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Star Trek Continues

Updated on November 10, 2017
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Grew up on Cape Cod, Mass, Army Vet., Fmr. Director of Energy Conservation programs, RE Agent, current residence the Space Coast, FL

STAR TREK CONTINUES is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning, fan-produced webseries. Brought to life by long-time Star Trek: The Original Series fan and producer, director, actor, Vic Mignogna.

The Original Series was not only ahead of its time on political (progressive) matters, it was entirely entertaining and offered a sense of hope, that humanity would reach greater heights as mankind explored the Universe, and became something far more than a bunch of squabbling nations restricted to one planet.

This has been recaptured almost 50 years later by a fan-based production that is free for all to enjoy. I strongly recommend it to anyone who loved the original series. More than anything that has been produced since in the Star Trek Original series, Star Trek Continues carries on in almost the same spirit and feel.

Everything, from the sets, to the music, to the angles the camera takes is duplicated almost to be indistinguishable from the original. Vic Mignogna who plays Captain Kirk in this continuation, explains in the video below how it all began, and why he’s so passionate about it:

In another short video, Vic explains some of the difficulties that go into producing a show of this quality, indeed it has to be a labor of love for those involved to do this for little more than the pride and satisfaction of creating this series:

Star Trek Continues is now working on Episode 10 with more to come, I invite you to watch, if you were a fan of the Original series, if perhaps you grew up with it, or its reruns, once you get past the change in actors, you can see it is of the same style, quality, and spirit of the original. Enjoy!

You can watch all episodes at their website HERE.

Or find them on Youtube HERE.


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    • Credence2 profile image

      Credence2 

      6 weeks ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Now here is common ground....

      Funny, I was speaking to my niece the other day, little girl, asking her uncle when some of the Star Trek technology would be possible and available.

      I told her and my brother that I have been around long enough to avoid saying that anything is "impossible". I spoke to them about cellular telephones, everybody has one. But, what would one of the most intelligent and far seeing men whose ever lived, Benjamin Franklin, make of it in say, 1775? He couldn't begin to fathom its operation as most of technology supporting its existence simply did not exist in his time. That is where we are with much of the Star Trek. It is just that if there is science possibility to much of the Trek technology, it remains far beyond the scope of today's science knowledge and technique.

      Someone had figured out a direct relationship between matter and energy, the basis of the holodeck, pattern replicator and transporter device. In 200 years hence, they may no longer be magic or science fiction, but simple tools.

      There was a compelling episode found in the Next Generation Series, where the Enterprise picks up three 20th century people preserved in cryogenic freeze for 400 years. It was ridiculous as to how useless their concerns were, i.e. "executive key" to use the com panels and acquiring a copy of the "Wall Street Journal"

      Picard said that "this was the 24th century, material needs no longer exist. People no longer lived their lives based upon the acquisition of things, we have grown beyond our infancy..."

      That is the attitude that I ultimately look forward to and live life to that end to the extent that I can within the 21st century

    • Ken Burgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Ken Burgess 

      6 weeks ago from Florida

      Hi Cred,

      I am a former TOS junkie, for years it was the best show on TV as far as I was concerned, my friends and I would often break from what we were doing to head in and watch it.

      It probably had more impact on me than any other TV show.

      I never got into any of the new series nearly as much, most likely due to age, and about a 15 year period in my life where I hardly watched TV (or movies) at all.

      I did like the latest Star Trek movies, the actors who played Kirk, Uhura, Spock, Scotty worked well together and pulled off their version IMO.

      At the end of the day its the cast and how they relate to one another that keeps one's interest. Firefly was another space-series that was interesting, it only lasted one season though... I remember first watching it and thinking it was a new series only to find out it had been cancelled ten years earlier!

      It would be nice to think we could grow out of our 'infancy'... but it seems we are dragging all of civility and culture down to the depths. ... I miss the good old days, when there was no social media, and you rarely saw a politician on tv.

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      Credence2 

      6 weeks ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Hi, Ken, I stumbled upon this and want to say that I am a consummate Star Trek fan. While, I like this new adaptation, I missed the old characters and their interactions from TOS.

      I enjoy the program for it gives up the hope as Jean Luc Piccard once said, "That we( as a species) have grown out of our infancy".

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      Brenda Steele 

      2 months ago

      I had time to view the episode and truly enjoyed it! The fact they continued the script from the original episode is great. The acting is good, and very much like the original show.

    • Ken Burgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Ken Burgess 

      10 months ago from Florida

      Thanks Betty, I'm sure if you like the original, you'll like this as well.

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      Betty A F 

      10 months ago from Florida

      I'm a big Star Trek fan. I've watched all of the different televised series. I have never heard of the website with the "fan based," series.

      It's bookmarked and I'm definitely going to be watching these episodes.

      Thank you for sharing this. :)

    • Ken Burgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Ken Burgess 

      10 months ago from Florida

      Ralph,

      Its funny that those of us who when younger probably watched each Star Trek episode dozens of times, because of reruns and so little to choose from back then, are the most critical of anyone trying to play Kirk or Spock.

      It wasn't until I had watched a few of these episodes, and got used to the new actors playing the roles, rather than subconsciously nitpicking the differences between them and the originals, that I could really appreciate what they have produced.

      Some of these episodes can stand right beside the originals IMO... and some, like any series, are not that great. BTW they have some 'real' actors appear in these episodes, the actor who player Q in Next Gen, Lou Ferrigno (aka the Hulk), and others.

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      Ralph Schwartz 

      10 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      I never knew anything like this existed on such a scale. I did check out one of the episodes; Kirk seems a bit more of a tough-guy and the crew seems edgier than the original from a cursory glance. I'll check it out further.

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