***The team has assembled and we are hard at work correcting the visual and auditory limitations which remained in the film for the initial launch. We are tentatively looking to release the Director's Edition with additional scenes, updated visual effects and a superior audio mix on September 8, the next Star Trek anniversary.
This is the independent feature film Star Trek First Frontier. Feel free to download and save the film. It's impossible to tell if the powers that be are going to allow you to enjoy this, or have it removed. Hopefully, they will see a value in allowing the fans their own creative outlets in the fan films. After all, we chose Star Trek to create, it's a compliment. We were in production before the "guidelines" were announced and understand we have been "grandfathered" in, with that understanding. Please share the link with as many as you can. Please visit the Star Trek First Frontier Facebook page by searching FB for "Star Trek First Frontier".
This is the story of the initial launching of the Starship USS Enterprise NCC-1701 under the command of Captain Robert April with his wife, Commander Sarah April, the ship's first Chief Medical Officer. It's the story of a starship that needs a Captain, and a Captain that needs a starship.
"The Stars Are Not That Far" - John April to Robert April
Robert Pralgo - Captain Robert April
Tara Ochs - Dr. Sarah April
Barry Corbin - John April
Nichelle Nichols - Nyota Uhura
Mark Ashworth - Commander Young
Paul Telfer - Commander McCain
Vince Canlas - Lt. Commander Corbin
Brianna Ferris - Lieutenant Lyra
Brandon Thane Wilson - Ensign Brooks
Autumn Dawn Nierode - Yeoman Nichols
Diany Rodriguez - Lieutenant Tai
James Smith - Lieutenant DePriest
Christine Chaffee - Computer Vocals
Joshua Reid-Davis - Nurse Jacobs
Rhys Smith - Background Vocals
Stan Harrington - Captain Collins
Robert Bryan Davis - Admiral Taylor
Natalie Pero - Grace April
April Billingsley - Counselor Lynch
Deborah Childs - Empress Lysix
Additional crew credits:
Lauren Hope Williams -Script Supervisor
Extreme special attention to following established Star Trek canon was shown. Our intent was to add to Star Trek, not to change it. It's not ours to change. The film was made in good faith and with adoration for Star Trek.
I placed quite a few easter eggs in the film. I'll point out one to give an example. In the scene where Robert April is talking to the counselor, the background whistle noise is the one used in The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner, and Alien to name a few. I have forgotten many of the Easter eggs I placed so I may need to go through and make a guide LOL have fun looking. The dog tags around John April's (Barry Corbin's) neck in the ceremony scene are those of my father, Troy Kenneth Smith, who passed away when I was six years old. I placed them there in honor of him. I hope he would be proud of me.
We did our absolute best to deliver a visual experience worthy of anything bearing the name Star Trek. There are moments in the film where the visual effects may be slightly insufficient but hopefully, never distracting. I tried to eliminate any element that would remove your verisimilitude while watching. I also know of the limitations in audio in some places.
I planned to fix everything before release but the quarantine has us hit hard financially, I did what I could, I just didn't have the funds any more, having paid for the entire film myself.
The issues will be fixed soon for a special edition.
Please forgive any shortcomings, I did my best. Hopefully you can still enjoy the movie.
Please note: This may not appeal to you. If you would like to leave an intelligent comment as to why, please do. I am confident enough to absorb and evaluate criticism.
If you leave a hurtful, disparaging or insulting remark, I will delete it for no other reason than because I have no respect for you. This movie cost you nothing to watch but time and if you are sending me hate for it, you're probably not the type of person who is doing anything useful with that time anyway. Star Trek is about encouraging others and building them up, not taking joy in tearing them down.
For those who dislike stories set in the original series timeline, I would kindly remind you that you have at least three television series at 7 seasons each (21 seasons) set in the future timelines, The Original Series only had 5 Seasons (I count the Animated Series) and the movies. There's room for more stories here.
To those Star Trek fans who have been so incredibly kind, thank you for your encouragement and your love. Your positivity far outweighs the negative . I appreciate you immensely because I am one of you. LLAP - Kenny