Star Trek Protector is a planned fan film series, set in the JJ Abramsverse at the same time as Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness and follows the crew of the USS Protector NCC-1708, the sister ship of the USS Enterprise.
This fan film series replaces the previously scheduled series due to be released in 2008 but was canceled due to loss of work and finances.
The USS Protector (NCC-1708) is a Federation Legacy-class starship. The Eighth of her class, she was launched early from space dock to slow down the Narada in reaching Earth and although not finished, she slowed Nero down, helping the Enterprise get to Earth in time.
The CO of the Protector is Captain Scott Robb. Born on Earth, son of Admiral Charles Robb and Tracy Robb. Scott loved the Federation and Starfleet as a child. This was because his father served as a Starfleet officer, in which he died an Admiral.
Earlier concepts for Star Trek Protector announced in 2007-2008 planned for the series to be set in the 24th century, aboard the Legacy-class USS Protector. Images of that vessel still exist online, and the Hidden Frontier forums still list the early information.
- Star Trek Protector website