Star Trek: Phase II (formerly known as Star Trek: New Voyages) is an award-winning fan-created science fiction series set in the Star Trek universe. The series was created by James Cawley and Jack Marshall in April 2003. The series, released exclusively via the Internet, is designed as a continuation of the original Star Trek (aka ST:TOS or just TOS), beginning in the fourth year of the starship Enterprise's "five year mission". The first episode of the series was released in January 2004, with new episodes being released at a rate of about one per year, though producers have expressed their desire to accelerate production.
CBS (and previously Paramount Pictures), which owns the legal rights to the Star Trek franchise, allows the distribution of fan-created material as long as no attempt is made to profit from it without official authorization, and New Voyages enjoys the same tolerance.
Star Trek: Phase II stars James Cawley as Captain Kirk, Ben Tolpin as Mr. Spock, and John Kelley as Dr. McCoy. Eugene Roddenberry Jr., the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, serves as consulting producer. Some of the original actors have returned to reprise their roles, including George Takei as Sulu and Walter Koenig as Chekov.
In March 2008, it was announced that the Phase II episode "World Enough and Time" had been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, alongside episodes of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Battlestar Galactica, but it lost out to the Doctor Who episode "Blink".
|James T. Kirk||James Cawley||Captain||Captain and commanding officer of the starship Enterprise.|
|Spock||Jeffery Quinn (0-3), Ben Tolpin (4-5)||Commander||Science officer and second-in-command; sole regular crew member that has a non-human biological parent and Kirk's best friend.|
|Leonard McCoy||John M. Kelley||Lt. Commander||Chief Medical Officer and the captain's closest confidant second only to Spock.|
|Montgomery Scott||Jack Marshall (0), Charles Root (1-5),||Lt. Commander||Chief Engineer and third-in-command (usually called "Scotty" by the captain).|
|Uhura||Julienne Irons (0-3), Kim Stinger (4-6)||Lieutenant||Communications officer and sole female commissioned officer in the regular cast.|
|Hikaru Sulu||John Lim (2-5), J.T. Tepnapa (6)||Lt. Commander||Helmsman. First appeared in the vignette "Center Seat" after being away for Starfleet command training.|
|Pavel Chekov||Andy Bray (3-5), Jonathan Zungre (6)||Lieutenant||Navigator and Weapons Officer. Briefly held position as Chief of Security.|
|Vincent DeSalle||Ron Boyd||Lieutenant||Helmsman|
|Janice Rand||Meghan King Johnson||"Come What May", "In Harm's Way", "Blood and Fire 1 & 2"|
|Nurse Chapel||Shannon Quinlan/Giles||"In Harm's Way", "To Serve All My Days"|
|Captain Kargh||John Carrigan||"In Harm's Way", "To Serve All My Days", "Blood and Fire 1 & 2"|
|Transporter Chief Kyle||Jay Storey||"Come What May", "In Harm's Way", "To Serve All My Days"|
|Lt. Sentell||Jeff Mailhotte||"In Harm's Way", "To Serve All My Days"|
|Peter Kirk||Bobby Rice||"Blood and Fire"|
Star Trek: New Voyages episode Pilot, 1 and 2 were produced by James Cawley, Jack Marshall (series director), Pearl Marshall (Jack's wife), James Lowe, Jeff Quinn, John Muenchrath and Max Rem.
Several past members of the Star Trek cast and crew have expressed support for the project, and even contributed to it.
|Walter Koenig||Pavel Chekov||To Serve All My Days||Koenig played Chekov in the original series and subsequent films.|
|George Takei||Hikaru Sulu||World Enough and Time||Takei played Sulu in the original series and subsequent films.|
|Grace Lee Whitney||Janice Rand||World Enough and Time||Whitney reprises her TOS role of Janice Rand in the third episode on Captain Sulu's ship, the USS Excelsior.|
|Denise Crosby||Dr. Jenna Yar||Blood and Fire||Played Lieutenant Tasha Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Also hosted the films Trekkies and Trekkies 2.|
|Mary Linda Rapelye||Ambassador Rayna Morgan||To Serve All My Days||Rapelye appeared as Irina Galliulin in TOS episode "The Way to Eden".|
|BarBara Luna||Veronica||In Harm's Way||BarBara Luna appeared in TOS episode "Mirror, Mirror".|
|William Windom||Commodore Matt Decker||In Harm's Way||William Windom reprises his role of Commodore Decker from nearly 40 years ago in TOS episode "The Doomsday Machine".|
|Malachi Throne||Korogh, Kargh's father and Commodore José Mendez (voice)||In Harm's Way||Throne played Commodore José Mendez in TOS episode "The Menagerie" and Romulan Senator Pardek in TNG episode "Unification".|
|Eddie Paskey||Admiral Leslie||Come What May||Eddie Paskey plays the father of Lt. Leslie, an uncredited but frequent character from the original series.|
|John Winston||Captain Matthew Jefferies||Come What May||John Winston played the transporter chief Lieutenant Kyle in the original series. His character's name here is an homage to the real Matt Jeffries who designed the original starship Enterprise.|
|Larry Nemecek||Cal Strickland/Esterion||Come What May, To Serve All My Days||Larry Nemecek is an author and the editor of Star Trek Communicator.|
The first episode, "In Harm's Way", features Eugene Roddenberry Jr., the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, as a consulting producer. Sam Witwer ("Crashdown" from Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series), and the Secret Apprentice from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed) is the voice of the Guardian of Forever (credited as "Simon Judas Raye").
For the second episode, "To Serve All My Days", written by original series writer D.C. Fontana, original cast member Walter Koenig reprises his role as Pavel Chekov. Mary-Linda Rapelye (Irina Galliulin in the original series episode "The Way to Eden") appears as an ambassador.
The third episode, "World Enough and Time", was co-authored by Marc Scott Zicree and Michael Reaves. Zicree, who also directed the episode, contributed the stories for the "First Contact" episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation and "Far Beyond the Stars" for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Reaves, who co-wrote (with Diane Duane) the "Where No One Has Gone Before" episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, originally pitched a story to the unproduced Star Trek: Phase II series in which Sulu ages by thirty years, and that story served as the basis for this New Voyages episode. Majel Barrett Roddenberry provided the computer voice in this episode.
David Gerrold (author of TOS episode "The Trouble With Tribbles") has signed on to pen two episodes. One, originally entitled "Blood and Fire", was originally pitched for Star Trek: The Next Generation, but was rejected. Gerrold later claimed the story was rejected because it dealt with homosexuality and AIDS. It was later re-worked as the third book in his Star Wolf series of novels.
Looking to the future of New Voyages, D.C. Fontana recently signed on to write another episode. Also in 2006, J.G. Hertzler (well known as General/Chancellor Martok on DS9) has signed on to play Harcourt Fenton Mudd (taking over the role by Roger C. Carmel) in a future episode. Also, Denise Crosby has signed on to play Natasha Yar's grandmother, Dr. Jenna Yar, in David Gerrold's "Blood and Fire".