Red Shirts

Red Shirts is a loose parody of Star Trek, only this time it's about the little guys; and boy are they stupid!
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Rodney Warren
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Red Shirts Season 1 fund-raising campaign!

Welcome and please take a moment to look over mission statement, watch our video and contribute if you can!

 

What is Red Shirts?

Red Shirts is a loose parody web series of Star Trek created by writer/director R. Benjamin Warren and writer/director/comedian Ryan Gowland. For those not familiar with the original Star Trek series, a “Red Shirt” is one of the many, unlucky, nameless crewmen who would join Kirk, Spock, and Bones on an away mission to newly discovered planet and, typically, not make it back.

 

Red Shirts Origin.

The idea for Red Shirts came from an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Riker ordered Data to join him on an away team. As Data left his post, a “Red Shirt” immediately took his place. A quick use of the rewind button revealed a wide shot of the bridge. Picard, Riker, Deanna, Data, Worf, and Wesley were all present, but where had this “Red Shirt” come from? Was he standing against the wall waiting for someone to vacate his/her seat? This small moment got Ryan and Ben joking and the result was Red Shirts.

 

Who are the Red Shirts?

Red Shirts follows Ensigns Monroe, Garibaldi and Barry as they work and live aboard a space ship and their adventures as they travel to distant planets, fight through boredom, fall in love and, most of all, find a way to survive.

Now, you might think Red Shirts is our chance to make these guys the heroes, but that is not our intention. They are not heroes; in fact we like to think of our versions as “idiots in space” -- to give you an idea of our direction. And while our show does not take place in the Star Trek universe, we were very careful to pay homage to the aesthetics of the original series through the uniforms, the sets and the props.

 

The Red Shirts Plan.

Our goal with Red Shirts is to take your generous donations and use it to fund our first season. As we explain in our video, productions like ours have many costs and many people to pay in order to be successful. As you can see in our video, we have our actors, our theme song, some of our costumes and our sets are mostly built, but we need your help in order to finish them and fund our first full season.

Our costs include:

  • Studio Rental

  • Sets & Props

  • Lights & Sound

  • Visual Effects

  • Music

  • Cast & Crew

  • Costumes

  • Craft Services

  • Makeup Artist.

 

We have our first season fully scripted and if we can reach our goal -- or even better, exceed it -- we’ll be able to bring you the further adventure of the Red Shirts. So please, donate what you can, support us by watching the episodes when they come out on our website and spread the word about Red Shirts!

 

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$5,398USD
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  • $5USD
    Death by Teleporter

    Receive thanks on our Facebook page, website, and updates about the production; including photos and behind the scenes footage.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2013
  • $10USD
    Death by Disintegration

    Receive all of the above, plus a digital download of the first episode.

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $25USD
    Death by Security Door

    Receive all of the above, plus digital download of the entire first season.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $50USD
    Death by Airlock

    Receive all of the above, plus DVD of first season. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $75USD
    Death by Space Transport Crash

    Receive all of the above, plus autographed script of Episode 1 and Ensign 3rd Class patch. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.

    3 claimed
  • $100USD
    Death by Open Space Lift Shaft

    Receive all of the above, plus 8x10 photo of the cast and poster, both signed. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.

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  • $200USD
    Red Shirts Beauty Package

    Want to look like a star? For your donation you will receive a personal visit from the Red Shirts Make-up Maven, who will spend two hours giving you a glamorous general beauty make-over. (Must live within Los Angeles County, California) *Does not include any other perks.

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  • $250USD
    Death by Core Meltdown

    Receive all of the above, plus Red Shirts T-Shirt and Blu-Ray DVD of first season. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.

    1 claimed
  • $300USD
    Red Shirts Beauty Tutorial

    Want to look like a star? Even better, want to learn how you can make yourself look like a star? For your donation you will receive a personal visit from the Red Shirts Make-up Maven, who will spend two hours giving you a glamorous general beauty make-over while teaching you how to recreate it. (Must live within Los Angeles County, California) *Does not include any other perks.

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  • $500USD
    Death by Temporal Vortex.

    Receive all of the above, plus a full sized autographed poster. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.

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  • $1,000USD
    Death by Lava Monster

    Receive all of the above, plus two hand props from the series (Communicator & Space Gun). Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.

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    Death by Roargon Pox

    Receive all of the above, plus Associate Producer credit. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international shipping.

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