I don’t often write about Kickstarter projects. It’s not that I don’t support independent artists, or productions, but within the last year, we’ve seen a proliferation of mediocre projects that often over-promise and under-deliver. There’s, of course, those projects out there which could easily be produced on shoe-string budget, but for whatever reason, the artist or individuals responsible would rather take a chance with other peoples money. Fortunately, Space Command is not one of them. No, instead, it’s an effort by insanely talented individuals who have an extensive background in creating science fiction for television and film to bring us a brand new science fiction saga, while Hollywood sits on its proverbial thumbs. So what sets this project apart from the rest? Find out after the jump.
Visually, Space Command takes a distinctly “old-fashioned” approach with designs that harken back to the 50s. However, in contrast, the series of films will use modern technology to bring these designs to life as we’ve never seen before. Featuring the brilliant writing of Marc Zicree, author of the Twilight Zone Companion, whose work has been featured in episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, Sliders, and more, Space Command promises a new universe filled with wonder and excitement. Although no formal Television series is currently planned, contributing to the project will help ensure that these films become a reality — mind you, they’ve already reached their goal and will be producing the first of the for proposed films using the funds that have been raised already.
If you’re interested, please take a moment to watch the clip above, then head on over to the official Kickstarter page and donate if you see fit. It might be worth mentioning that Lost‘s Damon Lindleof, award-winning author Niel Gaiman, and Walking Dead‘s Glen Mazzara all have publicly endorsed this, so don’t feel like you’re just throwing your money away. They have some awesome supporters already.