Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Headline News (Last Month Only)

For Table of Contents, go to 

September 18, 2018New Release from Vance Major Owen, A very short film:  Family: A Star Trek Fan Production, (1:15).  For more films from Vance Major Owen see

September 17, 2018New Release, from walsallmatt, a trailer, Star Trek Revelations, (EvE Online and Star Trek mash-up Fan Trailer), (2:25).  For more Trailers Not Associated With A Released Film, see

September 16, 2018Major New Release from Starship Excelsior, "E.U.L.A." (49:33), (49:35).  For more of Starship Excelsior, and many other audio dramas, see

September 15, 2018Major New Release from James D. Patalon for his animated Star Trek series using Plotagon,
Episode 16:  Into the Unknown, (16:55).
Episode 17:  Rest and Relaxation (2018), (11:18)
Episode 18:  War of the Androids, (10:14)
Episode 19: Wild Couger (2018) (15:13)
For all of James D. Patalon's prior Star Trek Fan Films, see  For more Plotagon Star Trek Fan Films, see

September 14, 2018New Release from Omlet, a commercial for chicken outfits and chicken coop doors set aboard the USS Henterprise, "Omlet's Star Trek Parody Featuring the New Auto Door," (1:22).  For more Star Trek Parody and Comedy, see

September 13, 2018New Releases from Brickmaster, Lego Star Trek The Original Series
Episode 5: (1:00).
Episode 6: (1:00)
Episode 7: (1:00)
Episode 8: (1:00)
For more Lego Based Star Trek Fan Films, see

September 12, 2018Find and New Release, Lars Gunblade's Star Trek Parodies
Find, Trek Wars the Next Iteration, (3:48)
New Release, Space Force - The Movie, (3:32).
For more Comedy and Parody Star Trek Fan Films see

September 11, 2018New Release from Dr. Robbi Animations aka Robert Ziolkowski, In 2409, we see a planet explode and the Enterprise 1701 F go with it, (Silver Age).  Then the film shifts to 2151 (Stone Age) and an attack on the NX-01 Enterprise.  At first, there is a disastrous ending, then a ship appears from the future, time rewinds, and there is instead a triumphant ending.  This happens again in two other timeframes, The film jumps to Sektor 002 in the year 2271 (Golden Age).  Then the film jumps to near Cardassia in the year 2375 (Silver Age). Now it is back to the 1701 F,  and instead of a planet exploding we see space fireworks.  Star Trek - Rewind (17:04).  For more Filmmakers Who Create CGI Sequences Without Visible Humans (or aliens) see

September 10, 2018Find and Major New Release from 2nd Grade Productions,
Find, A family visit to Vasquez Rocks, the rocky background in the TOS episode, "Arena," is interspersed with footage from the episode, Star Trek Arena at Vasquez Rocks, (2:34).  Arguably Golden Age or a recut.
Major New ReleaseStar Trek: The Next Generation Stop Action Animation.  Created in 1996 as an attempt to get a job in advertising, this is a Mego Animation, (14:53).
For more Mego animations, see
For the permanent home of these two films, see 2nd Grade Productions at

September 9, 2018Major New Release from Potemkin Pictures using characters from the Starship Triton, "The Crown Jewels of Xantharus," (12:35).  For more shows involving the crew of the Starship Triton, see  For more shows produced by Potemkin Pictures, see

September 8, 2018Major New Release from James D. Patalon for his animated Star Trek series using Plotagon, Episode 15:  Star Trek: The Planet of the Damned:
Chapter 1, The Awakening, (10:50)
Chapter 2, Gas, (16:39)
Chapter 3, Trapped, (13:07)
Chapter 4, No Escape, (11:45)
Chapter 5, The USS Jewel (2018), (11:37)
Chapter 6, Desperation, (13:30)
Chapter 7, Antidote, (12:52)
Chapter 8, Surrender, (12:46)
Chapter 9, No Time, (11:22)
Chapter 10, Conclusion, (10:22)
For all of James D. Patalon's prior Star Trek Fan Films, see  For more Plotagon Star Trek Fan Films, see

September 7, 2018New Release from Dafter Things, A Golden Age Mego stop-action animation, "Passing the Time," (2:43).  For more Mego Animated Star Trek Fan Films, see

September 6, 2018New Release from SHDU, Lego Star Trek - Title Sequence for Mirror Universe, (1:53).  For more Kid Trek/Teen Trek See

September 5, 2018, Intro Only, New Release from SpacialKatana, Star Trek Booty: (1:50).  Added to prior work by SpacialKatana under Short Films not Listed elsewhere (1),

September 4, 2018New ReleaseTrek Tales by Melz227, animation from Plotagon, "Luther's Janitorial cleans the Enterprise,"  (2:24).  For more Star Trek Comedy and Parody, see  For more Plotagon Star Trek Fan Films, see

September 3, 2018Major New Release from Potemkin Pictures, from the crew of Starship Tristan, T'Noshi infiltrates a renegade Vulcan cell, "Deception," (5:12).  For all previous releases from Potemkin Pictures, including all involving the crew of Starship Tristan, see

