certificates, membership cards, t-shirts and more that was promised to them.

      If you have not received anything, please email me back with your correct contact address and phone number and I will put my team on it immediately. I've cc'ed them above.

      We've shot the entire two-hour Space Command film, 35 minutes of the second one, and the opening scene of the third one, and the new 6-minute trailer we're releasing shows scenes from all of that. (Here's the first two minutes of that trailer -- the rest will be coming over the next few days, in tandem with the new campaign…)

      We've been busy finishing VFX and post on the first 35 minutes of the first two-hour story and will be sending that to the backers soon. The money I'm raising now is to help finish post on the first film -- which as I mentioned has been completed in all entirety save for VFX, post sound, music, etc. Believe me, I'm working as hard as I possibly can to finish it.

      As to the previous campaign being taken down, I don't know about that and will look into it. It's not at my request and I'm simply focused now on getting what I need to finish things and get it all to you and the other backers.

      If you have further questions, feel free to email me at or call me at (323)363-1259.

      All best,

    29. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      Our volunteer team has fulfilled thousands of rewards and won't stop until everyone is properly taken care of.
      Cameron, the search engine glitch is on KS only. We're still searchable.

    30. Cameron Cooke on

      Also why is this campaign no longer showing up. It’s like it’s been erased to hide the negative feedback due to lack of rewards being sent out. Clearly if people that thinking about backing the new campaign saw this one they would probably think twice. This seems a little dodgy to me.

    31. Cameron Cooke on

      I’m a bit confused as I’ve not received a single reward and now there is another campaign which you’re asking for my money. When will you complete the original film/pilot as promised and when we will get rewards and DVDs? It’s 2017 and I backed this in 2013!

    32. Charlie

      Still waiting on my physical rewards and I've contacted you several times and you always tell me that you're letting the team know but they've NEVER followed through and contacted me, much less mailed me anything.

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      michiel on

      @Marc Zicree. I'm not doubting you will finish the movie/series; you have shown us some really nice footage to proove this already. With the changes being made (I believe this is out of interest and commitment to space command), there was a bit of confusion with the pledged made.
      Anyway, I wish you luck in your further filming adventure Marc

    34. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      Volker, michiel, Richard, everyone who pledged at least $27 is getting the full movie. Our campaign for finishing funds is called Redemption. That's the title of the first movie, Redemption. We've sent thousands of rewards packages, and will make sure everyone receives all their rewards, and a bit more. We're committed to finishing a great adventure, we've made real progress, here's an example:

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      Richard Wagoner

      I'd like to back this project, but have not recieved any of the Captain rewards either.

      What is disturbing is that the original campaign
      Is not visible in my Backed Projects list (viewed
      On an iPad ), and the only way I coulld get to this
      Page was from my Backers email conformation.

      Whats going on?...?


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      michiel on

      I have thesame question as Volker. I pledged for the blueray with international shipping; and i'm also wondering what we are getting as it's not a movie anymore.

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      Mal on

      This project was originally funded on July 15, 2012. It is now November 6, 2017, and instead of delivering on the original promise, all we have received as backers is an endless epic of excuses.

      Now the creator of this project is attempting to raise new funding through another Kickstarter, called "Space Command Redemption":

      Please do not waste your money on this project.

      What would be really redeeming is if the original project actually delivered what was promised, but perhaps it always was, just fiction, not science fiction.

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      Volker on

      I backed $55 ($37 +HD, +International Shipping) - Does that mean I'll get the BlueRay from the new Project (or something similar) anyway? How does this old reward relate to the new project? Is it cancelled? Do I get a refund? Will it be fulfilled someday (my preference)? Thank you.

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      James Perifanos on

      Greetings All,

      I am at captain reward level and have yet to receive the physical rewards. Just checking into see if I missed anything regarding the rewards shipping.

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      Kelvin Paull on

      I am a captain back and still waiting for the physical rewards. I sent an email to Marc's gmail end of May. In August and September I sent an email to and I haven't heard a response. I'm fine with saving shipping and getting rewards and movie on the same order I just want to know I'm not left out.

    41. Darwin Gosal on

      I'm just wondering, when do you expect to deliver the 2-hours pilot episode?

    42. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      I've alerted our team; let me know if they don't contact you. To date, the vast majority of the perks have been sent out -- t-shirts, posters, patches, lobby cards, trading cards, much more. Additionally, we're busy on post on Space Command, with our VFX team at work full time and many more team members laboring hard. Here's a video I just posted you may like --

      Always feel free to email me at or call me at (323)363-1259 with any concerns or questions. Cheers.

    43. Tom Champion on

      Hi Marc,

      I still haven't received any physical rewards yet.

      I received an email from Jennifer on the 24th June that there was an issue and she would look at the problem but since then I have had no reply even though I have sent a couple of emails.

      Can you let me know what is going on.



    44. WP - Member, Mutant League on

      Hope you had a great Comic-Con with Space Command: Bold Adventures!

    45. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      Thanks, Charlie!

    46. Charlie

      Being a showrunner instead of just a creative contributor is a difference of exponential magnitudes!! Hang in there, Commander!!

    47. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      Thanks so much for the kind words. They really help.

    48. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      Thanks so much for the kind words. They really help.

    49. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      Thanks so much for the kind words. They really help.

    50. Marc Zicree 3-time creator on

      Thanks so much for the kind words. They really help.

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