Axanar: The Official Podcast
29: The Price of Leadership

Richard Hatch.

To win a conflict like the Four Years War requires strong leadership, and on the Klingon side, that comes in the form of Supreme Commander Kharn. The old-school, TOS flavor that Kharn brings to Axanar, brilliantly delivered by Battlestar Galactica legend Richard Hatch, has Star Trek fans everywhere talking about how true-to-Trek Axanar is.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Richard to talk about the role, why Richard was attracted to the project, and what he hopes to bring to the story. The discussion goes beyond Axanar itself into the realm of why people fight, the toll that conflict takes on leaders, and even why he loves the most recent incarnation of Star Trek.

In our news segment, Alec and Rob also bring you an update on the Indiegogo campaign, the Blu-ray, and a recap of San Diego Comic-Con.

NOTE: There is an audio glitch around the 46-minute mark. It has been left in the show so as not to lose what Richard is explaining. Just think of it as podcasting at warp speed.

 

Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

 

Guest

Richard Hatch

 

Editor and Executive Producer

C Bryan Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro, SDCC + Blu-ray Update (00:00:00)

Reaction to the Vulcan Scene + Indiegogo (00:02:58)

 

Feature: Richard Hatch

Streets of San Francisco + BSG (00:07:49)

New BSG and Tom Zarek (00:11:12)

Kharn and the Dynamics of War (00:16:21)

The Crowdfunding Movement (00:29:33)

The Excitement of Collaboration (00:35:10)

Changing the Film Industry (00:49:06)

What is Star Trek? (00:58:55)

Closing (01:11:02)

 

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Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 12:31am MDT

28: Structure Gives You Freedom

Getting Set for Filming and Indiegogo.

With the first scene from Axanar in final post, the crew is gearing up for the next round of crowdfunding and the start of the full shoot. In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters update you on the status of the project, the purpose of the upcoming crowdfunding campaign (and why we’re switching from Kickstarter to Indiegogo), and all the exciting plans and perks surrounding it. We also look back at the progress Axanar has made so far, evolving from mere idea to professional-level independent production.

 

Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

 

Editor and Executive Producer

C Bryan Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Intro and First Scene (00:00:00)

What Past Crowdfunding Has Built (00:03:41)

Purpose of the Next Crowdfunding (00:07:31)

Preparing for the Film (00:11:54)

Special Plans for the Indiegogo Campaign (00:17:12)

Plans for Shooting Axanar (00:21:31)

Indiegogo Perks (00:27:01)

The Indiegogo Details (00:36:41)

Looking Back at Progress (00:46:30)

Closing (00:51:10)

 

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Category:Funding -- posted at: 8:22pm MDT

27: This Is the Star Trek for Me

Forwarding the Axanar Movement.

 

The excitement surrounding Axanar is incredible. The passion that fans are pouring into the project has given the story of Garth and The Four Years War a life of its own. In fact, this energy has created a movement; and in a time devoid of new Star Trek on television, the Ares is leading the way into a bold new future. In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Trek.fm Publisher Christopher Jones and Trek.fm Executive Producer Norman C. Lao to discuss how and why this movement has taken shape—and where it is headed.

 

In our news segment, Rob and Alec recount their weekend on location for the shooting of the first scene from Axanar, and reveal some of the exciting new perks coming to the next Kickstarter.

 

Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

 

Editor and Executive Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

News

Shooting the First Scene (00:00:00)

The Next Kickstarter and Bridge Update (00:09:41)

 

Feature: Axanar as a Movement

First Encounters with Axanar (00:13:09)

Is Axanar Canon? (00:17:58)

Modernizing While Staying True (00:22:29)

Connecting with Fans’ Hunger for Star Trek (00:34:36)

On the Eve of New Axanar (00:38:05)

Trusting One Another Creatively (00:46:37)

Connecting the Star Trek Dots (00:50:26)

Hopes for Axanar and the Future (01:08:41)

Closing (01:12:46)

 

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Category:Production -- posted at: 6:48am MDT

26: I Took Dana Scully to an Alien Planet…

Axanar Production Update.

Questions about where we are with production come in all the time. So in this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters bring you a massive update on the state of Axanar. From the building of the bridge and the crowdsourced construction of the art department to the impending arrival—in your hands—of the soundtrack and the Blu-ray, things are zipping along at Ares Studios.

