Way, way back on episode 6 of the podcast we talked about Star Trek: Renegades, a crowd funded, star studded, independent Star Trek TV pilot coming together. Well, that was a while ago, and this is now.
Star Trek: Renegades has chugged along with production since then, and just today released a full length Trailer for the project featuring actual footage from the 90 minute pilot. Here it is:
Honestly? While I can get behind the concept, parts of the trailer (which is arguably supposed to show the best bits) seem a little cheesy — like they’re straight out of 90s Science Fiction shows that didn’t have Star Trek in the title. I know the creators have high hopes for the series to get picked up by CBS, but the fan film origins bleed through too many of the shots for me to believe they’d ever take it seriously.
I expect Renegades to be an enjoyable fan film, but never anything more.