Saturday, May 26, 2012

Space Command on Kickstarter

From writer Marc Zicree and Battlestar Galactica CG effects supervisor Doug Drexler, comes "Space Command", a new project that you can support through Kickstarter. Check out their videos, and visit their webpages to support the return of exciting space adventures in the grand tradition of classic science fiction.

Space Command press release:

Sci-Fi Legends set speed record for a Film project on Kickstarter. Reach goal in 3 days.

Guillemro del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) "It's BIG."

Rockne S. O'Bannon (FarScape, Defiance)"The definition of new cool."

Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus) "My old pal Marc Zicree is boldly kickstarting a new journey."

Interview with cast member Armin Shimerman

Marc Zicree Talks About Link from Twilight Zone to Space Command

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.

Marc Scott Zicree has written for virtually every major network and studio, with hundreds of hours of produced credits including Star Trek – The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5 and Sliders, and bestsellers including The Twilight Zone Companion and Magic Time trilogy of novels. He has been nominated for the American Book Award, Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Humanitas Prize and Diane Thomas Award, and won the Saturn Award, TV Guide Award,
Rondo Award and prestigious Hamptons Prize.

Doug Drexler is an Oscar and Emmy award winner. His credits include Star Trek -- The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, four Star Trek feature films, Battlestar Galactica, and currently Defiance. He has also won the British Academy Award, a Saturn Award, a Visual Effects Society Award and is a Peabody Award recipient.

Neil Johnson’s credits include 8 Sci-Fi films including Alien Armageddon, Battlespace and Humanity's End. He has directed over 500 music videos for such bands as U2 and Manowar. Neil's feature film debut in 1997 is reputed to be the first digital film ever made.