Meet Sarai Duenas, arguably the cutest Star Trek reviewer on YouTube today. She was introduced to the world of Star Trek by her father, Abe, who has encouraged her love for Kirk, Spock, and Uhura. Wanting to share his daughter’s enthusiasm for Trek with the world, Abe began filming Sarai as she recapped her favorite TOS episodes and posting them to YouTube. These videos. Are. Adorable. But, we wanted to know more. Who is Sarai Duenas, and what does she want to be when she grows up? Answers to these questions and more in our exclusive interview with the tiny trekkie girl.
Star Trek The Original Series Recaps and Reviews with Sarai
For the last month, Sarai and her dad have been posting recaps and reviews of Sarai’s favorite Star Trek The Original Series episodes. And, not only are Sarai’s videos adorable beyond belief (she refers to “Devil in the Dark” as “The Pizza Monster Episode”), the girl has some serious kid wisdom and can talk Trek with the best of them. So far, she has just been watching TOS and her favorite fan film series, Star Trek Continues. She plans to watch the other series next.
Sarai Coined the Official Star Trek Continues Mascot
Sarai was lucky enough to be granted access to the Star Trek Continues studio during the shooting of episode 3, while her father Abe was shooting a documentary for Wired magazine on the behind the scenes of STC. After finding out that Sarai was a TOS fan, the crew invited her to come to the shoot.
“So since I only live 6 hours form the studio I telephoned my wife to bring her down and meet Spock and Capt. Kirk.” says Sarai’s dad, Abe Duenas. “She was blown away when she first walked onto the set, she did not want to step on the transporter pads in fear that she would ‘go to another world’.”
As of now the STC family has adopted her and they call her the Official STC Mascot, and have invited her to come back for a visit. If that happens, Sarai and Abe hope to shoot a behind the scenes video with Sarai asking the cast and crew questions about stuff she is curious about. Until then, don’t miss Sarai’s review of Star Trek Continues Episode 2, “Lolani” (or, as Sarai calls it, “Molani”).
Sarai’s review of STC episode “Lolani” (or is it “Molani”?)