Prelude to Axanar

Prelude to Axanar

This is a galaxy wide transmission
of the United Federation of Planets. The United Federation of Planets Historical Society,
in association with Memory Alpha, presents… The Four Years War! Stardate 2241.03, the planet Archanis IV. Founded nearly a century before, this research outpost has grown
into a flourishing full-scale city. It is a shining example of Federation progress. [Soval, Vulcan Ambassador to the Federation]
There could be no Federation without Earth! And the fact that the humans could
lead the formation of the Federation just a few years after their
war with the Romulan Empire is… nothing short of extraordinary. But it represents something very
different to the Klingon Empire. Growing tired of diplomacy, the high-chancellor proclaims: If words were water, the humans would drown us all. The bad blood between the humans and the Klingons, meant that the job of preventing war and
leading the peace delegations, fell to Vulcan. Regrettably, we failed. For 12 hours, the Klingon disruptors do not stop. Archanis is reduced to rubble. Thousands of its inhabitants are dead.
Countless more are missing. The first victims of what will come to be
known as, “The Four Years War.” [Admiral Ramirez] They had been expanding their empire for 200 years before the Federation was formed. That there would be a conflict,
with the Klingon people, at some point, was obvious, to most of the members of Starfleet. Klingons were certain that they could
merely take anything they wanted. Starfleet’s early losses did little to
dissuade them of that notion. [Garth of Izar, Captain of the USS Ares]
Koriana VI, Vesta, Archanis, we took some major beatings, the first six months. For most of that first year, our mission was
just to slow them down, while we fell back. Unfortunately, the Klingons were unconvinced
the Federation was any sort of match for them. And their belief in their superiority,
left us little room to negotiate. Well, at that point, about the only thing we
were doing, that impressed the Klingons, was… dying well. And, there was plenty of that. The Klingon supreme commander, the architect of the invasions,
was a warlord named Kharn. “Kharn , the undying” is what they called him. [Sonya Alexander, Starfleet Captain]
The Klingons revered him, with good reason. Vulcan intelligence is, if I may say, unparalleled, but… even for us, he was a mystery! [Kharn, Klingon Warlord]
It wasn’t until the formation of the Federation, that the high council began to take Earth, seriously. And even after the Federation was
formed, many on the high council, thought it is a mere political alliance. Starfleet was never seen as
a match for the imperial navy. Certainly not one that would
impede the growth of the empire. [Ramirez] Their whole civilization, their whole culture,
is a monument to the art of war. The early campaigns. Yes, the
Klingons were toying with us. They were using a strategy known to
the Klingon people as vuvHa’chu’wI’ to’ vuvHa’chu’wI’ to’ Which loosely, roughly translates as
“The strategy of least respect.” The epitome of their… arrogance, occurred during
the ambush of Inverness V. [Kharn] The Inverness system, as you call it,
was our first objective. Inverness, five planets, all colonized. Stardate, 2243.3 The highly populated dilithium rich
planets, of the Inverness system. [Kharn] For your kind, those planets were
merely a source of dilithium. For us, those planets are sacred. God damn Inverness V. What a mess! It was the first time they used it on us. It was an old Klingon tactic. They had a word, natlhchu’wI’. It means, “The Devourer!” Day after day, it was the same thing. I get called into support some kind of counter-attack. By the time I got into orbit,
my orders had been changed. Attack called off, battle was already over. We’d pull out of warp… into a junkyard. Fragments of starships bouncing off my hull. Fragments of the crews, as well. Eighteen starships destroyed Pick up the survivors, beam them up. We’d be beaming them up, and
one of two things would happen. The transporters would blow out, or the
Klingons would show up and start shooting. I could look down from orbit and see trails of smoke. For miles. Well that was it, something had
to change, or we were done! An Andorian acquaintance once said:
“Don’t push the pink-skins to the thin ice.” It wasn’t very eloquent, but… the Klingons found it to prove quite prophetic. After two years of almost constant defeat, the head
of Starfleet, Admiral Slater is forced to step down. Across the Federation, billions
wonder, who would replace him. I was on the bridge of the Xenophon. It was my first ship in the war. An old Marklin class destroyer With Lt. Cain, our comms officer said that there
was a fleet-wide broadcast from Starfleet. I told him to punch it up on the big screen. And that’s when we heard it was Ramirez. That name spread like wildfire. You ask anybody where they
were when they heard it and… they’ll remember. We are facing an enemy, that is consumed and committed to our total destruction. His first speech to the Federation council was, incredible. An enemy that demands to be fought, and we will fight! There were 40000 people in Archer Arena. But I say to you our greatest challenge,
is not the might of a Klingon fleet. And they all wanted one thing. The greatest challenge laying
before us, is to do what must be done, without undoing the dream of the Federation. Hope! For myself, I have but one fear: Destroying the dream of the Federation. Compared to such a loss, I DO NOT FEAR THE KLINGON EMPIRE! [Cheers and applause] It was a good speech. Until I heard Admiral Ramirez speak, I had not foreseen the possibility of a peace
between the Federation and the Klingons. Nor had I foreseen the possibility
that the Federation might win. The battle-cry of Admiral Ramirez
sweeps across the Federation. The first goal was to create a class of ship that could
