We already know that Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame would’ve been all over the Star Trek 3 director’s chair, but what about his own show as Commander William Riker? That’s the question I’m asking after watching (and surviving) the pilot episode of Riker, the first of what could be a Number One-centric series based on cobbled-together cuts from Next Generation.
According to The Verge, the video has a particularly Internet-y history behind it:
Those who occupy a certain strange corner of the internet might recognize this style as the work of Jan van den Hemel, who worked together with fellow video editor Andrew Hussie to make dozens of hilarious The Next Generation edits back in the late 2000s. Riker is the first new TNG video from Hemel in nearly five years.
The pair’s various Next Generation edits have their own YouTube playlist, and it’s wonderfully horrifying. But it doesn’t end with the Riker pilot — The Verge reports that more episodes are on the way.
Read more about Hemel and Hussie’s collaborations at Patreon, where you can donate to Hemel’s crowdfunding campaign.
(Via The Verge)