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10 Years of Chains!

April 4, 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that Star Trek: Chains of Betrayal will be celebrating its 10th anniversary at Vancouver’s Fox Cabaret on Tuesday, May 1st alongside our friend Ben Jacques’ shot-for-shot remake of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. It’s been a long road getting from there to here. Please join us in honouring the occasion. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing cast and crew, as well as everyone who watched our silly fan film along the way. Thank you!

Live long and prosper,



Vancouver Island Debut!

August 6, 2013

Very excited to report that John Rogers and I were present for the Vancouver Island premiere of Chains of Betrayal during a beautiful outdoor screening at this year’s Johnsonfest. We had a great time!

Live long and prosper,


Look away, Dixieland!

March 17, 2013

We’re excited to announce that Chains of Betrayal will be screening in Atlanta, Georgia next month as part of TrekTrax Atlanta, an amazing new convention honouring the entire Star Trek universe.

More information is available here:

Check out the event if you’re in the Atlanta area during the weekend of April 19 to 21. It promises to be a great time!

Live long and prosper,


Media: Fan Cinema Today, November 5, 2008

December 25, 2011
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November 5th, 2008 by cliveyoung | Posted in Fan Film, Filmmaking, News, Public Screening, Star Trek

Over the last few weeks, J.J. Abrams has been teasing fans with images and info from his upcoming Star Trek reboot, due in theaters next summer. For those who just can’t wait that long, however, there’s plenty of brand-new Trek to enjoy on the web, thanks to the wide world of fan films. Take these three productions, for instance:

• The team behind the late Star Trek fan film series, Hidden Frontier, have returned with a new mini-series, Star Trek: Federation One. The new production comes just weeks after the release of the Hidden Frontier/Intrepid fan series crossover, Operation Beta Shield. According to the filmmakers, the new production follows the President of the United Federation of Planets, and will cover “the day-to-day operation of the Federation and the inner workings of its government.”

• Trek fan films haven’t always been so fancy, as proven by this vintage Trek parody, Space Cadets, by Jose Guzman. Shot in 1995, it aired on a local public access television on April 1st, 1996–coincidentally the year Captain Kirk discovered Khan abroad the S.S. Botany Bay. The short film is saved as a WinZip file, which can be downloaded.

• The East Vancouverites behind the fan film, Star Trek: Chains of Betrayal, got a write-up in the Beyond Robson blog about their upcoming DVD Release Party. The $200, 38-minute Next Gen flick was shown in Toronto at Trekzac Festicon, where apparently it got a strong crowd. The DVD Release Party will take place at VIVO Media Arts Centre (1965 Main Street) on Thursday, November 27. A Q&A and a Meet and Great with the cast starts at 8pm and costs $2.

Media: Only Magazine, April 30, 2008

December 25, 2011

From Only Magazine

Wednesday April 30, 2008

By Chuck Ansbacher

People, the night is upon us. For a few months we tried our gosh darndest to put on a successful movie night at the Astoria, pretty much to zero avail. But tonight, a movie night at said venue that we have absolutely zero part in putting together is sure to PACK the place. Why? Because this city is full of geeks! That, and it’s an original, new Star Trek film put together solely by local heroes over the course of… um, yeah, just read our interview with the dudes. Go to the Astoria tonight. Dress up. It’s gonna be a Trekkie shindig the likes of which this city has never seen before. Chains of Betrayal! Better title than both the new Indiana Jones AND James Bond movies, divided by eleven! Eat it, Shittywood.
Tonight at the Astoria at 9pm SHARP.

What are you? Some anti-Trekkite? Yeah? Really? Well, good. Good for you, ignorant stupid. Fortunately, there is a convention to your liking pulling into the station tonight. Queens of the Stone Age are playing at THE BEST venue in town… The PNE Forum! All together now, “FINALLY!” If for some reason you’ve been dying to drone out with a couple hundred really pumped dudes who look exactly like Charlie from Lost, God is listening, and she’s spreading his mayonnaisey goodness all over your confused bosom this very evening. Plus, the acoustics are phenom… Um, snootchie-bootchies? Exactly.

No news is good news?

December 24, 2011

Well it’s been exactly a year since our last update, and I’m afraid there isn’t really anything to report. With the film now available on YouTube, and distribution being taken care of by Video Out, there simply isn’t too much work for Sam. Derek. and I to worry about anymore. Rest assured that I’ll be quick to update if we become aware of any future screenings or other exciting stories regarding Star Trek: Chains of Betrayal.

Live long and prosper,


Thanks, Alberta!

December 24, 2010

Just wanted to offer a quick thanks to everybody in attendance at Leva Cafe for the Edmonton premiere of Chains of Betrayal Wednesday night. I really enjoyed bringing the film to an Alberta audience after all this time!

Live long and prosper,