The Original Star Trek, Continued
By James Grahame
Forty-four years after the original Star Trek series was cancelled, the USS Enterprise and her crew return to the screen in a kaleidoscope of faux-Technicolor, dodgy gel lighting and vintage musical cues.
Of course, times have changed since the late-1960s heyday of studio television. This time around, Star Trek Continues has been launched as a Kickstarter pledge drive. Their goal? To boldy continue their rudely interrupted 5-year mission as a non-profit fan-driven web series (with the full blessing of CBS).
The cast includes voice actor Vic Mignogna as Kirk, Grant Imahara of Mythbusters as Lt. Sulu, along with Chris Doohan, son of the original Mr. Scott.
Following the successful completion of their first episode, the team hopes to raise $100,000 to fund the production of three more episodes that follow the crew on the final two years of their mission. They're about half-way through the funding period and need another $44,000 to make the series a reality.
To find out more, visit Star Trek Continues on Kickstarter.