Star Trek Expanded Universe

Yorktown: A Time to Heal is a fan film (episode). Jem Ong Woo partially financed the episode and served as one of the Executive Producers. His son, Stan Woo, served as a co-producer along with Da Han, who served as the director.

In September of 2010, John Atkin joined the production as a Supervising Producer and put together a group of professional volunteers to digitally update filmed elements to complete a version for public release.

Y:ATTH depicts events occurring between Star Trek: The Original Series, and the feature film franchise. Production on the film began in 1985, with George Takei reprising his role as Hikaru Sulu.


Having escaped capture by the Klingons, a damaged Starfleet reconnaissance probe crashes undetected on the planet Pahl III. Hikaru Sulu, serving as first officer on the retrofitted USS Yorktown, is sent by Admiral Nogura on a secret mission to help locate the missing spy drone. To prevent a catastrophic war from igniting with the Klingons, the USS Yorktown (under the command of Captain Bradley Frame) races against time to quickly find the lost drone, with orders to conceal its existence. Simultaneously, a terrorist group called S.H.A.R.K. discovered the drone's location and plot to steal the device and use it for their own nefarious means.


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  • Eliot was added to the cast in 2017 as Admiral Eastcott. In 1988 Eliot starred as Tito in Stand and Deliver
  • Yorktown: In Temporary Command won the Sweepstakes Award for best science fiction film at the 1984 Hollywood Teenage Film & Video Festival, with Stan Woo accepting the award on behalf of both he and Da Han from actor Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters). The film was screened before a live audience.
  • Yorktown: A Time to Heal was planned as a follow-up episode to Yorktown: In Temporary Command.
  • YT: ATTH (then Y2:ATTH) was reported on in issue #119 of Starlog Magazine, dated June, 1987. The episode began filming in 1985, with George Takei reprising his role as Hikaru Sulu.
  • Andrew Probert, the designer of the USS Enterprise-D, joined the team in mid-production (Spring 1986) and designed the retrofitted USS Yorktown, the S.H.A.R.K. vessel Nagear, and the Klingon K-Fighter exclusively for YT:ATTH.
  • Stephen J. Cannell Productions provided incidental Sound FX, and Peter Kuran of ILM fame for SPFX offered consulting services.
  • James Bond star George Lazenby was attached to the project, but due to scheduling conflicts, was unable to make the shoot as Admiral McBride. Instead, veteran actor James Shigeta who became available on short notice was brought in to play the iconic role of Admiral Nogura described in the novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Production status[]

Yorktown: A Time to Heal had its official premiere at The Neutral Zone Studios in Kingsland, Georgia on Saturday, April 2nd 2022. Worldwide release was on April 5, 2022 via Youtube and Vimeo.

The original production team, along with the newly recruited production members, worked together with famed artist & illustrator Andrew Probert (Star Trek: The Motion Picture) to complete the project. Additional filming of new scenes shot in HDV, were meshed with the original super 8 footage, and were produced in Toronto in October of 2011, under the guidance of supervising producer John Atkin. Renewed CGI VFX work on the film began in 2010 at the hands of Roland Baron and casting for additional scenes took place shortly thereafter. In December of 2013, missing starship bridge sequences were filmed with a second unit crew in Oklahoma City and were directed by John Benjamin Faust. In November of 2015, additional scenes were filmed in Ticonderoga, New York, on the Star Trek: Phase II sets. In May of 2017, additional scenes were filmed in Los Angeles. Beginning 2015, additional VFX were provided by Tobias Richter, Neo FX, Henry Gibbens, and Samuel Cockings. A new trailer was posted online on July 5th, 2020, and a release date was announced for April 5th, 2022.

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