‘Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time’ Being Presented to CBS

‘Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time’ Being Presented to CBS

A new independent Star Trek film project is currently in production. StarringVoyager‘s John Savage as Captain Rudy Ransom, Gary Lockwood reprising his TOS role as Gary Mitchell, and Blanca Blanco as Lt. Cmdr. T’Lexa, Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time, is written by Camren T. Burton and John Savage.

The filmmakers plan to present the film to CBS in the next year, as a pilot for a potential television series.

This actually kind of sounds like a bad idea. The IMDB synopsis reads:

Fifteen years after the destruction of the USS Equinox (approximate star date 2393) Captain Rudy Ransom, who was beamed from his doomed ship by the Krotownans, is held prisoner in the Delta quadrant for crimes against the race including trespassing in Krowtownan space and the deaths of Krowtown Crew members. Captain Ransom has very few choices but one chance to return to the Alpha Quadrant some 30.000 light years away.

I thought Captain Rudy Ransom’s character worked well for the couple of episodes of Star Trek: Voyager he was in, but he was basically an antagonist. Not sure where they would go with this.

However, I’m willing to give it a chance. Hopefully this can rise above the level of the fan films that have been produced so far, but I’m not holding my breath. So far it’s really just been a bunch of geeks that don’t know how to make film but that have a little bit of technical proficiency and love Star Trek. It doesn’t usually end well (with one exception being the Star Trek New Voyages episode, World Enough and Time).