I bring tidings of great joy for all Star Trek fans, particularly fans of the original series. If you recall, the U.S.S. Enterprise set out on a
5-year mission, only to be cut short by 2 seasons due to cancellation.
Well, a kickstarter project has come up to complete the 5-year mission, and they have already produced 1 episode available for viewing.
Star Trek Continues is a non-profit, fan produced webseries that was launched in May 2013 with its first episode, “Pilgrim of Eternity.”
The show is being produced to complete the final two years of the original 5-year mission. Our inaugural episode brings back original series guest
star, Michael Forest as Apollo. The accuracy of the sets, lighting, filming and the quality acting and characterization brought great praise and
support from Star Trek TOS fans all over the world.
They even have Chris Doohan, the son of James Doohan from the original series, playing Mr.
Here's Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk:
Here is the first episode, entitled "Pilgrim of Eternity". Enjoy!
Well Trekkies, what do you think?
edit on 10/24/2013 by InTheFlesh1980 because: title
I also noticed they aren't using Majel Barrett's voice for the computer,
which is a *must* for anything Star Trek.
It sounded to me like Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) is the
new voice of the ships computer.
There weren't a ton of FX shots actually needed for this episode,
but the sets are comprehensive. I don’t know if they used the same
sets as Phase 2, since that was shot in upstate New York and
(according to IMDB) this one was shot in Kingsland, Ga., but kudos
go to whoever put these sets together. Same for the costuming.
I dont know if you saw it, but tim ross (tuvok from voyager) directed a fan made movie which took place in the late TOS era called "of gods and men".
It had MANY of the original cast members and was actually....AWESOME. Watch it.
He is also working on a new series pilot in the form of a fan made movie ( not a sequel to his first) with double the budget of "Of gods and men"
called "star trek renegades" , which will be in the canon universe, taking place several years after the events of ds9 and voyager.
so yeah. Love this stuff. Thanks for reminding us.
Here is a link to a thread I did with links to the videos if anyone is interested....
He is also working on a new series pilot in the form of a fan made movie ( not a sequel to his first) with double the budget of "Of gods and
men" called "star trek renegades" , which will be in the canon universe, taking place several years after the events of ds9 and voyager.
This is some of the best trekkie news I have heard in a while! While I do like TOS I have always been more of a fan of the later serials.
I just found it highly amusing that Vic Mignonga is playing Kirk... Especially since I know of him from doing voicing in English dubbed animes... Like
Fullmetal Alchemist. Just one of those things I didn't expect.
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