Star Trek: Of Gods And Men is an independent film by Tim Russ. Most of the story happened in an alternate timeline where the United Federation of Planets no longer exists and James T. Kirk was never born.
I came upon Star Trek: Of Gods And Men by accident. I was searching for news about the upcoming Free-To-Play launch of Star Trek Online but I found Star Trek: Of Gods And Men instead. Well, I did find lots of news about Star Trek Online and they were mostly about its transition to Free-To-Play.
(Star Trek: Of Gods And Men)
Obviously, Star Trek: Of Gods And Men has nothing to do with Star Trek Online but I still checked it out because I found the title interesting. Besides, I just recently finished watching Star Trek: Enterprise so I was kinda hoping that Star Trek: Of Gods And Men was a new television series based on Star Trek but it was not.
Star Trek: Of Gods And Men is not a television series. It is an independent film directed by former Star Trek: Voyager star, Tim Russ. He played a Vulcan named Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager and he played the same character again in Star Trek: Of Gods And Men. I’m also familiar with him since I did watch seasons 1 and 2 of Star Trek: Voyager.
The film featured former Star Trek stars from the different Star Trek television series. I’m not familiar with many of them but I’m very much familiar with the two main protagonist of the film. Captain Pavel Chekov played by Walter Koenig and Captain Nyota Uhura played by Nichelle Nichols. The two of them played the same characters in The Original Series. Of course, they weren’t Captains yet back then.
Most of the story of Star Trek: Of Gods And Men happened in an alternate timeline. This alternate timeline was created because James T. Kirk was never born. Charlie Evans, with his hate of James T. Kirk, used the Guardian of Forever found in Planet M622 to travel back in time and killed the mother of James T. Kirk. Because of that action, James T. Kirk was never born and the entire timeline changed into a dark version of itself.
Of course, this was corrected at the later part of the film. Charlie Evans learned that he made a mistake in killing the mother of James T. Kirk. To correct that mistake, he used the Guardian of Forever to travel back in time again but this time he killed himself instead. Thus, James T. Kirk was born and the timeline went back to the way it was.
For an independent film, Star Trek: Of Gods And Men is not bad at all. The production and special effects may not be as good as those seen in a regular Star Trek series but they are much better than most local fantasy/sci-fi films released here in the Philippines. Besides, the strengths of Star Trek: Of Gods And Men was in the story and the cast, not in the special effects and production design.
Anyway, for some reason, I kinda enjoyed watching Star Trek: Of Gods And Men. If you would like to watch it yourself then you can watch it for FREE in its official website which is also titled Star Trek: Of Gods And Men.
For those wondering, Star Trek: Of Gods And Men is not officially recognized nor endorsed by any Star Trek rightsholder. I guess you can also call Star Trek: Of Gods And Men a fan made film.
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