While biding their time waiting for J.J. Abrams’ latest expansion of the Star Trek franchise, Trekkies have something new to watch. The first episode of a new fan-produced webseries, Star Trek: Secret Voyage, has hit the net for all to see.
Secret Voyage, from producer Craig Sheeler, takes place between the time when Captain James T. Kirk and company return from their five year mission and the events of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Check out the first episode right here and let us know what you think.
Secret Voyage follows “a new crew assembled by Starfleet for a covert mission.” Led by Captain Calvin Mercer (Tyrone Loukas), the team takes the Enterprise to the end of charted space, where a new potential fuel source may revolutionize space travel. Of course nothing is ever that straightforward or simple, and things take a turn for the sinister.
Despite a strong concept, and one hell of a lot of ambition, Star Trek: Secret Voyage has some definite problems. The acting leaves much to be desired, some of the special effects are clunky, there are technical problems with some of the sound and visuals, and more. There are narrative problems, too, like obvious dialogue, huge dumps of information, and overlong scenes.
Overall the show feels like people without a background in either filmmaking or storytelling made it. And that’s exactly the case. Secret Voyage is nerdy, adorable, and epic in scope, but there are bound to be issues as the producers get their bearings, technically speaking.
Even with all of the flaws,Star Trek: Secret Voyage has the potential to develop into something that is a lot of fun.
What did you think? Is this something you’d watch more of?