Every once in a while, you stumble across fan production that exceeds your expectations, and sometimes the go above and beyond anything you can imagine. Now imagine that it comes in the form of a stop-motion production.
It’s fitting that this production which took eight years to complete would come out during the recent launch of Agents of Yesterday. Without blowing the plotline, this exceedingly well written 58-minute production follows Captain Archer’s damaged Enterprise returning home after battling a new, nearly unstoppable foe. It’s opening credits are actually better than the original Enterprise series. The effects are pretty good, and the music is an original score.
The story is basically part II of a mission we only get to see in glimpses, but it’s as exciting as any mission you saw on Enterprise. With elements of the Kelvin Timeline, a smattering of the original themes from Battlestar and SG-1, and the Star Trek Mirror Universe (and a cute nod to the Empire Strikes Back). It’s as if the producers predicted the existence of the Kelvin Lockbox ;), and threw it in a blender with Agents of Yesterday.
Oh, and the final warp out is pretty amazing 😉 My only complaint – T’Pols nose 😉
The production is in German, but they have included well-written English subtitles.
Great story telling doesn’t need millions of dollars to be exciting, interesting, compelling and fun. Made without a budget of 1.6 million, without a Kickstarter, and without shamefully stealing the Star Trek IP for personal profit – this fan production stands out as one of the best I’ve seen in recent years. It’s crazy at times, but well worth the watch.