spring Starfleet back into action, back into battle! We had to leapfrog Klingon technology. It was called the Ares class. It was exactly what we needed. We had over a dozen other worlds working on it. It was the first pure warship that Starfleet had ever built. As for Vulcans…, though we had limited our contribution to propulsion,
environmental and defensive technologies, there were many who wanted us to end
our participation in the war, altogether. The Vulcan’s going to do, what a Vulcan’s going to do. But the Andorians, they were
happy to supply us the phasers. Stardate 2244.1, near the planet Signus III. There will always be, detractors who think you are taking the initiative
too soon. That you are rushing the offensive. I disagreed. The leadership of Admiral Ramirez is a welcome change. But his grand plan has yet to be tested in battle. We had the ships, and we had a core of battle-tested commanders. it was time to take the initiative. Well that was Ramirez’s first roll of the dice. and they landed exactly the way we wanted
them to, the way we needed them to. The codename was Operation Pegasus. Pegasus was the first test of the Ares class
against the ship it was designed to defeat, the D6. The Ares class looked good in simulations, real good. But data can only take you so far. The only true test for a combat vessel, is combat. The new Federation ships were, unexpected. And then there was Garth. [Laughs] That mad Izar and son-of-a-bitch. That was his day. Garth likes to play down his
contribution, don’t you believe it. What he did that day, no captain had ever done. We got lucky! It was Sonya’s maneuver that gave me the opening. Sonya pulled a feint to starboard. Garth just went for it. It was like a Klingon maneuver. It was a new ship. they said she was tough, I wanted
to see what she could take. After the battle of Signus III, our ship captains started giving the
Federation its due as a worthy adversary. and for the first time, we took notice of Garth of Izar. It was a Klingon that gave me that name. I guess there are a lot worse things,
that a Klingon could call you. Yeah, sure, I’ll tell you. They called me “Queen, Bitch, Whore of the Federation.” The Ares class had withstood its first trial by fire. It passed with the gauntlet victorious. The Ares had proven itself and it continued to prove itself. It was bigger, faster, more agile, drip drop. And it was better armed than anything we’d, had before. We had lost the advantage. At the time, Starfleet crews preferred
to fight among their own kind. Crews might be Andorian or
Tellarite, or Vulcan, or Human. Each of which had their own strategy and tactics. One never knew who, you are fighting. And knowing one’s enemies,
is the first rule of war. With the launch of their newer ships and the
experience their commanders had gained, our progress was slowed. It was, frustrating to fight Starfleet. Confident in their Ares cruisers, this brash core
of captains took back three systems in 30 days. But the war was not over, yet. Stardate 2244.9 Starfleet’s next generation heavy
cruiser is behind schedule. Admiral Ramirez has himself arrived
to deal with the problem, when he receives a coded transmission,
from Starfleet intelligence. The Klingons were building something. Something big. We heard these rumors about the D7. We’d proven we could take on the Klingons But the D7, changed all that. D7 would break the back of Starfleet. We had three shipyards,
across the Klingon Empire, build her. If the Klingon high council, had listened to Kharn If the high council had listened to me, they would have had D7s at Signus III. The D7 would have been ready for battle. And all our new class Ares ships,
would have been cut to pieces. And we would have defeated, the Federation. It had become an arms race,
a war of technology. The new class of ship was proving
more complicated than we realized. We needed more time. If the Klingons launched them first, we would
have been outmatched and outgunned, again. And by now, the Klingons had learned better than to… squander that advantage. I needed another option. I went to my three best captains: Garth, Robau, Trask. And I asked them each for a plan of action. The admiralty had three different plans.
The first one, wasn’t worth spit. The second one, was a good plan, solid plan. But the third, was Garth’s! Garth asked me, out of the blue, if we could have a drink? That’s when I told her,
I had an idea for a battle plan. My first reaction, let me just say this,
I was really glad we were drinking. Garth and Sonya came into my quarters. I showed him a rough outline of my
plan and I said “What do you think?” Sam sat there. He looked at it, and looked at it,
and then he looked at me. And he said: 100 percent insanity. A bloodbath, waiting to happen. That was Axanar. Axanar, its capture would put the Klingons
within striking distance of Andoria, Tellar Prime, Vulcan and Terra. It is the heart of Federation space. Further, Kharn’s spies discovered that
Starfleet’s next generation heavy cruiser, was being built in orbit over Axanar. This is his chance to destroy Starfleet’s
only match for the D7. Garth of Izar knows Axanar is a target,
that Kharn cannot refuse. When Garth first presented his plan, to battle the Klingons on Axanar. My first thought was… how far he’d come. I mean he was always an extraordinary
explorer before the war. But I knew, in his heart, he was first a soldier. We didn’t sign up to be warriors. That’s not what Starfleet’s about. We proved that we could do, what we
needed to do, to defend the Federation. I’m proud of everyone who I served with, Especially those that didn’t make it back. So I signed off, on the plan. To end conflict with one final battle. To end it at Axanar. D7 was the ultimate expression of the Klingon warship. Technologically superior to anything in the quadrant. We would launch her and devastate,
the Federation fleet. Stardate 2245.1, the D7 enters the war! English subtitles by Peter Walker


  1. William Bagley says:

    Good video 😎

  2. Axel Foley says:

    Make Star Trek Great Again.

  3. Sharp Knife says:

    Finally a Star Trek story worthy of the name STAR TREK !!

  4. Valerio Palazzotto says:


  5. Valerio Palazzotto says:

    Please make another film!

  6. Valerio Palazzotto says:

    Make Star Trek Great Again!!!!

  7. coolbear6441 says:

    I’d love to get ahold of the sound track..

  8. Keith Edwards says:

    Excellent! Please make more.

  9. Louie Neira says:

    Hard to believe it's been FIVE years since this came out. STILL waiting!

  10. jamie peterson says:

    And the fact they got veteran star trek actors like Tony tod and the guy who played general martog in ds9 sooo cool hope that CBS doesn't shut them down they should get them to make a new star trek show I would watch it

  11. Andre S. says:

    They had me with Ramirez!! This was great!

  12. tor gunnar kvensjø says:

    What is not star trek is not star trek.

  13. Kenneth Fourcell says:

    Though I was very impressed with this video, I just couldn't understand the Klingon Empire; how could a race of warriors who was building their empire for over two years; which must meat they have defeated and subjugated countless worlds and beings; who must have an impressive for to maintain control over these systems be defeated by a race of explorers with no combat training, no war ships and pacifistic?
    This makes no sense; it's right up there with the idea that Batman can defeat Superman in a fair fight – BARE HANDED!!

  14. M.K.M. says:

    The first Captain of the Enterprise was Robert April, later succeeded by none other than Christopher Pike and then the infamous James Tiberius Kirk.

  15. Mockthenerd 5 says:

    This proves that something can be modern but also feel like it respects the orginal. CBS should take note.

  16. anthony livesay says:

    I've watched this several times and it gets me hyped every time. To bad the breaks were put on it by big corporations that didn't like being showed up.

  17. blackspade1 says:

    This is so much the Star Trek I want. I never get tired of watching this.

  18. James Martin says:

    Orion Acaba really makes this as John Gill narrating.

  19. Rohan Sask says:

    I'll miss seeing Richard Hatch when this thing gets going.

  20. GetRight OrGetLeft says:

    This beats the dog piss out of Discovery.

  21. w.j. R. says:

    I love this and the potential behind it. The script, the action. And that credits music. Incredible.

