The Fan Produced Star Trek Odyssey Series has a Gay Captain.

  • tokugawa

    Posts: 945

    Jul 25, 2010 6:35 PM GMT
    The gay captain on the fan produced series, Star Trek Odyssey, is Ro Nevin, a science officer who assumes command after senior commanders are killed.

    All episodes are 'G' rated, free, and available at:

    http://www.hiddenfrontier.com/episodes/indexody.php

    Before he becomes captain, the character of Ro Nevin appears in the fan produced Star Trek Hidden Frontiers, available at:

    http://www.hiddenfrontier.com/episodes/indexhf.php

  • BIG_N_TALL

    Posts: 2190

    Jul 25, 2010 10:46 PM GMT
    That's interesting. I know that many people were trying to get a gay character in the cannon series, but it never happen. I read that it was because one of the producers of Voyager, DS9, and Enterprise kept having objections to that character... they were afraid it would hurt ratings. So much for being progressive on a thoroughly progressive series.
  • tokugawa

    Posts: 945

    Jul 26, 2010 12:07 AM GMT
    RYAN_SC saidThat's interesting. I know that many people were trying to get a gay character in the cannon series, but it never happen. I read that it was because one of the producers of Voyager, DS9, and Enterprise kept having objections to that character... they were afraid it would hurt ratings. So much for being progressive on a thoroughly progressive series.


    And in response, many of the volunteers who have produced the 100+ "fan" episodes are gay. The deal with the copyright holder, Paramount, is that as long as the volunteers do not profit financially, then it's OK. So, you'll never see an outside advertisement in any fan produced episodes. This also means the volunteers acquire all necessary equipment, costumes, props, sets, CGI, etc, etc, out of their own pocket. Donations are gratefully accepted.

    The upside is that some of the volunteers have moved on to paid positions. The character who plays Ro Nevin (Brandon McConnell) has had a couple of paid gigs (and he's really cute):

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2877040/

    Ro Nevin's boyfriend in the previous series, “Star Trek, Hidden Frontiers”, Lt. / Lt. Cmdr. Corey Aster (played by J.T. Tepnapa) has worked as an actor, producer, director, and writer:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1381806/

    J.T. won an award for the short film he wrote, produced, directed and appeared in, "Masturbation: Putting the Fun Into Self-Loving." Sounds interesting.
  • BeingThePhoen...

    Posts: 1157

    Jul 27, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    OK. I have to be on at least one episode. I have always been in love with Star Trek. icon_cool.gif