A new Star Trek fan-produced series has made its debut on YouTube.
The parody series, The Red Shirt Diaries, follows the life of Ensign Williams, a low-ranked security officer.
In The Red Shirt Diaries, fans will “[follow Williams] through the first ten episodes of Star Trek: the Original Series. Williams soon learns that she may well be the only sane person on board. Violent alien plants, overly-friendly superior officers and The Naked Time plague wide-eyed Ensign Williams as she struggles to follow Starfleet protocol and make it alive to the end of the episode. Watch Ensign Williams record her mission logs that both celebrate and illuminate the weird, wonderful details of Star Trek: the Original Series.”
Ashley Victoria Robinson has written the series and stars as Williams. “The Red Shirt Diaries is my love letter to the original series,” she said. “I’ve loved Star Trek since I was twelve years old. This project is my funny take on the first ten episodes. I don’t mean it as insulting in any way, but as a true celebration of everything Star Trek.”
Others involved in the series include Carshenah Jefferson (Lt. Uhura), Jason Inman (Captain Kirk), Sterling Gates (Doctor McCoy), and Omar Najam and Mia Resella as fellow red shirts.
The Man Trap episode can be seen below. New episodes will appear each Monday.