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Continuing Mission is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated to the way fans keep Star Trek alive through independent series and films, games, art, and more. Host Christopher Jones sits down with fans and pros for an inside look at fan films, projects, and what drives our love of Star Trek.

Continuing Mission is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated to the way fans keep Star Trek alive through independent series and films, games, art, and more. Host Christopher Jones sits down with fans and pros for an inside look at fan films, projects, and what drives our love of Star Trek.
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Continuing Mission is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated to the way fans keep Star Trek alive through independent series and films, games, art, and more. Host Christopher Jones sits down with fans and pros for an inside look at fan films, projects, and what drives our love of Star Trek.

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Episodes

49: C Is for Convergence

10/26/2018
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Sam Cockings talks about his fan film. Co-host of the web series Trekyards, which focuses on the ships of Star Trek, Sam Cockings loves to share his passion for the franchise. This extends beyond deep dives into vessels to actually bringing new Trek stories to life through fan films. It’s an incredible creative release for some of the most diehard fans, but one that is not without pitfalls. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is joined by Sam to learn what happened...

Duration:00:54:56

49: C Is for Convergence

10/26/2018
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Sam Cockings talks about his fan film. Co-host of the web series Trekyards, which focuses on the ships of Star Trek, Sam Cockings loves to share his passion for the franchise. This extends beyond deep dives into vessels to actually bringing new Trek stories to life through fan films. It’s an incredible creative release for some of the most diehard fans, but one that is not without pitfalls. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is joined by Sam to learn what happened...

Duration:00:54:56

48: B-Shea and the Hitman

8/11/2018
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Mike Schmidt Talks Renegades. While visiting Alberta, Canada, for the 2018 Vul-con—an annual Star Trek convention hosted by the city of Vulcan—Trek.fm roving reporter Brandon-Shea Mutala of Melodic Treks met up with a specially trained hitman by the name of Mike. But don't be alarmed; Brandon is fine. As for Mike, he landed a role in the series Renegades (formerly Star Trek: Renegades) playing a hitman in a crucial scene in the second episode of this adventure featuring many familiar...

Duration:00:22:22

47: Alligator Sandwiches

6/24/2018
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Ray Tesi talks Stage Nine Studios. In 2017, Ray Tesi began production on a Star Trek fan film entitled Starship Republic. That project is still in the works, and hopefully will be released in the not-too-distant future. Making fan films is a passion for Tesi, and that has led him to take a giant leap of faith with the acquisition of his very own production space: Stage Nine Studios in Kingsland, Georgia. If that location sounds familiar, it’s because Star Trek Continues filmed there. Tesi...

Duration:00:35:12

47: Alligator Sandwiches

6/24/2018
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Ray Tesi talks Stage Nine Studios. In 2017, Ray Tesi began production on a Star Trek fan film entitled Starship Republic. That project is still in the works, and hopefully will be released in the not-too-distant future. Making fan films is a passion for Tesi, and that has led him to take a giant leap of faith with the acquisition of his very own production space: Stage Nine Studios in Kingsland, Georgia. If that location sounds familiar, it’s because Star Trek Continues filmed there. Tesi...

Duration:00:35:12

46: The Romulans! They’re Here!

5/1/2018
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Mark Naccarato Talks The Romulan War. Since 2009, Mark Naccarato has created, filmed, and financed his Star Trek fan film The Romulan War. Now it is almost complete, and he needs the help of fans to cross the finish line. The Romulan War tells the story of the vicious and often unprovoked attacks on Earth and its colonies during the 22nd century. Following the events leading to the foundation of the United Federation of Planets, the film documents key moments in history and expands the...

Duration:00:40:30

45: A Fragile Peace

3/10/2018
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Gary O’Brien Talks The Holy Core. In 2017, filmmaker Gary O’Brien released his first Star Trek fan film, Chance Encounter. It was well received and has been viewed more than 50,000 times. Gary lives and works in Oxfordshire, England, and is part of a growing band of British filmmakers creating new and exciting Star Trek stories. His latest project, The Holy Core, is essentially a Next Generation story centered on the exploits of the Nebula-class USS Vigilance as the crew seeks to assist the...

Duration:00:39:22

44: An Enterprising Young Man

3/6/2018
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Sam Cockings Talks Temporal Anomaly. For the past five years, Trekyards co-host Sam Cockings has been creating, updating, and finalizing his fan film Temporal Anomaly. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is joined by Sam to discuss his passion for and background in CGI and visual effects. This is part one of a two-part interview. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Welcome Sam (00:01:46) A Family Trip (00:04:25) Venturing into CGI (00:06:08) A Beautiful Shot...

Duration:00:49:04

43: Because We’re Huge Nerds

12/3/2017
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Vic Mignogna Talks Star Trek and When the Train Stops. In 2013, Vic Mignogna audaciously took the center seat aboard the USS Enterprise and assumed the role of Captain James T. Kirk Star Trek Continues. His performance quickly gained him the respect and admiration of millions of Star Trek fans around the globe—and possibly beyond! Vic continues to have a wide and varied career—on and off the big screen—as an actor, a professional voiceover artist, and a musician and composer. In this...

Duration:00:54:44

43: Because We’re Huge Nerds

12/3/2017
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Vic Mignogna Talks Star Trek and When the Train Stops. In 2013, Vic Mignogna audaciously took the center seat aboard the USS Enterprise and assumed the role of Captain James T. Kirk Star Trek Continues. His performance quickly gained him the respect and admiration of millions of Star Trek fans around the globe—and possibly beyond! Vic continues to have a wide and varied career—on and off the big screen—as an actor, a professional voiceover artist, and a musician and composer. In this...

Duration:00:54:44

42: Space Below and Beyond!

11/23/2017
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Needs of the Many and The Derelict. Australian filmmaker Aaron Vanderkley set a new benchmark in fan film production with the release of his two short films Needs of the Many and The Derelict. These films which are set during the same time period as Star Trek: Enterprise and have captured the imagination and attention of his peers. Needs of the Many received two honors—Best Lead Actor or Actress and Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form—at the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards at...

Duration:00:46:29

41: Qapla', Kargh!

10/1/2017
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John Carrigan Talks Life in the Empire. An actor, author, and martial arts expert, John Carrigan began his acting career when he was personally encouraged by Gene Roddenberry to seek out new goals, forge new opportunities, and—if he really wanted to—sit in the captain’s chair. According to Gene, it was all there for the taking. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Carrigan about his amazing tales of defending a young lady from potential harm, bringing the...

Duration:00:35:57

40: Short-Order Star Trek

9/9/2017
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Seth Stewart’s TOS Recuts. A tenacious and dedicated Star Trek fan, Seth Daniel Stewart desires to keep Star Trek alive by bringing The Original Series to fans in a unique way. This has led him to develop his own take on Trek’s 1960s origins, editing the original episodes into a collection of very short—but nonetheless easily recognizable—stories. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Seth about why he has chosen to do this and what the future may...

Duration:00:19:51

39: Crossover Origins

7/8/2017
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Chris Allen Talks Star Trek vs Star Trek. Chris Allen is a very talented filmmaker who, in 2006, brought us the hilarious “Star Trek vs Batman," a film parody like no other. It was possibly ahead of its time when it introduced the ever-popular crossover idea, whereby the crew of the Enterprise gets into a conflict with the unlikeliest of villains from another sci-fi franchise. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Allen about his latest venture, a new Star...

Duration:00:58:58

38: Integrated Circuits

5/13/2017
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Manu Intiraymi talks the Borg, life, and The Circuit. As part of a growing band of actors forged by their links to Star trek, Manu Intiraymi—Voyager’s Icheb—has embraced the genre of fan films. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is joined by Manu to talk about the actor’s new, bold, and exciting project, the fan-funded venture The Circuit. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Welcome Manu (00:02:42) Implants! Good or bad? (00:02:50) Getting into Acting...

Duration:00:50:55

37: The Enterprise Incident

4/15/2017
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Paul Olsen Talks Project Enterprise. Paul Olsen is a prolific and talented artist originally from San Francisco and now residing in Surrey, England. To Star Trek fans all over the world, Paul is best known for his work in bringing the USS Enterprise to life in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, by giving the starship her pearlescent ball gown and making her the Queen of the Galaxy! In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson is join by Paul to talk about the mission he had...

Duration:00:41:51

36: Trek Another Day

4/2/2017
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Chance Encounter with Gary O’Brien. Gary O’Brien, director of the recently released Star Trek fan film Chance Encounter, began his filmmaking career in his early teens. His passion for the art led him to the opportunity to work on the James Bond film Die Another Day, on which he was a visual effects technician. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Gary about those early days. Along the way, we discuss the product of Gary’s latest filmmaking...

Duration:00:51:25

35: The Fan Film Factor

3/12/2017
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Jonathan Lane talks Fan Film Factor blog. Jonathan Lane began his blogging career when he started to document the growth of the Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar. Since then, he has created an encyclopedic record of Star Trek fan productions dating as far back as 1974. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Jonathan about his journey from those early days right up to the present. Along the way, Jonathan to shares his insights and comments about the current...

Duration:00:51:30

34: Godspeed! Starship Republic

2/25/2017
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Ray Tesi Talks Starship Republic. Ray Tesi and his crew of dedicated actors have labored long and hard to get Starship Republic, the first Star Trek fan film to be made since the issuance of the CBS guidelines, out of spacedock. Now the film is in production, and Ray has a lot to say about the trials and tribulations of being a filmmaker. In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Ray about how the story took shape, some last-minute happenings, and the moment he got...

Duration:00:44:59

33: Exploring Star Trek Horizon

4/24/2016
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Tommy Kraft and Actors Look Back. Since it's public launch in February 2016, Star Trek Horizon has become a bigger hit than anyone—especially creator Tommy Kraft—ever expected. The fan film that serves as a follow-up to Enterprise delivers the Romulan War storyline that fans were hoping for from the show's fifth season. Centered on the crew of the USS Discovery NX-04, Horizon is an example of how to make the most of limited resources to create a product that can holds its own against studio...

Duration:01:33:58