Chronicle: A Star Trek Audio Adventure. David McDowell Blue is an actor, writer, and director. Since graduating from the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York, he has played such iconic roles as Jacques in As You LIke It, Stephen Undershaft in Major Barbara, the fool in King Lear, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Goldberg in The Birthday Party, among others. His directing credits include Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw, The Public Eye by Peter Shaffer, his own edit of William...
Published 12/26/19
Sam Cockings talks about his fan film. We talk to the co-host of Trekyards about his latest project and what happened with his previous one went head to head with CBS.
Published 10/26/18
Mike Schmidt Talks Renegades. We catch up with an über fan who landed a role as a hitman in the well-known Star Trek fan series to learn more about the experience.
Published 08/11/18
Ray Tesi talks Stage Nine Studios. We talk to the creator of Starship Republic about his passion for filmmaking and his acquisition of the facility and sets used the film Star Trek Continues.
Published 06/24/18
Mark Naccarato Talks The Romulan War. We discuss this fan film set in the 22nd-century with its creator, talk about the historical events it chronicles, and how fans can help see it through to completion.
Published 05/01/18
Gary O'Brien Talks The Holy Core. We talk about Gary's new TNG-era project, what he has learned since Chance Encounter, and learn about his Kickstarter campaign.
Published 03/10/18
Sam Cockings Talks Temporal Anomaly. We're joined by Sam to discuss his passion for and background in CGI and visual effects.
Published 03/06/18
Vic Mignogna Talks Star Trek and When the Train Stops. We’re joined by the captain of Star Trek Continues—Vic Mignogna—to look back at his time aboard the Enterprise and ahead to his next fan-funded project.
Published 12/03/17
Needs of the Many and The Derelict. We’re joined by Australian filmmaker Aaron Vanderkley to learn about his award-winning Star Trek fan films.
Published 11/23/17
John Carrigan Talks Life in the Empire. We talk to the Klingon Captain Kargh actor about his encounter with Gene Roddenberry and his acting career.
Published 10/01/17
Seth Stewart’s TOS Recuts. We talk to Seth Daniel Stewart about his short takes on the original voyages of the USS Enterprise.
Published 09/09/17
Chris Allen Talks Star Trek vs Star Trek. Chris Allen is a very talented filmmaker who, in 2006, brought us the hilarious “Star Trek vs Batman," a film parody like no other. It was possibly ahead of its time when it introduced the ever-popular crossover idea, whereby the crew of the Enterprise gets into a conflict with the unlikeliest of villains from another sci-fi franchise. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Allen about his latest venture, a new Star...
Published 07/08/17
Manu Intiraymi talks the Borg, life, and The Circuit. As part of a growing band of actors forged by their links to Star trek, Manu Intiraymi—Voyager’s Icheb—has embraced the genre of fan films. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is joined by Manu to talk about the actor’s new, bold, and exciting project, the fan-funded venture The Circuit. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Welcome Manu (00:02:42) Implants! Good or bad? (00:02:50) Getting into Acting (00:12:40) ...
Published 05/13/17
Paul Olsen Talks Project Enterprise. Paul Olsen is a prolific and talented artist originally from San Francisco and now residing in Surrey, England. To Star Trek fans all over the world, Paul is best known for his work in bringing the USS Enterprise to life in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, by giving the starship her pearlescent ball gown and making her the Queen of the Galaxy! In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is join by Paul to talk about the mission he had...
Published 04/15/17
Chance Encounter with Gary O’Brien. Gary O’Brien, director of the recently released Star Trek fan film Chance Encounter, began his filmmaking career in his early teens. His passion for the art led him to the opportunity to work on the James Bond film Die Another Day, on which he was a visual effects technician. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Gary about those early days. Along the way, we discuss the product of Gary’s latest filmmaking venture. Chapters ...
Published 04/02/17
Jonathan Lane talks Fan Film Factor blog.   Jonathan Lane began his blogging career when he started to document the growth of the Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar. Since then, he has created an encyclopedic record of Star Trek fan productions dating as far back as 1974. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Jonathan about his journey from those early days right up to the present. Along the way, Jonathan to shares his insights and comments about the current...
Published 03/12/17
Ray Tesi Talks Starship Republic. Ray Tesi and his crew of dedicated actors have labored long and hard to get Starship Republic, the first Star Trek fan film to be made since the issuance of the CBS guidelines, out of spacedock. Now the film is in production, and Ray has a lot to say about the trials and tribulations of being a filmmaker. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Ray about how the story took shape, some last-minute happenings, and the moment he got...
Published 02/25/17
Tommy Kraft and Actors Look Back. Since it's public launch in February 2016, Star Trek Horizon has become a bigger hit than anyone—especially creator Tommy Kraft—ever expected. The fan film that serves as a follow-up to Enterprise delivers the Romulan War storyline that fans were hoping for from the show's fifth season. Centered on the crew of the USS Discovery NX-04, Horizon is an example of how to make the most of limited resources to create a product that can holds its own against...
Published 04/25/16
Tamerlane. Written by Guy Davis and based on the concept of Star Trek: The Rest of the Federation, this fan-made web comic tells the story of the USS Tamerlane, a Saladin-class destroyer, and its commanding officer, Captain Julia Cochrane. And in this episode of Continuing Mission, Davis joins host Dennis Castello to talk about his characters, stories, where his inspiration comes from, and the demands of "being brilliant on a schedule." Chapters Intro (00:00:00) What is Tamerlane?...
Published 04/16/16
Starship Grissom. Star Trek has a long history of encouraging young fans to take an interest in the sciences; but here's a fan project that takes that to the next level. Written by teachers, these fan films not only take viewers on Star Trek adventures, they also teach actual classroom lessons in science, math, art, and social studies. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello is joined by Richard Wells, Christina Morris, and Keely Sanchez of Starship Grissom to learn how...
Published 04/09/16
Starbase Studios. Have you ever dreamed of making your own Star Trek fan film, but don't have sets, costumes or props—and don't know how to make them yourself? You're not alone. Many fans have faced this creative obstacle, and have overcome it thanks to Starbase Studios. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello is joined by Richard Wells and Scott Johnson of Starbase Studios to learn about their standing TOS sets that they make available to any fan group that wants to...
Published 04/03/16
Robin Heirt Talks Star Trek Dark Armada. A group of fans from the Netherlands are hard at work making Star Trek fan films and proving, once again, that Star Trek fandom crosses all borders. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello interviews Robin Heirt, the executive producer of Star Trek Dark Armada, to find out what it's like to be a Star Trek fan in the Netherlands. Robin also talks about the learning curve they went through making their past episodes, why they decided...
Published 03/05/16
Tommy Kraft Talks Star Trek Horizon. Tommy Kraft has labored for three long years as the main creative force behind the film Star Trek Horizon. Now the film is about to be released, and Tommy has a lot to say about the rigors of being a one-man-band filmmaker. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Dennis Castello is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala as they interview Tommy to find out how he almost died making the film, learn about some of the good things that happened to the project...
Published 02/24/16
Pacific 201. During the forty years following the cease fire that ended the Romulan War, mistrust, and a general wariness of the unknown led humanity to withdraw and turn away from exploration. But as the children of those who fought in the war grew tired of hiding from the galaxy, Earth began to regain its confidence and make a new name for itself. This era was marked by the launch of a new flagship—the Starship Pacific NCC-201—to embark on a bold mission towards a mysterious and uncharted...
Published 08/31/15