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Star Trek Continues Webseries

Posted by T'Bonz - 27/03/12 at 11:03 am


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Star Trek Continues, a new Star Trek webseries, has announced their cast and a familiar name will be taking on one of the roles of a main character in the production.

Chris Doohan, son of the late James Doohan, will be taking on the role of Scotty in Star Trek Continues. Other roles include Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk, Todd Haberkorn as Mr. Spock, Chuck Huber as Dr. McCoy, Grant Imahara as Mr. Sulu, Kim Stinger as Lieutenant Uhura and Wyatt Lenart as Ensign Chekov.

The new webseries will be produced by Farragut Films, the film group responsible for the Starship Farragut webseries.

“A great deal of thought and consideration went into assembling the best cast possible,” said Mignogna. “Every one of them is an accomplished and skilled professional who brings so much to the production. From the beginning, we committed to having experienced actors who would bring deep and endearing performances, and that’s exactly what we have. I hope the avid admirers of Star Trek will enjoy this cast’s work as much as we are going to enjoy making it!”

Filming for the webseries will begin in May, at Farragut Films Studio in Kingsland, Georgia.

In the upcoming weeks, additional information will be released on the other characters with biographical details regarding their acting and industry credentials.

Source: Star Trek Continues

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  • BlueThunder01

    Why another Star Trek series about Kirk and crew when we already have NV/Phase 2? Unless of course this was going to be set in the era of TMP.

  • Romy

    “Why another Star Trek series about Kirk and crew?” Because, Mr Miserable, they are GREAT characters with a whole lot of great story potential that hasn’t been realised yet.
    And I for one can’t wait to see a Doohan playing Scotty. That’s the way it should be!

  • BlueThunder01

    It was just a question. No need to be snarky about it.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    I’m sorry, but Farragut Films are underwhelmingly poor quality, and it sounds an awful lot like they are just jizzing over attracting a name. Best of luck, and I sincerely hope they improve, because great characters with a lot of story potential deserve better treatment than yet another ill-fitting-uniform high-school production Mary Sue Playskool-My-First-Webcam grade Trek series.

  • BlueThunder01

    I couldn’t have phrased it better better, myself, sir. Maybe if this were set in the era of TMP I would cut them slack.

  • http://www.starshipfarragut.com/ Holly Bednar

    Hi, I just want to say thank you for your feedback and keep it coming. Every little bet helps in one way or another. It’s nice that you watch our episodes even those of you who think they are “Mary Sue Playskool-My-First-Webcam gradeTrek-Series. I look forward to seeing your web series someday when you get around to producing one. Unless of course you already have. In which case, I’d love to offer you some constructive criticism. If you’d be so kind as to let me know your real name and with what group you are affiliated, we could start an actual dialogue and perhaps even collaborate. Wouldn’t that be better than playing guerilla warfare over the internet? I get the feeling you’d rather keep the status quo. So again, thanks for you comments. We are very entertained. :)

  • Guest

    If you find getting feedback on your work to be equivalent to guerilla warfare, you’re not emotionally mature enough to be sharing creative works with the outside world. You’re entertained by someone not liking the show? Then you’re in the wrong business.

  • mz001

    Grant Imahara?
    That’s would be the first fanfilm that uses up at least a ton of C4 per episode.

  • BlueThunder01

    What do you expect from former models? Let alone those with huge egos. As a stage actor in high school, college, and later in local independent filmmaking, I’ve had to deal with such types before, be they difficult to absolute prima donnas.

    However, I do have to give Mrs. Bednar credit in her response, because in her bio for Farragut Films she is an Executive Director for a community theater where she does manage the day-to-day operations, the networking with community leaders, and has made valuable contacts in the stage-acting arena. Some of whom have performed in the Starship Farragut project.

    So realistically speaking, she does have experience in the acting field, and she knows her profession well.

  • BlueThunder01

    With what’s been going on at the trekmovie.com site about this subject….well, see for yourself.

