Voyage Trekkers is a sci-fi comedy about the worst starship crew in the galaxy who happen to be saddled with a geriatric spaceship, the G.S.V. Remarkable.
Lead by the self-centred Captain Sunstrike (Adam Rini), with the exasperated Doctor Rena (Gabrielle Van Buren), and the apathetic Commander Powell (Logan Blackwell), Voyage Trekkers is classic genre comedy, along the lines of Galaxy Quest or Red Dwarf (well, the early series, at least, when it was still funny), with great digital effects and a charismatic cast.
The show has just started its epic, four-part season two finale and show creator Nathan Blackwell told me: "We've been trying like crazy to raise the bar with what people expect from low-budget series... with the costumes, the visual effects, even with the main theme being performed by a real orchestra."
Nathan continued: "We wanted to end Season Two with a huge bang. And the way we felt we could do that was by tell a bigger story, stretching the finale over four episodes, and ending in an epic, life or death battle between starships in a classic sci-fi showdown."
Season Two of Voyage Trekkers is a scripted series of 10 episodes (with new episodes dropping every fortnight).
Just to whet your whistle, here is the Season Two première:
Created by Nathan Blackwell and Craig Michael Curtis, the show is produced by their production company Squishy Studios and Executive Producer Tray Goodman's Goodman Creative Minds Media. The Visual Effects Supervisor is David Stipes whose credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Battlestar Galactica (original series), and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
You can connect with Voyage Trekkers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blip, Tumblr, and its own dedicated website.There you will find, among the usual character studies, back episodes and stills, the show also has its own podcast, a radio play and even an eBook novella.
This is is some serious full-service fandom going on here and the dedication is clear for all to see in the high calibre of the core product: the Voyage Trekkers show itself.