The trailer looks kinda… well… I dunno. I’m not one of the folks who swears by how blindingly awesome Firefly was to begin with, so maybe I’m not the one to ask. The problem with the trailer is endemic to fan projects: pacing, pacing, pacing. Even the best of the Trek fan films winds up with the same issue – the editor (who’s usually also the writer, producer, and/or star) can’t bring himself to actually leave stuff on the cutting room floor and tighten up the pace. Then again, this is but a trailer, not the finished product (which is due in September). Charity project or no, by the way, their plan to sell DVDs (oh, wait, sorry, send out DVDs in exchange for a donation) is a bit eyebrow-raising.
BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION takes place three months after the events on Miranda and we find Captain Laura Matthews and the crew of Redemption unintentionally thrown into a situation that some view as the potential catalyst for the second unified rise of the Independents against the Alliance, since Unification Day. The Alliance is looking for a scape goat for Miranda while those unhappy with the Alliance are looking for a rallying cry to take action. Through all this, a secret about Laura is exposed that shakes the very core of the crew, threatening to break it up, challenge the trust that she’s earned with the Browncoats, and undo all the efforts she has put into place to keep a sense of peace in her life since the first Unification War.