Sunday, May 18, 2014

Star Trek Continues

You have to get used to other actors you've never seen before playing the old-style original Kirk/Spock/Bones/Scotty/Uhuru cast, but once that's done: Golden. Marina Sirtis, who is Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation, voices the computer. Scotty is played by the son of James Doohan, who played the part in the original.

Here's the vignette that leads us from the last episode of the original series to this continuation:

Here's the first episode, which is a direct sequel to The Original Series episode Who Mourns for Adonais? starring the same man who played Adonis in the original:

That episode has a Wikipedia entry here. I'm loving this.

The second episode, which guest stars Lou Ferrigno, is here:

More are expected.

Slate has a positive review. io9 has given it some positive attention.


  1. What!? This is spoo-oky. The guy who plays Kirk almost has the same voice as William Shatner, hasn´t he? And the acting style, the door sounds, the plingy sounds in the background, it´s too much! I am planning to watch that whole episode later tonight, you bet! Thanks for alerting me to this!

    1. it really is intended to be a continuation of the original series, and i'm definitely on board. the 3rd one is in the works. i'm impressed with how close they get to the feel of the original. i hope you like them.