June 18 2024

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Star Trek: Renegades Released Early

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Star Trek: Renegades, scheduled for release next month, had to put the film out early.

The one-and-a-half hour pilot episode is now available on YouTube and is included below.

In Star Trek: Renegades, “When a seemingly unstoppable new enemy threatens the very existence of the Earth, Admiral Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) is forced to work outside the boundaries of Starfleet’s rules to combat this deadly new foe.

“When planet after planet winks out of existence, yet Starfleet refuses to act, Chekov turns to Commander Tuvok (Tim Russ, who also directs), the new head of Starfleet’s covert operations division, Section 31. Together, they assemble a new elite strike-force, consisting of rogues, outcasts and criminals, led by the fearless yet haunted Lexxa Singh (Adrienne Wilkinson).

“The Renegades’ mission is simple: take on an army and stop their leader, Borrada (Bruce Young), from destroying the Earth. Outnumbered and outgunned, the ragtag crew is in an adrenaline-pumping race against time and space. But they soon find their foes are the least of their concerns: the real trouble may be coming from within!”

The reason for the release was that the movie was leaked, and others were selling it online. “Yes we had someone leak it and we had several very bad people asking for credit card information to watch,” said someone associated with the production. “We didn’t want people’s credit card info stolen especially since several of the sites were fake and did not have the link to Renegades.

“It was our amazing fans that alerted us to all the scams and warned us about the credit card info. We looked into it and found those sites were breeding faster than a Tribble. We appreciate our fans watching out for other fans.”

“We had every intention of waiting until the end of September,” the official added.

Thanks to Grahf for the tip!

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15 thoughts on “Star Trek: Renegades Released Early

  1. I’m excited! I can’t vouch for the final product, since I haven’t seen it yet, but the fact that this project is even possible and people bothered to make it is incredible. My thanks and respect to those involved with this endeavor! Looking forward to experiencing it!

  2. Yeah, absolute garbage. 28 minutes was all I could watch before I cried uncle and closed my browser. I can’t believe they thought for a second CBS would want to make a show out of this. HA!

  3. ‘ve been watching Star Trek Renegade. Although there is a lot of time and money in the production stabbed the plot has a very weak story. Then the fact that Admiral Owen Paris dies and that no reference is made to Tom Paris is also disappointing. Also what is not constistent that Admiral Checkov at 150 years of age a tad implausible because Admiral Mc Coy in Encounter at fairpoint Star Trek The Next Generation looks much older and poorer than Admiral Checkov in this pilot.
    This pilot film has little to do with Star Trek in terms of storyline plus that the story has a dark undertone that the only real question is whether the public is waiting for a web series of mediocre to disappointing quality. And it is a matter of time before the Star Trek fan gives it quits because Star Trek Renegade has little innovate in store.
    I am sorry to say they have never had to make this storyline because the creators now the slice completely miss and Star Trek Renegades has flopped.

  4. I didn’t even last that long– it completely lacks competent storytelling, like a comic book artist who’s only good at splash pages. No idea whatsoever what’s happening from one scene to the next, it’s really a shame. I really think people underestimate how much experience and teamwork and unwritten rules and revising, revising, revising were put into even the most mediocre episodes of any given Trek series– this movie is unfortunately just fan fiction at its most naive.

    And i haven’t even mentioned the inelegant use of cgi (add more fire!!), the frightful dialogue, and the character wearing glasses(!). I have no problem admitting that i am wayyy too nerdy to enjoy this movie.

  5. This production has a lot of issues for sure. And while I’m not a fan of this particular Trek (you know, the grim and pessimistic kind of storytelling that many insist on constantly bringing to the Trek universe), I believe that those people can improve and deliver quality stuff in the future. That was an ambitious project they tackled on a ridiculous budget compared to big money studio sci-fi productions. I hope the bad reviews won’t discourage them, because I certainly would like to see how it will evolve both story wise and production wise.

  6. I agree with your criticisms, plus I’d like to add that I didn’t like the clichés of the Galactica-style, jerky hand-held camera work, plus the 120-pound woman beating up men almost twice her size.

  7. Despite the criticism , it is worth it for the creators to perhaps make a second pilot and come up with a stronger narrative that is told in the positive trent of Star Trek. We live today in a world where negativity reigns supreme. Star Trek Renegades goes like webseries not work if one builds on the current storyline and its characters.

  8. Thank you for fixing the site, simple but elegant solution. I apologize for the bluntness in my earlier post, I do appreciate a webmaster who listens to his audience, and you have proven yourself to be just that.

