"Starship Exeter" is one of the earliest of the semi-professional fan film projects that have become an increasingly common fixture of the internet video scene. Although fan films have been produced for almost as long as there have been film fans, they were generally few and far between before the advent of home video. It is only with the two pronged revolution of digital video production/editing and the advent of internet distribution that they have become something more than a curiosity to be shared by a few intimates.
In the chronology of modern Star Trek fan films, Exeter was one of the first in production, although not the first released (that credit goes to the Star Trek: Hidden Frontier series), and the first of the video era to make extensive use of practical sets and locations in place of chroma-keyed virtual settings.
"Starship Exeter" is set within the continuity of the original Star Trek series. It takes place on a sister to the famous USS Enterprise, the titular USS Exeter, which appeared in the original Star Trek episode "The Omega Glory". What makes the production notable is its fidelity to its source material. The show is produced to look and sound like a production circa 1969.
Produced by Jimm and Joshua Johnson for the non-profit Exeter Studio, to date, there is one complete episode, and a second in production.
The series features four central characters as well as several recurring.
Captain John Quincy Garrovick
John Garrovick was the commanding officer of the USS Exeter. Garrovick is the cousin of Ensign Garrovick, who joined Captain Kirk in an attempt to destroy a mist-creature in the original Star Trek episode "Obsession". Both were nearly killed until Mr. Spock performed a brilliant transporter maneuver (cross-circuiting to "B") that saved both their lives.
Commander Jo Harris
Harris was the executive officer as well as the science officer of the ship, following the pattern of Spock from the original series. Harris was a human from Great Britain on Earth.
Commander Paul Cutty
The ship's chief security officer, he served with then-Commander Garrovick on the USS Kongo where the two became close friends. The Kongo was captained by an officer they both looked up to, Captain Kosnett (Garry Peters), who makes a cameo appearance in the second episode.
B'fuselek was the Exeter's Andorian communications officerin 2268 (on stardate 4774.9).
Two other major characters appear in the second episode of the series,
Doctor Vincent Azato was chief medical officer aboard the USS Exeter.
Yeoman Vandi Richards was a Starfleet ensign serving aboard the USS Exeter.
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