September 2, 2018New Release, 2D animation, Star Wreak - The Next Depreciation (Star Trek Spoof). (3:12).   For more Star Trek Comedy and Parody, see

September 1, 2018New ReleaseStar Voyage with ALPHA SENT-URI, a parody, (2:06).  For more Star Trek Comedy and Parody, see

August 31, 2018Major New Release from George Kayaian's Starship Antyllus,  Season 2, Episode 1 or Episode 11,  "247," (44:18).  For all of George Kayaian's prior Star Trek Fan Films and a selection of his other work, see

August 30, 2018New Release from Curt Danhauser's Guide to Animated Star TrekStar Trek Logical Thinking #16, "Conjunction Fallacy," (2:34).  For links to all of Curt Danhauser's previous Star Trek Fan Films, see

August 29, 2018Major New Release from Starship Mojave, (Animation) Episode 7, "Twenty-One Twelve", (33:36).  For all of Starship Mojave's previous Star Trek Fan Film releases, see

August 28, 2018New Release, Star Trek The Next Generation, An All Borg Intro: (Smule Cover (1:51).  For more Fan-Made Title Sequences for Pro Star Trek, see

August 27, 2018New ReleaseOs Trapalhões em Trapalhada nas Estrelas paródia de Star Trek (2:13).  For more Portuguese Language Star Trek Fan Films see

August 26, 2018Major New Release from Potemkin Pictures, a new story on a new ship, the Marie Curie, a hospital ship, (Adult fans, sets, costumes, Silver Age, CGI, special effects) "The Beast," (12:05).  For all prior releases from Potemkin Pictures, see

August 25, 2018New ReleaseStar Trek Klingons v. The Borg (3:31).  For more Short Fan Film Not Listed Elsewhere, see

August 24, 2018New Release She-Hulk and Captain Kirk  (0:42).  For more Franchise Crossover films, see

August 23, 2018New ReleaseGreatest Gen - Captain Potter (1:37).  For more Star Trek Parodies and Comedies, see

August 22, 2018Major New Release,  (Minecraft Animation appears to be Golden Age) Ender Trek,
Season 1, Episode 1, Steve Part 1: (11:50).   For more Minecraft Machinima Based Star Trek Fan Films, see

August 21, 2018New Release, Open_11_(Minions Star Trek + The Guardian of Forever)_ver 2018 (9:40).  The animation uses Minion forms for Star Trek crew members but not anything else from Minions.  For more Short films not listed elsewhere, see

August 20, 2018New ReleaseSter Terk (Golden Age Xtranormal animated short film) (0:47).  For more Star Trek Parodies and Comedies, see

August 19, 2018New Releases, from Art Room, two parodies,
(1) Star Blecch Into Dumbness (Animation using photos of the heads of the JJ Trek Actors.  Parody of Star Trek Into Darkness.). (3:34).
(2) Old Spock's Off Their Spockers (3:04)
For more Star Trek Parodies and Comedies, see

August 18, 2018New Release from The Romulan War.
Episode 1:  Sleep is Hard to Find
Part 1: (4:46)
Part 2: (4:49)
Indegogo Crowd Funding:
For more Short Films Not Listed Elsewhere, see

A new page has been set out for all types of Guidance for Fan Filmmakers, here;  This includes both links about the new CBS Guidelines and previous materials that had been at Blog 249.

This website claims to track all changes made to Star Trek Reviewed: change log

I created my own similar tracking page: change log.  They appear to track only the changes in this top log.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

(1) Quick Picks

Quick Picks
Don't want to waste time reading reviews? Just want to know which fan films to watch first? I've already found these Quick Pick Treasures:

For Golden Age Fan Film Star Trek,

The most viewed Star Trek  Fan Film is set at the time of Enterprise.  Try Star Trek Horizon

The two most praised groups of all the Star Trek Fan Film producers, are Star Trek: Phase II and  Star Trek Continues.

Star Trek: Phase II (formerly Star Trek: New Voyages).  Although each of their episodes have much to recommend them, you might start with "World Enough and Time" which is their third episode.  Go to  (Blog 20) Star Trek Phase II or Star Trek New Voyages   for discussions and reviews, or directly to their website, and download and watch it:  Rating: 5.  Also, the best fan film I have seen. In one additional note, this Fan Film Group has such enthusiastic followers that it has a Fan Film about New Voyages/Phase II's Fan Films! (See Short One Shots in the Table of Contents).

If you are very shy about taking on a full-length film, you could also start with their excellent short vignette, "Center Seat." It's here:  . Or, watch them both!

For an entire set of series of shorter films, check out the many productions from Potemkin Pictures.  Start with a film set aboard the Starship Tristen, "Sepulchre,"   For another good film involving the crew of the Starship Tristan, try "Deception,"
T'Noshi infiltrates a renegade Vulcan cell, (5:12). 

  For all of Potemkin Pictures prior releases, including all those set aboard the Starship Tristen, see

Starship Exeter (Two Episodes,) See Blog 21 Starship Exeter, or click on and watch, "The Savage Empire."  Rating: 5.  Then watch one of the greatest Star Trek Fan Films of all time, "The Tressaurian Intersection."

