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Star Trek: Phase II has been making great Star Trek for 10 years, including episodes with guest stars George Takei and Walter Koenig. Read more

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Star Trek: Phase II has been making great Star Trek for 10 years, including episodes with guest stars George Takei and Walter Koenig.

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"Going Boldly"

Star Trek: Phase II is the longest running Star Trek fan film, just having celebrated its 10th anniversary.   

Episodes Released to Date

Come What May

In Harm's Way

To Serve All My Days (special guest star Walter Koenig)

World Enough and Time (special guest star George Takei)

Blood and Fire (two part episode by David Gerrold)

The Child

Enemy Starfleet (special guest star Barbara Luna)

Kitumba

THE VISUAL EFFECTS OF PHASE II

Star Trek: Phase II has the amazing talents of Tobias Richter, one of the top Visual Effects artists in the world. What you have seen in our videos is all Tobias and his company, The Light Works.

Brandon Stacy, Brian Gross and John Kelley
Brandon Stacy, Brian Gross and John Kelley

THE HOLIEST THING

The Holiest Thing is our latest episode and will feature the story of how Captain Kirk met Carol Marcus.  It co-stars Jacy King as Carol Marcus and features Brian Gross as our new Captain Kirk.

PERKS

We want to give you great perks for your donations. We hope you will enjoy the perks we offer.  We have a team of three people prepped and ready to fulfill all the perks we offer here.

WHERE THE MONEY GOES

Generally, campaigns get about 80% of the total money raised. 10% goes to Kickstarter and Amazon payment processing fees. Another 10% we have budgeted for Perks (the gifts you earn at different donation levels). So basically we get 80% to spend on Star Trek: Phase II.

We set the Kickstarter bar low at $ 10,000.  That will basically get The Holiest Thing finished and released to you fans.

What does that pay for? Our episodes need professional post-production work.  While Tobias Richter generously donates his time and effort to Phase II for our visual effects, the entire post-production process needs to be manged by a professional in order to deliver the best quality work.  This costs us $ 6,000, which is really rather inexpensive in the world of professional Hollywood post-production.  But we have a seasoned veteran who will be handling this, who did this work on Kitumba, and you all know how well that turned out!  The other $ 2000 we get (Remember, $ 10,000 - 20% = $ 8,000) will go to upgrading hardware for our team.  Hard drives, memory disks and computing power are constant needs.

STRETCH GOALS

Star Trek: Phase II has some stretch goals and perks if we reach them!

(Please note, for those donating at $ 20 or less, there is a small shipping fee since otherwise we are not shipping anything to you as everything is digital. All other levels we will just put these stretch goal perks in what we are already shipping you!)

$ 20,000  STRETCH GOAL  -  ACHIEVED!

Bread And Savagery Post Production - $ 20,000 we will pay for the post-production on Bread And Savagery as well.  This is the second Brian Gross episode.  Again, that will be $ 6,000 and the balance will be used to buy more hardware.

$ 20,000 Stretch Perk - Everyone who donates at least $ 10 gets a special "Bread And Savagery" digital wallpaper & a USS Enterprise Phase II refit digital wallpaper.

$ 30,000 STRETCH GOAL - ACHIEVED!

The New Sets - The move to new facilities is costing us a LOT of money.  Our new 13,000 sf facility is EPIC!  and we will have the best and biggest Star Trek sets in the known universe.  But this move costs money and so the $ 8,000 we get at this level pays for that move.

$ 30,000 Stretch Perk - Everyone who donates $ 10 or more gets an exclusive Juan Ortiz "Axanar" digital movie poster. Those who donated $ 75 or more will get a printed 11" x 17" version to go with their original Juan Ortiz poster perk.

$ 50,000 STRETCH GOAL - ACHIEVED!

We need about $ 15,000 to make an episode.  So if we raise $ 20,000 above the $ 30,000 for the new sets, we will get about $ 16,000 which will pay for the next episode, Mind Sifter.

$ 50,000 Stretch Perk - Everyone who has donated $ 10 or more will receive the Star Trek: Phase II vinyl sticker.

$ 90,000 STRETCH GOAL - Rent!

Our new lease costs us $ 2,500 a month.  So a full year will cost us $ 30,000.  So at this level we will have paid for an entire year's rent.

So there you go! That is where your money is going. Rest assured that whatever money we raise will go towards bringing you the Star Trek you all want to see. We take our responsibility to you seriously and appreciate that you have invested with us! All the funds received will be put in a special account and handled by an accountant. Transparency and accountability are very important to us!

$ 90,000 Stretch Perk- Everyone who has donated $ 10 or more will receive the exclusive, limited edition "Phase II" patch.  This will only be available in this Kickstarter!

Please make sure you check back for regular updates, which will also be posted to our Facebook page and website:

Star Trek: Phase II website

Star Trek: Phase II Facebook page

Star Trek: Axanar You Tube Channel

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Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges when making a film. These include unforeseen delays, actor cancellations and rescheduling, weather, location availability, equipment issues etc. However, we have an experienced crew that has faced these challenges before.

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    CADET: Our sincere thanks and your name listed on our backer web page.

