Captain’s Log – Jan. 9-10th, 2016

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Saturday, Jan. 9th – Sunday, Jan. 10th.

While we didn’t work this weekend, there is some great work on the sets I want to share with you.

The bridge is coming along nicely.  We recently did a bunch of camera tests with temp screens.


You will notice the metal frames around all the monitors.  Also, the dual monitors above.   The touch screen panels you see Dean working are all temps.  But they show that we aren’t going with 1960’s buttons and switches.  We are upgrading the bridge to be more believable as happening in the 23rd century while still being obviously around the TOS timeframe (in our case 21 years earlier).



Dominic gets serious!

Dom also started working on the last piece of the bridge set, the pilot’s console.  Photos coming on that.

Alec Peters

Executive Producer



  • James says:

    Regarding the use of touch screens instead of buttons and switches, I can totaling see them doing , and then the feed back Starfleet gets is “a lot of the time I couldn’t see the board because of the fighting and power fluctuations, it be nice if we have buttons and switches that I can feel in dark”. Just my ” head canon” 😉

  • Marcase says:

    Very, very nice; the craftmanship is impressive. I sure would like to take a seat there ! The visual temps are perfect as is, they are modern ‘era appropriate’ (and no doubt make other fan productions drool).

    Still pleasantly surprised you guys go for a (modular) 360 bridge, instead of a classic 180 ‘stage’ setup – the immersion is great but is prob hell on camera, light and sound work, so big kudos taking the ‘hard’ route !


  • JSR says:

    Very nicely done. I love the design of the panels; modern, but in line with the established layout! Looks sleek.

  • Doug says:

    That bridge is AWESOME! Nicely designed – it’ll look GREAT in the show!

  • Robert says:

    Looks good so far. Can’t wait to see the Ares-class display graphics and set modifications. Beautiful work by the Axanar craftsmen. I really hope CBS doesn’t shut you down. All that work for nothing if those rapscallions get their way. Grrrrrrr!

  • Gonzalo Nieva says:

    A small detail: Why are you displaying a Constitution Class on that warp field screen when it is not commissioned yet?

    • Alec Peters says:

      That is why we said TEST SCREENS.

      • Eman Zaman says:

        Not sure if you’ve seen this but I think you’ll be interested. Basically, the Enterprise bridge recreated with new computer interfaces that look pretty similar to what you guys are doing:

  • Eman Zaman says:

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! A bit of reflection on the shiny console that you’ll have to be careful with though. Loving the update whilst still trying to keep true to the era. Are these actually LCD/OLED displays or ‘okudagrams’? The former would probably be cheaper in the long run, especially if we have to change from ‘Star Trek’ design to ‘Space Voyage’ design…

  • Andre Johnston says:

    I love seeing the continued evolution and detailing that you and your crew are doing Alec. I have a few questions:
    1. I love the lighting you are using on the bridge, or should I say lack thereof. When you go to battlestations for the combat sequences, will you be dimming the lights like we see in the pics above? And will you be using the red hues when the battle klaxons sound? I ask because it is similar to the protocol used on submarines during the call to general quarers. The dimmed lights really show of the screens and user interface on the panels’

    2. What klaxon will you be using anyway? The ones from TOS and TNG? Or the Klaxons heard on later series such as Voyager?

    3. since this is during the four years war, will there be MACOs posted on the Aries and other federation ships as they were on the NX-01? I ask because marines are always posted on naval vessels. If so, how big will their role be for the film? I think they would be of great use if you are doing a sequence where the ship is being boarded by klingons, or you’re doing a raid on their ships, or on an away mission.

    Thank you for your work. I am looking forward to the movie !!! Long Live AXANAR!!!

    • Alec Peters says:

      1. Not decided. You do know that Red lights in submarines were to preserbe the crews night vision when they went on deck?

      2. No clue.

      3. MACO’s are an Earth force, NOT a Federation force.


  • Q__ says:

    Gorgeous bridge!

    Greetings and best wishes from Polish Star Trek fans (many fans, I’m just the messenger :)). We believe in you. We see that Axanar is first well-excogitated Star Trek project in many years.

  • Clinton Rowley says:

    These test shots pump me up to no end. Just saying. 🙂