The summer convention circuit is also exciting, including the first ever Axanar panel at San Diego Comic-Con! Also kicking off soon is the third and final Kickstarter, which promises to deliver you the most rewards ever. Plus, the first filming for the main Axanar film begins, on location, June 13… and it all started with Rob and a Dana Scully action figure. Listen on to find out why!

 

Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

The Bridge Is Built! (00:00:42)

Crowdsourcing Art (00:02:41)

Captain’s Log (00:04:52)

Soundtrack and Blu-ray Arriving! (00:06:21)

Axanar and Summer Conventions (00:08:02)

The Next (and Final) Kickstarter (00:11:52)

Looking for Volunteers (00:20:15)

Production Begins! (00:21:26)

Closing (00:44:36)

 

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Category:Production -- posted at: 7:17am MDT

25: Does Star Trek Have a Future?

David Gerrold talks Star Trek, the Hugo Awards, and more.

Rob calls him “legendary” … and he doesn’t like it. But let’s be honest; David Gerrold *is* legendary! Without him, Star Trek wouldn’t be the same. So it’s only fitting that the man who penned “The Trouble with Tribbles” all those years ago is part of Axanar today. If there’s great Star Trek being produced, you can bet David is nearby.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by David to discuss a wide range of subjects including the controversy surrounding this year’s Hugo Awards, the state of America, the ins and outs of the publishing industry in 2015, and whether or not Star Trek has a future. 

In our news segment, Alec and Rob talk Parsec Awards and film festival nominations, the hip-hop story behind Prelude to Axanar’s sound mix, deliver updates on the soundtrack and Blu-ray, and fill fans in on the departure of director Christian Gossett.

 

Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

 

Guest

David Gerrold

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

News

Parsec Awards and Film Festival Nominations (00:00:33)

Christian Gossett Departs + Production Updates (00:02:06)

Explaining Prelude to Axanar’s Sound Mix (00:09:00)

Convention, Soundtrack, and Blu-ray Updates (00:12:26)

 

Feature: Interview with David Gerrold

The Hugo Controversy (00:16:37)

The State of the Country (00:23:09)

Are We Afraid of Excellence? (00:28:23)

The Inspiration of Star Trek (00:33:05)

Does Star Trek Have a Future? (00:39:33)

The Idea of Excellence (00:39:33)

Reading the Axanar Script for the First Time (01:10:14)

Is Star Trek Antiquated? (01:13:49)

Closing (01:17:46)

 

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:44am MDT

24: The Yuri Gagarin of Star Trek Fan Films

James Cawley talks Star Trek, Phase II, and Axanar.

He’s the one who showed us all the way. Star Trek fan films and independent productions are flourishing today, but more than a decade ago James Cawley set forth as a true pioneer. Star Trek: New Voyages, now known as Phase II, was the first to chart the territory that makes Axanar possible. Cawley truly is the father of Star Trek fan films. 

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by James to discuss why he decided to create his own stories, the experience of shooting new Star Trek, what makes a great fan film, what he has planned for the 50th anniversary and beyond, and his advice to Axanar. 

In our news segment, Alec and Rob recount Axanar’s awards haul from Treklanta, the now-available digital download of Prelude to Axanar, more perks, an update on bridge construction, and more!

 

Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

 

Guest

James Cawley

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

News

The Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards (00:00:54)

Ares Digital and Other Perks (00:02:19)

Bridge Construction and Gearing Up (00:05:39)

 

Feature: Interview with James Cawley

James and Star Trek (00:10:41)

World Enough and Time (00:14:39)

What Makes a Great Fan Film? (00:17:19)

The Father of Fan Films (00:20:14)

Plans for the 50th Anniversary (00:25:35)

Keeping the Spirit Alive (00:28:35)

The Internet and Fandom (00:37:54)

Doing It for the Fun (00:43:42)

Big Steps for New Voyages (00:48:20)

Building the Ares Bridge (00:52:34)

James’s Advice (00:58:17)

Closing (00:37:15)

 

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 8:25pm MDT

23: Taking the Movement Forward

PR, Kickstarter, and Building Community & Brand.