Also recreating TOS, Star Trek Continues,  second episode entitled, "Lolani".  It was filmed in late 2013 was released February 8, 2014.  View it here: (50:46) or here: (50:47).  With Portuguese subtitles, here: (50:46).  For their other offerings see

Also try: "Of Gods and Men" See Blog 24 Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, or click on
Star Trek: Of Gods and Men  Rating: 5

The first Episode of Starship Farragut, Blog 22 Starship Farragut, "The Captaincy" Rating: 5  Many more episodes follow.

For a very original but well-done take on Trek, follow the Merchant Ship, Aurora and her two-woman crew as they make cargo runs and face the challenges of space without the help of a massive ship, weapons, or Starfleet.  Star Trek: AuroraBlog 25 Star Trek: Aurora.  Two episodes, beautiful 3D animation, well written, well edited, good voice acting, Rating: 5

Ever wonder what Star Trek would look like if the guys who produced the Yogi Bear cartoon made a Star Trek movie?  Wonder no more: Check out the 2-hour animated film, "The Paradise Makers,"  Yep, they retired together and got bored, and this is what they did.

For an excellent series, with only very minor technical issues, The Multiverse Crisis,  The second film as of 2/25/2018, Completely remasted from the original film, Incident at Beta 9  Much technically improved!

For Silver Age Fan Film Star Trek, "Star Trek: Intrepid." See Blog 79 Star Trek: Intrepid

OR click on:

Star Trek: Intrepid
but watch the episodes in this order:
Heavy Lies the Crown
Transitions and Lamentations
Confessions by Firelight
Where There's a Sea
Turning Point
A Stone Unturned

Speak Czech? Or, if not, willing to handle subtitles? If so, I can recommend two fine films:
"Patriotka," (13:56). (Also with Portuguese subtitles, here: (13:56)  Rating: 5.  In full compliance with the Guidelines and Star Trek canon.  For more Star Trek Fan Films from the same film group, see
"Star Trek: The Metrensky Incident". Rating: 5. See Blog 85, Star Trek: The Metrensky Incident for both download instructions and instructions on how to run the film with the subtitled language of your choice.

Also excellent: Audio Drama "Outpost" (formerly Star Trek: Outpost.)  You'll find links to that and dozens of other audio dramas here:

Set after Enterprise but before TNG, Prelude to Axanar was created as a fake documentary about the subject of what was to be a full-length film.  Due to a CBS lawsuit, it now seems highly unlike the full-length film will ever be made, but Prelude to Axanar is still worth viewing.  Find it at

Like Comedies?  I recommend "Stalled Trek: Amutt Time".   A friend of mine who is a comedy lover says this is the best of all Trek comedies/parodies.  For more information on this original series parody, see .

[proposed section]Other Quick Picks:  The following films are all very good, rated 4 or 4.5, but lack a single element that would move them up to a 5.  That element might be poor quality sound or picture at places that doesn't interfere with viewing enjoyment, or a great, well-told story with no 'message'.
For example,

Star Trek Deception.  (Adult fans, live action, sets, costumes, green screens, CGI, Silver Age, Cheshire, Northwich, UK) (8:30)  Exceptional short film. For more short films not classified elsewhere, see

Eleven choice recent Fan Films by Syfy (All fit the Guidelines released by CBS):

 [This section is proposed, not yet developed!]

I have only begun going through the comedies and parodies, and do not expect to develop a system to rate them.  However,  I can strongly recommend the animated film, Stone Trek. Episode One, The Deadly Ears.

For a time there was an animated suite at Go!Animate which made it easy to create Star Trek Fan Films.  Most were not made with great finesse, but three of the best filmmakers called themselves RoTV,, Solarbaby,, and the still ongoing production which includes a recent live action film, The Federation Files by Glen Wolfe,  Here is a Table of Contents for Go!Animate Star Trek Fan Films:

But, be Warned: I haven't watched most of the Star Trek fan films listed on this website.

I've sorted out websites that have films from ones that don't, and found films on You-Tube, Vimeo, and other video-hosting websites that have no websites of their own. I'm optimistic that much of what I've found but haven't watched yet is very good! However, know that I have removed a few films I have glanced at for sexual content. I have created a separate "Adults Only" website for Fan Films with explicit sex and violence.  Links to that website, rather than links to those fan films, are in the appropriate places in this website.  I'm trying to put links to every fan film which does not have that kind of problem which I can find below, organized in a useful way...   I have put aside plans to review most films until a later time.  If  I do more reviews, I want to inform you about what's good to watch... what's good to skip.... and enough about why I think so so that if your taste differs from mine, you can watch what will make you happy. Where I've found easy to access reviews or review threads on the fan films, I've included them.  Randy Hall of SciFiPulse did many reviews of Star Trek Fan Films, but sadly they have been taken down.

(2) Table of Contents

Table of Contents *marks tentative placements and pages still 'under construction'

Blog 0 Headline News
Blog 1 Quick Picks
Blog 2 Table of Contents
Blog 3 Rating System
Blog 4 Overview of Fan Films
Blog 5 Guide to Fan Film Series, Production Groups, and Significant Individual Fan Film Blogs.

