Helping Star Trek Phase 2: August Expenses and Fall Shoot! (88%/60%/8% Goals Met)



(A short summary of each expense category is located below in each donate box)


Studio Expenses: 88% of goalas of 8/27


Server/Bandwidth Expenses: 60% of goals as of 8/27

(only $202 left!!!)


Shoot Expenses: 8% of Shoot’s goals as of 8/27



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 our August 2012 studio related expenses, server & bandwidth related expenses – as well as expenses related to the upcoming Fall 2012 film shoot!

Studio Expenses and Server & Bandwidth Expenses for August are due the beginning of each month, and quick assistance with those would be greatly appreciated.

And of course, pre-production for our Fall Shoot has already begun, so 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

Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • bonansinga says:

    I am relatively new to New Voyages, and as a fan of all things Trek I am simply blown away by what you’ve done so far .Your dedication to the spirit of the show is amazing. And as a fan, I am also amazed at the quality of your SFX, and the sets.

    All in all the cast and crew are doing a fantastic job of keeping the spirit of TOS alive.

    I want to contribute and will. But my question is this: What are the actual expenses? I guess I’d just like to see how much my $X goes towards what you need to do.

    Either way, keep up the fantastic work. Your fans are watching and waiting. :)

  • Jacques Luc Racine Everson says:

    I have a Trek fan forever! I would like to volenteer my time and talents to help out.(for free) I am sorta retired and have spare time(closed my plant) But all 4 of my kids were in advanced theater in HS my youngest is majoring in it at Belmont Abby. Any way I have agood bit of time building sets and electrical work. If you need some free labor let me know. And keep up the good work. Oh and live long and prosper!

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