Many folks doubted whether he’d make it to this point, some questioned whether he ever actually would, but Alec Peters has wrangled a cast and crew together for the first of three shoots for the Axanar short films permitted under his settlement with CBS and Paramount almost three years ago.
But, all doesn’t seem to be going according to plan, with a bridge set that’s less than the original vision planned by Dean Newberry or Milton Santiago and the floor seems to be in desperate need of a vacuum. Consoles don’t appear to be backlit, additionally, the uniforms are different, they don’t seem to match and are seemingly not of the professional standard Alec had asserted they would be, from the Italian designer.
By far the biggest issue seems to be the weather. J.G. Hertzler – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s General Martok – was captured on the Axanar live stream complaining about being told off for knocking on the sound stage doors to be let in for water and ice. In the audio available on the YouTube stream at 1:16:35, and below, Hertzler requests people not yell at him for not wanting to stand in 150 degree heat. Saying that filming can stop and start again.