‘Star Trek Continues: Pilgrim of Eternity'
A group of dedicated “Star Trek: The Original Series” fans has created a continuation of the original series with the fan production “Star Trek Continues.” The first episode, “Pilgrim of Eternity,” was shown at the Phoenix Comic-Con and can be seen online at Vimeo and YouTube.
Oklahoma fans will get a chance to experience “Pilgrim of Eternity” on the big screen during SoonerCon on Friday night starting at 9 p.m., as part of Trek historian Larry Nemecek's “Con of Wrath” benefit meetup.
Nemecek, originally of Norman, stars as Leonard McCoy in “Star Trek Continues.”
Nemecek provides a good approximation of DeForrest Kelley in “Continues,” which also features “Dragonball Z” voice actor and longtime “Star Trek” fan Vic Mignogna as Captain James T. Kirk.
The episode is a sequel of sorts to the season two original series episode “Who Mourns for Adonais?” In “Pilgrim of Eternity,” the Enterprise crew comes across an ailing Apollo (Michael Forest, reprising his role), and must determine the proper course of action to take with a creature once worshipped as a god by the Greeks.
Chris Doohan plays chief engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott. Chris Doohan is the son of James Doohan, who played the original Scotty, and the younger Doohan recalls his father's presence in this version. Grant Imahara (“MythBusters”) takes on the role of Sulu. Kim Stinger as Lt. Uhura and Wyatt Lenhart as Ensign Chekov round out the main cast.
The show re-creates the feel of watching an original series “Trek,” with outstanding sets and a cast who have a reverence for the material.
The three-hour “Con of Wrath” benefit including “Pilgrim of Eternity” on the big screen is available with a minimum donation of $20. I think for most “TOS” fans that will be a bargain.
— Matthew Price