Pre-Stone Age Fan Films
Blog 6 Duet
Blog 7 Steam Trek
Blog 8 Stone Trek
Blog 9 Ronnie Redshirt

Stone Age Fan Films
Blog 10 Star Trek: The Romulan War
Blog 11 Starfleet Academy (German)
Blog 12 Star Trek: Enterprise, The New Generation
Blog 13 Star Trek Avalon (Russian Language)
Blog 14 Axanar, Prelude to Axanar
Blog 15 Star Trek: Horizon
Blog 16 Aaron Vanderkley' Anthology Sereis, "Star Trek: These Are The Voyages"
Blog 17
Blog 18

Golden Age Fan Films
NB:  All Historic Star Trek Fan Films from the 1960s and 1970s are "Golden Age"  Here is a guide to the earliest Star Trek Fan Films I've found: Blog 204
Blog 20 Star Trek New Voyages(known at times at Star Trek Phase II)
Blog 21 Starship Exeter
Blog 22 Starship Farragut
Blog 23 Curt Danhauser's Guide to Animated Star Trek.
Blog 24 Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and Star Trek: Renegades
Blog 25 Star Trek: Aurora
Blog 26 Tales of the Seventh Fleet
Blog 27 Star Trek Continues
Blog 28 Turist Ömer Uzay Yolunda (a.k.a. Turkish Star Trek)
Blog 29 Star Trek: Frontier
Blog 30 Starship Mojave
Blog 31 Project Potemkin
Blog 32 Potemkin Pictures: Starship Tristan, Starship Deimos, Battlecruiser Kupok, et al
Blog 33 Star Trek: The Mego Picture
Blog 34 The Multiverse Crisis and Star Trek: Antyllus
Blog 35 Calvertfilms Presents
Blog 36 Star Ship: Eagle
Blog 37 Star Trek: The Machinima Series
Blog 38 Bastards of Kirk
Blog 39 The Search for Spock's Body Parts
Blog 40 Star Trek: Secret Voyage
Blog 41 Star Trek: Alpha Strike
Blog 42 Starship Valiant
Blog 43 Star Trek Shadowplay
Blog 44 Nature's Hunger
Blog 45 James D. Patalon's Animated Star Trek
Blog 46 Star Trek: Return to Triskelion
Blog 47 Star Wreak (American)
Blog 48 Starfleet Journeyman
Blog 49 The Doomsday Machine
Blog 50 Stalled Trek: Amutt Time
Blog 51 Star Trek - Mystery at Starbase M-3
Blog 52 Star Trek: Valiant
Blog 53. Red Shirts, The Series.
Blog 54 PEZ Trek Theater
Blog 55 Star Trek: Excalibur
Blog 56 Star Trek: Deception (USA)
Blog 57 The Red Shirt Diaries
Blog 58 Dreadnought Dominion
Blog 59 Starship Saladin
Blog 60 Red Shirt (Wayward Son)
Blog 61 Starship Grissom
Blog 62 Ever Trek formerly Elokomin Chronicles
Blog 63 Star Trek Comedy Parody Series, The Away Mission
Blog 64 BroBraGar Studios, Comedy and Parody based on TOS
Blog 65 Star Trek: The Night Shift
Blog 66 Starship Republic
Blog 67 Star Trek CATastrophe
Blog 68 Vance Major Owen's Productions, including Starship Melbourne, Project Defiant, and others
Blog 69 Star Trek: Gemini
Blog 70 Star Trek: The Paradise Makers
Blog 71 Star Trix
Blog 72 Star Trek: The Lost Tales and Star Trek: Antares (German Language)
Blog 73 Bob Crikey's Mego Fan Films
Cool Age(German)279 STR
Blog 74 MrBonk83's Star Trek Short Spoofs.
Blog 75 Star Trek: The Toy Movies and other work from dyna74
Blog 76 Space Happy, A Star Trek Fan-Made Film
Blog 77 Star Trek: Peacekeeper
Blog 78 Star Plunge, A Star Trek Parody
Blog 79 The Burnett and Castelli Family
NWS 490 Aaron Brownlee's Star Trek

Go!Animate -- Easy Animations for TOS and TNG
Go!Animate's top Table of Contents entries are still here, plus it has it's own Table of Contents which gives EVERY Go!Animate Star Trek filmmaker a listing and a webpage.  Go!Animate will also have both it's own Index and be part of the general Index at the end of this website.  This new organization takes the form of an independent blog, Star Trek Reviewed - Go!Animate.  Fully updated as of November 26, 2011.

