Mass Effect Fan Film ‘Red Sand’ Coming Oct. 7 (TRAILER)
Now that he’s done playing Commander Shepard (more or less) in the Mass Effect trilogy, voice actor Mark Meer is taking part in another, less official Mass Effect project.
It’s called “Red Sand,” a fan-made movie that takes place about 35 years before the start of the Mass Effect trilogy. If you know your ME lore, then you know that humanity first discovered that aliens existed in the universe when they discovered Prothean ruins on Mars — and soon after, were engaged in the First Contact War with the Turians when they reached the Charon mass relay beyond Pluto.
So the title “Red Sand” refers to the surface of Mars, but in Mass Effect, red sand is also a drug that can enhance biotic (or basically telekinetic) abilities in users. It’s also super-addictive. And that might give you some understanding of what’s going on in the trailer below.
“Red Sand” premieres at 6 p.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. Pacific (and 4 p.m. Mountain) on Oct. 7. You can catch it on the University of Advancing Technology YouTube Channel.