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    CREWMAN: Your name on the backers page on the Star Trek: Phase II website PLUS a digital download of the Juan Ortiz designed "The Holiest Thing" movie poster.

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    CREWMAN FIRST CLASS: Receive all of the above plus a PDF script of "The Holiest Thing".

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    CHIEF PETTY OFFICER: Receive all of the above plus a digital download of "The Holiest Thing" in HD.

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    MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER: All of the above PLUS the official illustrated script from "The Holiest Thing" in PDF form. Chock full of photos and details on the cast and characters, this reads like a "Making of" book with behind the scenes info and images.

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    ENSIGN: All of the above PLUS the official "The Holiest Thing" DVD. (Blu-Ray will be available at check out for $ 10 more).

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    ENSIGN: TREK.FM SPECIAL - All of the above PLUS an exclusive "Star Trek: Phase II" Digital Wallpaper.

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    LIEUTENANT JG: Receive all of the above PLUS An original, limited edition Juan Ortiz exclusive ""The Holiest Thing" movie poster. Created by famous Star Trek artist Juan Ortiz exclusively for Phase II, this 11" x 17" poster will ONLY be available in this Kickstarter. When they are sold out that is it!

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    LIEUTENANT JG: Receive all of the above PLUS An original, limited edition Juan Ortiz exclusive ""The Holiest Thing" movie poster. Created by famous Star Trek artist Juan Ortiz exclusively for Phase II, this 11" x 17" poster will ONLY be available in this Kickstarter. When they are sold out that is it!

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    LIEUTENANT: Receive all of the above PLUS receive the limited edition Phase II T-shirt. This T-shirt will ONLY be available in this Kickstarter.

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    LIEUTENANT: Receive all of the above PLUS receive the limited edition Phase II T-shirt. This T-shirt will ONLY be available in this Kickstarter.

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    LIEUTENANT COMMANDER: Own an original Star Trek Phase II Tunic. Receive all of the perks up to $ 100 plus get a "Cage" era tunic based on the designs of WIlliam Theiss. This is a beautiful and accurate re-creation of the blue sciences version, in size medium. We only have 3 of these beauties available.

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    LIEUTENANT - ENGINEERING SPECIALTY - All rewards up to the $ 100 level PLUS you get all 8 of the LCARS animation graphics that run on the engineering section of the bridge set. (Compatible with PC only not Mac), no additional software needed. Turn your computer in to the Bridge of the Enterprise with these graphic files. Also includes and autographed 8" X 10" of Charles Root as Commander Montgomery Scott.

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    COMMANDER: Autographed Spock ears! Receive all of the perks up to $ 100, PLUS You get a pair of screen-used Vulcan ears, used by actor Brandon Stacy in his portrayal of Mr. Spock. Also includes a personalized, autographed 8x10 of Brandon as Spock.

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    COMMANDER - SCIENCES TRACK: Own an original Star Trek Phase II Tunic. Receive all of the perks up to $ 100 plus get a Blue Velour Medical tunic based on the designs of William Theiss. This is a beautiful and accurate re-creation of the Blue Sciences version, in size Medium. We only have 2 of these beauties available.

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    COMMANDER - COMMAND TRACK: Own an original Star Trek Phase II Tunic. Receive all of the perks up to $ 100 plus get a Gold Velour Command tunic based on the designs of William Theiss. This is a beautiful and accurate re-creation of the Gold Command version, in size Large. We only have 3 of these beauties available.

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    CAPTAIN: Set Tour! Receive all of the perks up to $ 100, PLUS you get a personal tour of the Star Trek: Phase II sets by James Cawley as well as lunch with James and the team (Travel and accommodations not included). You will get a "Special Thanks" credit in the credits for our next episode "Mind Sifter" and your own copy of the script signed by writer Rick Chambers and Show Runner David Gerrold. The Mind Sifter shoot is June 20-30th, and you may take your tour at this time or any other time when we are not shooting (It is WAY more fun when we are shooting!).

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    FLEET CAPTAIN: James Cawley screen used tunic! Receive all of the perks up to $ 100, plus the one and only tunic that James Cawley has used in numerous Phase II episodes. There is only one!

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    ADMIRAL: Walk-on extra role in an episode! Receive all of the perks up to $ 100 plus Be an extra and hang with our cast and crew for an entire day. James Cawley will personally give you a tour of the sets, you will get your own script which you can have signed by the entire crew, and you will get a credit in the episode and on IMDB. Meet the entire cast and crew, eat with us at our favorite establishments and live the glamorous life of a movie star in upstate New York! (OK, not so glamorous, but loads of fun!).

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    VICE-ADMIRAL: Walk-on extra role in an episode! Receive all of the perks up to $ 100 plus be an extra and hang with our cast and crew for an entire day. James Cawley will personally give you a tour of the sets, you will get your own script which you can have signed by the entire crew, and you will get a credit in the episode and on IMDB. Meet the entire cast and crew, eat with us at our favorite establishments and live the glamorous life of a movie star in upstate New York! (OK, not so glamorous, but loads of fun!). Plus get your own Star Trek TOS tunic! James Cawley will custom make a tunic for you in your choice of color and rank!

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