Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Continuing Mission

On the most recent MovieFilm Podcast I mentioned a fan-created Star Trek with a level of storytelling and technical proficiency that elevated it head, shoulders, and torso above most of the similar fan ventures that litter video-sharing sites. The project, entitled Star Trek Continues, purports to tell the "fourth season" adventures of the original series (which, as we all know, only made it to season three), and boasts a quality cast and set design that's remarkably consistent with the first Trek.

I have to say, I got more of a Trek vibe from this thing than the recent Into Darkness feature film (which, you may recall, I didn't dig). The plan, per producer/director/star Vic Mignona is to crank one or two of these out every year, and if the first "episode," which has actor Michael Forrest reprise his role of Apollo* from the original series' "Bread and Circuses," is any guide, we're in for a real treat whenever they beam down the next one. Check it out below and tell me what you think.

* And speaking of Apollo, you Battlestar Galactica fans out there should keep your eyes peeled for a neat little in-joke cameo.

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