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Star Trek: The Continuing Mission is an independently produced, non-profit, science fiction series set in the Star Trek universe. The show, created by Sebastian Prooth and Andy Tyrer in July 2007, is released exclusively via the Internet in the form of downloadable audio dramas. Sebastian Prooth and Andy Tyrer serve as the show's co-executive producers.[1] On November 10, 2007 it was announced that cast member Patrick McCray (Jack McGuire) would be joining the production team as a producer.

The pilot episode, "Ghost Ship," was released on December 25, 2007, and since then six more episodes have been released, most recently "Earth" on August 27, 2011. The producers' stated goal is for future releases to be on a quarterly basis.

SummaryEdit

The Continuing Mission follows the adventures of the Trieste class, USS Montana (NCC-1786) and a crew led by seven humans and a Betazoid. The premise involves the Montana and her crew’s unexpected transference from the 23rd century, around the time of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, to the 24th century, approximately 10 years prior to the continuity of Star Trek: The Next Generation where they are re-integrated into a very different Starfleet from which they came.[2]

Both the USS Montana and crew are original characters created specifically for this series. Though references to canonical Star Trek names, places, and events appear in the series, the events depicted in the series are not official canon.

Cast and crewEdit

Main castEdit

Recurring and guest charactersEdit

Production crewEdit

EpisodesEdit

# Title Release Date Writer
1 "Ghost Ship" December 25, 2007 Andy Tyrer and Sebastian Prooth
2 "Integration" Part I: May 4, 2008; Part II: July 27, 2008 Sebastian Prooth, Andy Tyrer and Patrick McCray
3 "Learning Curve" October 31, 2008 Andy Tyrer
4 "The Darkest of Thoughts" January, 2009 David Raines
5 "Command Decision" June, 2009 David Raines
6 "We Will Control All That You See and Hear" Fall, 2009 David Raines
7 "Earth" August 27, 2011 David Raines

Guest starsEdit

Actor Character Episode Connection to the Star Trek universe
Lawrence Montaigne Commander Vellar "Ghost Ship" Montaigne played the Romulan, Decius, in the original series episode "Balance of Terror" placing him amongst the very first Romulans to ever appear on screen in Star Trek: The Original Series. He also played Spock's Vulcan rival, Stonn, in the episode "Amok Time".
Guy Vardaman Abdiel "Command Decision" Vardaman worked as an extra and photo double for actor Brent Spiner on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Daniel Roebuck Admiral Rowan "We Will Control All That You See and Hear" Roebuck guest starred in the episode "Unification" of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Spice Williams-Crosby Captain Merrick "We Will Control All That You See and Hear" Williams-Crosby starred as Vixis the female Klingon in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and has performed stunts on Star Trek television episodes.
Celeste Yarnall T'pauk of Vulcan "We Will Control All That You See and Hear" Yarnall guest starred on the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Apple" as Ensign Martha Landon.
Larry Nemecek Commander Dolding "We Will Control All That You See and Hear" Nemecek is a prolific Star Trek author and appeared in the Star Trek: Enterprise series finale "These Are The Voyages".
Evan English Captain Musaki "We Will Control All That You See and Hear" English worked as an extra and stand-in on Star Trek: Enterprise.
Mark Allen Shepherd Commander Miller "We Will Control All That You See and Hear" Allen-Shepherd appeared in every season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Quark's silent but friendly customer, Morn.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://scifi.about.com/od/podcastsandwebisodes/a/CONT_launch.htm
  2. http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/12/20/star.trek.podcast/index.html?iref=newssearch

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