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From the Kickstarter page:
An exciting new adventure from the creators of Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. Boldly going where no Trek has gone before!
It has been seven long years since Enterprise left the air, and though we've had the recent big screen adaptation of Gene Roddenberry's futuristic vision (and the sequel coming next year), we feel the true home of Star Trek is as a continuing episodic series. The goal of this project is to make that happen.
We, the team who brought you Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, are proud to announce Star Trek: Renegades, a professionally produced pilot intended for presentation to CBS as a possible online series.
This film will be funded by the generous donations of fans from around the world. All monies will go directly to the costs of making this high quality broadcast pilot. It is our hope that CBS finds "Star Trek: Renegades" to be a worthy endeavor and will continue the Star Trek franchise and legacy as an online episodic series (or on their own broadcast or cable network).
Should CBS pass on Star Trek: Renegades, we will explore all avenues to release the film on a strictly non-profit basis. If we are successful, we would like to produce future episodes via donations and release them, also as non-profit, since we have a five year story arc planned.
These are lofty goals, yes, and a "renegade" idea such as this costs money, and we would like to enlist your help in making this possible. Few people know that Star Trek: Of Gods and Men was created on a budget of less than $150,000. Yes, a feature-length movie with less than 0.1% of the budget of the recent Star Trek film. And though costs are higher than they were in 2006 when Of Gods and Men began production, advances in technology will allow us to produce this new pilot for little more than that. And if we are able to raise more than our $200,000 request, just think of what we can do!
Renegades, as the name suggests, will be bold, edgy and a little dark:
It is nearly ten years after Voyager's return from the Delta Quadrant, and the Federation is in a crisis. The planet Reuel VII, the Federation's main supply of dilithium crystals, has essentially vanished. Space and time has folded around Reuel VII, effectively isolating it from any contact with outside worlds. And this phenomenon is not natural; someone or something has caused this to happen.
This necessitates drastic measures; some of which are outside the Federation's jurisdiction. For this, Admiral Pavel Chekov, head of Starfleet Intelligence, turns to Commander Tuvok, Voyager's former security officer and current head of the newly reorganized Section 31. Tuvok must put together a new covert, renegade crew - mostly outcasts and rogues - even criminals. This new crew is tasked with finding out what caused the folding of time and space around Reuel, and stopping it "at all costs" from happening to their final source of energy. But will they be able to put aside their differences and stop trying to kill one another in time to accomplish their mission?
Renegades will feature a combination of familiar Star Trek faces, plus a collection of hot, new rising actors (to be announced).
Tim Russ (Tuvok in Voyager) has signed on to direct Renegades. Also currently in the cast are Walter Koenig (Chekov, Original Series), Tim Russ, Gary Graham (Alien Nation; Soval, Enterprise), Garrett Wang (Harry Kim, Voyager), Robert Picardo (the holodoctor, Voyager), Ethan Phillips (Neelix, Voyager), Manu Intiraymi (Icheb, Voyager) and Richard Herd (Admiral Paris, Voyager).