Skip J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek movie, and watch this fan-made film instead. Both films will consist of pathetic tributes to a dead franchise. The only difference? The fan film Of Gods And Men will be way more fun because it's not even trying to be taken seriously, judging from this trailer. But Of Gods And Men, with its huge cast of veteran Trek actors, is also just more proof that Star Trek is only good for nostalgia.

It's sad to see so many old Trek actors whoring themselves out for fan projects. This one is the motherlode: you get to see Tuvok from Voyager give Uhura from the original series a mind meld. Walter Koenig is back as Chekhov, and original series actors Grace Lee Whitney and Lawrence Montaigne also reprise their minor roles from 40 years ago. And some guy who played a captain in one of the movies plays that role again. The actors who played Harry Kim, Neelix, Captain Sisko's son and a bunch of other supporting roles turn up playing new characters. You can literally sit there and play spot-that-obscure-Trek-actor.

Star Trek: Of Gods And Men, according to this just-released trailer, will premiere its first segment on Dec. 22. This, not, the J.J. Abrams dud, is the future of Star Trek.