  22. Monster Manuel says:

    Arc Anus. If you're suffering from Anal Arcing, and watched this video, you may be able to join a pending class action lawsuit, of people who had their assholes blown out by how awesome it was.

  23. James/Rachel Carman says:

    One of the greatest almosts in Star Trek media.

  24. 05017351 says:

    Is this guy the same "Garth" that ends up going insane and trying to kill Kirk in TOS?

  25. Elron says:

    So far 1,000 fans of Discovery have down voted this…i.e Discovery's whole fan base.

  26. whatthehellimbored says:

    Planet myanus four

  27. three fist band drummer says:

    Itd be nice if they could let thrm finish this it was getting so well good with the actor's from enterprise and some of the original cast who played so many good actors.

  28. sluggou812beotch says:

    Well if that don't git ya wanting more!

  29. Ronald McReynolds says:

    This is where Ax was five and more years ago. Apparently it's dead now.

  30. Alfiya Kochetova says:

    Здравствуйте, я даю разрешение на исследование планеты.

  31. Alfiya Kochetova says:

    Исследуйте пожалуйста Крым

  32. James Almond says:

    CBS funked up… I've watched this 6 or 7 times. An Axanar movie would have been awesome.

  33. Alfiya Kochetova says:

    Здравствуйте, давайте дальше работать .

  34. Alfiya Kochetova says:

    Энштэйн сам признаеться, что устал от квантовых скачков, мы живые организмы умеем прощать? Конечно да, Энтерпрайз , если кто-то использовал своё служебное положение без разрешения , это исследуется секторами , кураторами, начнем с Земли. Благодарю что Вы на связи. 👍😁

  35. nathaniel kaill says:

    5 years later and still better than discovery

  36. DARKLING says:

    Can't wait to see part 2

  37. Noz Islam says:

    Kharn, terrible name given closeness to Khan. Also can you imagine a Klingon sitting down to a TV style interview, in a strong American accent no less!

  38. David M says:

    I was sad that there wasn't more of this movie.

  39. Alfiya Kochetova says:

    Это ужасно, извините за беспокойство и ответ, наши глаза наши отношения все видят, что происходит вокруг землимы не должны сориться и воевать, Мирным путём 😁

  40. Gary Clouse says:

    I love this video! It represents the ultimate fake by the Deep State and the ultimate betrayal of the evil they plan to impose on Humanity! We tend to believe the legal proceedings against Axanar were contrived to enlist those who love RODDENBERRY'S works in the battle against freedom! Against nationalism, patriotism and the right of soverign, self determination of the people of every state! Wait! The Clingons were fighting against the (extra) globalist federation which would impose it's rules on the Clingons!! Only problem is… WE ARE THE KLINGONS!! THAT is why CBS has fought so hard to stop this fan film! Their versions of Star Trek were designed to draw their audience into the Federation they deigned to exactly reflect the New World Order!!! Axanar appeals to an older crowd who KNOW FULL WELL that the Klingons ARE the mirrored reflection of the Nationalists! This is not the West against the Communists! It is the Free people of the World against the Globalists and their Soros funded machine to enslave Humanity! The Nationalists and Patriots have EXACTLY the love of peace and their fellow beings that the Globalists tried to steal from us and present as the personality of their heroes!

  41. James burns Fisher says:

    Salutations and greetings to all Axanar people.I lost count of how many times I have watch PTA and most other Axanar videos.Im a life long fan of STAR TREK and can't think of any praise for all your work not allready said.The wait for more of the four year war has been long, but I know it will be worth it for you people are going to make a masterpiece .I just wanted to express my disappointment that RICHARD HATCH will not be there to play KARN and of course I'm sure all fans like yourselves will greatly miss him.I hope there is some more material of his role that will be included in some way in upcoming Axanar.All of your actors are top notch and their characters allready seem like old friends . I look forward to seeing much more of them.I myself do some acting ,compose music and write some STAR TREK stories and like to think in the future perhaps there may be a place for me somewhere working with you people.But for now my best wishes for your continued success is with you and I will be patiently,but expectantly waiting for more of your show ! Oh I can't conclude without saying I think I'm allready in love with that QUEEN B***H W***E OF THE FEDERATION,respectively!!!

