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5-Year Mission Continues After 45-Year Hiatus 283

Posted by Soulskill
from the fascinating dept.
Okian Warrior writes "Hackaday brings us news about a continuation of the original Star Trek series. The Kickstarter-funded project is attempting to complete the original 5-year mission, which ended after only three seasons on the air. The fan-based and fan-supported reincarnation is cleverly titled Star Trek Continues and has CBS's consent. Check out the first episode, Pilgrim of Eternity. For being fan-made, it's actually pretty good." The attention to detail in the sets, costumes, and even lighting is incredible. It's far and away the most faithful re-creation of the original series I've ever seen.

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5-Year Mission Continues After 45-Year Hiatus

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  • Re:45 years ago... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Tiger4 (840741) on Wednesday October 23, 2013 @04:57PM (#45217261)

    Let's not get too hasty! Wandering in the wilderness is not to everyone's taste

  • Re:45 years ago... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 23, 2013 @05:11PM (#45217397)
    The plots on the original series were more about cultural & human phenomenons that Roddenberry wanted to point out as things we need to overcome as a species. Later inclusions became more about the "gee whiz, rocket ships and 'splosions!" Perhaps you were expecting more the latter with none of the former?
  • Re:45 years ago... (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 23, 2013 @05:15PM (#45217445)

    Could be one of those things where you just had to be alive during that era to appreciate it (I was born in the 80's,) as I guess the getting laid part would have to be implied in more subtle ways
     
    Or it could be that you are really obtuse. If you can't honestly see that Kirk got his hands on more women than Pickard I'd have to say the failure is in your lack of education more than anything else.
     
      the fights weren't anything spectacular like the JJ Abrams movies
     
    Again, you're obtuse. No one has probably ever said that the fights in TOS were spectacular, just that Kirk was quick to throw a fist in comparison to any other Enterprise captain.
     
      while he did talk like he had a stroke on occasion it isn't as bad as they parody it.
     
    Total facepalm on this one. You obviously don't deal much with the realm of parody.
     
      I couldn't remain interested for very long.
     
    Probably not enough CGI and T&A to keep you strung along, eh? You seem like a very jaded little gem from the current generation of unimaginative gimps that were raised on endless doses movies that have paper thin plots and an average shot time of about 3.2 seconds. I just love talking to your ilk about anything. So dimwitted that you can't appreciate something that isn't smacking you in the face for your total attention at every opportunity.
     
    A generation of overstiumlated bores.

  • Re:45 years ago... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 23, 2013 @05:23PM (#45217545)

    I don't know what you mean? I was born and raised in the 80s with TNG, and Kirk always came across as he did in the canon proper.. as a man who's legend preceded him due to circumstance and valor, like any legend. Even the womanizing thing is more of a bit of pop culture parody than canon.

    I don't know about my generation's fixation with fight scenes, but Abram's doesn't do it for me. I'll take a badly-staged Kirk vs Kahn fight scene over what I saw in the new films any day, because I managed to invest in the characters. That, and the unique blend of camp and seriousness just doesn't exist in Abram's remakes.

    Moreover, while most of the TOS episodes don't hold up too well today, some of them still do if you're willing to give them a few conceits relevant to their era. It's not like there's a higher ratio of "gold" to "crap" in modern Trek series; as much as I wish there was, if I'm being fair to TOS, even my beloved TNG didn't really fare any better once I factor out nostalgia.

    I'm more interested in seeing this because it means other projects might come about from it, including TNG, Babylon 5, and other shows I wish got more such love from their fandoms. Seeing original actors involved in a passion project is icing on the cake.

  • Re:45 years ago... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by cayenne8 (626475) on Wednesday October 23, 2013 @05:28PM (#45217607) Homepage Journal

    Like pubic hair? Yea, I'm pretty sick of all this "look like a little girl when I'm really 30" crap, too.

    Ugh...no!!!

    Look at some good old, 70's pr0n....Debbie Does Dallas or the like, man...if you wanted to go down on one of those ladies, you'd better take a machete and a sherpa with you if you wanted any hope of ever returning alive!!

    Seriously, I don't like mandatory flossing after eating....

  • Re:TAS (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Scarletdown (886459) on Wednesday October 23, 2013 @05:34PM (#45217663) Journal

    Oh. All this time, I figured that with only 22 episodes, that would have only been a single season.

    Still, despite the typical craptacular Filmation art and animation, it did have some decent writing to carry it where the visuals failed.

    And a big thumbs up to Roddenberry for refusing to let Filmation assign a kiddy cadet to each senior crew member.

  • Re:45 years ago... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Aryden (1872756) on Wednesday October 23, 2013 @08:29PM (#45219265)

    This "un-boot" has everything of the original - except for the charm of the premise, the ethic of storytelling, and the charisma of the players.

    True, the charisma is missing, but the story is there. It's not as good as what Mr. Roddenberry wrote, but it is close. They got the good natured ribbing of Spock by McCoy and Kirk, they got their ethic and moral point across, and they created a drama that brought about the reveal of the moral. All in all, I thought it was good, now just replace Bones with a better Bones, hone the characters a bit more and you have a decent series.

  • Re:45 years ago... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Princeofcups (150855) <john@princeofcups.com> on Wednesday October 23, 2013 @09:06PM (#45219515) Homepage

    The plots on the original series were more about cultural & human phenomenons that Roddenberry wanted to point out as things we need to overcome as a species. Later inclusions became more about the "gee whiz, rocket ships and 'splosions!" Perhaps you were expecting more the latter with none of the former?

    Exactly. A lot of what we think of as original Star Trek was implied. These days every last detail has to be spelled out in the name of characterization. The cultural references shouldn't be glossed over either. The Klingons are the Russians. They are NOT bumpy headed violent killing machines. They are just the other guys out there who we compete with idiologically. In other words, it's best to ignore TNG et al, since they depart drastically from TOS.

  • Re:45 years ago... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by An dochasac (591582) on Thursday October 24, 2013 @05:40AM (#45221415)
    The original series built upon a longer history of art, literature, war and peace. It referenced the bible, Greek and Roman classic literature, Shakespeare. You ended up quoting Milton, Dickens... when you thought you were quoting a playboy starship captain. That tradition held until this most recent reboot which had numerous references to previous Star Treks, but no grounding in the real world that that Star Trek plagiarized its ideas from.

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