16: Breaking Out Into Dance with Dr. McKennah

Michele Specht on Dr. Elise McKennah.

One of the biggest is independent series around is Star Trek Continues. The first three episodes have recaptured the look, the feel, and the spirit of the original Star Trek with incredible authenticity. But in the process of recreating the 1960s television icon, Star Trek Continues hasn't shied away from addressing some of the gaps in TOS.

For many, one of the most noticeable missing links in TOS is the gender balance amongst the Enterprise crew. Star Trek Continues has addressed this by bringing aboard a new character, Dr. Elise McKennah, played by Michele Specht, who joins Uhura as a female voice on the show. Additionally, Dr. McKennah brings a TNG element to the 23rd century in the form of ship's counselor. While this may ruffle the feathers of some purists, the results more than speak for themselves.

In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Michele to talk about McKennah, how she approaches the role of a character that, unlike her those played by her castmates, is unknown to fans, and get a few behind-the-scenes tidbits. We also discuss her training in music and theatre, her voice work for anime, and her comedy background.

 

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Chapters

Music, Theatre, Anime (2:07)

Growing Up with Star Trek: The Next Generation (9:09)

Counseling the TOS Crew (11:40)

Favorite McKennah Episode (20:01)

Behind the Scene with Dr. McKennah (25:00)

What's Next for Michele? (34:19)

Closing (39:15)

Direct download: cm-016.mp3
Category:Star Trek Continues -- posted at: 7:41am MST

15: A Twist of Timelines and Futures

Star Trek Futures.

Independent projects present a great opportunity to fill in the many blanks that were left by the six officially produced television series. Sometimes these blanks involve lost eras of Federation history, and sometimes they are more focused on specific characters. A new project by Dan Thale called Star Trek Futures is the latter, focusing on Beverly and Wesley Crusher. But it's more than just the backstory to TNG. Star Trek Futures brings with it an interesting twist. In this episode of Continuing Mission we're joined by Dan to learn more about the project, what led him to this particular story, and what he hopes to accomplish by looking back at the Crusher's lives before the Enterprise-D.

 

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Chapters

Dan's Star Trek Memories (1:39)

The Genesis of Star Trek Futures (5:21)

The Star Trek Futures Story (11:28)

A Twist of Timelines (14:45)

Bridging Uniform Designs (24:22)

Bring Back the Enterprise-C (36:55)

Cast and Crew (42:17)

Stylistic Choices (45:07)

Star Trek Futures Concept Art (50:59)

Funding Futures (54:33)

Find Out More (58:41)

Closing (1:00:23)

Direct download: cm-015.mp3
Category:Star Trek Futures -- posted at: 8:57am MST

14: A Star Trek Obsession

Obsessed: Star Trek Continues and the Mirror Universe.

Star Trek Continues recently released their third episode "Fairest of Them All," which is a direct follow-up to the Original Series episode "Mirror, Mirror." It tells the story of what happened when the mirror landing party returned to the ISS Enterprise. The attention to detail in set design, costumes, lighting, and even framing of shots is so meticulous that it is easy to forget that you're watching something shot in 2014, not 1967.

While the onscreen story is intriguing, what is equally fascinating is everything that happened offscreen to make "Fairest of Them All" possible. As fans watching from home, it isn't easy to get a feel for what goes into making an episode like this. But thanks to Condé Nast Entertainment and WIRED, now you can.

Obsessed: Star Trek Continues is a five-part behind-the-scenes look at our return to the Mirror Universe. In this episode of Continuing Mission we're by Captain Kirk himself, Vic Mignogna, along with director James Kerwin and, from Condé Nast, Michael Prenez-Isbell for a first-hand account of the documentary project, the creation of the Mirror Universe story, impressions of the set, and why Star Trek is an obsession for the cast and crew of STC.

 

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Chapters

Boarding the Enterprise (2:58)

Sets and Direction (9:49)

Obsessed Fans on Set (15:33)

A Childhood Dream (17:46)

Help from the TARDIS (26:20)

Condé Nast and Obsession (28:32)

A Mirror Collaboration (34:48)

The Drexler Connection (37:13)

What's Next? (40:54)

Closing (44:56)

Direct download: cm-014.mp3
Category:Star Trek Continues -- posted at: 3:00am MST

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