Go!Animate Table of Contents
Go!Animate Overview
Go!Animate Index

Select Choices from the Star Trek Reviewed-Go!Animate Table of Contents
Lord Sorcery
NCC 1701
MattyG Productions
Spock Prime Plague
Glen Wolfe aka Starfleet Studios

Silver Age Fan Films
Blog 80 Dark Armada
Blog 81 Star Trek: New Homelands
Blog 82 Star Trek: Osiris
Blog 83 Renegades
Blog 84 Borg War
Blog 85 Star Trek: Metrensky Incident
Blog 86 Star Trek: Encarta
Blog 87 Digital Ghost and other Fedcon Films
Blog 88 Dark Frontier
Blog 89 Star Trek: A New Beginning.
Blog 90 Star Trek: Unity
Blog 91 Star Trek: Requirius
Blog 92 Chains of Betrayal
Blog 93 Star Trek: Euderion
Blog 94 Star Trek: Time Warp
Blog 95 Raven: Voyager Continues and other productions from Starfleet Studios
Blog 96 Star Track
Blog 97 Star Track: The Metric System
Blog 98 Starship Seneca
Blog 99 Commander Rob
Blog 100 Star Trek: Hidden Frontier Website
Blog 101 Star Trek: Hidden Frontier Fan Film Series
Blog 102 Star Trek: Odyssey
Blog 103 Star Trek: The Helena Chronicles
Blog 104 Star Trek: Federation One
Blog 105 Voyages of the U.S.S. Angeles
Blog 108 Hidden Frontier - Intrepid Crossover Films
Blog 109 Star Trek: Intrepid
Blog 110 Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation and other work by Ryan K. Johnson
Blog 111 Star Trak
Blog 112 Star Spoof Voyager Cartoon
Blog 113 Star Wreck (Finnish)
Blog 114 Aah Productions's Star Trek XII and Star Trek XIII
Blog 115 Star Trek the Quasi Mechinima
Blog 116 Star Trek: Red Squad
Blog 117 Fem Trekz, later Star Trek: Earhart
Blog 118 Cerberus Film' Star Trek Online Mechinima Productions
Blog 119 Star Trek: Survivor
Blog 120 Mariner
Blog 121 Star Trek Expulsion
Blog 122 Star Trek: Bohemia
Blog 123 Star Trek Andore
Blog 124 Star Trekz Empire
Blog 125 Retail Star Trek
Blog 126 TNG Mechinima Fan Episodes
Blog 127 Star Trek - The Next Animation
Blog 128 Star Trek: Reliant
Blog 129 Star Wreak 2pi (as in a circle)
Blog 130 Improvised Star Trek
Blog 131 Trekzone: Star Trek: Eternal Night
Blog 133 Chance Encounter
Blog 134 USS Atlantis
Blog 135 Star Trek - DIStant COusins
Blog 136 Star Trek Galaxies
Blog 137 Star Trek:Cataja (German and English language versions.)
Blog 138 Star Trek: Omega (German with English subtitles)
Blog 139 USS K'Ehleyr(German)
Blog 140 Starship Explorer Formerly Star Trek Explorer (German)
Blog 141 Star Trek: Diplomacy (Czech with some English Subtitles)
Blog 142 Starship Parasol(German with some English subtitles)
Blog 143 Star Trash
Blog 144 Quark's Space Station
Blog 145 Star Trek Lego -- Paradox (Czech with English Subtitles)
Blog 146 Star Wretch, The Next Regurgitation
Blog 147 Corto Phase II (fan film proyect Star Trek Into Lightness)(Spanish)
Blog 148 fourteen59
Blog 149 Star Trek Phase 3 (Some German, some English)
Blog 150 Cerbasi Trek
Blog 151 TheJackSack TNT Mego Animations
Blog 152 Star Trek Online: The Abridged Series.
Blog 153 Star Trek The Handicaptain
Blog 154 Actors Coalition Network Lost Angeles' Star Trek Releases
Blog 155 Animations by Chad Troftgruben
Blog 156 Star Trek But Garo
Blog 157
Blog 158
Blog 159
Blog 160

Bronze Age Fan Films
Blog 170 Star Trek: Beyond
Blog 171 Star Trek Girl Trek and other videos by Stephen Mandel Joseph

Post-Bronze Age Fan Films
Blog 175 Galaxy Trek
Blog 176 Treknologic

Fan Films that do not work with time classifications
Blog 180 Star Trek: Trailer Trek
Blog 181 Star Trek X Generation Worst Fan Film
Blog 182 Stellar Trek
Blog 183 Sleeping Lion Productions
Blog 184 Toy Movies
Blog 185 Transolar Galactica
Blog 186 Star Trek: The Mirror Frontier
Blog 187 The Math of Khan and other films from Austen Clement
Blog 188, Meez2, A Nerd's Fantasy and other films
Blog 189 Karlbolo, A Star Trek Variety Show
Blog 190 Star Heck
Blog 191 Star Wrek Zone, "The Odd Generation."
Blog 192 Spaced Out Saga
Blog 193 Critter Kingsford Productions
Blog 194 2nd Grade Productions

Fan Films with Content not Suitable for Children (or sensitive adults).  Links are to Star Trek Restricted.
LIFE LIFE IN SPACE SPACE (Star Trek Restricted, Blog 5 (D))
Star Trip: The ...What? Generation. Blog 5 (F).  ,
Another Star Trek Parody (Star Trek Restricted, Blog 5(H))
Star Trek: The Ultimate Follies Blog 11

