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3rd Vignette Released For ‘Star Trek Continues’ Fan Series December 3, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fan Productions , trackback

The upcoming new fan production Star Trek: Continues has a new vignette to show off. This time the theme a "Birthday" for Mr. Scott (played by James Doohan’s son Chris) with some cool new toys being beamed on board to the USS Enterprise. Watch it below. 


New Vignette for Star Trek Continues

The 3rd Star Trek Continues vignette is now live. Watch it below.

“Happy Birthday, Scotty” Vignette from Star Trek Continues on Vimeo.

The vignette features a new phaser design, which was done by Scott Nakada, who will be offering it on his site http://www.xscapesprops.com/.

The team are now turning their attention to their premiere episode, "Pilgrim Of Eternity" which was written by Jack Trevino and Steven Fratt. Show star and producer Vic Mignonga tells TrekMovie it is a sequel to an original series episode. The plan is to begin shooting at the Farragut Films Studio in Georgia in mid January and hopefully release it later in 2013.

More Vignettes

And if you missed them. here are the previous two vignettes from Star Trek Continues.

Vignette #1 – Continuing from "Turnabout Intruder"

“Turnabout Intruder” Vignette from Star Trek Continues on Vimeo.

Vignette #2: "You’ve Got the Conn"

“You’ve Got the Conn” Vignette from Star Trek Continues on Vimeo.

For more about this new fan series visit startrekcontinues.com.





1. Grimey - December 3, 2012

I like this…

2. Tanner Waterbury - December 3, 2012

I’m liking these! Definitely has it’s own style as compared to STP2, but still honors The Original Series.

3. Basement Blogger - December 3, 2012

I love this scene. It made me smile. Great Fred Steiner score. New phaser does look streamlined the way James Bond’s Walther PPK is a sleek and elegant weapon. And I say this often whether it’s big budget Bad Robot Trek or fan productions, “More McCoy.” Good to see Star Trek lives.

4. Tanner Waterbury - December 3, 2012

Another thing I noticed, the “You’ve Got The Conn” Vignette has the Enterprise looking like it did in the 1960’s with the different film filters put on. Really Excellent work!

5. Brevard - December 3, 2012

One has to admire the folks who put so much time into these fan films, but sheesh, the acting is still bad. Chris Doohan seems to be the only one with an inkling of acting skill.

6. BulletInTheFace - December 3, 2012

Sulu: dead-on.

Scotty: dead-on.

Janice Lester: dead-on.

Dr. Coleman: dead-on.

The rest? WAAAAAAAY off. Especially McCoy.

Amazing set and costuming work, though.

7. Hat Rick - December 3, 2012

I like this series. It has heart.

8. Red Dead Ryan - December 3, 2012

The guy playing Kirk in the “Happy Birthday, Scotty” vignette looks like he’s wearing a really bad, exaggerated toupee.

9. JonP - December 3, 2012

The Scotty is great! The sets look wonderful too!!! The McCoy actor is horrible and the Kirk actor is pretty bad too. His voice is way too high and the acting is over-acting.

10. Emperor Mike of the Empire - December 3, 2012

I for one can’t wait to see an entire Ep. Chris Doohan looks just like his dad did back on Tos.

11. I'm Dead Jim! - December 3, 2012

This looks pretty good. Chris, you sound so much like your dad in this it almost brings a tear to my eye.

12. Allen Williams - December 3, 2012

I swear a couple of times I thought I was actually watching James Doohan. The resemblance to his father is amazing.

13. Clinton - December 3, 2012

I think Chris will be pleased to hear he got Scotty right. ;-)

14. Ensign RedShirt - December 3, 2012

The lighting and framing of the shots is very TOS. Fantastic. I like most of the cast(though I have to agree about the gentleman playing McCoy). The whole thing is staged beautifully.

This is easily the most polished TOS fan production. Nice work, folks! Look forward to the full episode!

15. ChrisPikesWheelchair - December 3, 2012

Great job to all! Wow, Chris does his father proud!

16. Flaming Nacelles Forever - December 3, 2012

Wow. Acting aside (and it’s not bad), the production values here are awesome.

17. Quark - December 3, 2012

The characterizations are spot on!

