AshleyAshley Victoria Robinson and Jason Inman the creators of The Red Shirt Diaries have launched an IndieGoGo campaign in order to fund a second season of adventures with Ensign Williams. They are aiming to get 19 more episodes, in which would finish the remaining episodes left in TOS season 1.

The Red Shirt Diaries Season 1

The Red Shirt Diaries parody web series introduces Ensign Williams, a low ranked security officer and follows her through the first 10 episode of Star Trek: the Original Series. Williams soon learns that she may well be the only sane person on board. Violent alien plants, overly-friendly superior officers and the Naked Time plague wide-eyed Engisn Williams as she struggles to follow Starfleet protocol and make it alive to the end of the episode. Ensign Williams tells the stores in the form of her mission logs in a web series that both celebrates and illuminates the weird, wonderful details of Star Trek: the Original Series.

The first season was made for less $500. Their goal for the second season is to up the production values and scale that they can tell these incredible stories on.

The Red Shirt Diaries Season 2

Season 2 will feature Ensign Williams in some of the most well-known Original Series episodes of all time including: Balance of Terror, Arena, Space Seed, This Side of Paradise and The City on the Edge of Forever. With production based in Los Angeles, The Red Shirt Diaries are planning to film at Vasquez Rocks. This location has been used for numerous Star Trek productions.

The Red Shirt Diaries S2 -VASQUEZ ROCKSOver the course of season 2 Ensign Williams will loosen up a little from her no-nonsense attitude in season 1 as she encounters more and more familiar faces.

Cast for Season 2

  • Ashley Victoria Robinson: Ensign Williams
  • Scott Johnson: The voice of Admiral Williams (Ensign William’s father) and the Guardian of Forever
  • Brian Ibbott: The voice of the Romulan Commander
  • Katie Wilson: Leila Kalomi
  • Cat Roberts: Yeomand Rand

Plus Montgomery Scott and a host of familiar faces from season 1

Scott Johnson Brian-Ibbott Katie Wilson Cat Roberts

They hope to raise $2,800 to help with production and general costs of filming.

The Red Shirt Diaries are also offering some great rewards for people who back the project.  Here are a few of them:

  • $1 – Petty Officer LevelYou will receive a black and white PDF of The Red Shirt Diaries Webcomic!
  • $5 – Chief Petty Officer: You name will be added as a contributor on our website and you will receive a color PDF copy of The Red Shirt Diaries Webcomic.
  • $10 – Ensign Level: An exclusive The Red Shirt Diaries postcard inscribed with a personal message or doodle from the creators! Plus your name as a contributor on our website. Add $5 to your donation amount for international shipping.
  • $15 – Lieutenant Junior Grade Level: You will receive an HD digital download of the entire first season of The Red Shirt Diaries with exclusive bonus videos and blooper reel! Plus your name as a contributor on our website.
  • $20 – Lieutenant Level: A 6 piece handmade magnet set using images from The Red Shirt Diaries Webcomic! Plus your name as a contributor on our website. Add $10 to your donation amount for international shipping.
  • $30 – Captain Level: An original page of art from The Red Shirt Diaries Webcomic. Only pages 2-6, 9-10 are available. Pages are first come, first serve. Plus your name as a contributor on our website. Add $15 to your donation amount for international shipping.
  • $50 – The Spock Level: All 5 issues of IDW’s Star Trek – Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever signed by series writer, Scott Tipton. Plus your name as a contributor on our website. Add $10 to your donation amount for international shipping.
  • $175 – The Red Shirt Level: Be a red shirt casualty! Your photo will appear as a landing party casualty in The Red Shirt Diaries Season 2. As Ensign Williams scrolls down a list, your face and name will appear. Plus The Red Shirt Diaries Season 2 T-Shirt and your name as a contributor on our website. Add $10 to your donation amount for international shipping.
  • $600 – The Sulu Level: You will receive an Associate Producer credit on IMDB and Youtube. (Plus a walk-on role on Season 2 if you are local to Los Angeles.) You will also get The Red Shirt Diaries Season 2 T-Shirt and the magnet set. Add $15 to your donation amount for international shipping.
  • $900 – The Uhura Level: You will receive Executive Producer credit on IMDB and youtube. +Invitation to have a walk-on role in Season 2 (travel expenses not included) +Invitation to the Season 2 premiere party in Los Angeles (travel expenses not included) + Plus 10oz Red Shirt Diaries Tea, the Season 2 T-Shirt and poster. Add $15 to your donation amount for international shipping.
  • $2,000 – The Enterprise Level: All lower level prizes except The Spock Level and you will get to choose Ensign Williams’ first name! This revelation will be a major plot point of Season 2, and you will get the right to name this character! (Name subject to approval)

To find out more and to back the project visit their IndieGoGo campaign

Use Hashtag #SavetheRedShirt

Visit the official website: www.theredshirtdiaries.com

Read the Companion Web Comic: The Red Shirt Diaries

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