Ken Picard of Seven Days Vermont paid a visit to the Sweepers set during the shoot, and was able to pry some of the principals away from their work to discuss the upcoming web series. In this article, he shares some of the history of the production, and a first look at the cast, crew and set of our pilot episode “Rift.”
“Six months ago, Jim Bray‘s latest episode of “Star Trek Anthology” — a collection of three web series produced by local Trekkies — was cruising along at warp speed. All were based, of course, on the fictional universe created by “Star Trek” founder Gene Roddenberry.
And then Bray got swept up in the battle of Axanar, which disrupted his Franklin County production company like a photon torpedo to his warp drive. Now he can’t even use the terms “Star Trek,” “photon torpedo,” “warp drive” or any of the other culturally ubiquitous jargon from the classic sci-fi television and film franchise without risking legal repercussions…
…Bray, who knew that resistance is futile, decided that the show must go on — if necessary, in a brand-new universe of their own design. Now, he and his team say it’s been the best thing to happen to their project.”