The story of Garth of Izar, a character only seen in one episode of the original Star Trek, is one writer/producer Alec Peters first wrote 20 years ago. It wasn’t until 2010, after playing Garth in the well known Star Trek: New Voyages fan film, did Alec turn the story into a screenplay.
A veteran entrepreneur and a 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner, Alec decided that if he was going to make Axanar, it needed to look like a real film. In March of 2014 Alec raised $101,000 on Kickstarter and he and his team then produced Prelude to Axanar, a short film that served as proof of concept for what Alec was trying to achieve. In July of 2014 the Axanar team raised $ 638,000 and started work on Axanar. This included renting a facility to use as a sound stage and start building sets.
Axanar is beloved by Star Trek fans who want to see something new and innovative, yet which honors the Star Trek they grew up on. With over 3.7 million views on YouTube and an unheard of 99% thumbs up rating, Axanar has shown that there is a huge appetite for Star Trek that honors canon, is original, and yet professionally made.
Pre-production is well underway and Axanar is scheduled to begin filming in Los Angeles in March/April of 2019 with a tentative release later in 2019!
If you are interested in learning more, you can read our FAQ or check out our production’s Facebook page.