Assorted Other Fan Films

Blog 197 Xtra Normal Star Trek Animations
Blog 198 Mego Star Trek Fan Films.
Blog 200 Minecraft Machinima based Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 201 Kid Trek/Teen Trek
Blog 202: Trailers not associated with a released film.*
Blog 203: Filmmakers Who Create CGI Sequences Without Visible Humans
Blog 204 Historic Star Trek Fan Films (of the 1960s and 1970s)
Blog 205 Select Star Trek Fan Film School and Church Projects.
Blog 206 Lego Based Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 207 Short Films (not listed elsewhere).
Blog 208 Star Trek Parodies and Comedies
Blog 209 Really, Really Bad Stuff
Blog 210 Websites and Fan Film Makers working on films but which have no completed episodes (some may have shorts).
Blog 211 Incomplete, Abandon Film Projects with Significant Production
Blog 212 Filmed or Videotaped Star Trek for Live Performance
Blog 213 Films (and Audio) Listed as Existing Which I Can't Find, Link to, or Offer a Way to See
Blog 214 Fan Mash-ups and Recuts*
Blog 215 Plotagon Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 216 Websites and Shorts Proposing Professional Series or Movies.
Blog 217 Trekkers, Trekkies and General Fandom
Blog 218 Professional Television's Star Trek Parodies, Tributes, Commercials, and Foreign Imitators.

Fan Films in Languages other than English
Blog 219 Non English Language Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 220 German Language Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 221 Spanish Language Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 222 Italian Language Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 223 French Language Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 224 Portuguese Language Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 225 Finnish Language Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 226 Catalan Language Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 227 Czech Language Star Trek Fan Films
Blog 228 Russian Language Star Trek Fan Films

Professional Authorized Star Trek
Star Trek on Television
Star Trek (TOS)
Star Trek: The Animated Series (TAS)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9)
Star Trek: Voyager (VOY)
Enterprise or Star Trek: Enterprise (ENT)

Star Trek Movies from Paramount
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn
The Search for Spock
The Voyage Home
The Final Frontier
The Undiscovered Country
First Contact
Star Trek
Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Reviewed Website Essays and Items:
Blog 233 How To Move Films To The New Website
Blog 234 Guidance for Fan Filmmakers
Blog 235 How to Contact Star Trek Reviewed.
Blog 236 Banners for Star Trek Reviewed
Blog 237 Recent Upgrades for Star Trek Reviewed.
Blog 238 Real Science, Space Law and Ethics!
Blog 239 Learning About Fan Films.
Blog 240 Annual Star Trek Reviewed Mission Statements
Blog 241 What is Star Trek and why are some people so enthusiastic about it?
Blog 242 Plans for this website
Blog 243 Things that have been found but not sorted

Other Star Trek Materials and Matters
Blog 244 Non-Star Trek films listed as Trek films on some websites.
Blog 245 Francise Crossover Films.
Blog 246 Star Trek Games, Comics, and Prose
Blog 247 Star Trek Audio Drama
Blog 248 Guides to Other Star Trek Materials.
Blog 249 Websites with Broad Star Trek Discussion or News of Theatrical Trek.
Blog 250 Index to Star Trek Fan Series, Groups, Websites in Alphabetical Order.

(3) Rating System


Rating System

NOTE: except for Quick Pick Treasures I no longer rate films because it's simply more than I can do while keeping up this listing.  I encourage you to write a review of any fan film you watch, and tell me.  Put it in a blog or elsewhere on the web and I will link to it as long as it is about the film, not the actors or people you are angry at, it is suitable for reading by children (unless the film is in Star Trek Restricted), and is in reasonably readable language.

I use a 6 point rating system. From best to worse, the rating system is:
5 - Excellent, wonderful -- as good as the best Star Trek made by anyone. It does well on all these: 1)Well written, 2) well acted, 3)enjoyable use of sets, background, CGI or other special effects, 4)entertaining, 5)well directed, 6)well edited, 7) it makes a point of some kind or explores an idea of political, scientific or social scientific interest... whether I agree or not, and 8) it provides a low level of suspension of disbelief beyond that required to watch and enjoy TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY. A 5 has all of these traits.
4 - Very Good, Entertaining, has 6 or 7 of the 8 points.
3 - Good to OK. It is a matter of taste. It has 4 or 5 points of 8.  If you like Star Trek, it's probably worth a try.
2 - Not so good to watch. It has something going for it, but it only hits on 2 or 3 of the points, or is weak technically (see below). I recommend watching NovaScienceNow on PBS instead. Neil DeGrasse Tyson will give you The Cosmic Perspective. If it makes you feel better, he opened the show on August 18, 2009 wearing an TOS Starfleet captain's uniform...
1 - Hard to watch. It may have something good about it. Either it has just one or zero of the eight points, or it may just be technically so weak that it's hard to follow. but you'd be much better entertained by reruns of most made for television classroom lecture shows. Can I recommend "The Western Tradition," ( introduction to physics ( or a nice course in Algebra ( or Statistics(
"Really, Really Bad Stuff" or 0 - ... this stuff is worse than hard to watch.  It's aggressively bad, and it has no redeeming qualities.  These films are not given their own webpages, but are listed here: .  They do offer us one redeeming quality... they make us appreciate the serious but failed efforts that may be rated a 1 or a 2.

