Here are two projects that aren’t the typical self-published stories or pieces of art that I usually associated with fan fic.
For the Star Trek universe, we have Star Trek New Voyages – one of the strangest combinations of fandom and altruism that I think I’ve ever seen.
After the 2003 accident with the Space Shuttle Columbia, a group got together and decided to raise money for the orphaned children of the disaster by creating their own version of the original Star Trek TV series.
But it’s not just a parody. No, instead they plan on filming the show as if it were not canceled after its third season. Same characters, same setting, just different actors!
They are completely serious. They’ve even gotten some old bit players from the original series to sign on as guest stars. You have to check out the trailer.
Meanwhile, the arch-enemy of the Trek franchise, Babylon 5, has its own fans. What they’ve created is one of the coolest FREE games for the PC. It’s called Babylon 5: I’ve Found Her. Its cut scenes are almost as good as what we saw on the TV series.
In the game, you pilot a star fury in a realistic space sim… In other words, it doesn’t fly like an airplane in space. If you don’t how inertia works, you’ll have a hard time with this one!