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Science fiction visionaries join forces to bring us the future of the past
Bucking the major Hollywood studios, famed television and movie magic makers Marc Scott Zicree, Doug Drexler, and Neil Johnson have united to bring us a new science fiction series called Space Command. It’s not unusual for big names such as these to join up for a tour-de-force of a movie or series, but what has been deemed a unique move is the trio deciding to gather funding for their ambitious project from the every day citizenry through donations.
The project is still under wraps to some degree, as the major details along with a demo video of the movie will be released May 16th. The group seeks to bring us a 1950′s retro styled science fiction action series, without the fear and issues associated with big budget studios trying to control the movie making process. The independent production will get funding via the Kickstarter.com program, and even give the major contributors screen credits and possibly even a guest spot on camera.
Many Star Trek fans know the name Doug Drexler, from his makeup effects work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, all the way to his visual effects work and designing of the Enterprise NX-01. His heart belongs to the future, and his passion has brought us some of the most memorable moments in recent sci-fi history to life, including his breathtaking work on Battlestar Galactica.
Steven Neil a special effects artist, and good friend of Doug Drexler gives a shout out on the project and in his clipper-build video we see that he’s in the process of building a model of one of the famous retro ships to be used in the series.
In a press release, the group stated:
ATTENTION SCI-FI FANS: Sci-Fi Legends set to launch fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.com for new Feature Film Franchise. SPACE COMMAND will be a series of new and original feature films by STAR TREK writer Marc Zicree, GALACTICA FX whiz Doug Drexler, director Neil Johnson and other Sci-Fi luminaries. Inspired by classic science fiction TV & Film of the 1950s, this dream team is set to bring to life “Bold Adventures in the Far Reaches of Space.” Beginning May 16th, the filmmakers will bypass the Studios and Networks, going straight to the fans for funding to greenlight their project. Since Kickstarter’s launch in April 2009, more than 20,000 creative projects have been successfully funded by more than 1.8 Million individual contributors. Fans who contribute to SPACE COMMAND’s Kickstarter campaign are eligible to receive exclusive rewards in exchange for individual pledges ranging from $5 to $10,000. Contributions of $5000 or greater include rewards of Associate Producer Credit and even an Appearance in the Film.
Stay Tuned to Krypton Radio – As we’ll be updating this story as soon as the premiere information is released!