    It’s been a bit of a fiasco the past three days!

    http://trekmovie.com/2012/03/26/new-star-trek-fan-film-to-feature-chris-doohan-as-scotty-and-mythbusters-imahara-as-sulu/

  • ProjectTHOR

    Here’s another fiasco that is brewing up, concerning this new fan film.

    http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=169732

    Looks like Farragut Films’ Star Trek Continues is off to a very rocky and bad start.

    Why Star Trek fans can’t get along is a real mystery!

  • BlueThunder

    http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?p=6187033#post6187033

    http://www.facebook.com/startrekphase2/posts/10150828754860934#!/startrekphase2/posts/10150828754860934

    It looks as if the people at Star trek Continues has made headlines again. I’m beginning to think that this new show is being done out of spite toward Star Trek-New Voyages/Phase II.

    For shame!

  • BlueThunder

    Man…the first time I read about Star Trek Continues, I got a weird feeling about this Vic guy. Looked him up, saw some of his talks, and he really came off as a bit of a douche. Over the last couple of weeks, the more I hear about him only solidifies that initial hunch.

    Seems like a real drama queen.

    If I were Chris Doohan I would distance myself from this guy.

    If he brings as much of his ego to the role as Shatner did, he unfortunately make a great Kirk.

  • Masshuu il Thulcandra

    Don’t mind another STAR TREK FANFILM WEBSERIES but……….. it looks to me like you are just redoing what’s already being done by James Cawley’s NEW VOYAGES/PHASE II. In my opinion that’s poaching/sheep stealing on another man’s land. In the old west you’d be strung up! Now if you want to use the original characters the make your series after “STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE”.After all, you’d have 15 years to play with from STTMP to “STAR TREK THE WRATH OF KHAN”. Plus the uniforms are better. I always hated TOS pajamas er uniforms. That’s one of the things I hated about the 2009 reboot. In fact, you don’t even have to use the STTMP uniforms very long and you could jump to the next version or design an in-between version. I’d love to see the ST 2-6 uniforms in Azure Blue or Sea Green, with a few modifications if you like. I’m just saying!

  • somechick

    I would absolutely LOVE to know what made you think that Vic Mignogna is a douche. I am a fan of his, and he absolutely 100% cares so deeply for his fans. He’s actually really nice and tries his best to show his fans how much he appreciates them, which is a huge difference from a lot of actors.
    And aside from all that, Vic has been an insane fan of Star Trek since he was a little boy. He cares about it SO much. That, at least, is something for you to appreciate.

  • Polaris01313-1

    Appearances can be deceiving, and what I think BlueThunder is trying to explain is something that has been shared by many fans. Especially after that incident concerning Mignogna’s unauthroized release of the Star Trek-New Voyages/Phase II episode ‘Kitumba’. An episode that he directed but did not own. That was Phase II’s property, and he had no right whatsoever to keep posession of it. Because of that, his actions have tarnished Starship Farragut and Farragut Films reputation severely.

    Especially when word got out that Star Trek Continues is being made out of some personal spite and animosity toward the hardworking people at Phase 2.

    Check out the links at trek bbs, trekmovie, and facebook, and you’ll get the bigger picture.

    Many fans are disgusted by these actions, and it wouldn’t surprise me if Star Trek Continues doesn’t get off the ground.

    Like others, Masshuu il Thulcandra, BlueThunder, make a valid point.

  • Polaris01313-1

    I couldn’t have said it better, myself.

  • Polaris01313-1

    Considering what happened last month with Vic Mignogna’s unathorized release of another fan film’s property and the controversial issues concerning him and Farragut Films that followed thereafter, I would be more worried about your film company’s reputation and integrity than I would be concerning the entertainment coming from other posters’ comments.

    In case you have forgotten, or chosen not to think about it, Farragut Films, its staff, and the Starship Farragut production in general have taken a lot of heat from this controversy, and various other issues. Oklahoma City, supposedly being one of them. Controversies that have certainly damaged Farragut Films reputation severely.

