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U.S.S. Potemkin - NCC-1711

Set a few years after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, this exciting fan film series takes place aboard the starship Potemkin, an up-rated Constitution III-class heavy cruiser. It's on a five-year mission of exploration in deep space where its crew encounters strange new worlds while seeking out new life forms and new civilizations. The Potemkin is an older ship, one of the original twelve. She's been refitted a few times, but she's one of the last of her kind. Its captain, a forty-year veteran of Starfleet, has a unique crew, mostly comprised of inexperienced officers, the occasional cast off from another ship, and a feisty chief medical officer.

Our episodes focus on science fiction as well as action-adventure, humor and drama. Each production varies in its length; we don't restrict ourselves by following a typical four-act television format. Instead, our writers think outside the box. We've produced many vignettes (ranging from 6 to 15 mins), a half-hour episode, and even a full-length episode. Filming takes place in various locations in Southwest Georgia in order to take advantage of the wide variety of unique locations throughout the region. In addition to the studio we've built in Albany, Georgia, we've filmed on a river front in Lee County, in the historic Radium Springs Gardens in Dougherty County, in downtown Americus, and we're looking at other exciting, unique locations throughout the region.

All of this helps make Project: Potemkin a unique Star Trek fan film series!

Cast and Crew of Star Trek ~ Project: Potemkin on Internet Radio

Project: Potemkin is pleased to invite you to join us at for a live call-in show, Sunday, September 7th from 5:00pm until 6:00pm or so. Cast members and production team will be on-line to talk with you and answer your questions about our ground-breaking production.

Star Trek ~ Project: Potemkin "Closing Time" S02-J Returns!

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Shore Leave on a distant world is always interesting. Some of the senior officers of the Potemkin visit a unique bar owned by a rather unique proprietor.

Starring Jeffrey Green, Doug Harper, Bill Mackenzie and Renda Carr. Guest starring Darren Hann, Jerry Stanford and Eric L. Watts. Featuring Timothy Carr, Michael Liebman, Toby Curfman, Leila M. McMichael, Tara Murphy, Joann Pelley, Dean Rogers, Wilford Sims, Jacob Stanford, and Christopher Jones. Directed and edited by Sara Higgins Mackenzie. Written by Randall Landers. Music by Tony Lunn. VFX by Mark Brennan, Chris Cameron and Gerrard Perkins. Sound by Randall Landers and Tony Lunn. Senior Producer: Rick Foxx. Executive Producer: Randall Landers.

Filmed on location during TrekTrax 2013 at the Holiday Inn Perimeter in Atlanta, Georgia.

This is a historically significant fan film given the number of fan productions involved. As noted in The Republiqué (Vol. I, No. 77, August 2014), a monthly e-zine published by the Atlanta-based Star Trek fanclub, U.S.S. Republic, NCC-1371:
"Closing Time" was the collaborative effort of four different Star Trek fan film productions, making it unique among them. While some other Star Trek fan films have featured a guest star or two from another production and an occasional storyline crossover, "Closing Time" included appearances by Darren Hann, Tara Murphy and Joann Pelley from Star Trek: Reliant; and Jerry Stanford, Toby Curfman, Dean Rogers [who is also an associate producer and cast member of Starship Farragut] and Jacob Stanford from Star Trek: Valkyrie. The production also included the assistance of Star Trek: Phase II makeup supervisor Brian Holloway. Project: Potemkin cast members Doug Harper, Bill Mackenzie and Renda Carr appear as their regular series characters. USS Republic members making an appearance in the vignette include ENS1 Wil Sims and Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts as Korgoth the Bartender.

This episode was shot, edited, produced and shown in 36 hours, which was quite an achievement in its own regard. "We knew that there were some problems we would've liked to have fixed in post-production, but with all our other monthly releases, it took a year to get it ready for its re-release in its current, highly-improved form," said Executive Producer Randall Landers in regards to the production. "We also shot an episode at TrekTrax Atlanta 2014, and we hope to release it at TrekTrax in 2015. We found that trying to produce a Star Trek fan film in 36 hours, with all the issues regarding sound, VFX, SFX, well, it's just not up to our usual standards. We'd much prefer to release it after we've had time to polish it a good bit. Hopefully the fans will agree." Running Time: 5 mins, 28 sec

Star Trek ~ Project: Potemkin "Closing Time" S02-J from Project: Potemkin on Vimeo.

We hope you enjoy this production! Be sure and like us on Facebook at: The Official Project Potemkin Facebook Page and for daily updates and behind-the-scenes info, join The Official Project Potemkin Facebook Group. And remember, you can always see all our episodes and vignettes on-line at The Official Project Potemkin YouTube Channel. Just always be sure and select the highest available resolution for the best viewing results!

Our next release, "Just Once...," is scheduled for in late September!

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