Tuesday, February 10, 2009

YouTube Tuesday: Star Trek: Phase II "Blood and Fire, Part One"

WARNING: The following videos contain adult situations, and (as WTTW Chicago used to say before its broadcasts of Monty Python) may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive viewers.

Okay, I promised it a while back, and here it is: Part One of the first-ever two-part episode of Star Trek New Voyages Phase II: "Blood and Fire." Part Two is still in post-production.  Check with the Phase II website for updates. (We're not associated with STP2, but we're mighty impressed with what they do.)

Thrilling Wonder Stories, Volume 2 has a 21-page feature article on the production of the previous New Voyages episode, the Hugo and Nebula-nominated "World Enough and Time," starring George Takei as Sulu.

This episode was directed and co-written by David Gerrold, based on his unproduced script for the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Gerrold also wrote the original series episode "The Trouble with Tribbles," which usually comes in #2 in polls of favorite episodes (and occasionally beats out "The City on the Edge of Forever" for #1).

A preview of an upcoming volume in his War Against the Chtorr series of novels, the story "Enterprise Fish" (no relation!), also appears in TWS2.

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