Star Trek Continues Webseries
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.The first episode is available in its entirety in the link. I would embed it, but it's better to hit the site and take a look around for yourself. I took a watch last night, and it is an amazing effort. The writing, scenery, and general feel show great attention to the original series - although they certainly have tried to introduce aspects from the Next Generation.
Of all the various incarnations of Star Trek, the Original Series is still my favorite. Sure, the special effects were often hokey - and you could tell when the budget was drained, as they would show up on whatever set CBS had left over at the time (OK Corral? 1930s Chicago?). But the writing outshone whatever deficits the "effects" might have brought.
Remember the time period in which the original series was aired. Racial strife, sexual equality, war; all of these divisive topics were covered in Star Trek. Not only that, but they were done in very subtle ways without beating you about the head and shoulders like certain other shows (LOOK WE ARE MAKING A POINT HERE). This continuation retains much of the feel of the original series. Whether it will continue or not, I salute the effort.
And yes, the actor who plays Scotty really *is* who you think it is...
That is all.
(tip of the keyboard to Tango for the link)