  42. Jeffrey Meek says:

    I have been hearing about this and decided to check it out. WOW!!!!! Simply awesome! Congratulations 🎉 on this terrific achievement.

  43. John Keck says:

    The Klingon seemed too human. Maybe it's the language, maybe they should have used Klingon with subtitles. On the other hand, somehow Michael Dorn seemed like a Klingon in STNG while speaking in English.

    And let's not talk about the weakness of the writing in general… cliches.

  44. coolbear6441 says:

    I like how they’ve used some of the original tech manual for the star fleet ships..

  45. OutnBacker says:

    Kharn survives the war, and goes on to form the band, Metallica

  46. HAL-9000 says:

    Still cant wait for the full movie!

  47. Diogenes TheDog says:

    impressive work, especially getting a few key recognizables =]

  48. Stephanie Murray says:

    They made this for less than JJ's catering budget on Star Trek ?

  49. Shane o sullivan says:

    This is just a delight, great job.

  50. Eric Falloutguy says:

    So where do I see this movie?

  51. Dr. Westside says:

    Thanks to Paramount for ruining what the people ACTUALLY want . Thank you to Axanar for keeping up the fight and making 2 more episodes .

  52. Luis Rosa says:

    Even when he's playing a Starfleet officer, J.G. Hertzler still sounds like General Martok!

  53. Diogenes TheDog says:

    yeah i subbed ^_^

  54. Diogenes TheDog says:

    Xenophon is an EXCELLENT name for a Federation vessel

  55. Diogenes TheDog says:

    just like in wayne's world, garth is the best of us all

  56. coolbear6441 says:

    One thing I noticed about a ‘piece’ of history is CPT Alexander’s ship, the Ajax, of course it could be another AJAX but in the SPACEFLIGHT CHRONOLOGY BOOK, which unfortunately is apocryphal, she exploded in 2193 forming a comet. Hope Sonya wasn’t in command when it happened…….

  57. Rattleballs says:

    That was awesome!!!

  58. Andrei Stan says:

    not a fan of star trek….but i liked it a lot ….it is fan made…looks awesome , the actors are good , and i dont know if any of the ones that read this watched doctor who….but damn…..this has more care put into it than 70% of all doctor who episodes

  59. Chris Katechis says:

    That what happens when you make something that you love, Instead of hiring someone who looks at it as just a job to complete.

  60. Paul Putter says:

    I say stick a photon torpedo up paramount's plasma tube and make the feature length movie anyway. The targ fodder they are giving us now, the pathetic excuse for star trek shoved down our throats makes me sick.

  61. David Griffin says:

    This is so good compared to the drivel that has been coming out of modern Star Trek that as good as it is, it kind of makes me sad that we can't see a full up movie. I see a lot of FASA's Four years War timeline from that old RPG/tactical game. There was no Aries class, but there were ships in that spirit — Especially the andorian torpedo cruisers, the Mirandas, and so on. To see this come to life is practical a miracle. And the only thing stopping it is the people who own the rights to Star Trek, so they can squeeze a few more dollars out of the franchise before they kill it for good.

  62. Dark.Cheshire. says:

    THIS. ALL of this. A thousand times THIS. YES.

    B-b-but Discov- NO. Just no.
    Well, Disco- SHHHHHH. NO.

  63. Murfie's law Defined says:

    Never gets old . Even after watching it 43.2 times

  64. Peter Diggler says:

    The Enterprise was constructed over Star Fleet Command, San Francisco in the heart of the UFP – Earth. What's up with this b.s. changing established canon? DOWN VOTED!

  65. Сергей Цибульченко says:

    Queen bitch whore? I thought it was her nick-name in BS Galactica.

  66. MrGoesBoom says:

    Quality stuff like this, done by devoted and loving fans gets shitcanned because of lawyers….then they give us garbage like Discovery ( I don't have high hopes for Picard either to be honest though I want to ) Then again unlike the fans who made this series the actual writers for the show have never really cared about their own continuity or timelines

  67. J Rob says:

    The people behind the last few crappy series should take notes!

  68. Roland Jr Escalante says:

    I have enjoyed this "prequel to the battle of Axanar!"

  69. Jon Swallow says:

    It was like Christmas stumbling upon this. I had no idea now I cannot wait to see more. Great job getting wonderful actors just amazing. Kate Vernon was born to be a starship captain!

