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Prelude to Axanar (2014)

Various retired leaders discuss their experiences of the Four Years War, a war between the Federation and the Klingons, and the build up to a battle at Axanar that caused a major turning point in the war.

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Christian Gossett

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Christian Gossett, Alec Peters (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Hatch ... Commander Kharn
Tony Todd ... Admiral Marcus Ramirez
Kate Vernon ... Captain Sonya Alexander
J.G. Hertzler ... Admiral Samuel Travis
Gary Graham ... Ambassador Soval
Alec Peters ... Captain Kelvar Garth
Orion Acaba ... Professor John Gill
Steven Jepson Steven Jepson ... Admiral Slater
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Prelude to Axanar is an independent project that discusses the war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire leading up to the Battle of Axanar. Figures from both sides discuss how the war began, how the Klingons were better prepared for war, how the Federation built their Starfleet, and how the war was fought from both the Federation and Klingon views. Robert April discusses building the USS Enterprise, Admiral Ramirez discusses building the Starfleet, Garth of Izar discusses his rise to fame, and the Klingon supreme warlord Kharn gives the Klingon view of the war.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar See more »

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Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)
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Axanar Productions See more »
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Color
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This movie was a Kickstarter project. See more »

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Ambassador Soval: An Andorian acquaintance once said: "Don't push the pink-skins to the thin ice." It wasn't very eloquent, but... the Klingons found it to prove quite prophetic.
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If you watch this you WILL want more....
22 August 2014 | by davedc1998See all my reviews

I was shocked at the quality of the talent, the CGI and the writing all done on a shoestring budget. If you watch Prelude to Axanar it will make you crave more. I want more, and I want it now! Rarely has a project left me feeling that way.

My only wish is that someone would do something like this for my beloved Battlestar Galactica. I was happy to see folks with new BSG and classic BSG credits involved, and yes, I have always loved Trek and to see people that have been involved in the creation of important portions of the franchise involved makes me feel comfortable that the next installment will be done right.

I really loved the documentary style, it sets up the next installment perfectly.


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