LIEF Productions

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Trek Web Comics, April

Star Trek Animated Series Comics

The latest internet comic book by Kail Tescar of is based on a teleplay from the Animated Series which was never used, "The Patient Parasites", by Russell Bates, which has now been released for free download. Kail has also included info on the story that Mr. Bate's wrote for The Animated Series, "How Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth".
In a strange coincidence, Joseph Kerezman of ST: Excalibur had adapted this unused Animated Trek script to use for a future episode of Excalibur at the same time! After further investigation, the original writer surfaced on their forum and gave his permission to use his copyrighted material. So if you like the comic you could be in for a future treat since there appears to be a very good chance we could see this adapted as a live action fan film!

Trek Fan Comic Updates
Elite Farce - No updates. Laz Rojas has probably had his hands full getting Starbase 11 functional!
Enterprise Oddities - Website is down and the artist (Ivy Mae) hasn't responded to emails since early August.
USS Atlantis - in early Feb 8742 posted that he was working on episode 3

Star Trek returns to the comic world!

Normally I don't write about professional production - there's plenty of other people watching that! - but two items in the news recently make me think that, although CBS Paramount might not be doing any professional TV or movies, they are making a renewed assault on licensing out the Star Trek franchise.

Following a lead from Michelle on Trek Today, I was led to the Comic Book Resources web site, which had the single statement "IDW have the Star Trek license." Checkout their web site, they have a very extensive line of comics covering all genres and a proven track record with franchise tie-ins. It could be in good hands.

Also in April we found out from ICv2 that September is the scheduled release date of the planned Manga style comic series by Tokyopop previously reported in the last issue of the LIEF Erikson. The report also gives a summary of the substance of the first volume which will be an anthology of five stories from the period of the original series.

looks like something for all tastes!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Star Trek: Parallels an Enterprise Live Action Fan Film!

A group of Dutch and Belgian Star Trek fans have announced last month that they have amalgamated as "Fan Trek Productions" to create [… drumroll please ...] a live action, "Enterprise" fan film!

"Star Trek: Parallels" -

As first reported on the ST: Intrepid forum …
The setting is in the Enterprise universe, nearing the end of the war with the
Romulans (think just before the events in "These Are The Voyages" and Archer's
speech). We're following the crew of the NX-03 "Discovery" on a venture out for
resources to help the upcoming Federation with the Romulan threat.
Although there have been rumours of this for months, this is the first official news we have had of this venture. They are right at the start of pre-production and possibly years from a produced episode, by sharing expertise and resources with Star Trek: Dark Armada, they will have a head start.

The other member of the partnership, Dark Armada are working solidly and steadily towards their own fan film series with their first test films shot this month. I'll keep you posted of new developments.