Monday, December 05, 2005

Star Trek: Season Four

For some reason, when it comes to sci-fi, the fans come in one model only: diehard. When Star Wars fans made Troops—about how Luke's foster parents were killed because of a domestic abuse incident gone bad—it became an instant classic. Even bad fan films are of note, if only for the time dedicated to making the film.

Well, this time it's Trek fans and they just raised the bar on fan films. These geniuses have started making the unmade fourth season of the original Star Trek, and from what I've seen so far, it's extremely well done. Of course, the acting's a little stilted, but hey, it's a remake of a 1960's TV show. What do you want?

This distribution method is similar to what I'm going to emulate with my feature-length sci-fi film Safe Harbors, so I'm pleased to hear these guys get some press: here's the Wired's article about New Voyages.

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