This meticulous recreation of Star Trek brings new meaning to the term fan fiction. Producer, director, and actor Vic Mignogna has painstakingly replicated the costumes, makeup, lighting and special effects to the classic television series Star Trek.
With Star Trek Continues, Mignogna and his team have set out to complete the original five year mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise, which NBC abruptly cut short in 1969 after season three due to low Nielsen ratings. Migngna and his team of professionals have worked on this passion project with such attention to detail that a comparison to the real television show is almost indistinguishable. They even built an exact replica of the bridge to the Starship Enterprise, with every detail in place from the computer screens to the colored control panels. The results are stunning, to say the least.
Wired has produced a documentary on the making of Star Trek Continues, called “Obsessed”. You can see the first episode on WIRED’s YouTube channel with subsequent episodes airing regularly. “Obsessed” will give you a glimpse into the creation process of a super fan charged with a personal mission to complete a story cut short in his youth.
There are three one-hour long episodes of Star Trek Continues currently available on Youtube. If you have ever seen the original show, it is worth taking a look, and if you are a fan of the show, you are in for a real treat.