The Smithsonian has had a screen-used model of the Star Trek Enterprise for more than 40 years, and now the famed museum is pulling it out of the basement and putting it out on full display. With a few upgrades, of course.
Ever since the great Star Trek reboot of 2009, the beloved sci-fi franchise has seen a shift in tone: Where the TV series liked to raise philosophical questions in almost every episode, the rebooted movies have become synonymous with action-packed set pieces.
Fan films are sophisticated enough that they now rival television shows in terms of acting talent and special effects. The most recent fan-tacular Star Trek film, Star Trek: Renegades, which hit YouTube today, is no exception.