I have been a big fan of James Cawley and his online Star Trek fan series Star Trek Phase II for a long time. It’s an all volunteer, all fan produced & fan acted TV show that’s available for free download online. In my opinion, it is by far the best most professionally produced Trek fan series out there! Not only have they worked with veteran Trek actors like George Takei, Walter Koening & Denise Crosby, but they have also collaborated with great Trek writers and directors like David Gerrold and D.C. Fontana. Their production values, sets, costumes & CGI are top notch! It’s really unbelievably well done.
Phase II has also pushed boundaries that the Paramount produced shows never have. Their last episode “Blood and Fire” featured an openly gay couple– that of Captain Kirk’s nephew Peter Kirk and a new character, Freeman. It’s a simple love story that’s is an integral part of the plot but doesn’t detract from it. I highly recommend watching “Blood and Fire” as well as the other Phase II episodes here. Did I mention that IFT is also the official fan club of Phase II?
Now another episode is almost ready for download!
Here is the official press release from the Crawley folks:
Senior Executive Producer for Star Trek Phase II Mr. James Cawley has set a release date for the latest episode, “Enemy: Starfleet!” The episode is scheduled to be released via the Internet on Friday, April 22, 2011 (“Earth Day”) at 5:01 pm (1701) Eastern Daylight Time.
“Enemy: Starfleet!” (written by Dave Galanter and Patty Wright, based on a story by Galanter and Greg Brodeur) is the seventh full-length episode produced by the Star Trek Phase II production team.
Veteran actress and Star Trek alumnus Ms. BarBara Luna (“Marlena Moreau” in the Star Trek original series episode “Mirror, Mirror”) joins the cast of “Enemy: Starfleet!” as “Alersa,” a space terrorist leading a faction of alien agressors who steal a starship and reverse engineer it, to create a marauding fleet–an “enemy Starfleet.”
More details about where exactly to view this episode (streaming web sites, download websites, international mirror websites, YouTube, etc.) will be announced soon at our Facebook page and at:
In the meantime, the opening teaser and the first portion of Act I have been available for some time now. So if you’re interested in viewing (or re-viewing) this first portion of “Enemy: Starfleet!” in the interim, you can find it here:
Gregory L. Schnitzer
Star Trek Phase II
Here is the teaser from this exciting upcoming episode: