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EPISODE ONE: THE EMPTY EYE

When we have time, we'll be writing new scripts for Final Frontier to debut exclusively here on the site. This is the first new adventure, following the crew of the Enterprise as they investigate a mysterious invisible object in space. Each part has full storyboards for those who like pictures with their words.

 

PART ONE / FULL STORYBOARD VERSION

Zero discovers a massive invisible object floating in space.


PART TWO / FULL STORYBOARD VERSION

Chase and the crew find themselves in a strange new world.


PART THREE / FULL STORYBOARD VERSION

As Zero and Donal try to make contact with Enterprise, Chase plans his escape.


PART FOUR / FULL STORYBOARD VERSION

The thrilling conclusion!


THE PILOT

This is the original, five-part pilot script written back in 2007 when we pitched the project to CBS and Startrek.com. It introduces Chase and the crew and sets events in motion that will change the course of the Federation. Full storyboards are available in the gallery.

 

PART ONE

Enterprise is called to investigate a disturbance at the Federation border.

Captain Chase makes a decision that sets Starfleet on a path to change.


PART TWO

Captain Chase discovers more clues to the alien craft's origin and makes

a shocking discovery inside Omega Field 131.


PART THREE

Chase and the crew make first contact and uncover the mystery of the

hulking derelict floating inside the Omega distortion.


PART FOUR

After emerging safely from the Omega distortion, a new danger awaits

Captain Chase and his temporary command.


PART FIVE

The thrilling conclusion! 

 

THE WHOLE THING

Here's the whole pilot script stuck together for easier reading.

 

 

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Reader Comments (11)

I just read your script. It's a great pity you decided not to go foward with the series, it had so much potential.

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbatty

romulos got blown up in the mvie if you were gong to make this would you change thingsfor the new movie. i want to add i would love to e this becom reality.

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercliff

Yeah, this was conceived before the movie. We'd have to either change it to a new Romulan homeworld, or establish that it was set in the alternate (old) universe.

May 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

This would have been fun. It's too bad it never got off the ground; it would have given us something to watch (and viciously argue about in comment threads!) during the time between ENT and ST09. It would still fill a vacuum today, while we wait for ST12. So maybe there's still a tiny bit of hope.

You know, animation is great, but from what I read in TCM it's not gonna be possible to do it as an animated series without a budget. But you *could* do it on *no* budget as an audio show. There are some good Trek audio dramas out there right now, but nothing involving professionals. The medium would benefit from the introduction of a new show like this, and we fans would get to experience the Final Frontier vision after all. That's a win-win right there. (Full disclosure: I produce one of the Trek fan audio dramas, Star Trek: Excelsior.)

Two questions: given Preston's rather important role as part of the "big four," is he really dead at the end of the pilot? Second, what exactly *was* the embedded command the Venture was working on? I may have simply missed it.

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames Heaney

Hi James, thanks for your comments. Audio is an interesting idea, and one we never really considered. I will check out Excelsior.

Preston's dead. His death was intended to show that Chase's actions have consequences, and that the decision to try to return Starfleet to its roots will not be without risk. There was more than one time where one of us sat down and tried to convince the others not to kill him, especially because we liked him more and more as we wrote him and he continued to grow. Maybe one day we'll see cyborg zombie Preston, but not until at least season five.

The embedded command that starts running when Venture leaves the distortion is not paid off in the pilot story. It is a link to the bigger arc that we had planned for a longer-running series, and would have been the first step to our characters (eventually) figuring out why Venture was there and how it had so much data on the distortions.

May 4, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

Well there's always the Mirror Universe version of Preston.

Is there any possibility of further scripts being posted?

May 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Mirror Preston would be just like our Preston but not as grumpy and without the goatee. Look for him as the main villain in season eight.

We are seriously considering continuing with scripts, as we love these characters and the world they live in. Right now we just have to sort out our schedules and see if we have the free time to do it. We are still sorting.

May 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterDoug

Great read, read through the script and looked through the storyboards. Would have loved to see this come together, none the less it was a wonderful read. I really loved the rougher feel/look as opposed to the clean, polished feel of previous star treks. I've thought Star Trek needed something a bit more dirty and gritty for a long time. Great stuff and great work by everyone.

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJD

Could you please post PDF versions of the Story board so we can download and view it offline?

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKeith W

I will try to get to that as soon as I can. It should be easy, just a lot of repetitive copy/paste work.

April 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterDoug

Please keep this up. I'm anxious to read/see more. One thing though, please don't make it part of the "alternate reality" that has stunk up the Star Trek universe in XI and XII. Someone might try to add lens flares.....

July 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRob

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