To boldly go where no one has gone before on the starship Enterprise sounds great . . . as long as you aren’t wearing a red shirt. Voyage to the final frontier in The Red Shirt Diaries.
The Red Shirt Diaries parody web series introduces Ensign Williams, a low ranked security officer and follows her through the first 10 episodes 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 Ensign Williams as she struggles to follow Starfleet protocol and make it alive to the end of the episode. Watch Ensign Williams record her mission logs that both celebrate and illuminate the weird, wonderful details of Star Trek: the Original Series.
Writer-producer-actress Ashley Victoria Robinson (Asmodeus, Hotel Secrets & Legends) stars as Ensign Williams.
“The Red Shirt Diaries is my love letter to the original series,” explains Robinson. “I’ve loved Star Trek since I was twelve years old. This project is my funny take on the first ten episodes. I don’t mean it as insulting in any way, but as a true celebration of everything Star Trek.”
The ensemble cast also includes Carshenah Jefferson (Boomerang Kids, Shameless), as Lieutenant Uhura, Jason Inman of the Youtube channel JAWIIN (The Walking Dead Christmas Special) as Captain Kirk, comic book writer Sterling Gates as Doctor McCoy and Geek & Sundry’s 2 Broke Geeks (Omar Najam and Mia Resella) as fellow red shirts.
The Red Shirt Diaries is written and produced by Ashley Victoria Robinson and 2013 Geekie Award Winner for Best Parody Jason Inman, who also directs all the episodes.
The series will premiere in early September on Youtube. Go to or www.youtube.com/jawiin for more information and to view the teaser trailer.