Axanar: Alec Peters, Christian Gossett & Richard Hatch

UPDATE: The interview is now available for streaming anytime in our On-Demand section.

On Saturday, March 29 at 12pm EST (9am PST, 4pm GMT), Star Trek: Axanar writer and producer Alec Peters along with director Christian Gossett and actor Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) will join Trek Radio for a live on air interview.

During the interview, we’ll discuss the massive viral success of the Prelude to Axanar Kickstarter campaign, the upcoming full length Star Trek: Axanar movie, the visual style of the production and much more. We’ll also discuss the cast and crew who have come together to work on Axanar including director Christian Gossett, Visual FX artist Tobias Richter and actors Richard Hatch, Gary Graham, Michael Hogan, and J.G. Hertzler.

Listeners can submit questions for Alec Peters and Richard Hatch live during the broadcast in our chat room, or send questions to (use the subject “Axanar Question”).

Be sure to tune in on Saturday 29th March at 12pm EST.


Prelude to Axanar is a short film that gives viewers a historical look at the events leading up to the Battle of Axanar, the central event of Star Trek: Axanar, to be filmed later this year. Shot in the style of a History Channel documentary, Prelude to Axanar will be Star Trek like you have never seen it before: showing the central characters of Axanar giving both a historical and personal account of the war. How did Starfleet build its fleet? How did they hold off a Klingon fleet that had been conquering star systems for centuries? What role did the various founding planets play in Starfleet? Why were the Constitution class ships so important to Starfleet? How did Garth of Izar come to be regarded as the greatest Starfleet Captain of his time? These questions are answered in Prelude to Axanar.

Star Trek: Axanar is a groundbreaking independent film that proves studios don’t need to spend millions of dollars to produce a feature quality production.  The goal is for Star Trek: Axanar to be the first non-CBS/Paramount production to look and feel like a true Star Trek movie.

The story of Garth of Izar, a character only seen in one episode of the original Star Trek series, is one writer/producer Alec Peters first wrote 20 years ago.  It wasn’t until 3 years ago, after playing Garth in the well known Star Trek: Phase II fan film, did Alec turn the story into a screenplay. But making a fan film did not interest Alec.

A veteran entrepreneur and 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year winner, Alec decided if he was going to make Axanar, it needed to look like a feature film. Alec recruited his good friend Christian Gossett, a visual artist whose graphic novel The Red Star earned him fans such as James Cameron and Ridley Scott.  His first short film won several awards on the film festival circuit and his second film looks like it has Oscar potential in the short film category.

Axanar has already begun to attract attention from Star Trek fans who want to see something new and innovative.


The Prelude to Axanar Kickstarter campaign is still running until March 31 so you still have time to contribute. If you are an actor or work in the film & television industry and want to be part of the crew, or want to help with marketing and promotion, you can contact the production team to inquire about a chance to join the team.

Fans can stay up to date and spread the word via social media. Follow @StarTrekAxanar on Twitter, and like Star Trek: Axanar‘s official Facebook page. VisualFX tests are also available at their official YouTube channel.

by Trek Radio Staff