Star Trek: Chains of Betrayal

Star Trek: Chains of Betrayal is a fan-fiction comedy film written and directed by Derek Howard and Racan Souiedan. The film is an episode of approximately forty minutes in length that takes place during season five of Star Trek: The Next Generation, soon after the events in "Unification". The script was written during the summer months of 2005.

Chains of Betrayal was made over a period of four shooting days in January 2007 at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The entire project was completed on a budget of under $200, largely thanks to the extensive use of a green screen by the crew. Cinematography and editing were completed by Sam Scott and Jamie Quast respectively.

The film debuted at Vancouver's Astoria Hotel on the night of Wednesday, April 30, 2008. The Toronto premiere was held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 as part of the Trekzac Festicon. The official DVD release party and screening took place on Thursday, November 27, 2008 in Vancouver, BC at VIVO Media Arts Centre. The film was also selected as part of Khan Con, a Star Trek mini-convention held at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, BC on May 16, 2009. The United States premiere occurred at the 2009 Wrath of Khan science-fiction convention and film festival in Panama City Beach, Florida. The film premiered in Edmonton, Alberta at Leva Cafe on December 22, 2010. Additional screenings were held in Atlanta, Georgia in 2013 as part of the TrexTrax film festival and in Courtenay, British Columbia for Johnsonfest. The film is non-profit in nature and was meant as a tribute.


  • William T. Riker – Darren Bot
  • Captain Picard and Ambassador Spock – Racan Souiedan
  • Data – Derek Howard
  • Worf – John Rogers
  • Counselor Troi – Tanya Miklenic
  • Geordi La Forge – Timothy Williams
  • Dr. Beverly Crusher – Anna Beard
  • Wesley Crusher – Lance Piebenga
  • Chief O’Brien – Graham Houston
  • Admiral Hastings – Leanne MacKay
  • Tomalak – Sam Scott
  • Franklin – Jeff McCloy
  • Romulan #1 - Alex Wilson
  • Romulan #2 – Bart Newman
  • Romulan #3 – Michael Melgaard
  • Romulan #4 – Adam Benzan


  • Directors: Derek Howard and Racan Souiedan
  • Writers: Racan Souiedan and Derek Howard
  • Producers: Derek Howard and Racan Souiedan
  • Executive Producer: Sam Scott
  • Cinematography – Sam Scott
  • Editing – Jamie Quast
  • Sound Editing – Derek Howard and Sam Scott
  • Visual Effects – Graham Houston


After the sudden disappearance of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Commander William Riker must take command of the Enterprise-D, and guide his crew through a treacherous web of lies and betrayal. Due to the recent mind-meld they shared together, Ambassador Spock is sent to investigate Picard’s disappearance, undermining a shattered Riker. Spock searches through personal logs and makes accusations, polarizing the crew. His presence on the Federation flagship initiates a chain reaction that ultimately envelops the Klingons, Romulans and Starfleet’s highest-ranking officials, and takes the Enterprise into the depths of the Romulan Neutral Zone.

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