If you found yourself wondering where the Star Trek had gone in the latest Star Trek Beyond trailer, you weren’t alone in that feeling. Many fans, including the director himself, Justin Lin wondered why the first trailer was cut that way. Simon Pegg, and Lin assured fans with statements after the trailer made its way across the Internet that there was a lot more Star Trek in Star Trek Beyond than that one trailer showed. Those of you that don’t want to wait and want some old school Star Trek now should click-through and check out Star Trek Continues.
Star Trek Continues is a fan production, but it’s made up of professionals who love Star Trek and wondered what might have happened if the crew took another five-year mission. Headed up by Vic Mignogna, a very talented and sought after voice actor and life long Star Trek fan, the group used Kickstarter to gather funds for a second season of episodes. The first episode of the series was funded by Mignogna himself.
… because I didn’t feel like it was ethical, that is was right, that I should ask people to give me money for something that we hadn’t even done or proven we could do. So I put my money where my mouth was and I paid tens of thousands of dollars to fly everybody down, and put everybody in hotels and rent equipment, and feed everybody, to make the first one. The first one was used as proof of concept of what we were capable of.
You might have noticed Grant Imahara from Mythbusters fame as Sulu and Chris Doohan, the real life son of James Doohan as Scotty. That’s right, the son of Scotty is playing Scotty… Now after a very successful Kickstarter campaign, there are two new episodes to enjoy, The White Iris, and Divided We Stand and another due in early 2016 Come Not Between The Dragons.
If you haven’t seen the first three, we’ve embedded the first episode below, once you’ve checked it out, you can follow this link to check out the entire series. There’s also a lot of special vignettes and bloopers/bonus clips to check out. The series is very well done, from the writing, the costumes, the sets, and the old school special effects, everything clicks.
You won’t find any Beastie Boys sound tracks on this series…