Star Trek Continues (season 1)

{4.5/5} “I estimate our odds at 492.031 against us succeeding. But the captain would consider those odds manageable.”

Star Trek Continues season 1, aired in 2013-17

The Enterprise meets Apollo again — this time he looks old and frail, but Kirk is suspicious. They rescue an Orion slave girl, but Starfleet Command says they have to give her back to her owner. When they find a lost starship, everyone is surprised by who is on board — a much older Captain Kirk. Meanwhile, in the mirror universe Spock tries to persuade Kirk that the Empire’s ways will not last.

What would the fourth season of Star Trek: The Original Series have looked like? It might have looked something like this. This is a fan show — there may be other great fan shows but I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the best one.

There are 11 episodes.

They don’t just keep things the same as they were in The Original Series, but add things that makes sense — like a ship’s counsellor, and an early version of the holodeck.

The sets, costumes, and use of Original Series music are astonishing.

The stories are terrific. The best is “The White Iris” in which Kirk sees visions of the women he loved and lost. The 2-part finale “To Boldly Go” was co-written by Robert J. Sawyer and provides a nice link between The Original Series and the first movie.

Vic Mignogna plays Kirk, Todd Haberkorn plays Spock, and Chris Doohan (son of James) plays Scotty.

Guest stars include John de Lancie, Lou Ferrigno, and Marina Sirtis as the computer voice.

Michael Forest reprises his role of Apollo that he played in 1967.

This series is the brainchild of Vic Mignogna, who not only played Kirk but put up the money for the first episode, and wrote and directed several episodes.

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One Response to “Star Trek Continues (season 1)”

  1. Dave Switzer Says:

    I’ve watched a few other fan shows, and my hunch was right — Star Trek Continues is head and shoulders above the rest.

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