EXTRA CREDIT for just plain fun!
LOSE ONE POINT if the quality of the sound and video make watching it difficult, TWO POINTS if it's so bad it makes it hard to follow.
LOSE ONE POINT for including non-Star Trek science fiction or serious literary sources (e.g., it treats Hamlet as history, not a play) in the stories, TWO POINTS if the non-Star Trek materials are from fantasy or other non-reality based and non-Science Fiction sources (it includes magic, vampires, aliens who defy the laws of physics like Superman or Star Wars).

For a better understanding of the thinking behind this rating system, read these Blogs:

(240)Why Star Trek Reviewed? (and later essays called the Annual Mission Statements)


(241) What is Star Trek and why are some people so enthusiastic about it?

Or read my review of the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie,

All rated fan films represent significant work. All rated fan films beat out watching meaningless trailers, teasers, credits for films that don't exist. Fan films websites listed under Blog 210 have no product. But these websites can issue a single full episode and can get any rating. This website is for viewers who want to watch fan films, not people who want to create them. Videos listed in Blog 209 are bad enough that my assertion that anything rated is better than just watching trailers and looking at banners is violated. The purpose of the ratings are to help the viewer not to degrade the creators, all of whom have clearly worked hard and lovingly.

FOR CREATORS OF FAN FILMS: I am trying to include the physical location of all fan film productions so that people who would like to be involved can contact a fan film in their own part of the world. That is also why I am including fan film websites with no product.

(4) Overview of Fan Films


Overview of Fan Films

The following essay has been made obsolete by events of June 2016.  For more about those events, see

(Revised June, 2014)
Any film that is not under control of the franchise copyright holder for Star Trek is a fan film for purposes of this website.  Whether and to what extent CBS and Paramount currently have a right to exclude others from making Star Trek, the meaning of the name, "Star Trek" and the meaning of the "Franchise copyright" however, could be much debated.  That, however, will have to wait for the day somebody decides to get a court decision.

Fan Filmmakers include Star Trek Alumni, other entertainment professionals, adult fans who may or may not have some artistic or other relevant background, fans who have made no other films except pictures of their vacations and birthday parties, even kids who are filming themselves playing 'make believe.'  Some are making serious tribute films, others comedies or parodies.   I divide these groups into the Professionals whether or not they have worked on Star Trek, The adult fans, who I call 'garage producers,' teen fans who make what I call, 'Teen Trek' and child fans who make 'Kid Trek.'

Some of the products of Star Trek alumni, Trekkers, and Trekkies are of stellar quality. Some are better than some of the authorized professional materials. "Of Gods and Men" (See Blog 24) is a fan film because it is unauthorized and associated with James Cawley, who is Fan Film's Jacob to Gene Roddenbury's Abraham in the Star Trek World. However, "Of Gods And Men" stars professional actors.  It is distinguished from professionally produced Star Trek only by the love so evidently put into the project... and the small production budget. Star Trek Phase II is produced by show business professionals, including James Cawley, who worked for Paramount on the later Star Trek series as a costumer, and who appears in both J.J. Abram's "Star Trek" and "Of Gods and Men." The production quality of Phase II films is obviously professional. Phase II has sold props to Paramount.   (No $150 million budget, though.)  Some credit James Cawley with saving the Star Trek franchise. However, former cast members and James Cawley are not the only Star Trek professionals who has produced fan films. Starship Exeter (Blog 21) includes Paramount Star Trek alumni, and boasts stellar quality work as well.  Star Trek: Beyond is also produced by industry professionals, and has a significant volume of output of fan films available for viewing. (see Blog 170).  Star Trek Continues is made by industry pros who appear to have no Star Trek experience. (see Blog 27).

Top producing live action garage productions include Hidden Frontier (Blogs 100-105)(California USA),  George Kayaian (more than one series, (Blog  34))(New York, USA), Project Potemkin (Blog 31)(Georgia, USA), Star Trek Reliant (Newfoundland, Canada)(Blog 128) and Star Trek Unity (England, UK) (Blog 90).  There are also numerous animations, some of which are produced by, e.g. advertising pros, so it's harder to draw the lines for these.  Several Audio dramas are have received various awards for quality and content.  (All audio dramas are at Blog 247).

For Star Trek Time Lines, See: . 
The following chart will appear bigger if opened as its own page:

I am in the process of assigning Fan Film Maker groups into one of three groups.  (A) says they are Actively producing new Fan Films.  (B) says that they may have something in the can they are working on releasing, but no serious plans for more after that.  (B) alternatively would apply to a group which has plans but have let a lot of time elapse since their last film.   A Group partway through a partially released film with more than one year between sections may also be given a (B) if they have no specific release date for their next section.  (C) says the group has Completed all Star Trek Fan Films.  It may still be producing prose, comics, audio shows, or other fan Trek, but it is done with films.

For the location of fan film producers, here is a map which is a work in progress:
In some cases, all I have is a nation, a state or a province of origin, not a city, so many of the markers (e.g. in Germany) are not exact. They are (with the Exception of "Enterprise," "Titan", and "The Way Back") just somewhere in Germany. In many cases, I don't even have that yet. The map is a map of the world. You can move what you see in the window around with you mouse. You can then zoom in on your part of the world to see what, if any, fan films are made in your area.  However, fan film groups in Blog 210 with a two-letter designation are believed to not be active.  Most of these have been removed from the map.  Those starting with A (as in AB) may have some slow work being done, or may be on hold for a short time (e.g., six months).  Some links may also be pre-reorganization of this website.  Check the Index, at Blog 250, to find information about a filmmaker with an outdated link.

