Fans of the original Star Trek, rejoice—there's a brand-new web series in town, picking up on the lost time between the end of The Original Series and the first Trek motion picture.
Dubbed Star Trek: Secret Voyage, the web series follows "a new crew assembled by Starfleet for a covert mission," with Capt. Mercer (Tyrone Loukas) taking the Enterprise to the edge of known space to negotiate a treaty.
Though the effects and acting are solid, this is pretty obviously the first effort of a fan initiative. It comes off a bit clunky, but the love and potential are there. If creator Craig Sheeler can keep this rolling and sand down some of the rough edges, it could be something special.
It's definitely not to the level of the award-winning fan production Star Trek Phase II, but it's heading in the right direction. The creators promise it will have some solid action mixed in with classic Trek. Here's hoping they find that sweet spot.
Check out the pilot episode below and let us know what you think: