Before we begin, I just want to say that I had an awesome time at MCM Scotland yesterday. I got to hang out with pals, meet some celebrities and got some awesome merch. I am so looking forward to next year!
On to today’s ramble.
Something I have noticed in the Star Trek fandom is the divide between newer fans and older ones. Particularly between those who like the new reboot version of Star Trek and those who hate it. There is one argument that keeps popping up constantly, that the new Star Trek is extremely different from the Original Series that it was based on.
If you are one of those people then I have good news for you. There is an online series that is more in sync with the original series. May I present to you, Star Trek Continues.
Star Trek Continues is a fan-made web series that (as the name implies) is a continuation from when the Original Series left off. It follows up on our favourite Starfleet officers as they continue their five-year-mission. Currently, there are only seven episodes and three vignettes. Don’t let that put you off, this series is amazing.
What makes this web series stand out is the personal connection some of the cast and crew have with the Star Trek franchise. For instance, Chris Doohan who plays Scotty is the son of the original Scotty James Doohan. Doohan even had a uncredited role in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, on top of that he had minor roles in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Everything down to the effects and cinematography extremely accurate to the original series. I adore this web series so much. Not to mention it has the same heart and charm. You can tell that everyone on the set, actors and camera operators alike, put so much passion into making this. It is a wonderful thing to see.
On top of that, the web series is non-profit and available to stream for free here.