Star Trek: Axanar takes place 21 years before the events of the first episode of the original Star Trek. Axanar is the story of Garth of Izar, the legendary Starfleet captain who is Captain Kirk’s hero. Garth charted more planets than any other Captain and was the hero of the Battle of Axanar, the story of which is required reading at the academy. This is that story.
It is the year 2245, four years into the war with the Klingons.
Star Trek: Axanar is a professional not-for-profit fan film coming in 2015. Currently they are raising production funds on kickstarter. The first goal of 100k has been well exceeded, and there are still 22 days left. A mere $25 gets you a “making of” PDF and a digital download of the final film. Also viewable on kickstarter is a 20-minute prelude framed as an in-word documentary about the events leading up to the Battle of Axanar. Ho boy am I excited.