Most of us have a special place in our heart for Star Trek. It is the one thing that many different geeks & nerds can often have in common. The sounds of the buttons, the wush of the doors, even that fake Scottish accent from our favourite engineer. Star Trek has moulded several generations of people since it started in the late sixties and other than, what I would consider a dumbed down, action orientated new set of films, we don’t have anything like it running today.
Some people will of course argue with this but it is still non the less true. Star Trek not only invented gadgets and technology that we now have in our hands today, (tablets and phones are two examples), forty years ago, but it also instilled something in us that often made us better people. Morals that taught us why it was better to be good rather than bad. We have some great TV to this day, but a lot of it is simply entertainment without an underlying purpose. It’s the same reason some of the early Disney films are enjoyable by both children and parents. There was something in the movie/tv show that drew and entertained both audiences, while simultaneously teaching us about ourselves. Why is it bad to kill? Why should I risk my life to save someone else’s? Why should I treat others with respect?
A group of volunteer actors and crew are able and willing to finish what Gene Roddenberry never got too. The final two seasons of the original series could be done and dusted if this Kickstarter campaign gets funded with the help of us willing fans of the series. Not only have they done a Kickstarter video and rewards for each backing tier, but they’ve also already completed the first episode. Embedded below could be the future Star Trek that makes us proud. I’ve seen it and I’ve enjoyed it. Lets help these people make it happen, cap’t.