It shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that the stars of Mythbusters are a passionately geeky lot. Host Adam Savage spends his time away from the show doing things like building replicas of Deckard’s gun from Blade Runner. Tory Belleci worked at ILM, building models for The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. Grant Imahara (quoted from the show’s official site) developed “a custom circuit to cycle the Energizer Bunny’s arm beats and ears at a constant rate.” Now Imahara is going to add another notch to his geek belt by playing Mr. Sulu in an upcoming fan-produced Star Trek webseries.
Star Trek Continues is being produced by Farragut Films, the same folks who produce the Starship Farragut webseries, which tells stories set in the TOS era. According to Trek Movie, Star Trek Continues will be a “retelling of the original series.” That sounds like they’re going to be making new versions of existing episodes, which seems like an odd choice. It’s challenging enough for fan series such as Star Trek: Phase II to spin new adventures with fan actors portraying the iconic original Enterprise crew; it’s bound to be even worse when you’re performing scenes that the likes of Shatner, Nimoy, and the rest already did. We’ll have to wait for more information to clarify exactly what the web series has to offer.
Aside from Imahara, Star Trek Continues will also include Chris Doohan, son of James Doohan, in the role of Scotty. That’s a nice little multi-generational touch. You can get a look at the rest of the Star Trek Continues cast below.