The fan production Star Trek Continues will premiered it’s second installment this weekend. Star Trek Continues, a TOS-era production, made a splash last year when it released it’s first episode, “Pilgrim of Eternity” – a sequel to the second season TOS episode “Who Mourns for Adonais?”, which featured the return of actor Michael Forest as Apollo. See our story. The second episode, “Lolani”, which was crowd funded as part of a successful Kickstarter campaign last fall, debuted before a live audience Saturday night at the Dallas Sci-Fi Expo, and has now been made available online. Click on for the details and the video.
A survivor from a distressed Tellarite vessel pulls Captain Kirk and his crew into a moral quandary over her sovereignty.
“Lolani” features appearances by two longtime genre favorites. Lou Ferrigno (yes, THE Lou Ferrigno), whom many fans remember fondly as The Incredible Hulk, will be playing an unspecified role. Erin Gray, known to many fans as Colonel Wilma Deering in the 1979 television revival of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, will be playing Commodore Gray.
The series stars voice actor Vic Mignogna (who is also executive producer) as Captain Kirk, voice actor Todd Haberkorn as Mr. Spock, Trek author Larry Nemecek as Dr. McCoy, Chris Doohan as Scotty, Mythbuster Grant Imahara as Sulu, Kim Stinger as Uhura, Michele Specht as Dr. McKennah, and Steven Dengler as Drake.
After a successful run on Kickstarter, Star Trek Continues has been funded for another 3 episodes. More information about the production, which includes several short video vignettes, can be found at http://www.startrekcontinues.com