'Pilgrim of Eternity' continues Star Trek legacy

Oklahoma native among stars of fan series.
Oklahoman Modified: June 26, 2013 at 11:49 pm •  Published: June 28, 2013
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‘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.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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