Star Trek

Star Trek Continues cast. From the left: Vic Mignogna, Kim Stinger, Christopher Doohan, Chuck Huber, Michele Specht and Grant Imahara (Photo Eva Rinaldi)

A fundraising campaign was just completed on Kickstarter site for two more episodes of “Star Trek Continues”, the web series that continues the adventures of the classic “Star Trek” series. They needed $100,000 to continue the project, they collected $214.584 and this will also allow to create new sets for the engineering section of the Enterprise and for a planet to be included in one of the episodes.

“Star Trek Continues” is a non-profit production and for this reason authorized by CBS, which owns the rights to the famous saga. The purpose of this web series is to tell the last two years of the Enterprise five-year mission, a continuation of the original series. It was developed by Vic Mignogna, who also plays Captain Kirk.

Jeri Ryan in 2012

On January 16, 1995 the TV show “Star Trek: Voyager” made its debut, set in the same period as the show “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, which at that time was still on the air.

I think “Star Trek: Voyager” has more flaws than merits and is the show that marked the decline of Star Trek. It lasted seven seasons but it failed to fulfill its potential. Instead of boldly going where no one had gone before, it’s the show that started going lazily where everyone had already gone before.

David Gerrold at DragonCon 2010

Jerrold David Friedman, that’s his real name, was born on January 24, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. David Gerrold started his career as a screenwriter for the original “Star Trek” series. Later, he started writing sci-fi literature as well and is particularly famous for his series of the War Agains the Chtorr.

Robert Picardo at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2011

Robert Picardo was born on October 27, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, into a family of Italian origin on both father and mother’s side. He had roles particularly in many TV shows: his most famous ones are in “China Beach”, “Star Trek: Voyager” and the Stargate shows.