Friday, October 06, 2006

To boldly go...

I feel I have established my geek credentials on this blog many times over but I must be slipping since I missed this one... A colleague sent me an email from CNET with some news he thought I'd appreciate. He was right!

It's acting Jim...
It's acting Jim...,
originally uploaded by DavidDMuir
What am I talking about? Well it seems that a group of Star Trek fans are making a new series of the original Star Trek. {That's Star Trek: The Original Series or ST:TOS to those in the know. :-) } My colleague found out from a couple of video reports on CNET:
The fans have four episodes so far - two currently available and two in post production. It seems that Paramount is allowing them to make the episodes on the condition that they don't make any money from it. The episodes can be download free from the Star Trek New Voyages website.

Well that's a good chunk of my weekend sorted! :-)

P.S. I've just found news on the official Trek site that the same fans are involved in the production of a Star Trek movie! This movie is directed by Tim Russ (Tuvok) and stars various Star Trek actors, including Walter Koenig (Chekov) and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura). I guess that's next weekend booked too. :-)

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Neil WInton said...

I think this might be of interest to you - though I have the sneaking suspision that it already lurks in your RSS feeds! Wil Wheaton's Latest Post.

David said...

Thanks for this Neil.

My favourite Wil story is that he was at a Star Trek convention where they were having a competition to see who could come up with the best way to kill off Wesley. Wil entered and of course his suggestion won. :-) Probably apocryphal but it amuses me.

Peter said...

Hi there,

This has nowt to do with Star Trek - but I've been reading your blog and I wanted to see if you could read mine in return and leave some comments! I've just started my education blog which is about using new technology better in the classroom, and I plan to document my progress to improving online materials etc.