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Star Trek: Final Frontier was developed by Zero Room Productions in late 2005 as a series of five animated segments with a continuing plot that could lead to more adventures. With Star Trek on television dying out and nothing new in the foreseeable future, Final Frontier was designed to give Startrek.com original content, provide fans with a new and different vision of the franchise, and do so in a way that was relatively low risk for CBS.

Most of the work you see here was done for free by people who are not only talented professionals, but also Star Trek fans who contributed their time to bring these new stories to fans all over the world. Animation would allow us to tell stories with a scope that would be impossible in live action and help return the franchise to its roots of optimism, exploration, and fun. Startrek.com was eager to distribute the new series, and from 2006-2007 we went through a series of pitches with CBS Interactive, met with animation companies, and wrote the pilot story.

At the end of 2007, the entire staff of Startrek.com was laid off and a reshuffle of management at CBS Interactive soon followed. Paramount was charging ahead with a  new film to restart the franchise and abandon everything that had come before. We reluctantly put the project into limbo and returned to our families and careers despite some kicking and screaming.

It's now 2013, and Star Trek is a very different thing. With the franchise  heading in this new direction, this site was established to give fans a look at what Final Frontier might have been. We've provided some background to the future we were working in, as well as an overview of the new Enterprise crew and scripts for our pilot. In addition, the design section and gallery contain final and concept artwork that shows off the visual style we were aiming for.

This project was formulated by Star Trek fans for Star Trek fans. We welcome your comments and criticisms and look forward to discussing the project with you, the people who have kept Star Trek alive for over forty years and counting.

 

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Reader Comments (3)

I remember hearing about this concept back in 2006. Too bad it never got realized as an animation series, but I enjoyed reading the storyboards a lot. Have you considered making it a comic series?

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeandro

Right now we're working on a few more scripts, and then we'll be trying to twist things around to make it a comic pitch. Our only real option is IDW, since they have the Trek rights, but we'll see what happens. Thanks for reading!

November 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

I think that a new 4-Season Star Trek animated series called Star Trek Final Frontier OR Star Trek Columbia should be made. It should involve starship crews from the 24th, 25th and 26th centuries AND include characters such as Agent Daniels, Captain Nero, Captain Chakotay (later Commodore Chakotay), Commander Annika Hensen, Fleet Admiral Kathryn Janeway, Ambassador Jean-Luc Picard, Rear Admiral William T. Riker, Captain Tuvok, General Worf, Ambassador Neelix, Captain Tom Paris, Commander Harry Kim, Captain Morgan Bateson, Fleet Admiral Elizabeth Shelby, Captain Alexander Chase, Commander Barric Holden etc. The theme of this show should be preventing the creation of the Alternate Reality seen in Star Trek 11 and a second Romulan War that would change the Milky Way Galaxy forever.
There can be 2 Starfleets in this show: Starfleet Command and the Federation Defense Directorate. Starfleet Command handles the UFP’s exploratory and diplomatic affairs while it’s sister organisation, the F.D.D., handles the UFP’s military affairs. More new and current explorers, destroyers, and multi-mission vessels (including ships of newer designs) could be shown in this new Star Trek CGI. Newer ship classes and weapons systems mentioned in some novels could be illustrated as CGIs in action (USS Enterprise NCC-1701-J, USS Enterprise NAR-02870, Tactical Support Flyers, Dragonfly, Imperial Mining Ship Narada, USS Atlas, USS Aventine, nadion pulse cannons, Mark-12 Phaser Cannons, Transphasic Torpedoes, double phaser strips, transphasic shields, phased cloaking, omega particles, The Vault (Romulan), Red Matter etc).
This development could also see 2 more titles such as Dogs Of War and Romulan being added to the Star Trek Fan Collective series. As a matter of fact if Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek 13 prove to be a huge success, then CBS Paramount would be able to come up with ideas and plans for 7 more Star Trek films. I’m dying to see Star Trek Into Darkness.

January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames McFadden

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