Finished our (necessarily short) backlog of Star trek Continues, which I have shared my admiration for in the past.
Their sixth episode, “Come Not Between the Dragons,” was written and features creature design and direction by midlevel Pixar veteran Greg Dykstra. Any relation? Unknown.
I have to say, this episode is very strong, with nearly zero offbase production choices or technical faults.
As I watched it I wondered if they’d returned to their early production model of producing old pitches from TOS and TAS – the story has elements that reflect aspects of saturday morning cartoons and classic Japanese kaiju films.
If this does prove to be the last work from this team, it will be a tremendous shame. They have hit their stride and are just now ready to truly grow.