Thursday, April 16, 2009



CSI Goes Star Trek

Hey all you Trekkies and Trekkers - CSI will soon join the ranks of series that have done a take on Star Trek. The following was just released by SciFiWire.

CBS, part of the corporation that owns the rights to Star Trek, will go where lots of people have gone before with a sci-fi-themed episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on April 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and you can watch a clip here.

In the episode, Hodges (Wallace Langham) and Wendy (Liz Vassey) run into each other at a science fiction convention for one of their favorite classic television shows that is not Star Trek and end up investigating the murder of one of their beloved actors.

The clip shows a fantasy sequence in which Hodges imagines himself the captain of a starship that's not the Enterprise—though it has the Enterprise's sound effects and background score—who expresses his feelings for Yeoman Wendy, who is not Yeoman Rand, though she shares a similar if not identical hairstyle highlighted by a comparably preposterous hairpiece.

Did we mention Battlestar Galactica's Kate Vernon is a guest star?

Source: SciFiWire

A couple of weeks ago, my wife Carlyn and I visited our friend, "T.V.'s" Wally Langham on the set of CSI, shot at Universal Studios (on the old Phantom of the Opera sound stage, no less!) Here's us checking out our fingerprint analysis. I'm not even going to TELL you the results the body fluids/blue light wand came up with...
In any event, Wally thought it would be fun for us to check out the shooting of this particular episode (as detailed above). Needless to say, it was INCREDIBLE. The sets, wardrobes and even camera work was straight out of the classic 60's STAR TREK series! Here are some shots I was able to snap:I was so inspired, I drew this little number as a thank you for an amazing experience.
Check back to see this piece colored!

1 comment:

tiny picnic said...

I saw the show last night then saw your post... how cool... you kids even got to stomp around the set!

...Doug and I thought the show was done pretty well!!!... and how they did not bust up laughing at some of the line deliveries is beyond me :-P