June Shoot Features Return of David Gerrold

The annual June shoot for Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II will welcome the return of Star Trek alumni David Gerrold as director in 2010. Gerrold, known as the creator of the fuzzy little creatures even non-Trek fans recognize (“The Trouble With Tribbles”), has authored many books, including the “Star Wolf” series, and “The Martian Child”, and “The War Against the Chtorr”. Gerrold also wrote and directed the 2-part New Voyages: Phase II episode “Blood and Fire”, whose release in 2008 and 2009 was met with both critical acclaim and spurred controversy for it’s inclusion of a gay couple among the crew. “David is a Great friend,” said Senior Executive Producer James Cawley, “and I am thrilled he’s able to return!”

The episode, tentatively titled “Origins”, will focus on the early days of young James Kirk and the events that lead him to a life of adventure in the final frontier. Principle photography is scheduled to take place from June 2-June 15, 2010 in upstate New York. Fans interested in participating should watch the Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II website for open recruitment for volunteers.

01-31-2010

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About The Star Trek Phase 2 Team

Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II is an award-winning independent webseries that produces new episodes of Classic Star Trek. Continuing the fourth and fifth seasons of the original series, we film the untold stories of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Captain Kirk, and his crew with the intention of filling in the missing years of the original five year mission, and bridging the gap to Star Trek: The Motion Picture. We are a group of fans who have come together with a common love for the classic era Star Trek for the purpose of having fun while making new episodes. It is the goal of Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II to support and promote the CBS/Paramount Star Trek franchise by giving fans an active way to continue their interest in Classic Star Trek.