Steam Trek: The Moving Picture

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Steam Trek: The Moving Picture
Steam Trek poster.jpg
Directed by Dennis Sisterson
Written by Dennis Sisterson
Ashley Levy
Starring Jon Chapman
Pete Dummer
Ashley Levy
Liz Sanders
Dave Seymour
Tom Paterson
Glenn Maloney
Release dates
October 4, 1994[1]
Running time
11 min
Language English

"Steam Trek: The Moving Picture" is a 1994 fan film that was made by fans of original Star Trek. It was directed by Dennis Sisterson and written by Dennis Sisterson and Ashley Levy. It parodies the television show as a silent film.

Plot[edit]

Set in the year 1980, the starship USS Isambard explores an unknown planet in hopes of finding more coal. However, the away team led by Captain James T. Shirt (Jon Chapman) find Klingons and a coal monster on the planet's surface.

Production[edit]

Steam Trek: The Moving Picture was made in 1994 by the Ad Hoc Film Society. The idea originated from a story outline by Ashley Levy entitled Star Trek - The Silent Generation. Filming was done with Super 8 mm film.[2]

Release[edit]

The film premiered at the Archon Convention in August 1994.[2] Digitized and restored version premiered 2014-06-27 at Swecon 2014/Steampunkfestival 2014 in the city of Gävle, Sweden.

Reception[edit]

Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow reviewed Steam Trek: The Moving Picture as "great, Voyage to the Moon-style graphics and hilarious slates for dialog."[3] Gizmodo reviewed it as a "beautifully done Star Trek parody, created in 1994 but looking like it was made a hundred years ago."[4] TechRepublic called it a "hilarious send-up of both Star Trek and steampunk tropes rendered as a gleefully tongue-in-cheek silent movie".[5] Wired called it "stunning".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watch: ‘Steam Trek: The Moving Picture’ (Remastered)". TrekMovie.com. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The Making of Steam Trek". Dennis Sisterson. 5 June 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Steampunk Star Trek". Boing Boing. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Star Trek Goes Steampunk as Steam Trek". Gizmodo. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Video: Steampunk + Star Trek = Steam Trek". TechRepublic. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Steam Trek: The Moving Picture". Wired. 20 November 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 

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