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Monday, February 13, 2006

Star Trek: The New Voyages




Alert reader Jennifer F. (via her brother Johnny in Jackson, Ohio) sent me a link to a really cool site... check out Star Trek: The New Voyages! A group of Star Trek fans have been filming NEW episodes of original series Star Trek, for web-only broadcast. I haven't watched an episode yet, but the sets and cast look great. They've even managed to snag some of the original cast and writers from that groundbreaking '60s TV show. Pretty darn cool.

(Disclaimer: I am a fan of the original Star Trek series only, not any of it's various permutations. And the early-'70s Saturday morning cartoons. OK, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was great too.)

7 Comments:

At 2/13/2006 2:53 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

That second guy down looks like the love child of David Bowie and Stephen Colbert.

 
At 2/13/2006 10:15 PM, Blogger Ned at Comix Connection said...

Ok, I'm curious. I'm downloading the pilot now. The original series was such a big part of my youth, I have to see what these guys are doing with it.

 
At 2/13/2006 10:44 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I watched the crappy streaming Google video, and was impressed with the ideas and the sets, special effects, etc. but a bit unimpressed with the acting. Still, I got that "Gitchy Feeling" as Grandma Ben would say, and it was pretty cool to see the Time Doorway from the "City On The Edge of Forever" episode, 2 different timelines' Kirks talking to each other, and Commander Pike, pre- and post-accident!

 
At 2/19/2006 9:32 AM, Blogger jenjon said...

According to Coast to Coast radio (where my brother got his info), the actor who portrays Kirk in New Voyages is the one responsible for the show. He is actually an Elvis impersonator. All the Enterprise sets used in New Voyages were recreated from the original blueprints from the 60's show we are all so familiar with. Marc Zicree, who wrote for Next Generation and Sliders, is writing and directing an episode of New Voyages starring George Takei (Sulu) which is rumored to air in September of this year via the internet. It shows Sulu not only as a member of the original crew of the Enterprise, but also as captain of the Excelsior. Go to startreknewvoyages.com and check the news section for more info. IT WOULDN'T BE THE ENTERPRISE WITHOUT A SULU AT THE HELM! Find this and more info on the web site. Live long and prosper!

 
At 2/19/2006 9:45 AM, Blogger jenjon said...

HEY BILL...don't just watch the "crappy streaming google video". You can download the vids and keep them on your system for later. The quality is better that way. We plan to make DVDs for our viewing pleasure. I haven't watched them myself and my brother still hasn't seen any of them since he doesn't have the internet, but my fiancee' is crazy about the stuff.

Other items of possible interest my brother picked up from Coast to Coast radio include:

Lost in Space's Billy Mummy was a guest on C2C several months and revealed he has scripted a Lost in Space graphic novel. Other guests have included Walter Koenig (Memorial Show), Ray Bradbury, Scott Bakula, and Jolene Blalock who plays the vulcan T'Pol on Enterprise. There is a subscription option for the Coast to coast show if you're interested - coasttocoastam.com
It is the country's #1 late night talk show...and obviously is a good source for info!

 
At 2/19/2006 9:48 AM, Blogger jenjon said...

Oops! That's the James Doohan Memorial Show. Walter Koenig is still alive and well. I wonder when the Milly Mummy graphic novel will show up in Previews?

 
At 2/19/2006 11:35 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

jenjon - When I clicked on the link to download, it said it would take ELEVEN HOURS, so I passed on that...

 

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