I grew up with Star Trek: the Original Series which surely fuelled my abiding interest in space and the universe. I later went on to watch the subsequent series, of which Voyager is my favourite.
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.
These days of course it all looks and feel pretty hokey — times have changed and modern TV shows are much slicker and faster, and benefit enormously from CGI techniques.
When I was a kid though Star Trek and shows like it inspired me to think beyond our planet, to consider the strange and the different. I still love space opera and space-based scifi today, though it’s woefully hard to find.
I believe I’m going to enjoy watching this web series.
The new shows come courtesy of Farragut Films who’ve also made a series called Starship Farragut:
Starship Farragut is a Classic Star Trek Webseries based on the Starship Farragut and her crew. The series follows Captain John Carter and the crew of the Farragut in classic trek adventures!
I haven’t watched any of that one yet, but I’m off to explore.
Update: I’ve now watched
Star Trek Continues E01 “Pilgrim of Eternity”. I really enjoyed it and was very impressed. Obviously these are different actors, but the episode could easily have been part of the original series. If you ever enjoyed the original Star Trek then this is definitely one to watch!
I enjoyed it so much I went in search of, and found, a donation button. Obviously producing something like this doesn’t come cheap.
We have had a huge, positive response from fans about our first episode. Our production makes no money as required by the copyrights held by CBS/Paramount. So, up until now, the Executive Producers and others on our team have helped to make this production a reality. We decided when we started this effort that we did not want to solicit donations for the first episode. Instead, we wanted to show you what we can do – a sort of “proof of concept.”
Since releasing “Pilgrim of Eternity,” we have had an enormous outpouring of support and fans asking how they can help with the expenses. To answer that call, we have decided to add a donate button for your convenience.