Press Release 3/01/09

Animated Episodes Get New Web Site

PORTLAND, March 1, 2009 – NEO f/x and Farragut Films today opened their new web site for the special, 2-episode release of Starship Farragut, The Animated Episodes. These new episodes are the first animated Star Trek to be produced since Filmation wrapped production of the original series in 1974. The website is available online at

The two episodes chronicle the adventures of the U.S.S. Farragut, commanded by John T. Carter, and take place during what would have been fourth season of Star Trek. The U.S.S Farragut is a sister ship to the legendary Enterprise commanded by James T. Kirk. The first episode to be released, “Power Source”, was written by Thomas J. Scott, an accomplished writer and president of Magique Productions, LTD. The second episode to be released was penned by Michael Struck and Jack Treviño (co-writer of two Deep Space Nine episodes), and is entitled “The Needs of the Many”.

“The new web site complements the animated episodes with special downloads and biographies on the actors involved with this production,” explained Michael Struck, manager of the NEO f/x team. “In addition, when the episodes are released, the web site will act as a central location to download and watch the individual acts.”

In addition to the primary actors from the live-action Starship Farragut series, the cast list includes celebrities with ties to science fiction, anime and Star Trek: Chase Masterson (Leeta on Deep Space Nine) will be the primary guest star in “The Needs of the Many”, with Tim Russ (Tuvok on Voyager) making a special appearance. Chris Doohan (son of James Doohan, the original ‘Scotty’) will be voicing two characters his father made famous in the original series. In addition, some of the secondary males characters are being voiced by Vic Mignogna (the voice of Edward Elric on Fullmetal Alchemist). Additional voice talent featured in the episodes will include Hetoreyn, Jason LeBlanc, and Ralph M. Miller.

Behind the scenes, NEO f/x enlisted the assistance of various illustrators and artists, including Hetoreyn for the musical score and Kail Tescar, webmaster of the premiere Star Trek animated series web site Kail is the lead artist as well as the associate producer on the two animated Farragut episodes. and will also be releasing a comic book version of Starship Farragut.

"Power Source" is slated to be released by the end May 2009, with the comic book and second episode being released by the end of 2009.

About NEO f/x

Established in 2003, Portland, Oregon-based NEO f/x offers its clients the creation and production of original imagery for projects such as logos, corporate presentations, print, television, film, DVD, and the Internet. The company specializes in visual effects work in the areas of 3D animation, otherwise known as CGI, along with compositing, editing, and conceptual design and consultation. In addition to visual effects, NEO f/x also has Total Media Packages available to its clients for 'one-stop shopping' for their multimedia projects. Please visit their internet site at

About Starship Farragut

Starship Farragut is based on the crew of the U.S.S. Farragut, a sister ship to the Enterprise, and takes place during the time of the original series of Star Trek. The Internet-based series is produced by Farragut Films, a non-profit organization. For more information, visit

Star Trek is the copyright of CBS / Paramount Television. NEO f/x and Farragut Films have no affiliation with CBS/Paramount Television.