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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

FROM THE BRIDGE June 2017


The cast and crew of STAR TREK CONTINUES finished principal photography on our series a few months ago, and we are working at warp speed to put all of the finishing touches on Episodes 9, 10, and 11 – which will complete our salute to The Original Series.

And while we are all sad to see STAR TREK CONTINUES come to a close, we have committed to our supporters that these last three chapters in our story will be finished and released this year.  That means three more upcoming premieres of the continuing voyages of the Starship Enterprise.

Episode Nine is in sound design and will have a debut screening at the end of July at Florida Supercon in Ft Lauderdale.  We’re so honored to announce some very familiar names in guest starring roles for Episode 9, including John de Lancie and Anne Lockhart.

Of course, John needs no introduction.  His character will be among the first to appear on our Planet Set (constructed with support from our crowdfunding campaign).

Anne Lockhart may be best known to science fiction fans for her role as “Sheba” on the original Battlestar Galactica, but she has also been in hundreds of other productions and commercials – including a recurring role in Chicago Fire on NBC.  (And, of course, her Mom was June Lockhart, the matriarch of Lost in Space!)

John de Lancie, Chuck Huber (McCoy) and I will each be guests at Florida Supercon.  So we hope you might plan a trip to Fort Lauderdale to enjoy the world premiere screening of “What Ships Are For,” at the end of July.  Details about the screening will be on the Supercon website.

Keep this comm channel open for more info about our final installments. And again, thank you to all of you for your enthusiasm and support for this "love letter to Star Trek".

Vic Mignogna
Captain of STAR TREK CONTINUES

18 comments:

nicola facciolini said...

Save Star Trek Continues The Real Star Trek !

SR said...

Awww, man. This was the closest to TOS as you could get. The set design. The uniforms, the actors and that 1960s feel. But, I guess you have other stuff to do, Vic. Too bad CBS or Paramount didn't decide to pick you up as a web show like that new one that doesn't look that great. I don't like the new movies, either. This was pretty much it for me. I remember seeing the first advertisement on The Pirate Bay. I would donate money if you and your cast was will to continue. I see no donate option, so I suppose that's that. Though, it was Offical Trek to me. I thank you for coming this far and completing it.

Unknown said...

Unmistakably astounding & truly groundbreaking work! Kudos to Vic & the entire cast & crew for a Remarkable journey back into my 1st sci-fi love, ST:TOS. I hate to see this end! NO other fan made show truly achieves such raw authenticity as STC. I contacted CBS & proposed that they consider picking up all such well made fan productions & continue them whether or not Discovery is a hit or failure. Why? Simply because Disney bought Lucasfilm. STC could easily continue to run opposite any Star Trek show on TV since it's web based. Star Wars keeps many projects going simultaneously & STC is fan funded. CBS needs "new" Star Trek content, not to rely on reruns. I've seen their Discovery promos & it isn't TOS as most fans know it. We don't want a reboot of TOS, WE WANT TOS! I & many others will not pay for an untried notion & if I'd found this show sooner I'd have donated to see it go on. Would you continue if CBS officially endorsed STC? Or if they allowed exceptions to their rules just for STC? IF Discovery fails, CBS will have no new ST on & it would be their fault for their changes. If STC went on with approval & oversight from CBS it could keep Star Trek on the air on 2 fronts with all new content & no overlap to Discovery. I'm not alone & many fans in the world have no web & WANT more true TOS. Please consider asking about these proposals & once again, THANK YOU for your love letter to ST!

Solid Snaaake said...

I agree with everyone here. That's what brought back TOS from loads of fan mail to NBC and I think Star Wars coming out had something to do with it. I don't know how hard core fans are anymore. But, we have the internet. We can flood CBS and Paramount if there's Trek fans all over the world. I guess it depends on if Vic wants to continue with other projects or probably money. He's great with anime and game talent. Finally matching the face is great. He makes the best (second best) Kirk ever. If you're reading this Vic, if we got CBS or Paramount to do something. Think you'd be on for it? Oh, and hopefully the rest of the cast as well. They were excellent.

