The Best
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TKE e-books now available!

The Krone Experiment and its long-awaited sequel, Krone Ascending, by J. Craig Wheeler are both now available in all e-book reader formats!

Check out the Krone webstore and download them today!

TKE First Edition DVD still available!

This first edition DVD release features:

  • Digital widescreen presentation (2.22:1) (running time: 1 hour 49 minutes)
  • Illuminating audio commentaries by director J. Robinson Wheeler and producer Benjamin Pascoe, writer J. Craig Wheeler and associate producer Richard Simental
  • Deleted scenes and outtakes
  • Hidden easter eggs, and more!

Own it today on DVD!



About The Krone Experiment

A group of scientific intelligence experts must track down the source of a mysterious seismic signal that is causing pinpoints of destruction around the globe. When the team finally uncovers the truth about the Krone experiment, they discover a ticking doomsday clock, one whose hands cannot be turned back, whose unstoppable pendulum swings through the very Earth itself...

Originally a science fiction novel written by J. Craig Wheeler, The Krone Experiment has been adapted for the screen by his son, J. Robinson Wheeler, and producer Benjamin Pascoe. The movie is the result of the collaborative effort of dozens of talented actors and crew in the Austin, Texas film community. It's the movie that speculated the results of the Large Hadron Collider experiment years before it became a headline-grabbing reality! The Krone Experiment — a brilliant speculative thriller, a labor of love and family, and definitely the greatest "home movie" of all time!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the original novel still available?

Yes, exclusively through this website! You can order a rare original 1986 hardcover edition of the novel, signed by author J. Craig Wheeler, from our online store. Buy one today and receive a copy of the DVD as a bonus!

When will you have an e-book version of the novel available?


The e-book edition of the original novel and its sequel are now available for all e-reader formats! Download and enjoy!

Did I hear you were doing a sequel?

"Krone 2" was conceived as a limited series of webisodes -- a way of telling more of the story over the course of several short episodes. We pick up on the lives of the characters, where they are now, and drop hints about the events of the sequel, "Krone Ascending," which is also published for the first time as an e-book. Coming soon!

What does "microbudget" really mean?"

Less than ten thousand dollars.

Most feature films, even independent films with what's considered a low budget, cost roughly $15 million to $20 million dollars. At the next smaller level, $150,000 is what some people spend to make their first indie feature. Take that another factor of ten, $15,000, and you have what some people spend to make a short film.

Now expand it back from a short film to a full feature film with dozens of locations and a large cast, based on a popular novel. That's the microbudget level, and that's The Krone Experiment.