    Bottom line is this. Starship Farragut’s future does not look at all promising.

  • Polaris01313-1

    “Was a big fan of Farragut and I am glad they can continue with the top notch production values.”
    - Lord Garth

    Top notch production values my foot! After associating themselves with the likes of Vic Mignogna and his controversial history, their top notch production values cannot salvage their already tarnished reputation.

  • Renda

    Great work guys, keep it up.

  • Blue Thunder

    When Star Trek VI – The Undiscovered Country had made its debut in the cinemas more than
    two decades past, me and an old friend of mine(as well as a fellow Star Trek fan)had written
    a Star Trek fan fic concerning the ressurection and return of Apollo. While this story was
    set in between the events of Star Trek V – The Final Frontier and the aforementioned Star Trek VI,
    it was still a Star Trek adventure that me and my old high school friend enjoyed writing. We
    were both lucky enough to expand the story of Apollo’s return into a trilogy and have that said
    trilogy published in a local Star Trek fanzine.

    Fast forward ten years later to the Star Trek – New Frontier novels. In the novels ‘Being Human’
    and ‘Gods Above’, Apollo’s legacy continues with his grandson no less. Apparently(and originally
    planned as the ending for the classic STar Trek second season episode ‘Who Mourns for Adonais?’),
    Carolyn Palamas became pregnant with Apollo’s child. In these two novels, Apollo’s twin sister
    Artemis gives the New frontier characters quite a bit of trouble.

    Now, Apollo has returned to the Star Trek realm. But the sadly in an episode produced by a group of people who have a very bad reputation. One of which, who gives a very unconvincing performance as Captain
    James Tiberius Kirk, himself.

    It’s a shame this episode was rejected by the Phase 2 production team. It had the potential to be
    something good and wonderful. Personally, I would have liked to have seen ‘Pilgrim Of Eternity’
    (after being heavily re-written)produced as a Phase 2 adventure instead of as the premiere episode
    of this steaming pile of cow droppings. I can understand why this episode was rejected and sent to
    the slush pile(the place of rejected script ideas that has become the only source of filmed episodes,
    since no writer wants to work with Mignogna and the Farragut Films staff).

    It really boggles the mind as to why John and Tonya Broughton, Michael Bednar, Matt Bucy, Kasey Shaefsky,
    Dennis Bailey, and the Farragut Films staff would partner themselves with someone who has utterly tarnished,
    ruined, and decimated whatever credibility and reputation Farragut Films has. Especially after Mignogna’s
    unauthorized release of the Phase 2 episode ‘Kitumba’. An incident that made fan headlines last year and
    certainly did not help matters much for the Washington D.C. based film company. In fact, it pretty much
    was the final nail in their proverbial photon burial tube.

    In the premiere of Star Trek – Continues, we are witness to what could have been a decent sequel to ‘Who
    Mourns For Adonais?’(an episode I once considered a personal favorite). Apollo returns to wreak havoc on
    Kirk and the Enterprise in the first episode of this new series. Michael Forest(who originally played the
    Greek god of light and purity)reprises his role from the 1967 episode.

    While there are some interesting moments in this episode(i.e. Kirk getting struck down(again)by Apollo, Uhura
    being fatally electrocuted by an energy discharge, Apollo’s speech in the recreation center, and Scotty’s
    resentment toward Apollo after the events from ‘Who Mourns For Adonais?’, and the exchange between Dr. Elise
    McKenna and Apollo about Carolyn Palamas’ fate), the rest of the episode seems more like a recycling and re-
    tooling of a NG episode that involved another god-like entity losing his powers. While it was wonderful to
    see Apollo and the Enterprise crew(especially Scotty)make their peace, and watch the Greco-Roman deity start a
    new life(after learning something that the Olympian gods did not know before), it was not an impressive
    episode.

    If anything, it was a reminder of the dark side of Star Trek fandom taking physical form.

