A handful of Vermont Star Trek fans are recreating the golden years of their beloved show: Jim and Jodi Bray are working on creating their own Star Trek Anthology:
The first series, titled “Starship Challenger,” features a character who appeared in the 1965 “Star Trek” pilot, “The Cage”: Yeoman J.M. Colt. In “Starship Challenger,” Colt is grown up and commands her own starship. She’s played by Bray’s wife, Jodi Ballinger Bray, who bears an uncanny resemblance to actress Laurel Goodwin, who portrayed Colt in ’65.
The second series, titled “Mother,” revolves around a family that operates a freighter on the outer fringes of the galaxy. As Bray explains, the story focuses on a father and his two kids, both of whom are autistic. Portraying them are the Brays’ 17-year-old son, who plays a high-functioning computer geek; and 16-year-old daughter, who pilots the ship. Both are themselves on the autism spectrum.
The third leg of “Star Trek Anthology” is titled “Assignment: Earth.” Based on the final episode of “Star Trek”‘s second season, it involves time travelers and interstellar agents.
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