Nerdery, TV

To Boldly Go Where All Those Other People Went 45 Years Ago

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Do you have room in your heart for one more fan-made Star Trek web series set in the original series? No? Then you probably don’t need to read this. For the rest of you, what sets Star Trek Continues apart from its brethren is that it has a hint of professionalism in the cast, what with Mythbusters‘ Grant Imahara playing Sulu, anime voice actor Vic Mignogna as Kirk, as original Scotty James Doohan’s son Chris in his father’s most famous role. But the real star, for my money, is the phenomenal sets — honestly, if you told me that they were the original show’s sets, just dusted off, I’d be inclined to believe you, that’s how perfect they look. Anyways, this is once of two “scenes” the crew filmed before they begin making a full-fledged web series, which also happens to be before Paramount shuts their asses down, hard. Sorry, there’s no way they’re going to let a series that looks this good happen, fan-made or not. I don’t think Grant needs to quit his dayjob of kickstarting the robot apocalypse, is what I’m saying. Thanks to Jeremy W. for the tip.

About Author

Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.