While rumors continue to swirl regarding a return to the Trek franchise for actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy (Kirk and Spock respectively, of course), another original series actor is quietly making his comeback to the universe as well. George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu, has agreed to appear in a 50-minute fanflick movie put together by a team called Star Trek: New Voyages. Now, unlike Free Enterprise, which William Shatner appeared in a few years back, New Voyages does not make films about fanboys. They do, in fact, make films which pick up where the old series left off. Yes, you got that right ... it is rather like fanfic but with cameras and costumes. According to Sci Fi Wire, the company is funded -- are you ready for this -- by leader James Crawley, who finances the productions "from his earnings as an Elvis impersonator."

I don't even know what to say about this odd melding of fanfic and cosplay; I think you're just going to have to check out the website for yourself and make your own amusing comments. A large part of me wants to openly mock those involved, but in some way you also have to admire their crazy dedication.
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