Axanar: The Official Podcast
11: Wear Your Ribbons Inside

J.G. Hertzler talks Samuel Travis.

In Star Trek: Axanar, the story of The Four Years War is told from both the Federation and Klingon sides of the conflict. And while the USS Ares plays a central role in the war efforts—guided by the reluctant yet inspiring commander Kevlar Garth—other Starfleet figures are key to victory. One of these is Samuel Travis, one of the most senior captains in the fleet. Garth's actions during the war capturing the respect of Travis, a man of few words but an inspiring presence himself.

In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by the man behind Travis, none other than J.G. Hertzler, to learn more about his approach to the character, what drew him to the project, the inspiration for Travis, and J.G.'s own life experiences that play into the role.

In our news segment we get an update from Alec on more "crewing up" as Babylon 5 legend John Iacovelli beings his Emmy Award-winning design talent to Axanar.

 

Hosts

Christopher Jones and Alec Peters

 

Guest

J.G. Hertzler

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

News

John Iacovelli joins the Axanar creative team (00:52)

 

Feature: J.G. Hertzler talks Samuel Travis

Signing On to Axanar (4:29)

Playing a Human for a Change (13:40)

Inspirations for Captain Travis (18:20)

Collaborating On Character Development (24:08)

Future Directions for Travis (32:26)

What's Next for J.G.? (35:10)

Closing (38:05) 

 

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Direct download: ax-011.mp3
Category:Actor Interviews -- posted at: 4:59am MDT

10: Where's My Stuff?

Perks Fulfillment with Diana Kingsbury.

We all donate to Axanar first and foremost to help create an amazing film. But let's be honest… those perks are pretty cool, too. From patches to programs, CDs to Blu-rays, Axanar isn't just a movie—it's a full-on Star Trek experience. Getting those goodies out to donors, however, is an even bigger task than you might think. And leading the charge is none other than Diana Kingsbury, Fulfillment Director.

In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by Diana to talk about the process from donation to actual shipment of perks. Find out how Kickstarter collects the required information, how BackerKit plays into the process, and, of course, when your stuff will be heading your way!

In our news segment we get an update on the rewriting of the Axanar film script, an autograph party that featured a blossoming bromance between Richard and Gary, and some potentially exciting news for fans of Babylon 5.

 

Hosts

Christopher Jones and Alec Peters

 

Guest

Diana Kingsbury

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

News

Script development update (1:02)

Autograph Session (4:32)

Could Babylon 5 be lending a hand to Axanar? (8:25)

 

Feature: Perks Fulfillment with Diana Kingsbury

Overview of the process and BackerKit (14:01)

Collected Information, Missing Information (21:23)

The Role of the Donor Store (30:32)

Closing (36:39)

 

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Category:Perks -- posted at: 5:53am MDT

9: Where's the Badmiral Patch?

Patch Design with Thomas Marrone.

Some of the most popular perks from the Axanar Kickstarters have been the beautiful patches created for the Ares Class Development Project, the various fleets, and more. The final embroidered patches are great, but have you ever wondered how these designs go from original concept to your mailbox?

In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by Thomas Marrone, designer of the patches, to talk about the inspiration, the process of design, and special considerations when creating an intricate patch that must translate from screen to fabric. Plus, in our news segment, we learn more about the live cast makeup video, the ongoing evolution of the Axanar script, and the Donors' Store than it now open to those who have already backed the project.

 

Hosts

Christopher Jones and Alec Peters

 

Guest

Thomas Marrone

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

 

News

Script development update (1:14)

Live cast makeup video update (7:11)

Axanar Donors' Store now open (8:18)

 

Feature: Patch Design with Thomas Marrone

Overview of the Patches (11:25)

Thomas, Design, and Star Trek Online (14:08)

Inspiration for the Patches (15:56)

The Process of Creating a Patch (22:19)

Where Are the Klingon Patches? (29:57)

Patch Design Challenges (31:46)

Future Plans (33:56)

Closing (38:20)

 

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Category:Design -- posted at: 2:09am MDT

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