Helping Star Trek Phase 2: (23% Studio (pending update)/19% Servers/59% June Shoot Goals Met) June 2012 Shoot Nears and June Expenses Due



GOALS MET AS OF 05/20/2012:

Studio Expenses: 23% of June’s goals


Server/Bandwidth Expenses: 19% of June’s goals


Shoot Expenses: 59% of Shoot’s goals



Q. How can I help the production this month?

A. The Star Trek Phase 2 Production can use assistance in the form of donations to help out with studio related expenses, server & bandwidth related expenses and expenses related to the upcoming June 2012 film shoot!

Studio Expenses and Server & Bandwidth Expenses for June are due NOW (beginning of each month), and quick assistance with those would be greatly appreciated.

And of course, our rather ambitious “Bread and Savagery” shoot begins in a little over a month – whatever you can contribute there would also greatly be appreciated, as our film shoots run into the five figure range.

These donations will ONLY be utilized to support the production efforts of New Voyages Phase II.

Help With Studio & Utility Expenses


Help With Bandwidth & Server Expenses


Help With Upcoming Shoot Expenses








Helps cover studio expenses such as mortgage, taxes, maintenance and utilities (electric, water, etc) between shoots. Utilities cost money even when not being used (account fees, “line fees”, surcharges and tax, etc). These are rather large expenses that must be covered promptly before their due dates, or we incur large fees and possibly risk service disconnection and high reconnect fees.
Helps cover server, bandwidth and power costs to run the Post Production FTP Servers (where the episodes and VFX transfer through @ up to 3TB/month), website and forums. This only covers COSTS of the services and servers – outside companies wanted four times as much as our cost to provide these services. These must be paid by their due dates or our services get interrupted.
Helps cover additional utilities (electricity (for instance, the bridge alone can take over 25,000W to power – compared to your entire house, which probably only draws between 5,000W and 10,000W total), water, sewage, trash removal, transportation expenses, set building expenses, rentals, etc).

These donations are NOT tax deductible within the USA because Retro Film Studios LLC is NOT, at this time, an IRS 501(c)(3) entity.

Your help during the upcoming months is greatly appreciated, as those of us who’ve been carrying the remaining monthly expenses each month also need to save up to attend the shoot and cover whatever shoot expenses remain. As of now, with tens of thousands of fans watching our episodes, only a tiny handful contribute, leaving well over 90% of our expenses still being covered by crew and cast.

We strive to provide quality entertainment. We have over eight years of being in operation – and currently the bulk of all expenses are covered by crew and cast members – the same ones putting time, even more money and talent into making each episode).

The assistance of every fan of our episodes is sought, even the smallest contributions. $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 or higher donations will be invaluable to building a broad-base donor program.

The good news is that once we are able to concentrate more effort on producing and delivering episodes, YOU, the fans, will have more New Voyages Phase II entertainment to enjoy or to just view.

We fully intend to continue producing award winning and envelope-pushing Original Series style episodes.

Please simply click one (or more than one) of the PayPal links above to help out the production.

Our eternal gratitude in advance…
The New Voyages Phase II Team

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Join the discussion 8 Comments

  • Daniel Frantzen says:


    Have you guys considered going the kickstarter-route? I think you would get funded pretty quickly! :)

  • George Peter Gatsis says:

    I see the percentages of the goal… BUT, what are the actual goal $$$ figures?

  • sean says:

    Is this an investment opportunity ?

    • We are not allowed to make a cent on these productions since we have not secured any licensing to the Star Trek product. I’m not sure if you could consider a donation to us much of an “investment”–since you are guaranteed pretty much zero financial return. The only thing people get out of this is seeing a fan-made “Star Trek” episode get produced.

      Nevertheless, the selfless donations of our fans and supporters are always appreciated and encouraged. Our fans and supporters help keep us underway.

  • Nicolás says:

    How about the alternatives to kickstarter? Can´t you make a website of your own with a similar cocept, just for this?

  • Christophe Villemot says:

    Hi guys!

    I love your show and would like to help you, however i don’t have enough money to give you some :-(
    Is there anyway i can help you (like sharing stuff on Facebook/Twitter, hosting your episodes on websites i own, clicking on ads….) ?

    Thanks again for continuing the five year mission!

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