View Star Trek Fan Film Production in a larger map

Star Trek Fan Film Production Map.

The Original Series("TOS") and The Animated Series("TAS") and Star Trek XI, JJ Abrams Star Trek (JJA) will be referred to here as Golden Age Star Trek. Fan production set at the time of Golden Age Star Trek are fan film links and reviews start at Blog 20, with Phase II/New Voyages. (Roughly, 2250-2349 AD.)

Star Trek: The Next Generation("TNG") through late TNG Movies, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("DS9") and Voyager("VOY") and shortly thereafter time line are here referred to as the "Silver Age" Star Trek. Silver Age fan production links and reviews star at Blog 80. (Roughly 2350-2449 AD.)

Fan productions set in the time of the last series, Enterprise, until Spock enters Star Fleet Academy will be referred to here as "Stone Age" Star Trek. Stone Age fan production links and reviews start at Blog 10,. (Roughly 2150-2249 AD.)

Some fan film productions are set 70 or more years after Voyager returns to Earth. Star Trek Beyond is set 160 years after Voyager. Clearly, this is not Silver Age Star Trek. I will call films set roughly from 70 to 270 years after Voyager returns to Earth Bronze Age Star Trek. Bronze Age fan productions links and reviews will start at Blog 170. (Roughly 2450-2749 AD.)

I was originally unsure how to handle fan films produced based on the J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot. I once proposed calling it "Iron Age" Star Trek or "Iron Pyrite Age" Star Trek. But that would not fit my 'time line' based system. I then realized that if I were going to differentiate between J.J. Abrams Star Trek and TOS, I also had to make a distinction between the original time line and Trek set in the Mirror Universe.  I decided to call it entirely by time line for overall classification.

Most fan websites include only a few episodes, and have only one blog here to for their listings.  However, Hidden Frontier is by far the largest website for fan produced Silver Age Trek. It is not created by entertainment industry professionals, although it is located in Southern California.  In 2010, it stopped filming new Star Trek Fan Films, and now only produces audio Trek once in a while.  One final film was released in 2011.  It is also a website which has a clear political agenda, gay rights (or, as they must now be called in some states, "Takei rights."). It has completed an entire fan show series of 50 separate episodes, and has completed filming three new series as well as a non-Star Trek series, some of which continue as audio shows. I will note that the non-Star Trek materials exist, but will not link to them. Hidden Frontier is in Blog 100 , but it's series are in Blogs 101 through, Blog 107. Voyages of The USS Angeles, a fan film series which forms the basis of the Hidden Frontier fan films, is at Blog 107. You can also listen to their new audio series which continues these adventures.

GoAnimate! Is a major website of an entirely different sort.  They had tools for easy animations to let anyone make animated Star Trek, although their rights to do this ended in 2012.  The work done using Go!Animate has been given it's own website, Star Trek Reviewed - Go!Animate.  This is the Table of Contents:  Table of Contents for Star Trek Reviewed - Go!Animate

Where to draw the line between major films or groups of small films which get their own blog and small groups of shorts or one-shot shorts that do not isn't perfectly clear. For the time being, that distinction is being made in a somewhat arbitrary manner.

eMBee has been kind enough to provide the following total run times for some select Star Trek Fan Film production groups as of October 10, 2013. The following text is unedited:

Hidden Frontier                      (35:44:31)
    Frontier Guard                    (2:26:56)
Star Trek: Unity                      (9:31:41)
Star Trek: Phase II                  (7:21:29)
Star Trek: Kayaian Films              (5:34:36)
Starship Farragut              (4:29:10)
Raumschiff Highlander                (3:46:33)
Star Trek: Encarta                    (4:02:10)
Star Trek: The Romulan Wars          (3:24:01)
Star Trek: Dark Frontier              (3:14:01)
Star Trek: Intrepid                  (2:17:52)
Star Trek: New Homelands              (1:35:33)
Star Trek: Reliant                    (1:25:09)
Project: Potemkin                    (1:24:57)
Star Trek: Dark Armada                (1:21:08)
Star Trek: Tales of the Seventh Fleet (1:12:37)
Star Trek: Aurora                    (1:03:56)
Star Trek Continues            (1:02:09)

sorted by time, this list includes all series with more than one episode
which i have seen. (i have not yet seen all of Unity or Reliant, but i
have the files so i added them in)
Highlander is sorted before Encarta because i am missing episode 3 which
is not published yet and i am sure it is longer than the 15 minutes
i also included Frontier Guard, but you can skip them if you like.

Unity does not include the first 17 episodes, so there is actually more.
and of course any series i don't even know about yet is also not
included. (i'll get through watching what i have before i pick the next
one from your lists, unless some series happens to make itself known by
a new release like Reliant just did last month, then i'll pick that next)

also not included are individual films like "Of Gods and Men" and others
of significant length. i can compile another list for those some other
time. (alltogether i have seen about 8 hours worth of those, but that
number is meaningless because it is just a fraction of what is out there