    I do have to say I am very conflicted about Renegades. (Like many seem to be)

    Pros:
    -Most special effects are really good. The ship battle at the beginning of the movie was surprisingly professional looking.
    -Lots of established actors, including many trek actors.
    -Loved Edward Furlong’s character/performance.
    -Prime Universe!!
    -Loved the concept of the storyline.

    Cons:
    -Some special effects were horrific, like the “fire” effect of the bad guys’ planet.
    -Story execution wasn’t very good. Pacing was weird.
    -Writing was okay in places, but bad in most. I felt bad for some of the lines these actors were supposed to spit out.
    -What’s up with the warp effect? Did they get a new type of warp engine? There’s no explanation as for why it’s so different.
    -The Breen character was off. He seemed much different than the Breen we have seen in the past, and even the costume was oddly different.
    -The sendoff before the credits roll.. Man, that line was just too corny.

    As a hollywood movie, I’d give this a 5/10.

    As a fan-made movie, I have to bump it up to an 8/10. Impressive in ways, but very flawed in others.

    All of that being said, I think all trek fans (especially voyager fans) should check it out. You may not like it, but at this point it’s free and worth a watch for that price.

  9. He was just very well preserved. Properly with Jam.

    Serious though, people are hungry for new something. It may or may not flop, masses will decide it.

    Not us nickpickers.

  10. The production values werent that great. The CGI was third rate at best. Even Star Trek Continues and New Voyages has better CGI. It was nice to see Chekov, Tuvok, and Icheb again. What a lackluster end they gave to Admiral Paris. I think it has potential but I dont know if I want a dark Trek right now. Maybe if they just came it with a different approach and from such a dark place.

  11. I know they put a lot into it so I hate to be critical…..but it was just so awful. I didn’t even see potential to be completely honest. I did think the ship CGI was decent enough.

  12. Okay, now I’ve seen it, and I am less excited. Many people obviously put a lot of work into this, and at least some of them at times did some excellent work, but the show as a whole is depressingly weak. For every cool idea and exhilarating sequence there are many moments of mediocrity and paint-by-numbers story telling.

    It’s strange to me that they can have Tuvok, Zimmerman, Chekov, Admiral Paris and others and not manage to give any one of them a single memorable scene or even line of dialogue. What would have made this really worth watching for me would not have been a better fx budget or more convincing makeup, but just a little bit of authenticity in the characterization of the cast. Each person is absolutely paper thin, and the distance between weak setup and weak payoff is minimal. This is well exhibited by the Cardy/Bajoran interplay, depiction and resolution. Why could not one single character surprise and impress me? If someone told me that their character descriptions were passed to them on a slip of paper right before filming I would believe it.

    Potential was wasted every time a new (or old) character was defined in any way. The villain could have been that most fascinating of things: something other than an evil monster. Sadly the hope for any complexity vanished almost instantly. Everyone was a simple cardboard placeholder. The captain is all swagger and machismo and smirking manliness wrapped up in a caricature that might have had some shock value 20 years ago, but now just seems like a way to avoid any complexity or human depth.

    If there is reason to believe that the makers of this can create something much better, that doesn’t feel like a haphazard fan film for a young and I discerning crowd, then I would say they may have earned a chance to make a second pilot the way TOS did. Scrap most of this idea, rewrite the script, improve the characters, and start over with an eye on a final product that exudes passion and enthusiasm over action movie melodrama and trek-checklist storytelling. If they tried to do that I would give the same people another chance to impress me, but do I want to see episode 2? No. The overall weakness just makes me sad to watch.

    Specific problems are too numerous to mention, but I found some pieces just laughably, outrageously presented. Chekov is quite possibly watching planet Earth dissolve around him, and when the heroine comes in to tell him it can be stopped he just says “good, but there’s something I need to do first…” Generic, “ultra cool”, unoriginal, uncompelling, inappropriate, and practically listless in the transition from impending doom to fighting chance.

    Also, the way to make you wonder who’s a traitor doesn’t involve heavy handed attempts to convince the audience who to distrust. Give us doubts and question, not clumsy false evidence that’s supposed to make twelve year olds exclaim “I know who the traitor is!” That’s just weak.

    A trailer could be made that would make this show look a lot better than it actually is, which goes to show that there is potential amongst the very messy final product. I hope that rather than despairing or finding an audience with low standards, the creators repurpose their talents and crystallize their efforts into a better product. I wish them well and hope to see a superior project from them in the future.

  13. Well, I am a scriptwriter and has written for a few television shows, and where I have a few minor nits for some things, overall this was a good film! A very good plot with a few very good twist! I am pleased for the folks behind this film and with a few improvements here and there, this would make an extremely good addition to the Star Trek legend!

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