  70. Hall Varðr says:

    Anaxar is real Star Trek, Discovery is shit

  71. SL twentyeight says:

    Dam this is really good.

  72. Hammerhand says:

    Now you know why these motherfuckers at Paramount and Viacom and CBS are going after these folks. Because real fans put out real stories. And that's something that these corporate buffoons don't know anything about.

  73. kenny Ozone says:

    Ark anus….lol….couldn't stop laughing…

  74. josh Thx1138 says:

    And this isn't happening? I'm never heard something more disappointing about something star trek related.

  75. NineBreaker Echo7 says:

    Thank you for this !!
    There's hope, the dream lives on.

  76. Hmm GimmeSum says:


  77. George Smiley says:

    "I have all this screen space but refuse to keep face in shot – I'm an artist" no, you're a spaz with a camera.

  78. Tom S. says:

    that starfleet guy with the white goatee looks and sounds like General Martok – same actor ?

  79. Alfiya Kochetova says:

    Для меня возрождение каждой души важная.

  80. Alfiya Kochetova says:

    О Todde не забудьте, он мой самый лучший друг.

  81. Alfiya Kochetova says:

    Надо, надо, надо!

  82. RonJohn63 says:

    The music is way too loud, and the words too quiet.

  83. Skip Ad says:

    Well paced, detailed but widely scoped, scripted frugally and concise, overall very well done.
    You made me give a damn. Don't listen to the haters.

  84. Owl Ernator says:

    YES Please-when will it begin???

  85. James Martin says:

    I wish I knew how many times I've watched this.

  86. aaron rotz says:

    What is this? I’m stunned. Haven’t seen engaging sci-fi in ages. And Star Trek? Good again? Well done!

  87. TheIcelandicPrincess says:

    I see but one flaw to this masterpiece.

    15:37 Can you spot it?

  88. ilttpvvm says:

    Say what you will about Alec Peters' falling out with CBS, his fine portrayal of Garth made what happened to the Captain fifteen years after Axanar all the more tragic.

  89. Prudence Bangtail says:

    I just don't understand… Here we show CBS what us Trekkies want, and they see it, but then say, "let's go the other way, and not give them anything they want." Then they wonder, "what did we do wrong?" CBS, get your shit together and LISTEN to the Trekkies!

  90. Terry Spooner says:

    Wow!!!!! Someone is really too busy making television crap. This? This is the great stuff we have not seen in america in a long time.

  91. James Thompson says:

    this is awsome

  92. JASON P. Roberts says:

    Better than anything since Star Trek 6. Such a shame the cucks in hollywood got jealous. They wanted tough women and gay stories. If these guys could have made a real movie. It would have been historical. Instead the money went to lawyers instead of Star Trek history. Hollywood killed it like they did Star Wars. SJW feminist crap is all they put out. Except one cool brief Vader scene in Rouge One.

  93. Stephen Byrne says:

    17:28 Look!!!! Its the Enterprise!!!!😎😎😎 AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!🤩🤩🤩🤟🤟🤟

  94. Dbrown Brown says:

    Federation history file, U.S. space force, birth of Starfleet.

  95. Edward Tyken says:

    It still amazes me how far we have come in the development of movie making technology for the public. Not only does Prelude to Axanar continue to look amazing simply by incredible cinematography, but those responsible for the script, screenplay, and more, have the decency to respect and pay homage to the established continuity of this beloved series we all love. I can't wait until the first episode is released. This feels like Star Trek, it sounds like Star Trek, but most of all, the message behind the story is Star Trek. We will fight for our freedom, but we will not comprise our beliefs and the dream of the Federation in order to win. Beautiful prelude to the main project and I can not wait until the full production is released. Live long and prosper Axanar🤟

  96. Ambassador Kosh says:

    I cant get enough of this video, it has everything within trek that I love as a casual trekkie. Space combat, great acting, and for me at least, it fills a gap in Trek history that hasnt been explored. Great job, keep it up. Qupla

  97. Azzendo says:

    Star Trek needs to be public domain, not owned by greedy CBS producers who count pennies and sue good projects like this. This would be ten times better than the shit show currently on netflix..

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  100. Ras. says:

    Will there ever be a series or continuation to this? Or has it been shut down?

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