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Friday, July 31, 2015

Word Baloon Podcast Star Trek Axanar & The Death Of The DVD Special Feature w Robert Meyer Burnett

Rob Burnett is a film director responsible for the hilarious 1999 Star Trek Valentine Free Enterprise . Currently he's the director of Star Trek:Axanar the ground breaking independent Star Trek Film set 20 years before James T Kirk was Captain of the Enterprise. With a cast and crew of working hollywood professionals, who also love Star Trek They are in the midst of an indie go go fund rasing campaign to make this epic 2hr story. 

As a proof of concept, they made this 21 minute pseudo-documentary, Prelude To Axanar  which chronicles the characters and battles leading up to the film . 

Featuring Star Trek Stars Tony Todd, JG Hertzler and Gary Graham Battlestar Galactica stars Richard Hatch and Kate Vernon, and introducing Alec Peters as Garth Of Izar. The visual effects, score, writing, and acting will blow you away .

Trek fans know Capt. Garth was an academy hero of Kirk's and an eventual original series enemy. Axanar tells the story of Garth and the Federation's historic battle against the Klingons.

Rob also has created many documentaries and special features for films like X-Men, Lord Of The Rings, Aliens, Tron, and The Star Trek TV Shows TNG, Voyager, DS9, and Enterprise. As Rob explains,  we may be seeing an end to the era of great dvd and blu-ray special documentaries and features. 

We also talk comic books, James Bond and ponder the question of how many of the younger geek fans have the interest and patience to sit through vintage Sci-Fi films from the 1930's to the pre Star Wars 1970's? 

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