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June 22, 2006

Center Seat

At first I thought it was geeky to be watching this Star Trek New Voyages episode. Then I decided it was geekier how much I wanted a cameo on the show. Geekiest was deciding to write a post arguing the external effects were beautiful but that the director should have resisted a Battlestar Galactica-style hand-held zoom-out because it blows the period homage to ST:TOS.

I am relieved to say there is some news attached to all this. "New Voyages" impressario, James Cawley has a bigger plan in the works: A full-length feature for release on the internets. Ambitious for a fan but a perhaps questionable move career-wise for a television actor.

The film will be directed by Tim Russ, who played the Vulcan Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager. It will be shot on high-definition digital video on sets built in a cavernous former garage building in downtown Port Henry. Russ will also recreate his role of Tuvok in the production. Joining him from Voyager will be Garrett Wang, who played Ensign Harry Kim. From the original Star Trek will be Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura, and Walter Koenig, who was Ensign Chekov.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 22, 2006 08:07 AM