Sunday, June 5, 2011

Trekkies Now Making Star Trek Themselves

This is brilliant stuff. Everybody who has been a true fan of Star Trek has dreamed of (or even attempted, usually poorly) writing and filming their own Star Trek episodes.

But now, a group of Trekkies in the village of Ticonderoga, New York, has (with a reasonable budget, quite professional production, and modern special effects) started to create the never-filmed 4th and 5th seasons of the original ("Captain Kirk") Star Trek.

They're doing it as an act of love for Star Trek, and they've got the support of Trekkies (and lots of actual Star Trek people as well) worldwide.

I've downloaded the first 6 episodes. I think that the acting is a little poor, but the episodes are well-written (and many are actually episodes written for the original cast but never filmed), and the "look" of the show (sets and special effects) is actually better than the original.

Anyway, click through to the Star Trek Phase 2 website. All of the episodes are available for free.

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