Science fiction fans are well known for being a little on the obsessive side, and even among these passionate minions, Star Trek fans are usually considered to be some of, if not the most fanatically devoted to their favorite genre property. Who else would attempt the herculean task of finishing out the five-year voyage of the Starship Enterprise and her crew, boldly going where no man has gone before? That’s the kind of devotion chronicled on the new web series Obsessed.
The five part video project from Wired follows the exploits of Star Trek Continues, a group of likeminded enthusiasts who seek to give their beloved characters the chance they never had. Cancelled in 1969 after only three seasons, they Captain James Tiberius Kirk (William Shatner), and his steadfast crew, never got the opportunity to complete their mission. Thanks to fans like Vic Mignogna, who executive produces Star Trek Continues and plays the iconic captain role, and his own loyal, enthusiastic crew, that is becoming a reality.