I have come across a nice little web nugget just recently. A fan made but very well done continuation of the original Star Trek series. Done with the same feel and filming technique you almost feel like you were watching an original episodes. There are some of course differences in the physical appearances of the actors playing the parts . But to their credit they pretty much nailed the overall personas of the crew. Below I have embedded the Vimeo Version of the first episode ( along with others ) which has the return of Apollo from the OST. Also I embedded 3 other short videos one in which continues off where the last episode of the 3rd and final season of the original Star Trek series left off. So you may call this the unofficial 4th season. There are 1 full length and 3 mini episodes from what I see on the official Star Trek Continues Webpage with a promise of more to come. For now I will try to find the youtube uploads of them to put in the video section so they will not get buried under current post and then lost. For now the Vimeo versions have the better quality and because of that I am embedding those in this the blog section of my site. So enjoy this episode. On a personal note other then getting past the subtle difference of the actors portraying the roles it really is a well done job and worth watching. The ending had a glimpse of Roddenberry dream of what Star Trek should be.
A little something about them taken from their Official Website
In association with Farragut Films and Dracogen Investments, Vic Mignogna (a Farragut Films principal), is set to direct this new web series based on the original (and still the best) Star Trek series.
The premise of the series is based on the original 5-year voyage. The original series ended three years into the journey. Vic and his team are starting this new series right where the original left off.
This new series is being brought to you in partnership with Farragut Films and DracoGen Investments – creators of the award-winning web series, Starship Farragut. The series is being shot in the original 4:3 format to keep the authenticity of the framing of the original series. It is very important to us that we provide a quality show and ancillary products, such as our website. Website development is provided in association with Stupidcat.com.
Farragut Films is a film group headquartered in Washington D.C, which produces Starship Farragut, an award-winning webseries based on The Original Series of Star Trek. Farragut Films has completed four live action films, two animated episodes, and one comic book. Farragut Films is in post production of their latest episode, “The Price of Anything” slated for an August 2012 release and are in pre-production of a new webseries entitled, Star Trek Continues. Farragut Films is a non-profit entity within the State of Maryland. For more information, please visit www.farragutfilms.com
Dracogen Strategic Investments is the creation of Steven Dengler – entrepreneur, pilot, co-founder of XE.com Inc., and all-round geek. Dracogen is committed to making awesome things happen whenever it can. Besides backing some pretty amazing tech companies, it also supports fun creative projects and has a particular affinity for Child’s Play Charity. Learn more about Dracogen at www.dracogen.com.
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Pilgrim Of Eternity
Apollo returns to wreak havoc on Kirk and the Enterprise in the first episode of the new series.
This vignette expands the ending of the final episode of the original series, “Turnabout Intruder”, as it leads into the 4th year of the 5-year mission.
“You’ve Got the Conn”
Volunteering for Night Shift leads to fun for three crewmen who are interrupted by an unexpected Captain Kirk.
Happy Birthday, Scotty
When the Enterprise receives a delivery from Starfleet, Scotty introduces some new technology to Kirk and McCoy.
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