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Its nice to be reporting on a Star Trek Renegades.
I've been following Star Trek Renegades from their Kickstarters and IndieGoGo programs for months. There's a ton of new fan/professional material here that has cropped up from Renegade Studios since 2006. These folks are pros at it. These are the same folks who did the Star Trek Fan film Of Gods and Men back in 2006.
You can watch that Here
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According to Wiki:
Star Trek: Renegades is a fan created project to create a pilot for a new Star Trek series. Several former Star Trek actors will appear, including Walter Koenig, Robert Picardo and Tim Russ. Tim Russ will also direct the pilot
Colour me impressed with the tightness, ideas, and feel of Renegades.
The Background of Renengades According To Wiki:
It is ten years after the starship Voyager’s return from the Delta Quadrant, and the Federation is in a crisis. The Federation’s main suppliers of dilithium crystals (the primary fuel used for interstellar travel) are disappearing. Space and time have folded around several planets, effectively isolating them from any contact with outside worlds. The phenomenon is not natural – someone or something is causing it to happen. This necessitates drastic measures; some of which are outside the Federation’s normal jurisdiction. For this, Admiral Pavel Chekov, head of Starfleet Intelligence, turns to Commander Tuvok, Voyager’s former security officer and current head of the newly reorganized Section 31, Starfleet's autonomous intelligence and defense organization. Tuvok must put together a new covert, renegade crew – mostly outcasts and rogues – and even criminals. This new crew is tasked with finding out what is causing the folding of time and space, and stopping it at all costs. But will they be able to put aside their differences and stop trying to kill one another in time to accomplish their mission?
I'm pretty excited to see this production moving forward and the work that these folks are doing. We really do new some
Using The Renegades Method For Your Old School Trek Campaign
The Renegades method seems to be take the loose threads from Trek and create an entirely new direction. The idea of gathering criminals, pirates, and the scum of the Federation isn't new. But it does work as background for 'FASA Trek' or as OD&D Trek.
There have always been dirty little corners of the Federation universe that don't get talked about or explored that much except for a nod from the movies and occasional some little alien planet with a dark and sinister background. Star Trek Renegades seems to really take some of the tone of DS9 and expand upon it ten fold in some respects. The same could easily be applied to your old school Trek game. We do see quite a bit of this in 'Star Trek Online'.
Many of the props, sets, uniforms,etc. That we've seen seem to set the tone of Renegades into just such a direction. A brand new enemy, and a boatload of pirates, scum, and others. Star Trek Renegades is one to keep an eye on.
Live Long and Game On!