18. CmdrR - December 3, 2012

Nicely done. Now show us what YOU guys are about. Take the series boldly in your own direction. Immitation is not enough.

And have fun.

19. ThePhaige - December 3, 2012

Those were a lot of fun :)

20. Prologic9 - December 3, 2012

Wow very impressing. The rough acting spots will smooth out with time, even the lesser performances showed tons of promise. Everything else was spot on.

21. Dean-O - December 3, 2012

Just stumbled onto these… very well done. Deja-Vu happening as I watch.

22. BrEnDoN - December 3, 2012

Vic Mignonga looks like he’s 60 but sounds like he’s 12. That’s a weird combination…

23. tronnei - December 3, 2012

Couldn’t place the Sulu actor until the credits ran. Mythbuster!

24. Dennis C - December 3, 2012

I love Simon Pegg but not a fan of his Scotty. Chris Doohan on the other hand, wow. His father would be proud.

Much potential here. It’s nice to see Kirk with that swagger we all know and love.

25. BeatleJWOL - December 3, 2012

Mr. Huber is a talented actor but it appears he’s watched more of Robert Picardo to prepare for the role than he’s watched De Kelley…

Other than that, I like. The second vignette has all the cheese of some of the lesser TOS scripts but the attitudes are right.

26. Sebastian S. - December 3, 2012


Very impressive! The sets are spot on. Visual FX are terrific. The actors are solid. And so help me, Chris Doohan reminds me so much of his dad it’s like having him back! Kudos to all involved.

Keep ’em coming!

27. El Chup - December 3, 2012

Chris Doohan was very good in the latest clip. Even complete with the not so Scottish accent his father had.

Vic Whathisface is much, much closer to Kirk than that Cawley chap and generally the acting seems a lot better than New Voyages/Phase 2.

I have avoided fan films mostly because, as New Voyages showed, you have have nice sets and fancy acting a plenty, but if the acting, editing and sound mixing are awful, as they are with Cawley’s efforts, than it’s very difficult to watch. This appears to be an approvement all round so I may actually give this a shot.

That said, echo some comments above. The McCoy is awwwwful. Doesn’t remote remind me of the character, let alone Dee Kelley.

28. jon - December 3, 2012

I really hope Vic can get the swagger and gravitas of Kirk’s voice down a bit more. Right now he sounds more like Administrator Hengist…

29. Sebastian S. - December 3, 2012

BTW, the last vignette (“You Have The Conn”) was really cute… loved it.
The actress playing Uhura (whom I recognize from Phase II) is a doll.

So fun to watch “Mythbuster” Grant Imahara sink his teeth into the role of Sulu. He does George Takei proud. ;-)

30. Jackson Lake - December 3, 2012

According to Wikipedia, the phrase “Pilgrim of Eternity” is from the same Shelly poem that the line “Who Mourns For Adonis” comes from.

31. yrch - December 3, 2012

#8. Red Dead Ryan

That’s one step closer to The Shat!


32. Toonloon - December 4, 2012


33. saavik001 - December 4, 2012

Wow, those were very good. I am impressed. All the right music cues and everything. :)

34. MC1 Doug - December 4, 2012

Chris Doohan has Scotty down pat… Nice job, Chris!!!

The actor portraying “Bones” is not bad either. I am going to have to get used to the actors portraying Kirk and Sulu, though.

Overall, not a bad job at all…

35. Chris Doohan - December 4, 2012

Enjoying the comments, thanks.

27 “Chris Doohan was very good in the latest clip. Even complete with the not so Scottish accent his father had”

Thanks, that’s exactly what I was going for. :)

PS Thank you Anthony /Trekmovie for the article. Always appreciated

36. USS Courier-Times NCC 1881 - December 4, 2012

I’m wondering if the helium mix is too high in the atmospheric system. Kirk’s voice is a little too high, but his “I’ve got on a girdle” look is perfect. The real question is, will he use a sock?

37. Frederick - December 4, 2012

I agree that the actor for Kirk has the look and the moves, but the voice needs to be lower when he speaks. It’s a joy to see Doohan as Scotty, I wish he could have been in the movie. The actor playing McCoy is a total bafflement to me.

