Star Trek fans are behind some of the biggest and best fan made productions in any franchise. Whether it was the continuation of the Enterprise’s journey in the web series Star Trek Continues or Chance Encounter, a sci-fi love story, which was released in 2017, these unique creations are a tribute to the popularity of the franchise and highlight some talent we might never have seen were it not for Star Trek. Now we have Squadron, a mini-movie that was just released on February 7.
The production was created by self-proclaimed Trekkies from the Czech Republic who finished building their own recreation of the Norway-class Starship bridge set in their studio in 2016. Calling Squadron their “dream project” which had been underway for the past two years, the production crew wanted to create something “unique and special.”
Set during the time of the Dominion War, Squadron focuses on a Starfleet captain who is suddenly promoted to rear admiral and given command of four starships all at once. The mission to patrol a remote sector is interrupted when Dominion agents try to hijack one of the ships. As it was produced in the Czech Republic, the movie provides sub-titles in English, and for those of you who don’t like sub-titles, after the first few minutes, you’ll be so focused on the story, you won’t mind them. The quality of the movie will draw you in.
Squadron is an extremely well-done production. The aliens, like the Jem’hdar, the Vorta (who is deliciously evil), and the Vulcans, are very well-designed and portrayed, and the ships straight out of a Star Trek movie. There are battles of will and technology, and I won’t say anymore than that because it’s something you need to watch for yourself. Needless to say, I hope Squadron Productions is already at work on their next release.