    Like I said before about Vic Mignogna. Not only has he been branded as a toxic narcicisst, liar(a trait that he and
    Michael Bednar obviously share), thief, crook, manipulator, and other rotten things by many, his performance as the
    heroic Jim Kirk is nothing more than a belch from a bad onion. Or in this case the foul stench of someone passing
    methane gas after eating spicy Italian food. Seriously, he doesn’t even have the voice for such a strong, heroic lead.

    William Shatner, James Cawley, Christopher Pine, and Brian J. Gross certainly
    give better performances as James Kirk than this slab of rotten Fisher’s Ham(i.e. Mignogna).

    It’s no secret within Star Trek fan film circles that Mignogna has a very controversial and very
    bad reputation. It is also no secret that he had tried and thankfully failed in his attempt to take
    over the entire Star Trek – New Voyages/Phase II production. The aftermath of that attempt led to
    Mignogna and the Farragut Films staff(the Starship Farragut team)stealing newly constructed sets for
    the Starship Ajax production and going back on their promise to help the Ajax team with their film
    (mostly because Mignogna and the Farragut Films staff lost out on obtaining the bridge set from the
    now defunct Starship Exeter production).

    What it boils down to is this. Star Trek Continues is nothing more than Vic Mignogna’s attempt at
    petty revenge and personal spite against the hardworking, professional staff on the Star Trek – Phase 2
    production and his constant pulling of new antics pulling over and over in his single minded obsession
    to destroy “friends” and the project he could not take over.

    And that is only scratching the surface and putting a gloss on this situation.

    It’s no secret that the glamour of filmmaking can have its elevations and pitfulls. However, when it
    comes to a fan film organization going into a partnership with a washed up Anime voiceover artist who
    has a very bad reputation….well, all I can say is this. The Devil and Daniel Webster have been given
    a new meaning. And a very toxic one at that!

    Todd Haberkorn’s performance as Spock was certainly dull, dry, and regretfully one-dimensional. If anything, he could
    have learned a few things or more from Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto, and Brandon Stacey. Those aforementioned three
    gave better performances as our favorite and beloved Vulcan. Haberkorn would have been better off in a different role.
    Maybe he could play Hikaru Sulu, again. Who knows?

    Wyatt Lenart’s performance as every Star Trek fans favorite nationalistic Russian navigator, Pavel Chekov, was not all
    that great, either. For starters, his eye color was all wrong(Chekov was brown-eyed, NOT blue-eyed). Second, his Russian
    accent just was not convincing enough. Lenart, for all intenets and purposes, was seriously miscast. Better luck next
    time, Wyatt. Walter Koenig, Anton Yelchin, and Jonathan Zungre are the better versions of Pavel Andreivich Chekov.

    Larry Nemecek did the best that he could as Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy. Unfortunately, his weakness in his performance was
    the lack of a mild Southern accent(which the late DeForest Kelley wonderfully displayed)and the strong one-liners that were
    brilliantly conveyed by Karl Urban in the two Star Trek prequel/reboots. Larry’s greatest strengths are that of being a
    writer and a columnist concerning Star Trek. Sadly, acting is not one of them.

    Kim Stinger’s performance as Nyota Uhura was better suited when she played the same role on Star Trek – New Voyages/Phase II.
    Especially when it comes to her singing voice. One wonders how much she was paid in silver to jump ship over to a production
    that she knew that would bring her some serious controversy. Judas would have obviously approved.

    As for Grant Imahara’s performance as Hikaru Sulu…well, he worked for Lucasfilm during the making of the less than popular Star Wars prequel trilogy. He should keep his day job with Mythbusters or something better.

    Christopher Doohan is probably the only shining light in this production. Sadly, it is a shining light that has severly faded
    by being part of this demented ‘French Farce’ of a Star Trek fan film. While he certainly recaptures the qualities of Montgomery
    Scott(who was played brilliantly by his late father and honored World War II veteran, James Doohan), it doesn’t help matters much
    that he is associated with a group of people who have a bad reputation in many fan circles. His talents are regretfully wasted in
    this less than productive endeavor. Frankly, his talents would be put to much better usage in either Star Trek – Phase 2 or the
    J.J. Abrams films(for which he has clearly demonstrated).

