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TZN Exclusive Interview with Ethan Calk from Star Trek: Renegades

TrekZone Network talked to Ethan Calk, co-author and co-producer of Renegades, about the background of the project, the producers' aspirations and the possibility of a pick-up by CBS.

The team around actor/director Tim Russ (Tuvok) and producer Sky Conway is back, six years after the release of their web film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. Their goal this time: a new Star Trek show. With Star Trek: Renegades they want to continue to tell the story of the 24th century and reveal a different side of the Federation. They plan to present their pilot to CBS as the basis for a possible new (web) series and want to finance the whole thing through crowdfunding.

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This looks rather awesome, ive seen Of Gods and Men and it was awesome.
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11-07-2012, 05:22 PM
It looks intriguing. I'll keep an eye on the story.
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# 3
11-07-2012, 05:58 PM
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It looks intriguing. I'll keep an eye on the story.
I know right, have you seen of Gods and Men? It is really good, its not what we have seen on TV in being clean, but it is really good story.
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# 4
11-07-2012, 06:38 PM
The official synopsis describes Renegades as "bold, edgy and a little dark".
I don't know about this, Stargate Universe did not do good things for the Stargate franchise, and they were using the same catchphrase "bold, edgy and a little dark".
We all know that even the Federation has a seedy underbelly but do we want to see a series about it?
If they are talking about crowdfunding then it clearly isn't going to be involving a major network, that's probably a good thing, we don't really need to see another abortion like Enterprise or some similar tripe that has Star Trek slapped on the box to try and milk a few more ounces of blood from the franchise.
Of Gods and Men and Star Trek Phase II were crowd funded webcasts and they are pretty good so I guess we'll see what they do with this.

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11-07-2012, 07:55 PM
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The official synopsis describes Renegades as "bold, edgy and a little dark".
I don't know about this, Stargate Universe did not do good things for the Stargate franchise, and they were using the same catchphrase "bold, edgy and a little dark".
We all know that even the Federation has a seedy underbelly but do we want to see a series about it?
Trek, as Roddenberry described it, has always been about hope for Mankind's future. "Dark", if overdone, would really clash with that.
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# 6
11-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Pretty much this might end up as Star Trek 31, which follows Mulder and Skully of S31 going about saving the Federation from itself...

But really, I think this is an attempt to bring some JJ-ism to the prime universe. Which would open up the series to the masses, but I for one can't do too much about drama. I miss the good old days when technobabble was all the rage...
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11-07-2012, 08:17 PM
Cringe .

Looks really bad, and will no doubt end up as an internet miniseries.
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# 8
11-07-2012, 08:20 PM
Part of the deal with Paramount is that Orci, Kurtzman, and Abrams EACH get veto rights.

I think it was Orci who said he'd be a hard sell on any live action Trek before the films are three movies into the new run but he would eagerly endorse an animated show.

Which is why, for instance, I think Michael Dorn's pitch should be modified to be a Worf CGI show or anime.

Frankly, live action on a TV budget will always undersell Worf anyway.

But get an Aeon Flux-style Worf show and I think you have a winner. He'd never get punked like he did on TV live action.
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# 9
11-07-2012, 08:33 PM
This kind of seems similar to the stories i've been doing in the literary challenges. A ship whose captain is a section 31 member getting orders from an old friend who is also a high ranking admiral, dealing with the darker, less federation friendly missions. It seems interesting given how many familiar faces it would have, but i might have to keep an eye on this one.
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# 10
11-07-2012, 08:53 PM
Cringe. Good reaction. I shall cringe as well.

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