Saturday, June 27, 2009

(94) Star Trek: Time Warp Trilogy

94   Star Trek: Time Warp is the name of a Trek Fan Film Trilogy.

THE COMPLETE STORY OF ALL THREE MOVIES, ST: SPECTER OF THE PAST, ST: RETRIBUTION, and ST: REDEMPTION.  The filmmaker has decided against offering a full voice cast.

Total run time of all three films 10 hours, 29 minutes and 47 seconds... for most purposes, ten and one-half hours.  That's a lot of Trek!

Animations.  This is the You Tube home:
This is the Vimeo Home: .

It looks like Mechinima but watch just one segment and it becomes clear that it is true animation, and exceptionally high quality animation at that.

It is described in detail here: .  Mr. Brandon M. Bridges is the creator.  Here is a link to the page he identifies at sci-fi Meshes:

First, the Vimeo Ultimate Edition:
Part 1 (1:00:19)
Part 2 (0:56:41)
Part 3 (1:03:28)
Part 4 (0:09:14)
 Star Trek: Specter of the Past.

Here is the entire film, Star Trek: Specter, in one video: (3:09:45)

None of this yet has the full voice cast.  That is why this has not yet been given a Headline.

A review with the current sound track:

Fan Film Friday: Star Trek: ‘Specter’-1

Fan Film Friday: Star Trek: ‘Specter’—2

Deleted scene: (5:11)
In addition, this exceptional effort is discussed here:

Member Project Spotlight - Star Trek: Specter of the Past 

 Star Trek: Retribution   August 8, 2012 version : (3:17:39)  Extensive discussion:

Epilogue Preview:  (2:12)

3rd film, "Star Trek Redemption."
Project is discussed here:
Star Trek III Redemption:
Remastered version 8/16/2014 (4:12:22)
Older You Tube Version: (4:07:06)

Vimeo Version:
Part 1:  (51:22)
Extensive discussion:

"Behind the Scenes" featureette published August 17, 2014: (34:41)

Other Star Trek Bits and Pieces by Brandon Bridges:
Greeting Animation: "Hi, my name is Brandon." (0:21)
ENT Season 3 Demo reel: Faith of the Heart: (1:28)
"Karaoke To Go!" Retail Store Demo (1:37)
Revision to Retribution Scene 55: (0:55)


  1. Barb!

    To clarify, the movie is still very much a work in progress, it's being released one scene at a time as they're completed. You're right, I'm doing all the voices (no mean task, let me tell you!).

    To clarify about the "lost" scenes, some elements have been cut for time or for other reasons, but the overall scene numbering wasn't affected. Scene 5, for instance, was between Dr. Falwell's turbolift exit and the call from Mellis II, and was a visit from the ship's XO. It was fun but ultimately slowed things down too much and didn't really add anything to the overall story arc, so it was cut.

    There is indeed an entry on for it, the thread is here:

    I welcome feedback from viewers on what they see, like, and don't like; the good folks over at SFM have been very gracious in helping me make refinements over the course of the project, and there's always room for more!

  2. To make things a little easier on everyone who's tuning in (or so I hope!), I've re-uploaded the first 90 minutes of the movie as 10-minute blocks, the maximum YouTube will support. Due to YouTube's interference however, you'll have to use Vimeo to see Segment 7; just search for the same clip name on Vimeo and you'll be good to go.

  3. Brandon:

    This is a remarkable achievement. I'm very impressed. You're doing a great job. I look forward to seeing the whole production. But seriously we need to find you a female voice over actor. I'm sure if we post in the right Star Trek forum, we can find you a volunteer to record some lines for you. Your female characters are quite impressive but they scare me with their deep male voices.

    Anyhow, like I said, my main point: You're doing an awesome job! Your production really is cool.

  4. Captain Ken!

    I'm glad you like it! I'm with you on the female actress, I've actually got a few volunteers who are willing to jump in, but I'm holding off for one reason:

    About six months ago I had a recording session with an actress to do the part of Dr. Falwell, the woman Reyf is with in Scene 4. It went well, but shortly thereafter I completely rewrote the part into what we have now. I told the actress but she declined to reprise the role.

    I'm going to flesh this thing out with a full voice cast, but I want to wait until it's complete (we're about 2/3 of the way there now, at just shy of 100 minutes of what I expect will be a 135-minute movie) and everyone's happy with the script.

    Just to be on the safe side :) Stay tuned!

  5. Very good to hear from you, Brandon. And it was great to get a production update. Thanks. A 135-minute movie -- wow! Ambitious! Excellent!

    Glad to hear you will be replacing the voices. The released scenes are great, but adding more variation in voices (especially one more gender) will just rachet it up one more level.

    Keep up the great work. Hmm. That last suggestion was so effective, I wonder if I could convince you to correct your spelling of Specter --> Spectre ;)

  6. I recently received word about the casting call results, and I'm in! I am very happy about that. I'm going to be ANIMATED!!!

    IMHO, it's a good production, but now if I say that it seems like I could be biased.

  7. I have no idea if this is going to be poor(1), fair(2), good(3, but the way most people who get rated a 3 or 3.5 react, you'd think I rated them -7, or as 'really really bad stuff'), excellent(4), or among the best Trek ever made by anyone (5)... however, all comment, including biased ones, are welcome as long as they are not abusive! And congratulations!

  8. I'm just going to make it known here that both Barb (and Star Trek Reviewed by extension), as well as Kirok L'Stok, were named for "special thanks to" in the end credits. Thanks for helping promote this project!

  9. I feel honored, but clearly the honor is not deserved. I'm just an electronic card catalog! (An index, for those of you who don't know what people used to use to find books in a library).

  10. I am immensely flattered, as I am sure is Barb, that you feel we deserve a special thanks. The pleasure is all ours to bring such a significant achievement to the attention of Trek fandom and hopefully further! Personally I'm ecstatic that I can finally sit down and watch it from beginning to end!

    -- chuyDah yllaQ - Qapla' Balth je' --
    Fire the thrusters! - Honour and success!