Solid Snaaake said...

Also, what about another Kickstarter-type donation thing? We gotta meme this into reality. It's just so soon :(

Unknown said...

This is just so unfair that CBS is shutting you guys down, just like the others.

Kevin Davis said...

I guess All Good Things must come to an end.. Best fan production of Star Trek..

Philip Parkinson said...

please can you tell me why you are bringing this excellent series you make to an end?

Unknown said...

I am 60 years old and have been transported back to 1968 through your work on STC. A tremendous achievement that has no match in Trek fandom. I will (once again) be sad to see Star Trek... the original Stark Trek... the best Star Trek depart.

Darth Author One said...

I have long been a fan of your art on YouTube. You have done so much with so little, its incredible. From the construction of the sets to the story writing to the music, lighting, direction, and of course the acting. You have surpassed the essence of the original series in at least three of the episodes (Lolani, Fairest of Them All, and What Ships Are For). Your creation of these episodes has given us the ending we never got before the cancellation of the original series. Thank you.

Ben Tyrer said...

I've only just found this series, but as a fan of the original series, I'd just like to tell you guys I think you've done a masterful job bringing compelling stories/ morality plays to the sci fi universe, just like TOS. There are many fan shows dedicated to Star Trek, and I think yours is easily the best. I'm just sorry I found this series right before it's going to end. Thank you for taking me where no man has gone before in a way in which I think Gene Roddenberry would be proud.

Unknown said...

I've been following you people ever since you started this project and I'm telling you as someone who watched the original series when they were originally on, you really nailed! It's a real shame that CBS as usual screwed things up and killed a goose that laid the golden egg. Just as they did in the sixties, their short sightedness has turned even more people against them. I really could get into the new actors, something that I didn't think that I would ever do! That's how good your work is, and probably is the real reason why CBS put a stop to it. They couldn't handle the competition pure and simple, you folks were too good! What they ought to do is drop this new ST project, that's turned into a white elephant before it has even got off the ground and adopt you under your terms, so they can't screw you up! Enough said! Thanks for the great entertainment and bringing back the real Trek!

Unknown said...

My name is Edward McDonald and I am sad to see this fan series come to an end. I am an advent Trekie and I love the original series. Your inspiration of this fan series really nailed it and it is shameful that CBS screwed up a good thing. What can you expect from a corporation that acts so pitiful. If CBS was smart they would give you, your cast and crew a contract and they could watch their ratings sore. Thank you for the great entertainment and "Live Long and Prosper"

Jammet Leopard said...

That was a wonderful episode, I just finished watching with my friend. Together we wish you all the best of success and luck in the future. We don't know what to say. We sure wish this would go on forever. And you deserve all the praise, all the love you're getting, and so much more. Thank you, all of you! I will probably keep hoping for more of this until the day I die, hehe.

Stian Smerud said...

I just discovered STC. Truly, it could have been from a parallel universe where TOS got a season 4, just with a different set of actors. The set is right, the lightning is right, the sound effects are right, the overacting actors are right! Even the stories are in mood of TOS. This is truly the cancelled season 4 of TOS. I'm sadden to hear it go, you did a great job.

Lev lenge og vel - from Norway!

David Winfrey said...

"What Ships Are For" is extraordinary, as all of you well know. It effortlessly achieves the highest aims of TOS to an extent far surpassing the best "topical" TOS episodes, and is sans "preachiness" appallingly relevant to contemporary American nationalism. Congratulations and thanks to all of you.

jay cee said...

I told my nephew in law about your series a month ago. He railed at me for not telling him sooner. He is also as sad as am I about your closing down. We understand why but don't have to like it. Your writers understand, your actors understand, in fact your whole crew understands! The only people who don't are CBS and Paramount. Your work stands up to severe scrutiny and surpasses the rest of available new Trek.
Live long and Prosper.

Calvin Cole said...

Vic & Company,
You have done so much and with so little...on a shoe string budget you've achived recognition and admiration for the quality of the episodes. I commend you one and all for capturing the essence of Star Trek ! Live Long and Prosper...

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