Star Trek: Renegades is the latest in a number of fan-produced fiction episode and movies that have appeared over the last decade or so. EWhat sets it apart is that the fans making it are people already involved in Star Trek - actors like Tim Russ (Tuvok in Voyager) who also directs, Walter Koenig as (now) Admiral Chekov, Nichelle Nichols and Robert Picardo. You 'll also see other familiar faces popping up.
Edward Furlong (Terminator 2) makes an appearance for some reason. This guy's acting resume has been less than stellar since T2, Maybe he's just a big Trek fan who wanted in on the action!
Renegades centres around head of Starfleet Intelligence Chekov asking Tuvok to lead a group of covert outcasts and criminals to help solve a concerning space and time phenomenon that is causing the Federation's main suppliers of dilithium crystals to disappear.
As this is a fan film, the budget is meagre in comparison to the budget for Star Trek Into Darkness ($185 million) so don't expect a similar effects-laden production result. A lot of green-screen has been used and CGI effects abound.
The Star Trek: Renegades feature-length movie was released in its entirety on YouTube today (August 24), following a crowdfunded campaign back in 2013.
The movie's producers are now hoping to submit it to CBS as a TV pilot.
Is it any good? Take a look for yourself, and let us know what you think of it in the comments, and if you think it would make a good series:
Filed under: Star Trek Fan Productions