Barbarian Sulu, Trek Into Klingon Space In Fan FilmsBy Michelle
September 27, 2006 - 10:36 PM
Sulu turns barbarian and a Starfleet crew faces off with Klingons in the popular fan series Star Trek: New Voyages and Tales of the Seventh Fleet.
George Takei agreed to allow himself to be aged 30 years for a New Voyages episode, wrote The Sioux City Journal of "World Enough and Time", which sees Sulu living out a life on an alien world somewhat like Picard's experiences in "The Inner Light."
"I find myself on another alien planet. I live 30 years of my life there. I have a child," Takei explained. "It turns out to be only a minute or two that's passed on the Enterprise. I'm a changed man."
Producer James Cawley, who said that the episode would be released in March, appears as Captain Kirk, just as he did in "To Serve All My Days", which stars Walter Koenig as Chekov.
"['New Voyages'] started out as my friends and me getting together playing 'Star Trek.' Now it's film crews donating their time. People take it seriously," he said. The episode will be available this spring at the New Voyages web site.
There is no wait to see the third episode of Tales of the Seventh Fleet, however. "A Touch of Home" - the lates USS Justice fan production - is available for download now at the web site.
The USS Justice also sponsored a Star Trek 40th anniversary event on September 23rd that was covered in Morris County's Daily Record. "A Touch of Home" was shown at the celebration at the Morris County Library. "We're bringing attention to [Star Trek], but it's staying alive on its own," said USS Justice Captain Eugene R. Hendricks.