Another Star Trek web series with a focus on the perils of life as a ‘red shirt’ in Starfleet is coming soon. Check out the first trailer and more info below. Plus the second season of a different ‘Red Shirt’ series kicks off next week. Promo for that and more ‘red shirt’ related news below.
Go behind the scenes on the USS Enterprise with ‘The Red Shirt Diaries’ – coming this fall
Wearing a red (security) uniform as part of a landing party in the original Star Trek was always a bit risky and even spawned the generic term ‘Redshirt‘ for any kind of ‘cannon fodder’ character in TV and movies. And an upcoming web series is going to tap into the humor of holding such a dangerous job on board the USS Enterprise. "The Red Shirt Diaries" is a new parody web series which introduces Ensign Williams (played by Ashley Victoria Robinson), a low ranked security officer and follows her through the first 10 episodes of the original Star Trek series. The show will provide us with Ensign Williams’ video logs as she reacts to violent alien plants, overly-friendly superior officers, the “Naked Time” plague, and more.
“The Red Shirt Diaries” was is written and produced by Ashley Victoria Robinson (Asmodeus, Hotel Secrets & Legends), along with 2013 Geekie Award Winner for Best Parody Jason Inman, who also directs all the episodes. “The Red Shirt Diaries is my love letter to the original series,” explains Robinson in a press release. “I’ve loved Star Trek since I was twelve years old. This project is my funny take on the first ten episodes. I don’t mean it as insulting in any way, but as a true celebration of everything Star Trek.”
The series will premiere in early September. Here is the new teaser trailer.
For more information visit the official site www.theredshirtdiaries.com.
Season 2 of ‘Red Shirts – The Series’ Coming Next Week
Last year TrekMovie reported on "Red Shirts – The Series" a parody webseries that is "inspired by Star Trek" and focuses on three guys who join the crew of the "ICS Bichon" as they try to survive "the most dangerous job in the galaxy."
Their first season of three episodes wrapped last summer (Season 1 on their YouTube channel), and their second season kicks off next week, on July 22nd. Here is one of the Season 2 promos.
You can watch more promos and behind the scenes at the official YouTube Channel.
Still waiting for ‘Redshirts’ on FX
As reported earlier this year, Redshirt comedy is going mainstream. The FX network is planning on transforming John Scalzi’s book ‘Redshirts’ into a TV series. The show is still in development, but could premiere in 2015.
Orci dons red shirt
Speaking of red shirts, co-writer and expected director of the 2016 Star Trek movie Bob Orci has recently changed his Twitter Icon to himself wearing a red shirt.
Orci in red
Red Shirts On Twitter
One last bit of red shirt news, there is yet another Trek parody Twitter account – but this one is from the perspective of "Mitch" a dejected Red Shirt member of the Enterprise Crew. Red Shirt Incidents tweets out missives about life on board along with memorials for lost comrades.
Our casualties dropped .001% over last month. Spock calls it a "statistical anomaly". I call it a win.
— Red Shirt Incidents (@MitchRedShirt) May 9, 2014
Went on a date tonight and got hit with, "I'm sorry there's no future for one of us." #truthhurts
— Red Shirt Incidents (@MitchRedShirt) July 11, 2014
Was at the bar deciding what to order after a tough day. Sulu suggested a Widow Maker. What a jerk. RIP Noel, Higgins, Frank, and Consuelo
— Red Shirt Incidents (@MitchRedShirt) July 4, 2014
Who knows, maybe this one will get a book deal too.