SYNOPSIS

May 18, 2156.

Earth's first interplanetary outpost - Starbase One - is attacked by a faceless enemy.

As ground troops are sent to clear out survivors, an unlikely trio put their lives on the line and take drastic steps to stop a war - but is there more at stake?

 

"Ambassador. I think you have some explaining to do."

Year: 2018

Running Time: 14 minutes

Accolades: 

  • WON, Best Director (Aaron Vanderkley) - Treklanta The Bjo Awards, 2019.

  • WON, Best Lead Actor (Daniel Buckle) - Treklanta The Bjo Awards, 2019.

  • WON, Best Costuming (Gina Vanderkley) - Treklanta The Bjo Awards, 2019.

  • NOMINATION, Best Dramatic Presentation, Best Original Story or Screenplay, Best Lead Actor or Actress (Rachel Kahan) and Best Supporting Actor or Artist (Jack Ryan).

  • The Trekzone Spotlight On Set For The Fall of Starbase One - TREKZONE.org, 2018.

  • The latest Trek fan film from Australia - FAN FILM FACTOR, 2018. 

GALLERY

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TRIVIA

CREDITS

Mackenzie

Ambassador Sultek

Young Engineer

RACHEL KAHAN

DANIEL BUCKLE

LUKE MORGAN

Featuring

ANDREW COSHAN

DAVID FERRARI

BELLA JONES

KATIE LEE

FRASER MURRAY

JACK RYAN

SARAH SIM

Based upon 'Star Trek'

created by GENE RODDENBERRY

Music

Costume Designer

Make-Up Supervisor

Sound Recordist​

On Set Assistance​​

Grips

Cinematographer

JAY CHATTAWAY

GINA VANDERKLEY

ANDREW DAVID

ALEX McVEY

RON VANDERKLEY

BLAKE THOMSON

STEVEN CLARKE

CLAYTON ORGLES

Written and Directed by

AARON VANDERKLEY

  • There were two sequences omitted from the finished film. The opening scene originally began with a view of the night sky, over which there would have been a voice over by the Romulan Praetor ordering the evacuation of Starbase One. The camera would pan down to Main Street under attack. Due to a change in production location for that first scene, the starfield/voice over sequence was cut. The second scene, shot but cut, took place just before the title card, where Mackenzie and the Ambassador would be walking along the Operations building. 

  • The set for Main Street is loosely based on the exterior portion of Starbase 11 seen in STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES

  • The Starfleet personnel wear a specially designed assignment patch, featuring spires as seen the aforementioned STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES episodes.

  • In the STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE episode 'Bound', Enterprise is scouting possible sites for Starbase One - including Berengaria VII. The script for THE FALL OF STARBASE ONE noted the installation being in the Algeron system, as per the book 'Federation - The First 150 Years', however this was deleted from the dialogue in the finished film.

  • The Romulan costumes were loosely based on those STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, notably the red patterned sash across the chest. 

  • This story also features the MACOs - Military Assault Command Operations, who were featured in Season Three and Four of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE. Although three uniforms were created, only two appear in the finished film and feature the names of the regular stunt team from STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE - Dorenda Moore, Marco Sanchez and Andrew MacBeth.

  • Alongside the props specially created for THE FALL OF STARBASE ONE were the Starfleet Class 3 Pulse Rifles (two variants) and the MACO Pulse Rifles. All six props can be seen in the armoury rack in the Operations set.

  • Earth and Vulcan are approximately 45 light years away from Starbase One, as noted in the 'Federation - The First 150 Years' book.

  • While Romulans are known by name, no human has ever seen what a Romulan looks like - as mentioned in the STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES episode 'Balance of Terror'.

  • Starfleet Order 2005 was first referenced in STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE.

  • During the course of the film, we never learn any of the characters names. Mackenzie is always referred to as Sir or, mistakenly, Lieutenant, Sultek is always called 'Ambassador' and the Young Engineer is never given a name.

  • Ambassador speaks of the father of Vulcan logic, Surak, and the time of 'awakening', a subject matter frequently referenced in STAR TREK and explored in a Season Four arc of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE.

  • The 'rumour' of Vulcans and Romulans being distant cousins has been explored in later STAR TREK, notably in the two-part STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION story 'Unification'.

  • The young engineer mentions that the Romulan's have been attacking starships and cargo ships for the last year, referring to the events in Season Four arc of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE as well as the previous three films - NEEDS OF THE MANY, THE DERELICT and GOOD MEN.

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