I don’t traditionally like to link to full movies but Prelude To Axanar is something special, and this is coming from someone who isn’t a huge fan of the Star Trek universe (as far as the televised series’ are concerned, I prefer Star Trek: Deep Space Nine most because Capt. Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) wasn’t above engaging in realpolitik when the high-mindedness of The Federation didn’t do the job, which enabled him to essentially trick the Romulans into the Dominion War on The Federation’s side).
Prelude To Axanar started life as a Kickstarter and has already reached its funding goals, though they are still accepting contributions. One purpose of the project is, I assume, as a showcase for what the producers can do, and I have to admit that it’s impressive.
What I like is that is that it appears to be less about the personalities that actually fought in the conflict, than the conflict itself. I like character development as much as the next person, but the producers decided–rightly in my view–it’s that such an important conflict in the Star Tek Universe that it would take precedence.