38. BeyondtheTech - December 4, 2012

Chris as Scotty is just spectacular. I have to say that the entire scene really captured every feeling of the original episodes. Without reading the above comments first, I do have to add that Vic’s voice is just a tad too high that it threw me off for most of the scene.

That being said, I’m so looking forward to this.

39. Ctrl-Opt-Del - December 4, 2012

I know a couple of people who’ve met Vic Mignonga at conventions, expos, etc… From what I’ve heard about his ego, he’s a perfect fit for the Shat’s t̶o̶u̶p̶é̶e̶ g̶i̶r̶d̶l̶e̶ shoes… :-P

I must say, though… Did anyone else get a kinda Playboy vibe from the “You’ve Got the Conn” Vignette? Uhura seemed a little too giggly & flirty compared to Nichelle Nichols’s smolderingly sensual, but fully self-possessed characterisation.

40. Charles Root - December 4, 2012

Chris Doohan completely rocks as Scotty. It’s like I’m watching his dad, but also with a subtle twist that makes the character his own.

Top notch job.

41. BB43MAN - December 4, 2012

I love it! It’s great to see someone doing such an impressive production-valued job. I know this will only get more better over time. Chris, your father would be proud!

42. falcon - December 4, 2012

Nice production values, the look and feel are definitely Trek.

But Vic’s voice is too high for Kirk. Time to gargle with some Drano, I think.

43. The Sinfonian - December 4, 2012

Sigh. Chris is perfect. Can someone edit it to just be the parts with Chris, and dub over the other voices???

Chuck: really need to think “southern accent” and “slower” to get any sense of McCoy and D. Kelley. I hate to say it, but I think Phase II’s Kelley playing McCoy does a much much better job. He doesn’t have a Southern accent, but he gets the articulation, speed of delivery, and a bit of wry charm down well. Chuck as someone noted plays McCoy more like the EMH.

Vic: well for an ‘experienced voice actor’, I’m surprised at the high tenor. A little vocal practice can allow one to modulate one’s voice to a lower register. At least take some steam treatments with a vaporizer in between takesor get a lecture bottle of the gas sulfur hexafluoride and take just a brief sip!

44. Will - December 4, 2012

Chris is awesome in this. The rest… not so much. In my opinion.

The pacing of delivery and tone for McCoy is just… not right. Not that it has to be a perfect impression, but at least find a midground between what it is now and what it’s supposed to be.

Vic is just… come on, as a voice actor, try… I don’t know… to sound like the actor/character you’re portraying? Instead he’s sounding like a weasel that inhaled helium just before the take.

45. Jeff - December 4, 2012

They need to get some blinking lights on the bridge! All the displays are lit but static.

46. Chris Doohan - December 4, 2012


They all blink now.

47. Davexbit - December 4, 2012

Cool to see this new cast. The acting is so much better an engaging. The actor playing Kirk is very good…just a bit feminine for Kirk. Kirk was always a man’s man and understood his role as a leader. It’s plain to see Vic is a decent actor, hopefully he can capture the Kirk character more. Looking forward to more episodes. Party on!

48. Jeff - December 4, 2012

46 – Woo hoo!

49. Moofunk - December 4, 2012

Really enjoying these. They take some of the best of TOS’s essence and run with it. As someone else said, it has heart, which is something that often gets lost in other fan efforts.

50. Michael - December 4, 2012

45. The lights do blink now as Chris has noted, but please feel free to donate some cash if you see something is amiss. We will surely put it to good use in getting these sets to your perfection.

51. Michael Hall - December 4, 2012

@ 40: Very classy feedback on Mr. Doohan’s Scotty, Mr. Root. :-)

I’m having mixed feelings about this, so far. I thought the first vignette was a very credible extension of TOS’ famously less-than-stellar finale, but the latest were just too cheeky and aren’t-we-too-cute-for-words for my taste. (Love the new phaser design, though, which just puts that horror on display in the 2009 movie to shame.) This is also a criticism I’d make of the Phase 2 vignettes and even some parts of their episodes as well, and it’s just deadly in a fan production, so please don’t take it personally. Let’s get back to exploration and the drama of the human adventure and leave the strained humor (as opposed to the organic kind) to Bad Robot. Thanks!