    Michelle Specht’s performance as Dr. Elise McKenna is clear statement as to why she is even in the film. While she is a very lovely
    woman and an actress who seems to display some talent, her only reason for being there is just to be a symbol of nepotism. Being
    Vic Mignogna’s soon to be wife, her role as a ship’s counselor(a rank and position that did not start until the NG era some twenty-
    five years past)is merely window dressing. The only time we see something dimensional out of her is during her interactions with
    Apollo, Jim Kirk(in a scene that was less than watchable – Kirk had his shirt off), and becoming overly emotional when she tried to
    use a phaser on Apollo. I can see why Michelle is with someone like Mignogna. Similar mentalities and personalities think and act
    alike. If not relate well.

    I seem to recall that the name Elise McKenna was the name of the 19th Century stage actress played by British thespian Jane Seymour in
    the 1980 time travel fantasy ‘Somewhere In Time’. Not only do we know where the entire sets from Star Trek Continues was taken from, we
    now know where Mignogna hijacked the name for Michelle’s character from. Unoriginality indeed!

    The bottom line is this. Pilgrim Of Eternity could have had potential had it been in the right professional hands. Sadly, it was not
    meant to happen. As a result, this piece of burnt celluloid refuse has become an eyesore that makes the bad points of Star Trek Into
    Darkness look pale in comparison.

    Not even Jamie Bamber’s cameo(Apollo from the useless Battlestar Galactica remake – interesting Apollo connection, there)as the ill-fated
    Crewman Simone helps the episode, either. It was probably for the better that his role was only a cameo and left at that.

    I’m still amazed that fellow Louisvillian Stephanie Zoeller Hall(a renowned psychologist)was a part of this as well. Mental health certainly has been given a new meaning.

    And what is with the ‘Spectre Of The Gun’ or Paladin homage at the beginning of the episode, anyway? Doug Drexler wastes his very productive
    artistic talents in that beginning segment.

    The real downer of all, is Michael Forest’s participation in this piece of dreck. While it was cool to see Michael return in the role as a
    much older and wiser Apollo, costume, laurel leaves, and all,(especially his wife Diana Hale as the Greek Goddess Athena), and his explanation
    of the relation between the Olympian gods and the phenomenon called the Realm, his stage talents are not entirely put to full use. Sadly,
    Michael Forest has not aged well in the forty five some odd years since he appeared on Star Trek. At times, he looks like(at some points)an older
    Charlton Heston or Yul Brynner, physically. It would have been preferable if he had appeared on Phase 2.

    Those who have worked on this madman’s production have certainly fallen under the category of ‘Guilty By Association’. Or to quote Star Trek fan’s
    post from a year past. “The folks at Farragut Films are in bed with a skunk. And the stink is going to stick with them.”

    Spare yourself this menace to the Star Trek fan society and stick with Star Trek-New Voyages/Phase 2. The ONLY Star Trek fan film with professional
    experience in cinema/television production, acting, SFX, and quality artistic craftmanship and integrity. Or even the original series and the first
    six movies.

    Better entertainment and drama in those two areas than this pile of refuse.

  • andrewcali

    Whoo! Wow man. What happened? This reeks of something personal. The knives wouldn’t come out like this unless you had far more than a passing interest in this thing. Did you have a bigger role in this “controversy” than you’re letting on, because honestly, doesn’t sound like a big deal to me. Plus, this review is really nitpicking.

    Man, for a fandom that’s supposed to be fun, you sound bitter as all get-out, and I’m sorry to see that. What happened with you man? Is there any way we can help? (I promise I’m not being snarky, I’m honestly asking. It really does sound like you’ve been personally wronged here.)