Axanar exists because of all of you, those who have supported the project through Kickstarter and other avenues. What began as a top-notch fan film has grown into a full-fledged independent production. It’s more than we ever originally imagined. In fact, as Arlo Guthrie said, you may think it’s a movement—and that’s what it is.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Mike Bawden, the marketing and PR pro who will be heading up the next Axanar Kickstarter, to talk about building community through supporters, being accountable to those who fund projects, and how continuity and collaboration are key to success. 

In our news segment, Alec and Rob recount their experiences presenting Axanar at WonderCon in Anaheim.

 

Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

 

Guest

Mike Bawden

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

News

WonderCon Recap (00:00:00)

 

Feature: PR, Kickstarter, and Building Community & Brand

PR Strategy (00:05:55)

Why Another Kickstarter? (00:10:43)

Spending Money Wisely (0:17:25)

The Importance of Continuity and Brand (00:23:01)

Collaboration and Accountability (00:28:39)

Details about the Next Kickstarter (00:34:12)

Closing (00:37:15)

 

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Category:Marketing -- posted at: 8:59pm MDT

22: The Geekiest Year Ever

Axanar Directors Roundtable: Part 2.

From script to screen, making an independent film is an intricate process involving many hats—both creative and administrative. In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, we conclude our two-part roundtable with Robert Meyer Burnett, Alec Peters, Christian Gossett, and Charles de Lauzirika. This time they discuss their work beyond Star Trek, their journey from childhood fan to pro, how they retain that sense of wonder, and more.

In our news segment we get an update on construction in Ares Studios, the status of the Axanar script (it’s locked!), the next Kickstarter, and plans for WonderCon.

 

Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett, Alec Peters, and Christopher Jones

 

Guests

Christian Gossett and Charles de Lauzirika

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

News

Studio Construction Update (00:02:53)

Daily Captain’s Logs (00:06:40)

Script Locked! (00:08:17)

The Next Axanar Kickstarter (00:13:30)

Axanar at WonderCon (00:19:28)

 

Feature: Directors Roundtable, Part 2

Geek Is the New Black (00:22:44)

From Childhood to Pro (00:30:04)

Alec’s Journey to Geekdom (00:38:36)

Christian and the Lightsaber (00:45:45)

The Battlestar Galactica Auction (00:50:27)

Making Blade Runner Go… Again (00:53:52)

Retaining That Sense of Wonder (00:59:12)

Closing (01:18:17)

 

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Category:Creative -- posted at: 8:09pm MDT

21: What If This World Were Real?

Axanar Directors Roundtable: Part 1. 

From script to screen, making an independent film is an intricate process involving many hats—both creative and administrative. In this first part of a special directors roundtable, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Christian Gossett and Charles de Lauzirika to discuss scripts, shooting, creative challenges, music, and more.

 

Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

 

Guests

Christian Gossett and Charles de Lauzirika

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

News

Studio Construction Update (00:00:52)

Blu-ray Update (00:02:38)

 

Feature: Directors Roundtable

Intro (00:08:45)

The Script Process (00:11:03)

Shooting Philosophy (00:14:18)

Production Challenges (00:18:56)

Creative from Page to Film (00:25:09)

The Power of Music (00:37:45)

Closing (00:37:20)

 

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Category:Creative -- posted at: 8:19am MDT

20: Under Construction

Building Ares Studios with Curtis Laseter and Dean Newberry.

Making a studio-quality feature film requires proper facilities. Ares Studios, the new home of Axanar, is set to take independent Star Trek productions where they’ve never gone before. But before this can happen, there’s a lot of work to be done.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by two members of the construction team to bring you the inside story. Curtis Leseter, who brings his Babylon 5 experience to Axanar, explains how the sound stage is being built, while Dean Newberry of Propworx talks about transforming the warehouse into a full-fledged studio.

Plus, Alec and Rob share their thoughts on the passing of Leonard Nimoy.

 

Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

 

Guests

Curtis Laseter and Dean Newberry

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

News

Remembering Leonard Nimoy (01:33:45)

Axanar Updates (00:13:10)

 

Feature: Building Ares Studios

Dean Newberry (00:18:08)

Curtis Laseter (00:29:51)

Closing (00:37:20)

 

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Category:Ares Studios -- posted at: 2:02am MDT