Address: 1117 East Freeway
Houston, TX 77002
Date: July 25, 2009
Join Aurora Picture Show for a night of sci-fi and Star Trek-inspired fan films at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Members of Austin-based Starship Exeter, creators of one of the fan films in the program, will be in attendance.
Short films featured in the Not So Final Frontier program include everything from CGI animation, appropriated hyperspace scenes, and talking action figures to a short 16mm Star Trek fan film produced in 1969. Concluding the program is a modern day original fan-produced pilot from Starship Exeter entitled Savage Empire. The screening will be approximately 80 minutes in length and will be followed by a question and answer session with the Starship Exeter team.
Starship Exeter is a modern-day fan film project. Attempting to replicate the look and spirit of the original 1960's television show, the team behind Starship Exeter conducted research, wrote a number of possible story lines, storyboarded, created costumes and props, and shot live actions scenes themselves before editing and adding visual effects to end up with a series as close to the original Star Trek as possible. It took seven years, but Savage Empire from Starship Exeter is a show that no fan of the original Star Trek series should miss.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Ticket Info: Tickets for the Not So Final Frontier screening are $7 for non-members and free for Aurora Picture Show and DiverseWorks members with an RSVP. For more information, visit www.aurorapictureshow.org or call 713-868-2101.
Although it says on their website that the screening is of their first episode, The Savage Empire, the Exeter members in attendance will be Scott Cummins, Joel Sarchet and Joe Azzato, respectively director, producer and actor on The Tressaurian Intersection (although Joel was heavily involved in The Savage Empire)