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Captain’s Log – June 24th, 2017

By June 25, 2017 Captain's Log

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Today was spent working out, a bit of gaming, lunch with Crysstal and writing! Writing the script for episodes IV and V of The Four Years War, means staying true to the full Axanar feature script Bill Hunt and I wrote, but then translating that into the documentary format that was so successful in Prelude to Axanar.

When I am writing the script, I keep the full feature script open on the right side of my screen, while I work (using Final Draft, the standard in the movie industry), and write the script in a new document on the left.   This allows me to make sure I follow what we have already established.  And Episodes IV and V tell the story of the Battle of Axanar and the Axanar Peace Mission (which hard core fans know James T. Kirk was part of as a “new fledged cadet”).  Episode IV picks up right after we left off in Prelude to Axanar with the aftermath of the introduction of the D-7.

So what is in Episode IV?  Well, I am not going to tell you!  But I will tell you that so far the feedback from the team has been very positive, and the few fans who I have run it by have loved it.  Oh, it is a first draft, and needs work, but the key is getting everything down first, get the structure, the feel, the characters and then polish.  It can be tempting to keep going back to edit, but you have to ignore that urge and finish the script!  That is a huge milestone, and one I hope to reach by the end of Sunday!  If not, it may be Monday.  (I want to go see Hero, the Sam Elliott movie that is receiving rave reviews with Crysstal and I need to work out, because Garth in Prelude is a bit lighter than I am now!)

Sonya and Sam are back, as are Garth and Soval.  We meet a new Klingon, Kharn’s mentor, and an Andorian Admiral.  Old friends and new ones.  Back to writing…..


Join the discussion 11 Comments

  • Edgar White says:

    So wished we had not lost Kharns actor. Mr Hatch.. He will be missed. I Know you guys are gonna do a great job an im sure Richard will be smiling from above

  • Alonzo Holloway says:

    I am so sorry for what Paramount and CBS did to you and also hurt so many other fans wanting to do fan films. I am still looking forward to Axanar!! Truthfully I think your movie is better than anything the Mega studios have put out in regards to Star Trek and that is a shame. I also think that CBS is going to visit Axanar story in the new series coming out because of what you have started here. I can’t wait to see your story please don’t make us wait to much longer. I am just so sorry Richard Hatch isn’t around to reprise his role.

  • Scott Voigt says:

    Sweetness, let the words flow and the dream come to life.

  • James says:

    I can’t wait! This is going to be awesome!

  • Aaron J says:

    Thanks for all of your hard work. We are behind you! #axanarlives

  • Scott says:

    Yay! Andorians!! ENT ever gave me enough.

  • Mike says:

    That’s great news. And i am excited that Hertzler, Graham and Vernon are back into action.

  • Edward Cox says:

    The mine layer swiftly passed through the area. As fast as the crew could ready them the transporter in the converted cargo bay beamed them out to the presets and tripped the activation. On board in a side viewer tactical display each mine appeared and was ready diagnosed. Proximity signature sensors came on line and a simple green outline flashed to an angry orange red as the mine activated. They were crude weapons but one detonating near a ships course would render a damaged shielding system or worse a disrupted warp field generator. A tactical advantage the Fedeation sorely needed as the Klingon onslaught expanded with the advent of the D7’s. The mines were cloak enveloped and invisible except in proximities that were nigh on detonation distances. A few hundred could be laid out in a matter of hours. Choking transit paths, narrowing routing, and even providing a nasty surprise as a ship dropped from warp to impulse. The MacGregor was old but perfectly suited for the mission. Given a pinch her industrial transporters could lay a mine well beyond phaser or photon torpedoe range right up against an unsuspecting invader. Activating on phase in the mine would detonate as soon as it sensed either impulse or warp core fields and drives…

  • Trek Tonight says:

    Keep up the good work!

  • Alec Grimes says:

    My question is this…Why hasn’t peters been given a job on a star trek series…people can say what they want to about the whole lawsuit mess….but he is passionate and those are the kind of story tellers we need today. Can’t wait to see this !

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