Yorktown: A Time to Heal is a Star Trek fan-film starring George Takei as Mr. Sulu. It is a non-profit fan film produced by Stan Woo. The film was directed by Ronald Lennstrom, and was shot between 1985 and 1987. It depicts events occurring between Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Production on the film began in 1985, with George Takei reprising his role as Mr. Sulu, and James Shigeta (Die Hard) as Admiral Nogura.
The money raised by this campaign is being used to transfer all of the original 8mm footage to digital. A new transfer is needed in order to match the original footage with the new scenes and new FX. This footage contains scenes that have not been seen in over 25 years. In order to complete the film and have it look the best that it can for fans, the producers (Toronto, Ontario, Canada Film) need to make a proper transfer this Spring.
The 8mm film transfer will also include color correction, which is badly needed for the film. They recently raised $738 from friends and family towards this cost, but still need to raise an additional $1,500 to cover the rest of the costs. Any extra funds raised above that goal will go directly to completing the visual FX.
Yorktown was the first fan-film to ever use an actor from the original Star Trek cast. Since this fan-film was first mentioned in Starlog Magazine in 1987, fans have been asking to see the film. For years, this film was discussed among Star Trek fans, and many thought that it would never be finished. Now, the film is back in production, and the producers are nearly wrapped. Their goal is to have the fan-film finished in time for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Star Trek.
If you can’t support the film, there are other ways that fans can help, including by spreading the word, to other Star Trek fans. This is a short campaign to help get the film transferred in May of 2015, and the producers can use all the help they can get. So give, and/or share this information on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. In fact share it anywhere you think it can help to make a difference.
This project will be funded on May 04, 2015.
Robert J. Sodaro has been reviewing comicbooks for some 30 years. During that time, his reviews and articles have appeared in numerous print publications, as well as on the web.