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.
Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek helped inspire some of the greatest sci-fi of the last few decades, and is still hanging around blowing up the box office. But according to original Trek star Walter Koenig, fans should be thanking Star Wars for the longevity of Roddenberry's vision.
Though it may have irked a few original fans along the way, J.J. Abrams' reboot of the Star Trek series has become a bona fide hit—but at least one former Trek star thinks the flashy new flicks are missing that special "something."
What do you do if you're a Star Trek actor with an almost 45 year-old grudge against the guy who played your Captain on the show? Why, you compare him to the actor who played the other famous Enterprise Captain on the next Star Trek series, of course.
William Shatner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. So does Leonard Nimoy. And DeForrest Kelly. And ... and ... every member of the original cast of Star Trek—except Walter Koenig. But now, it's his turn to shine.