52. Denise Dion - December 4, 2012

I am all excited to see the new series beginning. We can never have enough of TOS Trek…Chris Doohan, really made me smile, as for the other actors, time will tell. It’s big shoes they have to fill, and we have to give them a chance to channel those iconic characters, and make it their own….Good luck everyone…

53. Jack - December 4, 2012

Cool to see this new cast. The acting is so much better an engaging. The actor playing Kirk is very good…just a bit feminine for Kirk.”

I thought he nailed Kirk/Shatner’s schticky jokiness perfectly. This is what the guy was like when he was wisecracking…

These look fun.

54. Dom - December 5, 2012

Best of the fan film series I’ve seen so far: really captures the feel of a 60s episode. Chris Doohan makes me think he actually is his Dad sometimes! Physically, Vic’s getting the role right although the higher register of the voice takes a bit of getting used to and, while Chuck Huber looks nothing like Deforest Kelley, he has the character pretty much dead on. The best thing with the vignettes produced by this team is they’re short and sweet. Hopefully the ‘less is more’ approach will extend to the first complete episode.

55. Gary - December 5, 2012

To the fellow playing Kirk: lower your voice by an octave, and please, less effeminate. Kirk is masculine–almost too macho for his own good. Please, channel more Rock Hudson, and much less Richard Simmons.

Otherwise, nice job. I enjoyed the vignettes. Thanks.

56. Rodney - December 5, 2012

Loved this, as with the other vignettes so far. Really looking forward to some episodes. Growing up with TOS in the 70’s, I can tell you that the look, feel and sound are right on the mark! I agree with the small criticisms, but as with Phase 2 I think things will improve as the actors settle into their roles. Great job everyone!! I just wish we could get weekly episodes or vignettes. Maybe little snippets like “deleted scenes” from the original episodes. Some charater examinations after critical events from the TOS era, showing how these people came to be such good friends that they would sacrifice everything for one another by the movie era.

57. John - December 5, 2012

I wonder why these actors weren’t chosen, for the 2009 movie.

58. J.C. England - December 5, 2012

Good job, guys & gals! (Wished it had lasted longer!)

59. Roy Orbison - December 6, 2012

Truly woeful acting, but I think the 2nd vignette was a lot worse.

60. bringbackkirkprime - December 7, 2012

Great quality work. I like there acting. It brings me back to the good ole days of the original series. I hope they will produce many episodes.

61. Shat-a-tat-tat - December 8, 2012

Anybody who nitpicks these guys too hard need to get a life. The guy playing Kirk has been pelted pretty hard about his voice being to high. I even read “feminine”. I am a huge TOS fan and a huge Shatner fan. I get Shatner. His voice isn’t perfect Shatner, but that is the only thing you could call bad. He nails “the Shat”. He gets Shatner and manages to impersonate Shatner in a very realistic manner. Hard to do. His cadence, inflection, attitude are all perfect. I mean, he’s got it. He brings Kirk to life without being a characature. When Shatner walked into a room back in the day, he had swagger, like he KNEW he was the biggest deal and coolest guy there. Vic brings it. If he keeps making them, I’ll follow.

Chris – goes without saying, absolutely brilliant.

The rest of the cast is close enough. Need a more perfect Spock, as I can recall. The problem with actors portraying Vulcans, even professional actors is, they try to play it with no emotion. Its stale. It feels phony. Nimoy, Lenard & even Russ sells it repressing emotion. Always appearing as though they are deep thinkers. And there is personality within that. They find that, and its on.

Great job guys. Doubt anybody will read this. But thank you for not just carrying on Star Trek, but carrying on the Daddy of all Trek. My childhood heroes. I just want more. I want full length episodes. I want a season. I want a series.

Anyhow, be very proud of yourselves. I am proud and just a little bit jealous. :)

62. LeenyR - December 14, 2012

Chris said to keep the thread alive… i have nothing worthwhile to say. So, hello Chris! You’re the best one in the cast!

63. Lt. Dakin - December 15, 2012

Chris Doohan is amazing in this. Well done.

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